This month, we held our Parks on the Air (POTA) activation at Natural Tunnel State Park in Virginia. We set up two different rigs and antennas and operated from the Picnic Table area while operating primarily from 20m and 40m. Despite only having a couple activators, we made well over 100 contacts, including a few DX contacts into Canada. The W4TRC Radio Club was also hosting a SOTA activation, and we made contact with one of the SOTA operators as well as W4GAJ while he operated in a “threefer” park.
After Action Report
Overall, we had a great activation, especially considering we only had 2 different radio operators. One of the critical things to include are the bandpass filters that N4JHC was able to bring - this allowed simultaneous transmission between two different radios.