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Test POTA Activation - August 31, 2023
On August 31, Bob Hood and a small group of BCARC members activated the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve State Conservation Area (K-3709). They worked 40, 20, and 10 meters and logged 40 QSOs.

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Special thanks to Turkey Creek Nature Preserve manager, Charles Yeager, shown 3rd from the left with part of the team.  The club really appreciates the use of your wonderful park.
Special thanks to Turkey Creek Nature Preserve manager, Charles Yeager, shown 3rd from the left with part of the team. The club really appreciates the use of your wonderful park.
Barry (W4NIC), Phillip (KQ4ETC), and Rodger (N4RDJ) keep the activation going.
Barry (W4NIC), Phillip (KQ4ETC), and Rodger (N4RDJ) keep the activation going.
August 31 POTA activation team.  Bob (KE4QCY) up front, with Phillip (KQ4ETC), Rodger (N4RDJ), and Barry (W4NIC), left to right.  John (KQ4ESQ), not pictured, was also part of the activation.
August 31 POTA activation team. Bob (KE4QCY) up front, with Phillip (KQ4ETC), Rodger (N4RDJ), and Barry (W4NIC), left to right. John (KQ4ESQ), not pictured, was also part of the activation.
John (KQ4ESQ) proudly displaying his new directional antenna while Bob (KE4QCY} looks on.  The antenna is a directional microbeam by COMPACtenna for use on 2m & 440MHz.
John (KQ4ESQ) proudly displaying his new directional antenna while Bob (KE4QCY} looks on. The antenna is a directional microbeam by COMPACtenna for use on 2m & 440MHz.
All portable setup using an Icom IC-735 HF radio, MFJ-949E tuner, laptop on a hotspot, and 12V battery (not shown).
All portable setup using an Icom IC-735 HF radio, MFJ-949E tuner, laptop on a hotspot, and 12V battery (not shown).
Nice look at Bob's (KE4QCY) homebrew radial system on repurposed base plate and screen.
Nice look at Bob's (KE4QCY) homebrew radial system on repurposed base plate and screen.
Activation location:  Turkey Creek Nature Preserve in Jefferson County, Alabama.
Activation location: Turkey Creek Nature Preserve in Jefferson County, Alabama.
Barry (W4NIC) and Phillip (KQ4ETC) make some contacts while Rodger (N4RDJ) registers the spot on the POTA site.
Barry (W4NIC) and Phillip (KQ4ETC) make some contacts while Rodger (N4RDJ) registers the spot on the POTA site.
20m Hamstick used during the activation.
20m Hamstick used during the activation.
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