Plaques

POTA Annual Support Your Parks Plaque Event

  Are you looking for an opportunity to demonstrate your park activating and/or hunting prowess? Here is your chance! 4 times a year POTA has a sesonal "Support Your Parks Event" to encourage individuals to get out in the parks and make contacts. During the summer event, one of the program administrators volunteers to coordinate the sponsorship and give-away of plaques based on the results of the 48 hour long activity.

  These are no ordinary QSO party plaques! During this event we give away premium series plaques, on black piano-finish wood. The award is laser engraved on an 8x10 textured black aluminum plate with a silver Florentine border - these are high quality awards that any operator should be proud to hang on the wall of their shack! Check out previous years results further down this page for actual pictures of previously awarded plaques.

  The first annual plaque season started in 2018 when N3VEM and K0ATZ decided to sponser a plaque each - one for hunters and one for activators. The event was very successful, so after the first year, we extended sponsorship opportunities and made a larger selection of plaques available. If you or your club are considering sponsoring a plaque, please review the sponsorship information available here.

Time Remaining in the Summer Plaque Event 2021

2021 Event

July 17th and 18th UTC

This year's event is made possible by these monetary sponsors who are covering the costs of the plaques:
Radio Shack New Holland PA, KN4MQR, W0YR, W6LEN, KA3D, KA3BQE, W0ZAP, KB3WAV, KC3RW, N9UNX

And also by these Ham Radio Media Outlets, who are helping us spread the news:
Matt Heere Ham Radio 2.0 ICQ Podcast 100 Watts and a Wire Ham Radio Crash Course Ham World Online

Hope to hear you on the air!
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Most Contacts - Activator

About: This award is issued to the activator making the largest overall number of contacts, according to standard POTA rules.
Winner:
Award Sponsor: Radio Shack New Holland, PA

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Most Contacts - Hunter

About: This award is issued to the hunter making the largest overall number of contacts, according to standard POTA rules.
Winner:
Award Sponsor: KN4MQR

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Most Voice Contacts - Activator

About: This award is issued to the activator making the largest number of voice contacts, according to standard POTA rules.
Winner:
Award Sponsor: W0YR

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Most Voice Contacts - Hunter

About: This award is issued to the hunter making the largest number of voice contacts, according to standard POTA rules.
Winner:
Award Sponsor: Radio Shack New Holland, PA

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N2CX Memorial (Most CW Contacts - Activator)

About: This award is issued to the activator making the largest number of CW contacts, according to standard POTA rules.
Winner:
Award Sponsor: W6LEN

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Most CW Contacts - Hunter

About: This award is issued to the hunter making the largest number of CW contacts, according to standard POTA rules.
Winner:
Award Sponsor: KA3D

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Most Digital Contacts - Activator

About: This award is issued to the activator making the largest number of digital contacts, according to standard POTA rules.
Winner:
Award Sponsor: KA3BQE

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Most Digital Contacts - Hunter

About: This award is issued to the hunter making the largest number of digital contacts, according to standard POTA rules.
Winner:
Award Sponsor: W0ZAP

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Rover

About: This award is issued to the activator who activates the largest number of unique references, according to standard POTA rules.
Winner:
Award Sponsor: W0ZAP

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Chaser

About: This award is issued to the hunter who contacts the largest number of unique references, according to standard POTA rules.
Winner:
Award Sponsor: KB3WAV & KC3RW

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Most Contacts Club Activation

About: This award is issued to the club that makes the most contacts as activators, according to standard POTA rules. Club entries must log the club call as "station callsign" for every QSO, and each individual memeber's callsign as "operator" for the QSOs they make for the club. There must be contacts made by a minium of 3 unique operators to qualify.
Winner:
Award Sponsor: N9UNX

New for 2021: "Just for Fun" stats

Since we have some people who enjoy statistics amoung the POTA crowd, at the conclusion of the event we'll also be sharing some additional statistics.
While there will not be plaques fo these categories, you can certainly feel free to use the information for bragging rights amoungst your fellow POTA ops!

Most Contacts Activator, by Location (State, Province, etc.)

Most Contacts Hunter, by Location (State, Province, etc.)

Most Contacts Activator, by Band

Most Contacts Hunter, by Band

Most Contacts Activator, VHF and up

Most Contacts Hunter, VHF and up

Most P2P Contacts

Previous Events

2020

2019

2018

***Notes***

* Standard POTA Rules Govern the event

* Only registered POTA users are eligible to win

* Plaque winners outside of the continental US will be responsible for any cost associated with shipping plaques. Winners will have an opportunity to decline the physical plaque if desired.

* The POTA database will be used for data collection for the awards. All activator logs must be submitted within 2 weeks of the end of the event, winners will be announced before the end of the following month.

* POTA FAQ information available here

* Participants who win a category for which the plaque remains unsponsored will have the opportunity to purchase their own plaque if desired.