IASPOTA Iowa State Parks on the Air

Sep 1st, 2020 | By | Category: Alerts

As you may know, to date there have been 1021 contacts made and 41 Iowa State Parks activated. I want to thank all of you who have made this possible. It is been a tremendous effort. And it is an outstanding accomplishment for the amateur radio community of Iowa.


Someone asked which Parks still needed activation. The attached list shows the parks still needing activation—or in other words, opportunities for activation. When on the air, remember to mention that the QSL cards are now available to those stations you work if they want to send an SASE to the Great River Amateur Radio Club. For more details and address see the GRARC website at w0dbq.org. Call me if you have questions or concerns.


QST continues to mention our special event and I have noticed several of you who have added IASPOTA on your QRZ.com webpages. Thanks.


Make Iowa proud, put a state park on the air,




Colin W9UPK, IASPOTA-2020 Chairperson




Joe KD9HAE, IASPOTA-2020 Webmaster


Gary W0GRY IASPOTA-2020 Chief Instigator and Advisor


Iowa State Parks still needing activation for the Iowa State Parks Centennial celebration (as of 27 August 2020)

Banner Lakes at Somerset State Park

Beeds Lake State Park

Cedar Rock

Clear Lake State Park

Emerson Bay State Recreation Area

Fairport State Recreation Area

Honey Creek State Park

Lake Ahquabi State Park

Lake Darling State Park

Lake Manawa State Park

Lower Gar State recreation Area

Maquoketa Caves State Park

Marble Beach State Recreation Area

McIntosh Woods State Park

Nine Eagles State Park

Palisades-Kepler State Park

Pike’s Peak State Park

Pilate Knob State Park

Prairie Rose State Park

Rice Lake State Park

Springbrook State Park

Stephens State Forest

Templar State Recreation Area

Wapsipinicon State Park

Waubonsie State Park

Wildcat Den State Park

Wilson Island State Recreation Area

Yellow River State Forest