Tag Archives: portable

“Stationary-Mobile” with My 19-foot Vertical

Earlier this year, I built a lightweight, 19-foot vertical. Intended for tripod or ground mounting, I did the initial tuning and pruning of the vertical in that configuration. Today, I thought I’d see if it would work mounted on my … Continue reading

Posted in Operating, Projects | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

A Digital Weekend

I’m not much of a contester or DX chaser, so I decided to I decided to avoid the CQWW CW contest this weekend. It’s been awhile since I’ve done any digital mode stuff, so I thought I’d focus on that … Continue reading

Posted in Operating | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Ganshahawny Park

I haven’t had much time for radio the past couple of weeks and I needed a QRP-portable fix. I decided to explore a new (to me) local park this afternoon. The road I travel to get to my daughter’s house … Continue reading

Posted in Operating | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Trailer Operations – Lessons Learned

We recently wrapped up our first camping season with our little travel trailer. Over the past 6 months, I learned a few things about operating inside a metal box that has lots of electrical doo-dads inside. Antenna Over the 18 … Continue reading

Posted in Operating | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Trailer Operations – Lessons Learned

Zombie Shuffle 2017

This year’s QRP Zombie Shuffle coincided with our last camping trip of the season with our little travel trailer. We wrapped up our camping season in French Creek State Park in southeastern Pennsylvania. After setting up camp and eating dinner, … Continue reading

Posted in Operating | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Zombie Shuffle 2017

Susquehanna State Park (Again)

I’ve been a little under the weather and haven’t done much radio stuff lately. A weekend of camping in Susquehanna State Park in Maryland turned out to be just what the doctor ordered. I worked some of the SKCC Weekend … Continue reading

Posted in Operating | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Elk Neck State Park (KFF-1569)

My XYL and I took our “QRP” travel trailer down to Maryland over the weekend. We stayed in one of our favorite campgrounds, Elk Neck State Park. I did a brief Parks on the Air activation on Saturday. Elk Neck … Continue reading

Posted in Operating | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

A Lightweight Portable Vertical

I bought a lightweight telescoping pole on eBay a while back. It collapses down to 26 inches and weighs less than 12 ounces. Best of all, I only paid around $10 for it. While it was advertised as a 7.2-meter … Continue reading

Posted in Projects | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Pine Grove Furnace State Park (KFF-1398)

The XYL and I made the 2+ hour trip to spend the weekend at Pine Grove Furnace State Park, one of our favorite campgrounds. It’s a beautiful park and is the halfway point on the 2000 mile Appalachian Trail. It … Continue reading

Posted in Operating | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Pine Grove Furnace State Park (KFF-1398)

Norristown Farm Park (KFF-4363)

I took some time on Labor Day to do a quick Parks-on-the-Air (POTA) activation from Norristown Farm Park. This nearby park has only been activated one other time. In fact, KFF-4363 was activated for the first time yesterday by K0BAK. … Continue reading

Posted in Operating | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Norristown Farm Park (KFF-4363)