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
Today’s first Park QSO was Tim, WC9G who was activating K-2251. This is the first time I’ve gotten Tim in my log. It looks like Tim got started as an activator this past fall, but it looks like he’s been busy, and most of his activations have been in the range of 100 - 150 QSOs.
Looking at some of these folx profiles is giving me the itch to go do an activation again. For the last couple years (since I started working from home) I’ve been strictly a ‘hunter’. When I was activating regularly, it was easy enough to get the 10 QSOs needed, but we didn’t yet have the volume of participants to generate the pile-ups that we see today. I feel like I should go out just to experience that :-)