With the virus continuing to improve it seems several local ham radio events might actually take place - and not via Zoom!

The local QRP gang is planning a group POTA activation from a nearby state park on May 22nd:

“I have scheduled a Parks On The Air activation at Mounds State Park on May 22. Just in case the weather does not agree the Woodland Shelter is reserved and I have it for the entire day. You are all invited to stop by and take part or just watch the activity. Bring other hams / friends with you. If you want, bring your own rig that you have been wanting to try out in a portable situation. The antenna that I am planning for the activation is a 40 and 20 dipole. The shelter has 110 v available”.  

I’d like to join the group in the park, we haven’t met in person since the pandemic shut-down. But another radio club just a few miles south of here is planning a tailgate on the same day.

I’m not sure I can make both of them (and get all the weekend chores done) so a tough decision will need to be made.

Difficult as it may be to decide, I’m pleased as punch that normal life is returning to the hobby and one way or another, the face-to-face fellowship with like minded radio folk is set to resume!