Report: Ohio State Parks on the Air 2023 (Updated 2023-10-31)

On Saturday, September 9, 2023, members of the ACARA participated in the 16th annual PCARS “Ohio State Parks on the Air” (link), activating Strouds Run State Park at the Bobcat Shelter and operating under the club’s callsign, W8UKE. Participants:Bob Curtis, KD8FRQKirk Groeneveld, KC8JRVJohn McCutcheon, N8XWOEric McFadden, WD8RIFKate McFadden, KD8KNB + ArcherVickie McFadden, KC8MAJRich Post, KB8TAD + EdieCade Saugier, KC3EKEPaul Schulz, WD8SCV The station consisted of the ACARA’s Elecraft K3 transceiver; an 80m end-fed half-wave (EFHW) antenna provided by Paul Schulz, . . .

Report: Ohio State Parks on the Air 2022 (Updated 2022-11-03)

On Saturday, September 10, 2022, members of the ACARA participated in the 15th annual PCARS “Ohio State Parks on the Air” (link), activating Strouds Run State Park at the Bulldog Shelter and operating under the club’s callsign, W8UKE. Participants:Nick Arnold, KD8FKBBob Curtis, KD8FRQJohn McCutcheon, N8XWOEric McFadden, WD8RIFBob Moore, KC8KSMPaul Schulz, WD8SCVJeff Slattery, N8SUZJoe Weber, KE8LRZ The station consisted of the ACARA’s Elecraft K3 transceiver; an LDG antenna tuner provided by Paul Schulz, WD8SCV; a 10-40m trap dipole and coax provided . . .

Save the Date: Ohio State Parks on the Air, Saturday, September 10, 2022

Save the date! On Saturday, September 10, the ACARA will be participating in the annual “Ohio State Parks on the Air” (http://ospota.org/) field event at Strouds Run State Park. We’ll be at the Bulldog shelter on Strouds Run Road. (Here’s a Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/5RCa2Q2D9i5x5FgE6.) Ohio State Parks on the Air (OSPOTA) runs from 1400 UTC to 2200 UTC, which is 10am to 6pm local time. The event takes place on HF and is SSB only. We will be using the . . .

Update: 2019 Ohio State Parks on the Air

On Saturday, September 7, 2019, members of the ACARA participated in the 12th annual PCARS “Ohio State Parks on the Air” (link), activating Strouds Run State Park at the Bulldog Picnic Shelter and operating under the club’s callsign, W8UKE. Participants:Josh Cash, KE8EASBob Curtis, KD8FRQChalisa Magpanthong, E23RFMJohn McCutcheon, N8XWODrew McDaniel, W8MHVEric McFadden, WD8RIFMiles McFadden, KD8KNCBob Moore, KC8KSMPaul Schulz, WD8SCVJeff Slattery, N8SUZ Unlike last year (link), when there was lots of rain, for this year’s event, the weather was just about perfect–not . . .