TL Sportsman’s Club Amateur Radio Group Competes in Parks on the Air Program

Judy Smith, chatting on the air.

On Saturday August 5, members of the Treasure Lake Sportsman’s Club Amateur Radio group competed in the Parks on the Air program (POTA).

Members of the Treasure Lake group and their portable radios travelled to Moshannon State Forest in Rockton, PA and made contact with over 80 ham radio operators from all over the US and Canada, including Wyoming, Texas and Saskatchewan!

The Parks on the Air (POTA) was founded Sept. 15, 2010, to encourage amateur-radio operators who enjoy the outdoors — but who may not be interested in or able to take long hikes or make steep climbs — to blend their interests by operating from municipal, county, state, provincial, and national parks around the world.

Hundreds of parks await their initial activation, which entitles them to a designation number for later exchanges as the group’s awards program takes shape.  This was the first activation for the Moshannon State Forest!

Participants in Saturday’s event included:  Steve & Judy Smith and Tim Haniwalt all Treasure Lake residents.

If you are interested in Amateur Radio and would like to become a member of this group, which meets the first Wednesday of every month in the Sportsman’s Club Clubhouse in the Cayman Landing, contact Steve Smith at 814-371-2950.

Residents Tim Haniwalt, Steve Smith and Mike Smith enjoying their ham radio skills

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