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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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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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OmniRig and Icom Data Modes

I use OmniRig as a middle man for radio control. It works great for what I need, but I find that it could use a couple of different data modes as it only has one mode for data, while many modern radios have separate modes for RTTY and AFSK SSB digital. The default Icom IC-756ProIII […]

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Anderson Powerpole Connectors

I’ve been using Anderson Powerpole 15/30/45Amp connectors for a while now, but recently I’ve really thrown them on everything. That left me with quite a few different kits and baggies of Powerpole parts laying around. The wife was getting rid of this organizer so I decided to put it to good use. I threw everything […]

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DIY Heil Hand Switch

HRO recently had a great deal on Heil headsets so I decided to pickup a Heil Pro Set IC. I’ve been looking at these for years, so I figured it was finally time and I’m glad I did. The headset is great, super comfy and sounds great coming and going. I didn’t much care for […]