I recently became involved with Parks on the air (POTA). I had always tried to answer someone when I heard them call parks on the air so when we started planning the camping trip and a friend wanted to activate the Staunton River State Park, I finally activated my membership in September. I was surpised to find I had 26 contacts that is the reason for the awards close together.
- Silver Hunter 9/13/2021
- Bronze Hunter 9/13/2021
- Gold Hunter 9/13/2021
- Platinum Hunter 9/19/21
- Diamond Hunter 9/25/21
- Saphire Hunter 10/9/21
I activated my first park along with KE4NKY and had a blast. It just happened to be a Internatinal Dark Sky site that goes along with my other hobby astronomy. To say I had no idea what was happening would by an understatement.
The nice thing about POTA is that you can combine camping and your amateur radio hobby together.
Campground notes: Great campground. Clean restrooms. Power available.Online reservations available. Easy to change camping dates for weather, etc.