Welcome to our Radio Trips
Usually when were hiking we want to go light,
that's why we like our 817 and Buddipoles. It's also why we don't
have many pictures as the camera's are weight we'd rather not carry.
This is why most of our pictures are from tent and camper camping.
Seaside, OR - Breaking in our then brand new
Buddipole that we picked up at the hamfest earlier in the day.
The Buddipole is very NVIS and setup for 40m using the deluxe kit of
parts. Our faithful FT-817 is hidding in the grass next to me.
June 2006 (Above)
Winthrop, WA - A nice summer evening north of
Wintrop with our Buddipole setup for 80m. We were setup for
radio and photography of the night sky on this trip. June 2013 (Above)
Delta, Utah - Our camp in Delta where we
staged for fossil hunting day trips. We've made some special
modifications to the camper to allow four external connections for
antennas and two external power connections for things like solar
panels without needing to have open an open door or window.
There is a wallplate on the inside for the antennas and power
connections. The Buddipole is setup for 40m so we could check in with
our friends on the Noontime Net. We also helped someone who was
activating a summit for SOTA. (May 2016)