The Parks on the Air (POTA) program has rapidly built one of the most vibrant on-air communities in contemporary amateur radio. 'Park hunters' comb the airwaves for 'activators' operating from the lawns of sprawling public mansions, urban historic sites, forest glades, rocky mountaintops, seaside beaches and many other parks spread across the USA and the rest of the World.
Written for both activators and hunters this ARRL Parks on the Air Book gives you a look at the setups and processes of 14 operators from a variety of skill levels and backgrounds and offers advice and motivation for taking your radio out to a park. Each chapter includes a detailed gear list so you can see exactly what your fellow operators are using, whether they're leaders of the pack like Kerri Wright, KB3WAV, and Clint Sprott, W9AV, or those just getting started with Parks on the Air. Setups cover satellite operating, QRP, urban backpack portable, activating tailgate-style, wire antennas for POTA, and more.
Whether you just want to hunt activators from the comfort of your home or plan a multistate rove, toss a wire into a tree at a nearby park, the ARRL Parks on the Air Book provides insight and expertise in a beautiful, full-colour format. It is brimming with photos that celebrate amateur radio and the wonderful, shared resource of state and national parks.
Size 184x229mm, 144 pages.