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Scavenger Antenna

Using the supplies I had on hand, I constructed a 35.5′ random wire antenna to use as a vertical and/or sloper with my Jackite mast on POTA activations. Because the length of wire is non-resonant, it should work with my Chameleon Hybrid Mini 5:1 transformer, LDG 4:1 unun, or a 9:1 unun that a friendContinue reading “Scavenger Antenna”

Activating Canaveral National Seashore, K-0660

Located mere miles from the Kennedy Space Flight Center is the Canaveral National Seashore. Both the Kennedy Space Flight Center (KSFC) and the Canaveral National Seashore (CNSS) are on Merritt Island, Florida. CNSS is located on a narrow stretch of land just north of KSFC. There are 13 parking areas that provide pedestrian access toContinue reading “Activating Canaveral National Seashore, K-0660”

Videos of a Full Activation

Parks-on-the-Air (POTA) is exploding. There are now more than 6,000 registered users and the growth doesn’t seem to be slowing down. With exponential growth comes lots of questions from new and prospective hunters and activators. One of the reasons this blog exists is to answer those questions. Questions about how to actually activate a parkContinue reading “Videos of a Full Activation”

Water-Logged Activation at K-6306, Half Moon Wildlife Management Area

Business took me to Lake Panasoffkee this afternoon, so I decided to activate a new-to-me park, Half Moon Wildlife Management Area. The entrance to the WMA is a mile off or CR 44 between Inverness and Wildwood. There is a grassy area need a trail head that is acceptable for activating. I parked about 40Continue reading “Water-Logged Activation at K-6306, Half Moon Wildlife Management Area”

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