Planned Activations

Let us know callsigns and locations of planned activations, and they will be posted here so other operators know which parks to chase during the event. Please send info about your activation plans to activations@flspota.org, and also let us know on Groups.io

N4AUG, Anastasia State Park (ANA) – The St. Augustine Amateur Radio Society (SAARS) will be doing the Florida State Parks on the Air at Anastasia State Park in St. Augustine this year. Planning to have a variety of stations and operating modes operating on 40 thru 15 meters. Possibly 6M if open. Expect an attendance of 12 to 15 Club members.

W4AFC, Honeymoon Island State Park (HNY) – Upper Pinellas Amateur Radio Club will be activating Honeymoon Island on Saturday & Sunday for FLSPOTA. Modes and bands to follow!

W4E, Egmont Key (EGK) – N1COR/WU2F/AA0O/KN4TPF will be activating Egmont Key as W4E both days, planning two SSB stations (40-10m capabilities) plus FM satellites on Saturday, and single SSB station (likely 20m) on Sunday.

KK1TLS, Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway (CFG) – TEAM KK1TLS will be at Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway (CFG) on Saturday, at Felburn Park Trailhead , Crystal River. Sunday Unknown – Single User – (Wife does the watercolor QSL Cards) – 100 Watts SSB – 20M, 40M, Possible Other Frequencies SSB Only. 14:00 Zulu to approx 20:00 Z

W1JBW/KQ3S, Lake Manatee (MAN) – Brian (W1JBW) and Jim (KQ3S) will be activating Lake Manatee State Park, either Saturday or Sunday depending on the weather. 20M phone and possibly CW.

K4TN, Alafia River (ALA) – The Brandon Amateur Radio Society will activate Alafia River State Park on Saturday.

WA3RHW/4, Savannas Preserve (SAV) – Bruce (WA3RHW) is planning to activate the Savannas Preserve State Park in Port St. Lucie on Saturday and possibly Sunday. Planning single-op, single band (20 meters SSB), but that may change if the local club and members decide to make it a club activity and join.

K4PSL, Savannas Preserve (SAV) – Port Saint Lucie Amateur Radio Association are also planning to activate Savannas Preserve State Park KFF-3654 April 6.

KD2JA, Topsail Hill Preserve (THP) – Glenn (KD2JA/p) will be activating Topsail Hill Preserve on Saturday, April 6. He will be single op/low power on 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters.

W4F, Crystal River Preserve (CRP) – Citrus County ARC will activate Crystal River Preserve State Park as W4F both April 6 and 7. They will be on 20/40m SSB, CW, and FT8.

N4KGL, Topsail Hill Preserve State Park (THP) – Our April 6th RaDAR Challenge and FLSPOTA Contest and POTA plans using callsign N4KGL are to operate from THP (K-3664) Topsail Hill Preserve State Park near Destin, FL. Dennis WA6QKN and I will look to make five contacts and ride our bikes for 2 kilometers to the next stop for the RaDAR rules. We will run 10 watts on HF 40 and 20 meters, both SSB/CW on a whip, Alexloop, or a low dipole

KA2LHO, Silver Springs State Park (SIL) –KA2LHO plans to operate from Silver Springs State Park (SIL/KFF-1915) for a few hours starting at 1700z Sunday.

K4WK, Jonathan Dickinson State Park (JON) – Sunday April 7, 10am to 2pm, CW and Phone on 20 and 40

KO4MA, Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park (BSS) – Sunday, 20/40m and satellites

N4BLH, Bulow Creek (BCR) – Saturday, April 6, on 20/40m SSB

K4EJD, Savannas Preserve State Park (SAV) – K4EJD will activate Savannas Preserve State Park on Saturday

W4WWB, Dade Battlefield Historic State Park (DAD) – Activation will take place Saturday Afternoon

K4GSO, Silver Springs State Park (SIL) – Silver Springs Radio Club will activate Silver Springs State Park (SIL/KFF-1915) on 4/6 and 7.  Modes will be SSB, Digital and possibly CW.

KN4BAR, Oscar Scherer State Park (OSC) – Plan to activate Oscar Sheerer State Park, Nokomis on Sat. 4/6 from 10 am to 3 pm on 40 and 15 meters.

NN2T, Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park (FFC) – Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park will be activated by NN2T on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Single operator, 20m SSB, 40m SSB, possibly 80m SSB. (KFF-1919) Sunday plans are pending.

N4NSS, Highlands Hammock State Park (HIG) – I will be activating at least two parks on Sunday. Starting in the morning, Highlands Hammock State Park K-1788 and if the rain holds off I’ll go to Lake Wales Ridge Preserve K-0245.

KK4DGA, Fort Clinch (CLI) – Mike KK4DGA will activate Fort Clinch State Park on Saturday, running a single station <100W.

W4LX, Lover’s Key (LOV) – The Fort Myers Amateur Radio Club will activate Lover’s Key State Park on Saturday.

K4QR, Lake Griffin State Park  (GRF) – K4QR (Tony) plans to activate Lake Griffin State Park (GRF/KFF-1889) on Saturday, April 6, 2019, from about 17:00 to 19:00 UTC (1 pm to 3 pm EDT/local).  He also plans to activate it (GRF) again on Sunday, April 7, 2019, from about 17:00 to 22:00 UTC (1 pm to 6 pm EDT/local). For both activations, mode will be SSB only; on 20 or 40 meters.

KM4TTS, Letchworth-Love Mounds (LLM) – Andrew KM4TTS plans to activate LLM KFF-1896 on 20M phone from 1400-1700 EDT.

*****BONUS STATIONS*****

K4LKL, Colt Creek State Park (CCR) – Two operators, low power SSB, and CW, some Digi possible as well. 40m-10m capabilities depending on conditions.