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SJRA Club Members and Pack Rat Members Collaborate to Activate the  Green Bank NJ POTA Location and Complete a 222 MHz Antenna Test

For Immediate Release  Nov 06 2023

Several SJRA members and supporting Pack Rat Club members in the field, activated the Green Bank NJ POTA Site on November 5th within the Wharton State Forest. During this POTA activation we completed a successful antenna test on 222MHz and also activated the Park on 6Mtrs and 40 Mtrs HF.

AA2SD was testing a newly built 12 element 222 MHz Yagi design which was built by “Ray” N3RG to the K1FO specifications. “ This antenna performed flawlessly, utilizing a Demi Transvertor with 30 watts, we were able to make several contacts, and also work Alex KR1ST over 120 miles from this park location with a simple push up pole.

In addition to the antenna test, we also activated the POTA park on 40 Mtrs and 6 Mtrs, with many new SJRA members working the bands for the first time.  We had great support from SJRA Members and the Pack Rats in the field on 6 and 222 MHz.. 

Thanks once again to the following SJRA and Pack Rat  members below for participating. You can follow along with the activation at the following YouTube Link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2aMMjU8C5Y

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I operate within the local Southern New Jersey Area including,  South Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Philadelphia.  Thank you for contacting me on Parks on the Air,  I activate parks for K2AA South Jersey Radio Association and AA2SD. I also operate as a Rover in the field for the ARRL VHF Contests with call sign AA2SD/R.  You can view the YouTube AA2SD/R channel here.

About  The South Jersey Radio Association Visit  https://sjra.club/sjraclub/         Established in 1916 is the Oldest Continuously Meeting Amateur Club in North America. Over the years Amateur Radio Operators have stood to provide critical communications in the event of various emergencies.  About South Jersey Radio Association - The SJRA operates the K2AA Repeater located in Medford, NJ and the K2UK Repeater located in Pine Hill, NJ. Both Repeaters are FM and C4FM compatible. The repeaters are open for use without restriction to all licensed amateur operators. 

About the Mount Air VHF Radio Club-  Visit  https://www.packratvhf.com/index.php  Dedicated to serving the VHF / UHF /microwave  Amateur Radio community as well as enhancing the state of the art for 50 MHz and above weak signal operation.   The Mt. Airy VHF Radio Club was founded in 1956 by a group of Philadelphia area hams whose main interests were building equipment and operating the amateur radio frequencies of 50 MHz and above. The founding members almost immediately were nicknamed the "Pack Rats" because of their propensity for collecting all manner of electronic equipment and parts. The nickname stuck and for more than 60 years the Mt. Airy VHF Radio Club, better known as the "Pack Rats", has grown and prospered.