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Falls Lake North Carolina

5 January 2022 K-3841 Falls Lake State Recreation Area NC Rounding Out the Family Visit This has been a reasonably long road trip. First a night at Dillon State Park in Ohio, then staying with some family near the DC metro in Virginia and last but not least it’s time to visit family near Raleigh, […]

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Anacostia Park DC

31 December 2021 K-0654 National Capitol Parks Park Family Visit Near DC So after hanging out with some amazing small humans I decided to get up early and head out to a park. Strangely the DC area doesn’t have a ton of CW activators so I decided to bump those numbers up a bit. I […]

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Dillon State Park Ohio

28 December 2022 K-1947 Dillon State Park Road Trip POTA in Ohio On the road again to see family in Virginia and North Carolina. We made our drive from Illinois to Virginia over two days and stopped at a cabin in Ohio at Dillon State Park. We stayed at a cabin right in the park […]

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Buford Mountain Conservation Area Missouri

18 December 2021 POTA and SOTA Together My wife was was going to be out all day hanging out with a friend so I decided to activate a park while she was gone. After some looking around I found Buford Mountain Conservation Area in Missouri about an hour and a half away. Turned out that […]

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Julius J. Knobeloch Nature Preserve

12 December 2021 POTA with company! My wife Alison was just getting over something so we decided to get outside and go for a nice walk. The walk just happened to be nearby in POTA K-7853. We both have park bags now so we can both enjoy getting out of the house in our own […]

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K-6498 Current River Conservation Area

3 October 2021 On my way home from K-6491 Peck Ranch I decided to try for a second activation. Another park that had never been activated before! Current River Conservation Area was about an hour away and on the way home. I had seen on the map that not far into the park was a […]

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K-6491 Peck Ranch Conservation Area

3 October 2021 I was planning on helping a friend with a car but he canceled last minute so I did some late night planning of another potential activation. Looking at the Missouri list on pota.app I noticed that there are several parks that were completely un-activated. I made a list and decided to start […]

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POTA K-1015 Pere Marquette State Park

2 October 2021 This was the start of a long POTA weekend for me! I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to get out because the weather forecast showed thunderstorms all weekend. I took the chance and headed about an hour away from home to Pere Marquette State Park near Grafton Illinois. […]

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POTA K-1029 Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park

26 September 2021 I was looking for a good spot for the 2021 Illinois QSO party and decided to try and do a POTA activation along side the QSO party. Looking at the POTA site I noticed that K-1029 Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park is on the boarder of Jefferson and Franklin counties. Pavilion 1 is […]

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1st POTA Activation

So I decided that today was the day that I would get out of the shack chair and into the wild! By the wild I mean a nice park table at Carlyle Lake which is two different POTA parks. I activated K-0991, but I think you could easily count this as a 2fer with K-4114 […]