The Joe Simonet WØTBC Memorial Award
AGØH 2013
Fitzgerald Crew 2012
Kilo Parks Award
2019 SARA Executive Officers
2018 WØTBC Memorial Award-NØDRX
Ice Station WØJH 2014
SARA Work Party 2
SARA Work Party 3
SARA Work Party 1

It’s MN POTA Day!

Minnesota Parks on the Air Day is Saturday June 8, 2024, from 10:00 AM (15:00 UTC) to 6:00 PM CDT (22:00 UTC). Details can be found at This is a free admission day to MN State Parks.

Activators have registered planned activations and are willing to mentor others interested in POTA activating, co-operate, demonstrate, or welcome visitors to their activation. See the list at

The MN POTA Facebook page has been established as the social platform for MN POTA Day and the MN POTA Meetup on August 10 at Wild River State Park.

During MN POTA Day, SARA’s POTA Activity Day will feature a 5-park Rover Sprint. 5 experienced POTA activators have volunteered to host a POTA station, each at a different POTA park location. You will be able to achieve a 5-park POTA Rover “Warthog” award by activating (at least 10 contacts) from each of the parks. Each station will have a unique callsign to identify them. As a bonus for SARA members, you will be able to draw a playing card at each park after completing your activation. Complete the 5-card hand by activating at each site. Best poker hand will win a special prize (donated by Buck KA9CWM and Mickey WD9GYT) at the dinner gathering that evening.

Here are the 5 park station locations:

  1. WØJH at Afton State Park US-2466, 6959 Peller Ave S, Hastings, MN 55033 (station hosts Dave WØOXB, Bob KFØHZG and Zach AAØU)
  2. WØA at St. Croix Savanna Scenic & Natural Area US-10725 400 block of Prairie Way S Bayport (station host Collin KEØIYN)
  3. WØB at St. Croix National & Scenic River US-0673 at the St Croix Boom Site State Wayside on Highway 95 north of Stillwater (station hosts Tim KFØJEL and Allan KFØMNS)
  4. WØC at Browns Creek State Trail US-9386 at the Browns Creek Park 8312 Neal Ave N, Stillwater (station hosts Joe KCØOIO and Brian KØPU)
  5. WØD at Gateway Overview State Trail US-9385 at Rotary Park Trailside, North St Paul Dr & 2nd St N in North St Paul (station hosts Dave KØAIF and Brian KB9TBB)