The Milford Amateur Radio Club will be operating from the Indian Mounds Shelter parking lot in East Fork State Park during Ohio State Parks On The Air (OSPOTA) on September 10, 2016.
Enter the park from SR 125, go past the park headquarters, and follow the signs to the beach. Indian Mounds is located on a loop road, on the right, just before you start down the hill to the beach.
We have permission to be at Indian Mounds from Friday through Sunday. We are planning a National Parks On The Air (NPOTA) activation of the North Country Scenic Trail (TR04) on Friday. This will require setting up a station and antenna near the shelter. The antenna will probably be used for OSPOTA.
We realize TR04 has been activated several times, however there are currently over 10,500 chasers and only 7,600 contacts made with TR04. Those using LoTW will operate using their own call sign and will be provided with a copy of their log for upload to LoTW. They will be listed on the NPOTA Activator Leader Board if they make 10 contacts.
Final antenna and station setup will start at 9:00 AM local time on Saturday. Operations start at noon and run until 8:00 PM.
Contact me if you plan to be there for setup, we have a lot of work to do in a short time. Knowing how many will be there will help with the planning.
We will be running three stations. One will be operating on 10/15/20 meters, the other two will be operating on 40 and 80 meters.
The club is not sponsoring a pot luck or picnic this year at OSPOTA and will not be providing burgers, metts or brats. If anyone is interested in planning a pot luck contact me.
Talk in will be on the MARC repeater, 147.345 +, PL 123.0
MARC Contest Coordinator
If you zoom in you will see the shelter image. The red arrow on the second below also indicates the shelter.