Category Archives: Operating

QRP operations, at home and in the field

My NPOTA Finale

Wow!  This year sure went by fast.  Back on New Year’s Day, I activated Valley Forge National Historical Park (HP46) on the first day of the ARRL’s National Parks on the Air event.  I thought it only fitting that I … Continue reading

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First State for the Second Time

One of the things I wanted to do this year was a digital mode National Parks on the Air (NPOTA) activation.  With less than a week left for NPOTA, I figured I better get busy.  I had some free time … Continue reading

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Catoctin, Gettysburg and Eisenhower NPOTA Activations

Since the XYL was planning to do some Christmas shopping today, I decided to activate three NPOTA sites.  It was a busy day but a lot of fun. I started off at Catoctin Mountain National Park (DZ01) near Thurmont,  Maryland.  … Continue reading

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Delaware National Scenic River Activation

I made the trip to the Washington Crossing area to activation the Delaware National Scenic River (WR03).  It’s a beautiful area but this wasn’t my best activation. I had a couple of potential operating locations I wanted to check out.  … Continue reading

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NPOTA Activation in Havre de Grace, MD

Following my failed attempt at activating the Captain John Smith Trail (TR21) back in July, I figured it was time to try again.  This time, I headed down to Havre de Grace, Maryland, to activate an NPOTA twofer:  TR21 and … Continue reading

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Busy Radio Weekend

This was a busy weekend, radio-wise.  First, the Polar Bear QRP Club held their monthly Moonlight Madness Event on Saturday.  Also, the Facebook-based Field Radio group was holding their second International Field Radio Event (IFRE) this weekend.  Finally, the Straight … Continue reading

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White Clay Creek NPOTA Activation

I took advantage of another nice Fall day and did some hiking along White Clay Creek.  Since White Clay Creek is a National Wild and Scenic River (WR39), I did a short NPOTA activation along the way.  I previously activated … Continue reading

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Monocacy Hill Hike

After a week of mostly chilly temperatures, we were blessed with some unseasonably warm temperatures today.  With temperatures approaching 80 degrees (F), I decided to do a little hiking on Monocacy Hill. The Monocacy Hill Recreation Area is a little … Continue reading

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Zombie Shuffle 2016

Last night was the annual running, or should I say shuffling, of the Zombie Shuffle contest.  I participated in the Shuffle for the first time last year and managed to squeeze out 6 QSOs.  My goal for this year was … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Moonlight Madness – October 2016

I went out in search of some polar bears this afternoon.  The Polar Bear Moonlight Madness Event (PBMME), sponsored by the Polar Bear QRP Ops group, is a very informal QRP field event.  It occurs monthly from October through March … Continue reading

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