The Great TARC HAM/Turkey Shoot!


Beginning Nov. 1, 2019, TARC will sponsor a turkey shoot for those interested in portable operations, the contest will continue through Nov. 30, 2019 and the winner will receive a gift card for $25. Please read below for details.


Sign up required by emailing Jan Kauser at

Activate any National, State, County, or City Park or parks between Nov. 1, 2019 and Nov. 30, 2019.

The park you are operating in does NOT need to be affiliated with Parks On The Air.

You and all the equipment you use need to be within the perimeters of the park. The land must not be private property. You can participate from a vehicle, park bench or various methods. You are taking part in this event at your own risk to following the proper law, and injury.

You can only work one park at a time.

One log can cover multiple days of activity. Please provide a running total of contacts by day.

Modes will be restricted to CW, FM and SSB Phone only.  (That means no digital modes)

Official Park Designator numbers are NOT required, only the name of the park, date, and time of activation along with a log of the contacts.

Duplicate entries by mode and by band do not count.

Email logs at conclusion of the time period (Nov. 30, 2019 at midnight local time) to

Total number of contacts win whether one park or a dozen. Scores are total contacts as long as operating locations are in the above-mentioned parks.

A gift card for $25 will be presented at the Christmas party on Dec. 6, 2019. Get a free turkey, ham or use at your discretion.

Get out and get radioactive, enjoy the hobby of ham radio beyond waiting for a field or “operating” day and “bag” yourself a turkey or ham for your holiday enjoyment.

For those of you needing assistance there are a number of hams willing to lend a hand and get you on the air. If you'd like some guidance on getting portable please contact

Presented by your Club Board members


Questions: Contact us at
or call 843.608.4780