Here’s what’s happening - in 2021, two operators ( N5HA, Kenneth Bailey & W9AV, Clint Sprott ) managed to work at least 1 park every UTC day. My goal for 2022 is to do the same, and to try and write a short post about the day’s first contact. If you want to play along, feel free - I’ll be sharing updates about it during the monthly POTA updates that I prepare for the various ham radio media outlets.
now that you’re in the know about the Baily-Sprott Challenge, here’s the scoop for today:
Bailey-Sprott Challenge Update
Holy pile-ups! The 14th day of the year felt like there was a TON of POTA activity. I actaully ended up making 9 contacts today, which for a workday is pretty impressive for me. The first of those contacts though, was with a station that I’m pretty sure anyone who has ever even wispered the words “Parks on the Air” has come across. The reason I say this with complete confidence is because she has completed more activations than anyone else. Ever. That’s right - my first QSO today was with the one and only Kerri, KB3WAV who was traveling, and activating K-4123 along the way. I always like making contacts with Kerri, and her partner Ray, because I don’t actaully get to do it that often. They’re from just south of me across the state line in MD, so they are usually in that skip area that’s hard to get unless you get some really short bands, or NVIS action.