Future of Ham Radio


My grandson practicing his technique.

Ham Radio Backcountry Camping


Just getting DMR setup, and noticed your group. I will hopefully be taking it out with me this weekend on a test, and seeing how it performs over a low bandwidth hotspot and playing with that a bit, although my passion lies with HF. Won’t be setting that up this weekend, as to spend more time with the wife, since in a couple of weeks it will be field day and will be spending the whole weekend on that.

I thought I would share some pictures of my experiences. I’ve since upgraded the truck to a newer model, a 2017 Tacoma, after I got 358,000 miles out of the one in most of the pictures. I will add more recent pictures soon, but still much of the radio setup and antennas are the same. I’ve been doing backcountry camping most of my life, served on SAR in my county for 13 years, and enjoy getting out whenever I can.

Here is my website:


Jim Olsen

Ham Radio Venture Overland Decals While They Last


Ham Radio Venture Overland Decals While They Last



HRVO Active Members List

Talk Group List of those who are active or once were:

KC3IT     Don             TN

KE4UYD Michael      TN                                                                  KE8ITJ    Kim  OH

N1LWM   Bill              VT                                                            KB3VPK  Mary      PA

K5TIN     Shane         LA                                                           W5CSD Charles     TX

W1OOD   David          PA                                                           KI5AF    Larry         AR

KK6ATA Jason          CA                                                           KD2QEX   Jeff        NY

AF6NM   Art               CA                                                             KI6TLC   James    CA

W7BR    Brent            WA                                                              K6UDA     Bob      CA

KC9ZRA  Bob               IL                                                              KN6DAM William CA

KN4YHM Troy            FL                                                               KK6KND  Dustin   CA

K2ACD  MATT              NY                                                             2E0LXC     Greg    UK

N1ARN  ARN                VT                                                              K1GMM   Steve    VT

N7ADV  GEORGE         UT                                                               N7UJU   Chris      AZ

W3HDB  DAN               DE                                                             KD7DAW   Tom      FL

W0MUD  TRAVIS        OR                                                                K4KKP   James      FL

KJ4ODY  ROGER          NC                                                               KQ6K Edward       CA

AF7FS  DON                 NV                                                               KE5JXC  Arnold     LA

K6BSR BRANDON       CA                                                              WD9GNG  Kenn       IL

NA7Q MICHAEL          WA                                                              KA7EMT  David      AZ

WB2MLY RAY               NY                                                                K7JEO     Jim        UT

KE4BFG  ROGER          TN                                      (ex KN4CUH)   N9FC    Steven      AL

KG5NBA  GARY            TX   *                                                            AC5UB   Curtis       KS

KB7RQQ  TODD           WA     *                                                         AE0EP    Ryan         KS

AA1PR   MIKE              VT     *                                                          K5NWZ   Shawn     TX

  • are founding members

if we missed anyone by accident please let Todd, Gary, Dan or Mike  please know so you may be added

HRVO on Groups.io

Any interested in n email reflector for the group? PNW-DMR is using groups.io and it’s pretty nice and can handle pictures. If there’s no interest I’ll simply delete it. enter your email address and you’ll get a link to join.

Got us a TG on TGIF Network!

I got this email from Dan w3hdb a while back
it wasnt until last night talking with matt k2acd I realized what it meant
guess Ive been asleep

TG 31655 on tgif.network

The audio is amazing

OpenSpot and Openspot2 are really easy to configure to the TGIF Network.

1. Open your OpenSpot Dashboard.
2. Goto the Connectors Tab at the top.

Scroll down to: DMR/Homebrew/MMDVM

1. Change the Protocol to MMDVM instead of Homebrew (if it was checked)
2. Add the server address: ‘tgif.network’
3. Add the Port: 62031
Click the Save button and your OpenSpot should connect to the TGIF Network.


Harvesting Seeds Naturally

Harvesting Seeds Naturally

Ham Radio Venture Overland aka Venture Overland TG 31655

Ham Radio Venture Overland aka Venture Overland TG 31655

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Adventure Medical Kits for Overlanding

With all the discussions lately around medical kits etc

I thought I would post the one I have in my survival bag

& here’s  my vehicle kit too if anyone is interested

what do you have, use etc?


How about some stickers?

Got bored at work…….

Reworked it a bit for better color separation in screen printing.  Size will be 2.5 X 5″ on white vinyl.