What’s everyone up to? Use this form to introduce yourself, post a story, a question, pictures of your latest (or past) camping trip, overland, or trekking trip.
Introductions I am not the best at, but here goes.
My name is Mary from Cheyenne Wyoming.
I got my Ham license in Aug 2022, General. I enjoy DMR, but I do have an icom 718. My husband Don got his License in July 2022.
We enjoy foam electric RC planes, photography, target shooting and Ham is our new hobby. We do have a camper, that sits in storage currently. Maybe this year we can take it out to some favorite spots here in Wyoming and share pictures and adventures.
I look forward to talking with the rest of the group.
got out with my kid to go have a small campfire & some food to pass the time away
I’m just found this group and I thought it might be a nice fit for me. A little about myself, my wife and I do a lot of camping in our small teardrop type trailer that is pulled with a Jeep Wrangler JKU. I’ve been a ham operator for several years but haven’t done a whole lot with it except for monitoring the trails frequencies. We live in Glendale, AZ next to Phoenix.
I look forward to hearing from you and take care,
Dave Kayser, K7WTW
Took a trip up into the Gifford Pinchot Forest of Washington State over the weekend. Feel like I’m running out of time before the snow flies even though it’s nearly October and still hot and dry. Feel like a switch is going to flip and it’ll be winter. Mostly drove forest roads to get a good view of the mountain. Found a couple of great spots and camped for the weekend. This is the first overnighter in my smaller rig and, as usual, I forgot a few items and took others I decided could be paired down.
This is a view of the Lahar. The mountain mostly blew out to the northeast. This is looking from the southeast. I really wanted to camp out here and watch the sun come up but this road was pretty well traveled with people wanting to get a look and since it’s a protected area, you couldn’t go more than 100 feet from the road on already established pull outs.
Found this cool spot a ways back on forest road 81 and decided to hang out here for the night. It was set up as multiple little sites but I never had anyone come down the road to check it out. Had a little stream that ran behind me that was running fast enough that I could hear it. Nice to be in solitude and listen to the creek. I couldn’t hit the WA7BF repeater from here and I had no bars so I had to get my radio signals the old fashioned way. I listened to 40 and 80m SSB for a on my shortwave receiver then scanned the SW bands eventually settling on 5085 WTWW for some music.
I entertained myself by listening to shortwave radio and reading mainly. I kept the meals simple with just one pot. Did a steak, onion and potato dinner. Breakfast was sausage, cheese, and eggs in the pot.
And, of course, coffee. All in all a fun trip with some much needed time in the woods.
we all met at 11am at was once Ms Murphy Donuts in Manchester Center VT
we all engaged in a relaxing conversation focused around overland rigs, our pets etc once the introductions were out of the way
I am not sure if its the ham radio or overland aspect but to be able to meet someone and talk like we all were life long friends I feel is most impressive
afterwards we all went to the local AT trail head & got these group photos
after I got some nice shots of Petes rig for him with different angles
myself & Pete chatted for a little while on our way out & home on 52 simplex for a spell
hopefully next time we can do a group camping or VHF contest together etc
I hope you enjoyed