POTA Success

When you go out for a contest, who says you have to only do a contest?

During the VHF contest this past weekend we picked the first stop for the rover as a parks on the Air unit: Chugach State Park (K-1637)

The Glen Alp parking lot makes for a perfect VHF operating location, with plenty of height above Anchorage. It is also within the state park boundary, and so you can activate the park from there as well.

We needed a minimum of ten contacts to qualify as a valid activation, but we ended up with about 20 before it was time for the rover to move on to the next grid. Best of all, operators were calling on all kinds of bands: 6 M, 2 M, 70 cm, and even 23 cm!

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