Parks on the Air Activity February 2022

Amateur Radio, Portable, POTA

I just signed up for POTA in September 2021 and was surprised when I received the credits for the contacts I had made previously. I enjoyed activating five parks last month and I learned a lot. I’ve been a licensed amateur for almost 40 years and really enjoy this new activity.

Please check out this video I edited on What is POTA at  KI4CFS – Ham Radio – Martin Brossman

My basic radio setup

Icom 7100
Chameleon Portable HF Antenna CHA   
Cha Spike Mount 
Bioenno Power 12V 20Ah 240 Watt-hours Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery 
Bioenno Power 28 Watt Foldable Solar Panel 
Bioenno Power 12V/24V 30A Solar Charge Controller 
MFJ Model MFJ-969 Deluxe Versa Tuner II antenna tuner 
3 ring spiral notebook 
Ball point pen

February 8, 2022 K-3854 Flower Hill State Nature Preserve

Flower Hill Contacts

Trailer hitch mount

Solar power

Operating from car

February 9, 2022 K-8007 Edenton National Fish Hatchery

Fish hatchery contacts


Spike mounted configuration

Don’t forget to learn a little history while you are activating parks.

Charles Kuralt Trail

February 10, 2022 K-6842 Historic Edenton State Historic Site  

Historic Edenton contacts


Spike mounted antenna

February 22, 2022 K-0707 Petersburg National Battlefield 

Hitch Mounted

Luggage Rack Mount


So I can keep an eye on it

February 25, 2022 K-7793 Dameron Marsh State Natural Area

Dameron Contact list

MPAS Mil Extension and Cap Hat

Table set up