Saturday, July 01, 2017

$*^@#* New Jersey!

It would apear that my plans to activate a POTA tomorrow are foiled. Not by the weather and not by a conflict with other commitments. No, this is a case where the elected state representatives, who purport to be adults can't come to an agreement on the state budget.  As a result, the government of the State of New Jersey has shut down.  This means that all State Parks are officialy closed until a budget agreement is put in place.

W2LJ's POTA Plans

1) Beautiful weather - check.
2) No conflicts - check
3) Ample free time - check
4) Morons who run the state ensuring that the state parks are open -  ............

72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!

Yet another reason for when Cara and Joey are finished with college - bye, bye New Jersey!


  1. Oh Larry... don't let THAT stop you. Just walk in and set up. OR park by the gate. Have a blast... the only welcome you need is from fellow hams waiting to work you! Happy 4th. Jim W1PID

    1. Exactly. Be a bad peasant. It is Independence Day weekend after all. Last I checked New Jersey was one of the original 13 so there is precedence. ; )

      Have a Happy Independence Day despite them Larry. 73, Tim KA9EAK

  2. I agree - civil disobedience is in order. And as a symbolic gesture, throw some tea into the Black River (runs thru the park) on your way out after the activation.

  3. Larry,

    I'm with both Jim and John on this one. Don't let the bureaucrats and their shenanigans dissuade you from operating. Chances are you will have the Park to yourself. Even if you just have to operate from your car at the entrance to the it!