Find a comfy rock and join
us!Parks on the Air (POTA) was founded Sept. 15,
2010, to encourage amateur-radio operators who enjoy the outdoors --
who may not be interested in or able to take long hikes or make steep
climbs -- to blend their interests by operating from municipal, county,
state, provincial, and national parks around the world.
Hike in if you like. Drive in if you don't. It doesn't matter. What
does matter is that you find ways to tickle the ionosphere from the
Hundreds of parks await their initial activation, which entitles them
to a designation number for later exchanges as the group's awards
program takes shape.
The rules for activating are simple:
To stay up to date on upcoming activations or
to read accounts of past activations, feel free to join our Yahoo
group. You can sign up here.
- A minimum of five contacts on any
amateur-radio band, using any mode (if using FM on VHF or UHF, simplex
only), made since Sept. 15, 2010.
- Use any power level allowed within the
terms of your license.
- Contacts can be made over several visits to
a park, although experience shows that you often can make enough
contacts between lunch and dinner to meet the five-contact minimum.
Come join the fun! We look forward to your
(Dates and times subject to last-minute change)
Ohio State Parks on the Air - 1600-2359 UTC
Indiana State Parks on the Air - 1600-2359 UTC
Index of POTA Parks*
*These pages are under
construction. Links will go live as pages
added. Until then, for a roster of parks and their activations, visit
the organization's Yahoo
group. You will need software that can read Excel files to open the
- North America
- South America
links to ham-radio outdoor sites
Islands on the Air
Indiana Parks on the Air
Ohio State Parks on the Air