One member of the Southeast Ohio Radio Adventure Team succeeded in activating Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park and North Country National Scenic Trail as part of the ARRL's year-long National Parks on the Air (link). Eric McFadden, WD8RIF, performed a solo activation of Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, HP11 (link) and the North Country National Scenic Trail, TR04 (link) at the Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center in Dayton, Ohio.
Upon arriving at the Interpretive Center, Eric spoke with the rangers and stamped his Passport 2016. Upon returning to the Memorial Gate, Eric phoned the Wright-Patt security forces to notify them of his activities and then set up his station. Eric was on the air by 1840 UTC.
As at previous activations, Eric's station consisted of his Enhanced KX3 Travel Kit, his MFJ-1910 33' fiberglass telescoping mast, and a custom clipboard.
Eric operated only on 40m and his first QSO came at 1842 UTC with N3KN. QSOs came continuously with Eric's 26th QSO coming at 1910 UTC with K4HC. Eric then switch frequency to work N8XX who was activating North Country National Scenic Trail (TR04) at 1913 UTC. All Eric's QSOs were CW made at the 5-watt level.
Highlights of the operation were park-to-park QSOs with WA8LEY who was activating Chimney Rock National Historic Site Affiliated Area (AA05) and N8XX who was activating North Country National Scenic Trail (TR04).