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Texas State Parks On The Air

Tom S King Jr (WK5DX) on March 18, 2013
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From the folks who bring you the Texas QSO Party, the Northwest Amateur radio Society of Houston, comes a new contest - the Texas State Parks On The Air (TSPOTA) contest the first full weekend in April, 2013.

TSPOTA gives Texas Hams an opportunity to get ready for the ARRL Field Day exercise, get outdoors after a long winter, and have some radio fun while enjoying the beauty of the Texas State Parks. Texas Hams operating from one of the 99 Texas State Parks on the approved parks list will give the 4 letter designator and RST. Texas Hams not operating from a State park will give RST and TX as the designator. All other Hams will give RST and their State/Province or DX as their designator. Full rules and a list of parks as well as list of operations that plan to be active can be found at the official website,

From the TSPOTA Committee, we would like to extend our appreciation for your participation in the First annual Texas State Parks On The Air contest. You will be part of TSPOTA history and our hope is that it will be a long and rewarding one.

The TSPOTA contest was conceived with three main goals in mind: to promote public awareness of ham radio and Texas' beautiful state parks system; to contribute to the recognition that Texas has a very diverse and wonderful ecology; and to promote camaraderie within the ranks of Texas Amateur Radio operators. It is with your participation that we believe those goals will be achieved.

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by K5BEZ on January 9, 2014 Mail this to a friend!
Already signed up for Abilene State Park!
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by KC5DCT on July 13, 2016 Mail this to a friend!
The Lake Area Amateur Radio Klub will be picking this up for 2017 and perhaps going forward. I am the chair in charge of organizing this event. If anyone has the rules from previous years kindly send them to me. Thank you.
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by K5VOP on August 25, 2016 Mail this to a friend!
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