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42668 Allstar Link in Rutland VT

Allstar node 42668 is operational on 147.550 simplex w/173.8 pl tone if anyone is in the Rutland VT area

it is also linked in Paranormal Hub TGIF 3307 as time allows also

Pota Activations

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Good evening everyone. As promised, here are some photos from our Pota adventures. Don (KK&GXU) and Josh (KJ7OEP) and myself (KK7IAA) . It was iffy sometimes with the weather, but we were keeping a close eye on it. Pota has allowed us to go to a lot of different places. We have worked Parks nearby, mostly in Wyoming, some in Nebraska and 1 in Colorado. I will post more as we go, I just wanted to catch people up that do not use Facebook. Thanks for looking and 73.

Gustavus, Alaska 2023

Here’s some pics from my last adventure where I went fishing for a week in Alaska. Went with my uncle Bob from the farm (who raised me half of my childhood), his friend Bill and my older cousin Rob. Weather was amazing. Planned more on it being cold but had weather in the high 60’s. Ended up sunburnt! We fished Halibut, King Salmon, and Lincod. Caught mostly Coho salmon which I like too.

u-boat activation

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Today I make a bike ride of 2x 15 miles to activate the callsign DK0DMB from the radio room of the u-boat U995. Here are some images of the ride and from the activity. I met Torsten, DG4LAX, so that one of us could operate my FT-100D and the other one could give some explanations to the visitors about amateur radio and let the try to key some letters on the morse key with Arduino-powered decoder.

1 – new hybrid passenger ferry in Kiel harbour
2 – museum ship harbour
3 – U995
4 – visitors peeking into the radio room
5 – a short break in the visitor stream, Torsten operating
6 – inside the radio room
7 – inside the radio room
8 – on the way home (along the beaches)
9 – these stations heard us

Here is great drone video someone made last year – at 3:44 you can see our outdoor antenna tuner mounted to the left side of the bridge (not visible for visitors):

Spring Fishing

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This 20 inch rainbow trout put up a good fight while camping over in Eastern Washington’s Alta Lake.

“Balloon Sail” in Kiel

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One of the festivities of the “Kieler Woche” event is a meeting of hot air balloons. They launch in the late afternoon only 2 miles away from our home – just a short bike trip. On some evenings they do a show called “night glow”. The atmosphere is very relaxed, you can walk in between the balloons while they are being set up and watch them launch from a few feet distance. Here are some unedited pictures, taken with a rather simple camera (night image taken with the phone).

I uploaded more images to https://photos.app.goo.gl/S84hjrmLRc9kx7RP7 and will leave them there, until I run out of space. And here is a short clip of the “night glow” – if you know the air band frequency you can listen to the instructions of the “director”: https://youtu.be/u5jjHwjjOAE

Okemo Mountain Photos

me & my Kiddo Mojo decided to venture up the service road to the top

only to discover you can no longer drive right to the lookout tower

as such here are some of my photos

bike trip

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Here is short report about our first pota/bike micro-adventure over the weekend. My son an I took a ride of 21 miles to a campsite in POTA DA-0110 (JO44). My new (mini-) cargo-bike carried the tent, groundsheet, seats and a box with food, drinks, cooking gear and the radio equipment. Most of the ride was along the Kiel Kanal. The campsite is listed as “wild camping” site, but actually it is located in the garden of a former farm and provides some basic infrastructure. We set up a small qrp station and managed to make a few contacts (inside Europe). The next morning we packed our stuff and headed home again (note the picture of two container-carriers at the Kiel Kanal). Our summary: the trip was fun and we hope to do another one soon again.

XLX303 Colorado Digital Reflector

For those who are crossmode from YSF to DMR here is the list for XLX303

some really cool folks to chat with on these other DG IDs

I just set one channel in my radio for my duplex hotspot and change the DG ID in radio as needed

if DMR was only this simple to do

Hi all!

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Heard about you all on the HRCC podcast EP 188
I’m not sure how to join the Sunday net (technically) but I’ll figure it out and check-in one of these Sundays.
The photos are from when I was on the Colorado Section Net on April 10, 2023 from my campsite in De Beque on my IC-705 with the Chameleon CHA TDL (Tactical Delta Loop). It was a great net and am still shocked on what happened to Amanda Alden K1DDN (CO Section Manager) health shortly after. Best wishes to her and her family and for a quick recovery.

I’m mostly QRP and like to play radio outside, but really enjoy all aspects of HAM radio and Overlanding. It’s pretty cool that I learned about this group that also likes those things too!