The Clinton County Amateur Radio Association (ARA) recently had an exciting and successful adventure activating Cowan Lake State Park for Parks on the Air (POTA). This event brought together the club for a day of outdoor activity, camaraderie, and engaging with the beautiful natural surroundings while showcasing their radio skills. To cap off the day, the group held a club picnic, adding an extra layer of enjoyment to the event.
Category: CCARA Happenings
Field Day for CCARA has never (Almost never) been thought of as a “Contest” as we use it more for a teaching/learning opportunity. OK, I will be the first to tell you, we do watch the numbers, you can’t help it.
We operated on all band 160meter – 2Meter. We operated all modes (CW, Digital, Phone) with the exception of satellite. We had 495 contacts.By our calculations we ended up with 2650 points.
September 12, 2020 10a-6p CCARA plans to activate Cowan Lake State Park this year for the Ohio State Parks on the Air. We will be setting up in the parking lot between the beach and the shelter on top of the hill. Pop-up canopies, tables and chairs are permitted and social distancing requirements will be enforced by ODNR.
Here is some of the work we did to prepare the “Shack” for the Winter Field Day Event. Thanks to all that participated. Not pictured, we added carpet to the step landing and an outside light above the door.
The Winter Field Day “shack” at the Caesar Creek Flea Market is coming together. A big thank you to those who came out to help, including Dave K8DEG, Mark KD8DGH, Mike WF8B, Andrew W9AMA, Dave KE8GII, Bill WD8BHV and Dana KB8FOW. There will be another work day to add some finishing touches on January 18th at 9:30a.