K-6956 #1 Tar River State Game Land

Amateur Radio, Portable, POTA


Location: NC K-6956 #1 Tar River State Game Land

Date: 20220916

24 contacts 


  • MFJ-1984MP, ENDFED 1/2 Wave 40-10M
  • IC-706MKG HF/VHF/UHF All Mode Transceiver
  • MFJ Model MFJ-969 Deluxe Versa Tuner II antenna tuner 

Operators Brandon KO4YJA, Trip N4NTO, Mark N4MQU


This was a spur of the moment activation.  I had wanted to activate the parks in Tarboro  and I had asked my friend N4NTO about access etc. It turned out he wanted to activate parks but hadn’t done it and wanted to get with someone with some experience before he did a solo activation.

I unloaded my equipment and gave an overview of what we were going to do.  I had packed my straight key with me and pout that in line and before I knew it Tripp was making contacts.  By the way back in the 80’s Tripp was one of the Elmer’s that helped me increase my CW speed to 13 wpm so I could upgrade to General.  In the meantime The Sheriff (Brandon) showed up ready to do his first activation. So we had 3 operators for the park. Tripp and Brandon really did a great job.  Brandon was the lead operator and really showed his radio skills.

K-6956 did have a bit of a line noise in the park should you decide to activate it. See the article with the video on the line noise