Seventh Annual Ohio State Parks On The Air – Amateur Radio Contest

Make sure to mark your calendar for the 2014 Ohio State Parks On The Air (OSPOTA) contest – September 6, 2014. The contest is always held on the first Saturday following the Labor Day holiday.

Each year this event has grown and we anticipate another year of growth with even more participating Amateur Radio Operators.

Let me remind you that the OSPOTA contest was conceived with three main goals in mind:

1. To promote public awareness of amateur radio and Ohio’s beautiful state parks system

2. To contribute to the recognition that Ohio has a very diverse and wonderful ecology

3. To promote camaraderie within the ranks of Ohio’s Amateur Radio Operators

Your participation has allowed these goals to be achieved. We agree it is a lot of fun to get out in a natural setting with your radio and see how well you can do at working operators in the beautiful Ohio State Parks.

The 2014 files have been updated and with your help, we’re looking for a fun event again this year. Make your plans now.

Don’t forget we have an OSPOTA Yahoo Group located at: http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/OSPOTA/info\

The OSPOTA Yahoo Group page is used for messaging and sharing of information about OSPOTA for all the fans and participants in the OSPOTA contest.

As the contest draws near, we’ll be posting on the OSPOTA Yahoo Group page the anticipated ‘who’s going to be at what Ohio State Park’ or ‘Planned Park’ list as we have in past years. Send your planned park activation information to PlannedParks@ospota.org . Please, include the call sign that will be used and the Ohio State Park you plan to be at. If your plans change, just let us know and we’ll update the list.

Take care & 73 from the entire OSPOTA contest Committee,

Tom, KB8UUZ

OSPOTA Chairman

OSPOTA Questions?  Email:  INFO@ospota.org

When the OSPOTA contest is over, send Logs and Summary Sheets to: Logs@ospota.org