Parks on the Air

Parks On The Air (POTA) is a nonprofit organization that supports the use of amateur radio in our state and national parks. Through promotion by Parks On The Air, more people discover and enjoy our park system. This also directly helps amateur radio meet its charter of providing communications support in times of emergencies, such as after natural disasters.

Meriden Amateur Radio Club members regularly activate and hunt our state and national parks and participate in Support Our Parks days.

For more information about POTA, download our POTA brochure or visit the POTA website.

POTA in Action

KC1ISI and K4AVM activate K-1313 Powhatan State Park-VA 10/30/2022

Andrew, K4AVM, sets up the Wolf River Coil antenna
FT 891 and paper/tablet logging. During our activation there was another Ham under the pavilion (K9RVR) conducting an activation at the same time.

NZ1J and KC1NQE activate K-2873 Fishermen’s Memorial State Park-RI 9/21/2022

Dave, NZ1J, and Shawn, KC1NQE

KC1SA activate K-1697 Millers Pond State Park-CT 11/23/2022

Steve, KC1SA

KC1ISI activate K-0713 Richmond National Battlefield-VA 10/29/2022

Kristin, KC1ISI

KC1NQE activate K-1711 Rocky Neck State Park-CT 10/30/2021

Shawn, KC1NQE