Pentucket RA To Operate At Parker River NWR Oct. 12

Pentucket Radio Association logoLarry Caruso, K1LGC writes on PRA625 list:

It’s that time of year again. The Pentucket Radio Association will be at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters this Sunday, October 12th from 1500Z to 2000Z for National Wildlife Refuge Week. The weather looks promising; partly sunny with highs in the 70s – a nice fall day. If you missed us last year, we set up similarly to a Field Day operation by stringing an antenna and feedline from a tree to a flagpole and running over to a transceiver set up under a shelter outside the Refuge Headquarters. There will be several other Refuges on the air at this time we might be able to contact. In the process we promote the National Wildlife Refuge System to all we contact and encourage folks to get outside, to visit a refuge near them!

The Refuge Headquarters building is located at 6 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport, MA. We will begin set-up at 9:00 am (1300Z). I could use a couple hams to help me set up. This should go pretty smoothly, especially since you’ve all practiced at the NEARfest on Friday and Saturday! I will be bringing an easy-up shelter, radio, antenna, feedline and tuner. Also a 6′ folding table and a couple chairs. If last year was any indication, this event is fixing to be a great time once again. The bands should be active and we should be able to make lots of good contacts. […]

Hope to see you all there. Bring your families and spend some time perusing the displays in the headquarters building. Then head for the refuge, which is just a short drive up the road. There’s lots of nice walking trails and beaches to explore; you never know what you’ll see. The refuge is home to hawks, deer, foxes and other four-legged critters. It is also a major stop-over area for migrating waterfowl. Bring binoculars and/or a camera so you can take home some memories.

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