Parks On The Air (POTA) Activation — K-7648 Canal State Wildlife Area with WSJT-X

Contacts from my Parks On The Air (POTA) activation of K-7648 Canal State Wildlife Area in Delaware on 04/03/2021.

Equipment Used:
Radio: Yaesu FT-991
Antenna: Chameleon MPAS 2.0
Battery: Bioenno Power 12v 30Ah Battery
CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 –
Anker PowerCore 20100 mAh Battery Charger (powering the Pi 4)
2019 iPad Pro
Pen & Paper

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Parks On The Air –

DNREC C&D Canal Conservation Area overview –
Chesapeake & Delaware Canal on Wikipedia –

Pouches & grocery bag from Special Operations Equipment –

I am not affiliated administratively with the Parks On The Air organization, but a happy participant in the POTA program.

Q: What is Parks On The Air?
A: Parks On The Air (or POTA) for international portable amateur radio (ham radio) operations that promote emergency awareness and communications from national/federal and state/provincial level parks.

There are activators and there are hunters. Activators go into POTA approved parks, set up their amateur radio equipment and call CQ (CQ is an invitation for any amateur radio operators listening on that frequency to respond and make contact). Hunters will contact the activators and upon a successful contact, the activator puts the hunter into their logs that will be uploaded to calling area representatives who will then upload those logs to the POTA system. Hunters do not need to upload any logs.

Q: What are the Parks On The Air rules?
A: The rules for Parks On The Air can be found at .

Q: What are the Parks On The Air frequencies?
A: Any frequency that an amateur radio operator has permission to legally use in their country based upon their level of license. Repeaters cannot be used. More info can be found at .

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