NPOTA! (National Parks On The Air) April 2016

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NPOTA update from April 16 & 17 : GCARS had 140 QSOs(16 digital & 124 phone): we worked 29 states & 4 DX entites!!!!! All QSOs have been uploaded to LOTW and we received one QSL card already!!!

Please give a comment below if your QSO hasn’t been “QSLed”.

I learned that ham radio = hard work! It was exciting to see this event come to fruition. The crank up antenna with a 3 element yagi is amazing. Thank you to everyone who participated in some way, shape, or form!!

Kings Mountain National Military Park had a reenactment while we were there.  We enjoyed showing a radio to the Revolutionary War militia!

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Again, thanks to all of GCARS for making this event happen!

God bless & 73, Chantel, KM4LWL

**April 16 & 17 – GCARS will be at Kings Mountain National Military Park (MP06) for NPOTA (National Parks On The Air)!

We hope to be transmitting between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm.

For those interested in joining us on the air:

**We will be operating on the HF bands as conditions permit: tentatively anywhere from 40 to 15 meters. Please watch for spots on the packet and internet spotting networks. Time on air should begin near 14:00 UTC and conclude around 20:00 UTC. QSL via LOTW.

Check us out on QRZ!

Thank you for the QSO!!!

For those interested in joining us at the park:

We will be setting up at 9 am and breaking down at 4 pm.  All help is greatly appreciated!

Kings Mountain National Military Park is located on South Carolina Highway 216. From Greenville, SC travel on I-85 North to NC Exit #2. From Charlotte, NC travel on I- 85 South to NC Exit #2.

NOTE: GPS units do not recognize the parks address, therefore do not enter 2625 Park Road into your GPS unit. Call the park for directions.

Lunch for Saturday ONLY will be catered for GCARS hams participating in this event. Our generous and loving President, Annlette,  KV4WB, is providing our lunch! Bring your own drink! Coffee will be provided by our generous and loving ARES EC, George, NC0G!!

Please  bring your own lunch on Sunday if you want to stay the entire time.

We hope this will be a great event with lots and lots of contacts!

Thanks & 73, Chantel, KM4LWL

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