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09-30-2021 POTA Activation K-4853 Clemmons Educational State Forest with N4AED & N4MQU

Today was the day that Mark and Richard decided to activate another Park for POTA. They decided to activate Clemmons Educational State Forest just out side of Garner, NC. The setup was not bad with Marks Chameleon HF antenna. Richard put it up while Mark got his Radios, solar panel and coaxial cables ready. They …

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POTA Activation of Mark Gibson N4MQU & Richard Futrell N4AED

Today, Mark Gibson N4MQU and Richard Futrell N4AED activated a POTA “Parks On The Air” Park #K-3854 just outside of Spring Hope, NC. This location was very interesting, basically a cul-de-sac sized area of parking. They used Richard’s N4AED mobile setup to activate the State Park. Richard’s mobile setup consists of a Yaesu FT-891 Mobile …

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Being A CERT Volunteer

CERT Volunteering By Mark Gibson (N4MQU)As an amateur radio operator we are able to serve our community using our amateur radio communication skills during emergencies or reporting changing weather conditions to Skywarn. As a person with basic Civil Emergency Response Team (CERT) training you will get CERT Volunteer recruitment notices. I saw one the other …

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Five County Ham Radio Enthusiasts Gets ARRL Recognition For VE Testing During Covid-19 Pandemic

The Five County Ham Radio Enthusiasts group is comprised of JARS, RARS, SWARC and other club members. They offer free VE Testing at least 1 Saturday a month if not more. Mark Gibson “N4MQU” is the Lead VE for the FCHRE VE Team, a Laurel VEC Team. The North Carolina Section of the ARRL awarded …

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