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
My first QSO on day 34 came curteousy of someone I’ve known for quite some time now - I have some contacts with him going back a few years at this point, AND he is one of the volutneers that helps with uploading logs etc :-) James, KB2FMH was out doing a late shift at K-8857 and was outright booming into my QTH on 80 meters. We actaully chatted a little bit, and he let me know that he was throwing together a document to help put in writing some of the logging requiremnets. I got to peek at his draft, and it looks good, so when he finishes it up, he’ll likely have some decent info to share. I may even ‘steal’ it and run it by the rest of the admin team to potentially just post on the website under our community resources section.
Also, if you happened to note my random observation yesterday, about my logging software not communicating with my rig - I figured that one out. Somehow in the software I must have changed the bitrate setting for the CAT connection. Setting that back to the correct value solved my problem.