|Crater Lake - Edit|
In the news lately has been the announcement of the National Park Service Centennial Celebration. In 2016, the National Park Service (NPS) turns 100 years old! This is an exciting time and I'm even more excited about being involved with this milestone both professionally, and personally. And to make things even more exciting is the announcement of National Parks On The Air (NPOTA). Ham radio operators will be active from National Parks throughout the year. For those activating and for those chasing, the bands will be busy with celebration. I can see this being as big as the Triple Play Award when it first rolled out. But the most exciting part of this for me personally, is when my two worlds collide, NPS and Ham Radio!
|Crater Lake National Park 2015|
This is a great excuse to get out, enjoy your National Parks and see the beauty our National Parks have to offer. Even if you are not active in ham radio, just visiting a National Park and helping the NPS celebrate this event will make memories that will last a lifetime. The ARRL has announced the rules for the event and if you plan on operating, please make sure you review the rules first. Depending on the park, size of operation, activating from a National Park may require a Special Use Permit, so please contact the park you plan on operating from for any restrictions, etc. Always think safety first and let's make some noise on the bands from some of the most breathtaking landscapes you could ever imagine. I know it's on my agenda and getting outdoors is never a bad thing. QRZ?