ARRL national parks on the air 2016. Moonbounce update.

National Parks on the Air Update

Working national parks is really catching on!

Great pileups were reported from many National Parks on the Air (NPOTA) activators over the January 16-17 weekend. We’re getting more and more comments from participants who are catching “NPOTA Fever” and beginning the chase.

At three weeks into the year-long event, we’ve seen nearly 200 of the 483 NPOTA units activated — an amazing level of participation! Several Chasers are taking the event seriously as well; 11 Chasers have more than 100 NPOTA units confirmed, and 84 have 50 or more units in the bag. And it’s still mighty cold in a large part of the county…just think what activity will be like when it warms up a bit.

NPOTA Managers Sean Kutzko, KX9X, and Norm Fusaro, W3IZ, are talking NPOTA, ham radio, and RVing on this week’s podcast, “Reliable Communications for the RVer,” hosted by Mike Wendland, K8ZRH, an NPOTA Activator.

More than 20 Activations are scheduled for the week of January 21-27; check the NPOTA Activations calendar for details. Follow NPOTA on Facebook and Twitter, too! — Thanks to ARRL Media and Public Relations Manager Sean Kutzko, KX9X

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