The ARRL just announced a year long contest for 2016 to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Parks service.

A few of us thought it would be great to activate the Hopewell Furnace National Park Saturday May 14th. The idea is to arrive on site that morning setup 4-6 separate sites and operate from 11AM till 5PM.

Locations would be setup as CW, Phone and Digital running 40/10 and 20/15 meter band combinations. The max we could do is 6 locations in this configuration. This is open to all amateur radio operators in the area and we will extend invitations to the surrounding clubs to see who wishes to help activate a location on that day.

If you have questions or are interested in helping plan this excursion please reach out to SPARC via email @