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On Feb 23, 2024, at 11:34 PM, Kori Rahman via BVARC <> wrote:

Hello all,

Here's another reminder that we will be going to Brazos Bend State Park this  Sunday February 25th doing Parks On The AIr (POTA). If you're interested in participating or just hanging out with us, we're asking folks to come by between 10am and 5pm. If you'd like to help set up you are welcome to come a little early. We will be located at the far end of the Elm Lake part of the park. Call us on 146.520 MHz simplex if you would like to reach out to us while in the park for directions.

One more reminder: There will be a pre-POTA net on 40m run by Sean N5LNK who will be NCS for the net. The approximate frequency for the net will be 7.265 MHz (this will vary so please turn your VFO if you don't hear them there) at 8pm local time on Saturday February 24th (tomorrow).

The important details:
  • Park access is $7. Ask for a day use area pass.
  • IF you have a Texas State Park Pass, then admission for the day is FREE.
  • We will have about 4 HF radios (40m, 20m, 15m, 10m, and possibly 17m or 80m) that you can use if you don't have your own. So all you need to bring is yourself, some water, and maybe some snacks.
  • If you'd like to bring your own radio, we have a few antennas you can use and the appropriate filters. But again, you don't need to bring any equipment.
  • Technician class licensees ARE WELCOME! You CAN operate the stations on ALL HF bands that are available and get POTA credit for contacts you make. You will be required to use the call sign of the club or any other operator on-site with the appropriate band privileges (ask me or Anthony W5LIC for details upon arrival).
  • If you're a Tech class license holder and would like to operate on 10m you may do so under your own call sign if the station is open (10m band conditions have been quite favorable lately).
  • Of course, you do not have to operate the radios, you can just come out for a fun time with your fellow hams.
  • 10 contacts are all that are required to "activate" the park. You can log with paper, or with any apps you prefer (we recommend the HAMRS App).
  • Sign up on the website to upload your logs after the event.

Sunday February 25th 2024
10am - 5pm

Brazos Bend State Park
21901 FM 762
Needville, TX 77461

If you've been curious about trying CW, FT8, or Winlink (VARA HF, 2m Packet etc.) we will have those as optional modes you can try. If you can't make this event, Anthony and I will be doing an event ourselves in April. It's a lot of fun, and we hope to see you out there this Sunday or any other time we're out at the parks. Contact me or Anthony (W5LIC) if you have any questions about this event.

Thanks and 73!

Kori Rahman, WX5KR
Brazos Valley Amateur Radio Club

Vice-President and Club Call Sign KK5W Trustee
Cell: (770) 298 8516

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