If you haven’t heard yet, there’s a new book by the ARRL called “The Parks On The Air Book.” Here’s the description from the ARRL site:
The Parks on the Air® Book explores the process of activating a park unit and hunting those activations. Through the experiences of 14 operators, it offers advice and motivation for taking your radio out to the park and becoming active in the growing POTA community. Full-color format!
I’m honored to be one of the 14 operators who has an essay in this fine book.
Mine is called, “The Art of the Self-Sufficient QRP Field Kit.”
A number of my POTA friends also contributed essays in this book. It was great fun reading through these.
I think the editors did a fine job pulling together a wide variety of perspectives in this book–not only focusing on activating, but also hunting. I also love the fact that the articles have a more human-interest focus; more context about why the authors enjoy POTA and how they make it their own. This is not a dry read…quite the opposite!
I should mention that the ARRL pulled this together by teaming up with the Parks On The Air crew.
Click here to read the full press release (.docx).
Click here to read sample pages from the book (.PDF).
Coupon Code for Free Shipping!
As a contributor of this book, the ARRL have given me a coupon code to share with my readers and subscribers; this will give you free shipping.
At checkout, simply enter my callsign as a coupon code: K4SWL
Click here to purchase on the ARRL website.
The list price of the book is $22.95, and ARRL members can buy it for $19.95. I feel like this is a great value and an excellent read despite the fact they invited me to contribute! 🙂
A POTA Package Giveaway!
The ARRL have also given me a little prize package to send to a lucky QRPer.com reader. We’ll run a little contest this weekend that’s open to anyone and everyone interested in POTA.
Stay tuned for more details!