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
Today’s first QSO was relatively ‘late’ in the day - it wasn’t until 20:31 UTC that I managed to contact Dan, KE8CJM while he was activating K-4693. I’ll blame James, N6NRD for holding me up :-) He and I had been chatting about some of the POTA award processing logic that he’s started to work through. The overall processing of awards is code that I had mostly hacked together, but James has a lot more experience in some of the technologies we use for that stuff than I do, so I’m pumped to finally get to start handing off some of this stuff to a new volunteer. He’ll be able to make it work a lot more efficiently, and therefore make some progress on the various award logic stuff that was still in my to-do pile, but at a much faster pace:-)