Hazel Park Amateur Radio Club - W8HP / W8JXU

MSPOTA – Belle Isle

Michigan State Parks on the Air (MSPOTA) is Michigan’s version of the very successful ARRL National Parks on the Air.  It is being run in partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) to celebrate the Michigan State parks centennial.  The overall 100th anniversary of Michigan State parks will be celebrated in 2019 with a soft start in 2017.  MSPOTA will run consistent with those centennial dates.  The event includes 117 MDNR Parks & Recreation sites including State Parks, Recreation Areas, Scenic Sites and State Trails rotated over the 3 years.

More information about the MSPOTA can be found at: http://www.mspota.org/

Belle Isle State Park Activation Information

The Hazel Park Amateur Radio Club is hosting Belle Isle State Park in Detroit.

Belle Isle is located on the Detroit River, between Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario.  The address is:

2 Inselruhe Avenue
Detroit MI, 48207

Belle Isle State Park is designator MSP502 and is “active” for the entire three years of this event.

Activator Rules can be found here: http://www.mspota.org/activator-rules/

QSL Card Processing

Chasers wishing to receive a DNR issued QSL card for a contact made with an MSPOTA station activating Belle Isle State Park should send an SASE request to:

MSP502 QSL Request
c/o HPARC Inc.
P.O. Box 368
Hazel Park, MI 48030

The first 500 SASE card request for each park will receive a custom per park card.  Once 500 cards have been issued, generic cards will be sent.

Chasers may also choose to QSL directly to the Activating station to receive the Activator’s Personal QSL by contacting them per their personal QRZ page or other such published listing.

Please note, these are two separate transactions.  HPARC does not have any involvement with the activators personal QSL process.  Any request received by the HPARC for a QSL card to be issued by the activator will be ignored.