Self-Spotting a Parks on the Air Activation via Winlink

If you find yourself in an area that has no cell phone service and need to spot yourself for a POTA (Parks on the Air) activation, here’s how you can get yourself spotted via Winlink.  Obviously, you need a Winlink gateway to get to, so Vara HF will probably work the best in this situation.

Before heading out, go to where you will need to create an account and watch the tutorials.  

Compose a message in your Winlink Express client.

SUBJECT: SPOT {your callsign} {park designator} {mode} {frequency} {any comments}

Example: SPOT KM6ZPO K-TEST SSB 14321 …

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