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Parks On the Air

NPOTA was fun so I am continuing portable operation activating state parks (POTA). The international group is World Wide Flora and Fauna. Only one DX park activated so far but you never know...

US POTA activations will all be WK2S to keep things simple.

HB9/WK2S

June 12-18, 2016

Holiday in Adelboden, Switzerland. JN36sl67.

KX3, J38, AlexLoop. Running 15 watts.

Contacts uploaded to LOTW. QSL to home call.

 

WK2S/P or WK2S National Parks On the Air

41 activations from 30 parks. Good fun. Thanks to all the chasers.

KX3, J38 and AlexLoop or LNR end-fed. SLA battery to run 10 watts. Added KXPA, can run 100W to Buddipole for limited time, about 1 hour. Mostly run at 50W, get 2 hours.

Paterson was my first and my last NPOTA activation.

December 30, 2016 Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park FN20vv Passaic County NJ

January 16, 2016 Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park FN20vv Passaic County NJ

 

 

WK2S/7

November 24-28, 2015

Thanksgiving in Mesa, AZ. DM43bj.

Equipment: KX3, J-38 with leg strap, PAR end fed long wire strung to an orange tree.

Contacts uploaded to LOTW. QSL via home call.

MJ/WK2S

September 12 - 18, 2015

Holiday on Jersey (IN89vf). CW only.

Equipment: KX3, J-38 with leg strap, PAR end fed long wire, Buddiplole.

Contacts uploaded to LOTW. QSL via home call.

M/WK2S

October 8 - 15 2016

Holiday in Barnestaple and on the Isle of Wight.

KX3, J38, AlexLoop.

Contacts uploaded to LOTW. Isle of Wight AONB actitvation of GFF-0246 uploaded to WWFF.

 

April 18 - 24, 2015

Operated holiday style from St. Ives, Cornwall (IO70gf). CW only. We had beautiful weather which put a dent in radio time!

Equipment: KX3, J-38 with leg strap, PAR end fed long wire. No place to put up the Buddipole.

Contacts uploaded to LOTW from home QTH. QSL via home call.

 

TF/WK2S

January 19, 20 2015

Operated from the town of Borgarnes (HP94am). CW only mostly on 10m.

Wx conditions proved challenging with gale force winds.

Equipment: KX3, J-38, Buddipole (not used due to wind), PAR end fed long wire.

Contacts uploaded to LOTW from home QTH. QSL via home call.

 

M/WK2S

October 2014 Mini-dxpedition to UK.

Equipment: KX3, PAR end fed dipole, and J38 with homebrew leg strap.

Operated from Barnstaple, Devon and near Arundel, West Sussex.

Not many contacts but I learned a lot about getting equipment through airport security and about operating in less than ideal conditions.

Antenna strung as outdoor sloper in Devon and in hotel room in West Sussex.

 

Biography

Originally licensed in 1961/2 as KN1YCJ (Novice). Later K1YCJ (General). Still later relocated to NJ as W2HJJ.

QRT 1966 to 2012. Re-licensed as KD2BNA. Selected vanity call for short CW.

Base station is Tentec Omni VII with rotatable dipole for 20m, 15m, and 10m. 4 element 6m yagi stacked on top of dipole. Wire OCF dipole for 80m to 10m.

Home key is a Vizkey Camelback. Smooth and forgiving. For portable operations I use an old J-38 with a homebrew leg strap.

Portable rig is Elecraft KX3. Portable antennas (so far) are a PAR Trail Friendly, a Buddipole and an Alexloop.

Active in SKCC. Really learning a lot from the great ops there. SKCC #9434S

73,

Art

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