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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.

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I am a Overlander from Sparks, Nevada. My call sign is KJ7ZMK. I usually do day trips on the weekends. There is a lot to explore in the Nevada high desert. My equipment is basic but it works for me.

There is still some great stuff on the SW bands


Came across this show while scanning the SW bands on a camping trip. They were playing music, running MFJ and Chameleon Antenna adds, talking about operating portable, etc. It was a fun show.

Have a great Memorial Day!

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Hope you all are having a great Memorial Day weekend! If you are or where a veteran…. I thank you for your service and the freedoms it brought. Spending The Weekend playing radio from my old trailer at Lake Merwin in Washington state. Cheers!

Central Oregon fishing 2021

Having a great weekend in La Pine, Oregon trout fishing. Weather breezy and cool with occasional rain but fishing and camping are always good. Played a bit of radio too.

IC-7100 install in 87 HJ75 Landcruiser

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Installed IC-7100 in my vintage LC. Will be adding a coax switch for a 3rd antenna for 10-11M

New guy on the site and first post Wuhan Flu long ride.

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Greetings everyone, I’m Dave from NE Florida. Been an overland venture guy since before I knew there was a real term for packing a few days of stuff in the truck and heading out to get away from people for a bit.
Now days, it’s a 2-door Jeep or my ’18 BMW GSA, depending on my mood and the price of gas. I usually have my Yaesu FT-8900, FT-991A, CS580 and a hotspot, or an E.F. Johnson 51SL ES that is a combined Ham and GMRS UHF radio.
Got to take the first post Wuhan Flu long ride on my ’18 BMW GSA in mid-March ’21. NE Florida to Oklahoma City, OK and back in 6 days. Four travel days at 600 miles per and a couple days in OKC during the typical Mid-West Spring weather. Nothing like riding against a 30 knot crosswind, with gusts that had me leaning 45 in to them at times. At least I missed the snow and twisters that storm system dropped in it path.
Got to meet some great people and surprise the heck out of a co-worker who thought I was flying in. The look on his face when I rolled up on the GSA was priceless. His first comment was “How did you manage to rent THAT?”
My response was simple, “What do you mean rent, this is mine. I rode 1200 miles to be at this party.”
In case you don’t know, the big aircraft in the picture is the FIRST Air Force One

HRVO Added to TGIF Prime Network now carries Ham Radio Venture Overland talkgroup 31655. These are not crosslinked just a secondary place right this moment.

Winter field day 2021

I was invited to meet up with the group from St. Helens and Scappoose, Oregon for winter field day. These guys are a part of the group Travis W0MUD introduced me to earlier in the year on an eastern Oregon camping trip. Thanks Travis! They are great guys…. wish you were here for this trip. It had snowed but was just warm enough to rain and turn everything into a mud pit. These guys all have Jeeps so we were joking whether it was a ham radio or a Jeep club.

Tim WB7TIM had quite a bunch of radios. He was able to make contacts on all bands with his end-fed antenna and Yaesu FT-991. He also had his FT-817 and an Elk Antenna’s log-periodic to work some CW and sideband on 2-meters. Even crazier, a handheld for 900 and 1.2 GHZ!! I had my G90 and Buddipole antenna but will admit I spent more time talking to guys by the fire than seriously operating.

It rained pretty much the entire time we were there. Everything was damp even under cover.

The snow melted into mud. It was a blast… but clean-up was messy.

Tim WB7TIM running the Yaesu FT-991

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Troy KI7HML made some great breakfasts! from his efficient camp kitchen setup.

My G90 set-up. Had the Buddipole tuned up on 20m and used N1MM logger for logging using the Xiegu CAT cable to capture the frequency.

Warm fire and hot coffee! Thanks to Troy KI7HML

Stayed pretty warm in the bed of my truck. Started the Buddy Heater to take the chill off and get warmed up. Then fired it up before getting out of bed.

Restarting Wednesday Evening Net

I have been questioned a couple of times in the last few weeks about our net
is anyone interested in Restarting the Wednesday Evening Nets
if so please respond and also respond if you are interested in being a net control station
I think it would be gret to kick our net back off & to hopefully draw more interest and hams to the talkgroup
thoughts, opinions etc?

Winter camping in Oregon

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I finally got a chance to try out the new rooftop tent last weekend in central OR, southeast of Bend. The tent is a Roofnest Condor XL, mounted on my trusty 1987 FJ60. The weather was perfect – crystal clear in the evening for star gazing, and a little frosty in the morning. The tent was flawless. Easy to put up and take down, tons of room, and very comfortable to sleep in. Can’t wait for the next trip!