Quebec Parks on the Air 2021

Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie National Park

Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie National Park

Hello hams from all over the world. We would like to encourage you to participate in activating the national and regional parks of Quebec. This is the project, to mark RAQI's 70th anniversary in 2021, of a small dedicated group of Hams. We are all volunteers and we have no budget to make all this happen.

We needed and received moral support from la Fédération des clubs radioamateurs du Québec ( RAQI ) to welcome hams to come and operate at national and regional parks as listed elsewhere on this site. It is also very important to have Hams from all over the world chasing these adventurous operators while operating in these parks.

Do you like amateur radio and outdoors? So combine both by participating in Quebec parks on the air 2021. The principle is similar to SOTA, which consists in activating the summits of mountains.

By participating in the Quebec parks on the air 2021, we activate the parks, which are on the list, no matter the way: by car, bike, motorcycle, on foot, on a picnic table ... etc. except on board of any aircraft, by respecting the nature.

We use the antenna (except where we could forbid it) and the number of watts that we want.

You can activate a park whenever you want even in a contest, a field day, weekdays or weekends. Be careful not to touch the trees etc.... Respect the nature.


Quebec parks on the air is an event, the purpose of which is to ‘draw attention to the importance of protecting nature, and to encourage the development of radio skills, especially in portable operations’. The event encourages amateur radio operators to operate portable from designated parks in Quebec, and in turn generate attention for these areas, whilst providing the amateur radio community an interesting and rewarding activity.

We encourage you to consider vacationing in one of Quebec’s beautiful parks and visiting a park as Quebec is blessed with a magnificent diversity of parks.

“RAQI is a proud supporter of the Quebec Parks on the Air 2021 project hosted by amateur radio operators in Quebec.”


News ...

Log files must be Submitted by January 31, 2022

You have until the end of the month of January to submit log files to the Qcpota web site. In February 2022, our upload software will stop accepting files. If you participated in the Quebec Parks on the Air 2021 event as either a chaser/hunter or an activator and would like to claim your QcPOTA award certificates, please be sure to upload your log files. There will be no cost for these certificates.

Many thanks to the QcPOTA chasers/POTA hunters and activators who helped make this event a success!

Happy New Year and 73, QcPOTA

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