Park-a-Day, Day 038

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 started off with another familiar callsign - the first QSO today was once again John, KN4SWS, this time at K-1847. It’ll be interesting to see on a personal level, how many repeats I get during the year while I make my attempt at a contact every day.

Bailey-Sprott Challenge Status: 38 for 38.

In other news, I’m going to officially ‘retire’ (aka, not remove, but just stop updating) my github repo with my shack automation dabblings it it. I have offically, thanks to AA0Z’s talk at BayCon, jumped onto the node red bandwagon. While I enjoyed poking around with stuff “the hard way” to learn more about some underlying code stuff, Node Red does give a super low resitance path to just getting stuff to a working state. In just a few hours, I was able to completely rebuild and replace the dashboard I was doing manually. I even have it doing some cooler real-time monitoring of audio levels and such, that it didn’t do before. At some point here I’ll update my info on gitHub accordingly.