POTA Retirement


All of the core folx at POTA have known about this for a bit, but it’s time to start sharing with the broader POTA family…

POTA Family,
I’m writing today with some sad news – on November 30th I will be officially hanging up my POTA hat, and moving on to the next phase of my amateur radio journey.

Having been involved with POTA since its beginning, this was not an easy decision to come to, but with a young growing family, it’s the decision that I had to make. I’m still very passionate about ham radio and POTA, so you’ll still hear me on the air hunting parks, and will likely see me posting about what I’m up to in ham radio if you check in the right places (Mastodon is probably your best bet). In order to free up the time required for my family commitments however, I have to step away from any official duties.

As I depart, I want to thank the POTA team for all of their support over the years, and for putting so much faith in a middle-aged guy with a freshly minted IT degree as we got all this up and running – volunteering for POTA as I was finishing up my degree as an adult was an awesome learning experience, that I would not trade for the world.

I’d also like to thank all of the participants of POTA for making the effort worth it – without all of you, the program wouldn’t have been a success, and hearing the compliments and notes of appreciation from everyone is what makes all the hard work worth it.

Stay safe, have fun, and POTA on!