The JSCARC member KG5LJZ, KB5PGY, AD5CQ, AB5SS, and W5OC had a terrific Parks On The Air (POTA) outing with gorgeous weather at the San Jacinto Battleground Historical State Park, K-3511. There was unexpected extraordinary participation by large flocks of Texas’ state bird… the mosquito. Luckily KG5PGY stopped by Walgreens and brought the magical elixir, Off Repellant. We operated 2 radio stations:
- 10m FT8 using an TS-2000X radio and Wolf River Take It Along (TIA) telescoping antenna with 3 radials
- 20m SSB using an TS-590/FT-897 radios and a Sotabeam 20/40 Bandhopper II linked dipole up 25′ onto of a telescoping fiberglas mast
Kudos to KB5PGY for racking up 52 Q’s on 10m FT8
Our final score:
To date, the JSCARC W5RRR station has logged over 75 unique parks in the POTA system, earning a “Sapphire POTA Certificate award”.
Congrats to all the members who have participated to get to this milestone.