Monday, April 10, 2023, was a spectacular day weather-wise. Spring was out in all its glory making it impossible to stay indoors.
That day, I was driving back to the QTH and made a little detour to the Clear Creek Access of South Mountains State Park.
According to my calculations, I had about one hour to play radio. I did have a firm deadline to hop off the air because I needed to take my daughter to a tennis lesson that afternoon. Couldn’t be late to that!
South Mountains State Park (K-2753)
As I pulled into the Clear Creek Access parking area, I noticed a family of five grabbing picnic supplies from their car.
For the first time ever, there was going to be competition for the one single picnic table at the Clear Creek access!
Actually, there would be no competition at all because there was no way in the world I’d ever take over the picnic table when a family could use it. 🙂
They had a much better reason to use a picnic table than me. Frankly, I was super pleased to see someone else besides a POTA activator using that table. I get a real thrill out of seeing families enjoying our public lands.
Plus, I don’t need a table to play POTA so it was a brilliant excuse to pull the picnic blanket out of the car and set up under a beautiful antenna support…I mean, tree.
For this activation, I decided to use my Penntek TR-45L and, for an antenna, two 28 foot lengths of wire.
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