Friday, March 25, 2016

Camping with Ham Radio. Post #727.


If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this title link into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/K7go9vCN99w.  The combination of hiking, camping, and amateur radio make for an enjoyable afternoon of physical exercise (we all need some of this) and pure radio enjoyment.  In this video, Tinker John (W5CYF) shows us just how easy and lightweight a HF station can be.  On this trip to the wilderness, John uses a MFJ-9420 20 meter SSB transceiver, a MFJ antenna transmatch (i.e. "tuner"), a portable dipole erected between two trees, and a 12-volt/7.5 Ah SLA (sealed lead acid) gel cell for power.  Hopefully, this video will give you some ideas on how fun and easy it is to operate a portable amateur radio station.  For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily.  Thanks for joining us today!  Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).