Parks on the Air (POTA) Rules:
- You and all the equipment you use need to be within the perimeters of the park, and on federal or state owned land. Use the map on the POTA site in combination with Google Maps, and official park sites to find the official boundaries. If the park is part of a trail system or river, you need to be within 100 feet of the trail or river. You may never trespass on private property to access state or federal lands without permission. You are taking part in this program at your own risk to following the proper law, and injury.
- You can only work from one reference at a time. If you are in a park that is a sub-region of a larger park, you can use the reference of the sub-region, or you can also split your logs as you like for each park too.
- You must make a minimum of 10 QSOs for your activity to count toward a POTA activator award.
- Hunters still gain credit, even if the activator hasn’t reached his quorum for credit. For hunters and activators to gain credit though, the activator MUST send the log in .adif format to their regional manager based on their call sign (see front page) via e-mail.
- One log can cover multiple days of activity, this includes club call signs and multiple operators.
- Additions of new park areas will be in alignment with areas set aside for environmental protection, education or awareness purposes, and areas of cultural or historical significance which are owned, controlled or operated by entities of the United States government, State governments, or territorial governments. Examples include, but not are not limited to the United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service, the Fish and Wildlife service, or similar State or territorial agencies.