Park-a-Day, Day 053

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 think the bug we’ve been battling in my house is finally starting to clear out a little. It seems like the 10 year old’s fever finally broke, and even though I’m fairly shot today, I think the worst of mine was finally clearing overnight last night. If I take it easy for another day or so I think I’ll be in the clear too.

The first QSO for today was Justin, N5BO, at K-6327. Justin is very active in POTA, having quite a few QSOs on both CW and Phone. I may be mistaken, but I’m pretty sure he also does a pretty decent amount of satellite work from parks, which accounts for his relatively high QSO counts on 2m and 70cm, as compared to most operators.

Bailey-Sprott Challenge Status: 53 for 53.

In other news, related to the cover photo, I’ve been doing some projects related to model rocketry with the kiddos. I’ll have more to share on it as I recover and have more energy to write up posts, since I am doing something ‘ham radio adjecent’ with the rocket projects with the kids, that many hams might find interesting. If nothing else, it at least involves powerpoles, so that makes it like 30% ham radio by default anyway :-)