Saturday June 10th

        Parks on the Air and June VHF Contest  Saturday June 10 2023

I am pleased to announce that I will be operating as a ROVER set up for my first VHF Contest on Saturday and Sunday. This will be combined with a Parks on the Air Activation at High Point State Park POTA K-1619  High Point State Park. 

Parks on the Air Activation      -   POTA K-1619  Saturday 11:00 EST 

VHF ARRL Contest 2:00PM    -   GRID Square FN21qh Saturday 2:00 PM  Changeover antennas to the VHF Contest. The bands operating will be:

 I will operate as a Single Operator Limited Rover (RL) call sign AA2SD.

You can track me with APRS.Fi by entering the SSID  AA2SD-5 in the search area for track call sign. 

High Point Monument

High Point is a mountain peak within High Point State Park on the border of Wantage Township and Montague Township, Sussex County, New Jersey. Located in the portion of the state known as the Skylands, it is the highest elevation in the state, with a peak elevation of 1,803 feet (550 m). The closest city is Port Jervis, New York, which lies to the northwest. Besides being the highest peak in New Jersey, High Point is also the highest peak of the Kittatinny Mountains. Three states – New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania – can be seen from the summit.

At the peak is the High Point Monument, a 220-foot (67 m) obelisk, built in 1930 as a war memorial.

June 2023 Rover Plan Limited Rover

Single Operator - four lowest bands for the contest

Low Power Limits

144 MHz  - 440 MHz Bands

222 MHZ - 50 MHz Bands

Parks on the Air Park K-1619 High Point State Park

Grid Squares Roving Plan Saturday June 10

APRS Live Tracking for AA2SD-5 

Track me on I send a beacon during travel to all park locations and while roving with call sign AA2SD


AA2SD-5 (make sure your track AA2SD-5 SSID for rover application)

Antenna mount on Roof Rack

Stacked 2 Mtr & 220 Antenna

2 Meter and 70 CM Antenna

Vertical Mount for Antenna Stack

Harvest YG1443 V/UHF 140~150/400~470MHz 800W Square Loop Base Antenna 

222- MHz Antenna

Model#--- 222MLHD-SQ-SO   Element:- 5/16 inch diameter 6061 aluminum solid rod   Usable Frequency:-222 to 224 MHz  Bandwidth:-2 MHz   Directivity:-----Omnidirectional   Polarity:   Tuning:------------------------- Gamma Match

70 CM  2 Mtr Antenna

Frequency Band(s)


Max Power  800 Watts

Gain  4 dB (VHF) / 5 dB (UHF)