NPOTA – K0PIR Activating Wind Cave And Jewel Cave
Just a heads up; I’ll be activating a couple of parks next week for NPOTA.
September 7 – 17:00 to 21:00 UTC I’ll be in Wind Cave National Park (NP55) operating from the Elk Mountain campground area (DN83gn).
September 8 – 17:00 to 21:00 UTC I’ll be operating from the visitors center (DN83cr) at Jewel Cave National Monument (MN48).
This should be a good activation and I look forward to making hundreds of contacts using my mobile rig. I’ve learned some valuable lessons doing activations this year.
The Icom 7000 is a nice rig and I’ll be using it with my Signalink USB for operating PSK31. The antenna is an Alpha MOTO with 13 ft whip. I’ve tried a counterpoise on it and I believe it really helps. More on that later. I’m using a Lenovo P580 laptop for logging and have a dual battery setup in my Hummer H3.
So, if you have the opportunity, please look for me on 20 Meters. National Parks On The Air has been a lot of fun this year. Have you done an activation or been a chaser? And, if you’re planning an activation, please comment below. I’ll try to find you.
Thanks, best wishes, 73 – Rich, K0PIR