Park-a-Day, Day 024

Here’s what’s happening - in 2021, two operators ( N5HA, Kenneth Bailey & W9AV, Clint Sprott ) managed to work at least 1 park every UTC day. My goal for 2022 is to do the same, and to try and write a short post about the day’s first contact. If you want to play along, feel free - I’ll be sharing updates about it during the monthly POTA updates that I prepare for the various ham radio media outlets.

now that you’re in the know about the Baily-Sprott Challenge, here’s the scoop for today:

Bailey-Sprott Challenge Update

I feel like I’ve written this post before…. Today’s first QSO was once again John, KN4SWS who was activating K-1847. John can usually be counted on to be activating first thing in the morning.

With 20 Meters seeming like it’s starting to improve, I’m really hearing the Florida activators way better than I traditionally have. So much so, that I finally took the time to fix the feedline to my 20 meter vertical. I’ve just been using my OCF on 20 meters ever since the whistle pig decided to chew through the feedline right where it comes out of the conduit. Luckily I had plenty of extra service loop, so I was able to just cut the chewed section out, put male connectors on the ends, and then used a female-female connector to connect them together. With that fixed up, I’ll have more options on 20 meters since it’s starting to take over as POTA’s most active band.

Bailey-Sprott Challenge Status: 24 for 24.