For everyone who might be interested in this aspect of the NPOTA!
From: Bob Beaudet [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2016 3:18 PM
Subject: Fw: Question on NPOTA credit
Here is your answer, straight from the head of the program.
From: Kutzko, Sean, KX9X
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2016 10:15 AM
To: Beaudet, Robert, W1YRC
Subject: RE: Question on NPOTA credit
For National Historic Trails, the following rules apply:
k) Operations from National Historic Trails may be conducted within one hundred (100) feet of the trail itself. Operations from private property are prohibited, unless permission has been received.
m) Activations of National Historic Trails, National Scenic Trails, National Parkways, National Rivers and National Wild and Scenic Rivers may not be conducted from fixed-location, permanent stations ("home" stations).
So, KS1J can hand out Blackstone from his home QTH, but not the Rochambeau trail. To activate the trail, he must operate away from his home station.
Sean Kutzko, KX9X
Media and Public Relations Manager
ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio
225 Main St.
Newington, CT 06111
From: Beaudet, Robert, W1YRC
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2016 10:11 AM
To: Kutzko, Sean, KX9X
Subject: Question on NPOTA credit
Thank you for your help when I was starting up to be active in the NPOTA program. I am all set now, I believe, and have made several contacts with more to come.
As Section Manager, I am the target for many questions from members. After all, that’s what they pay dues for, right?
Jim, KS1J lives in Barrington, RI. The Washington-Rochambeau Trail runs from Newport to Washington, DC and goes through Barrington, on Routes 114 and 103, not far from Jim’s home.
Jim asked me this morning if he must literally be set up directly on the road such as in a mobile or RV to qualify as activating the Wash-Roch Trail. He lives a short distance away in the same town.
Can he activate the Trail from his home? My personal feeling is if the Trail runs through a particular town, everyone in that town should qualify. The station does not need to be set up on the centerline of the highway.
My personal situation is a little different since I am in Blackstone River Corridor, HP49. The map for the Corridor includes my town (and many others) as part of the 400,000 acres designated.
Thank you for helping.
Bob Beaudet, W1YRC
ARRL Section Manager