Winter Fishing in the High Cascade Mountains of Central Oregon

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Here’s some pics from my trip to La Pine, Oregon. Visited North Twin and Cultus Lake. we wanted to fish Lava Lake but when we started pushing snow with my bumper I decided to turn around. Fishing was slow with the fridged weather but the wilderness was beautiful!

#winter #troutfishing #cascades #snow #oregon

Ham Radio Reference Links

hopefully these links will help you out as they have done for myself

if you have any to add, please do so

NY Law Ham Radio (keep in vehicle)

https://codes.findlaw.com/ny/vehicle-and-traffic-law/vat-sect-397.html

http://www.dxinfocentre.com/tropo.html

https://www.qsl.net/co8tw/iota.htm

https://www.qrz.com/i/iota.html

http://na-sota.org/

http://www.arrl.org/section-abbreviations

http://radman.no-ip.ca:8901/

https://hamspots.net/

https://pskreporter.info/pskmap.html

http://www.bandplans.com/

https://www.winterfieldday.com/rules

https://www.qsl.net/k3asi/modechart.htm

http://www.k9mu.com/map/

http://www.cquest.com/ch/

https://www.qsl.net/va3iul/Antenna/Wire%20Antennas%20for%20Ham%20Radio/Wire_antennas_for_ham_radio.htm

How to build a tin can waveguide antenna  http://www.turnpoint.net/wireless/cantennahowto.html

http://www.sengpielaudio.com/calculator-amplification.htm

https://www.changpuak.ch/electronics/Dipole_folded.php

https://daycounter.com/Calculators/Air-Core-Inductor-Calculator.phtml

http://hintlink.com/power_density.php

http://www.repeater-builder.com/products/stm32-dvm.html

http://www.repeater-builder.com/motorola/maxtrac/maxtrac-option-plug.html

http://www.repeater-builder.com/motorola/maxtrac/maxtrac-interfacing.html

http://www.repeater-builder.com/motorola/maxtrac/maxtrac-rptr-int.html

http://www.repeater-builder.com/motorola/maxtrac/files/id-o-matic-rick-rev2.pdf

http://timesmicrowave.com/calculator/?productId=126&frequency=18&runLength=4&mode=calculate#form

http://www.n5dux.com/ham/files/pdf/index.php

http://mstewart.net/super8/aprs/RASP/index.htm

http://www.dj0ip.de/ricki-leaks/hrd-software/ (last fre version)

http://www.miklor.com/COM/UV_Drivers.php

http://www.b4h.net/cabforms/

http://www.radioqth.net/licscert

http://www.repeater-builder.com/motorola/maxtrac/maxtrac-option-plug.html

https://www.argentdata.com/catalog/index.php

http://home.teleport.com/~n3eg/maxtrac.htm

http://www.arrl.org/code-practice-qst-source

http://spaceweather.com/

https://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=package-management

http://kv5r.com/ham-radio/shortwave-frequencies/

https://www.qsl.net/darn/PSK31.htm

http://www.arrl.org/outgoing-qsl-service

https://harfordemcomm.org/

http://www.3905ccn.com/

https://ema.arrl.org/arrl-numbered-radiograms/

http://ch.w6rk.com/

http://www.monitoringtimes.com/html/mttopHF.html

https://rsgb.org/main/operating/qsl-bureau/qsl-bureau-address/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HRVO Wednesday Net

HRVO Wednesday Net

Starting December on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 9:30pm EST

Net topics will vary each week

Topics can include: overlanding, camping, hiking and so forth

If you are interested in running a net please let us know

So in amateur tradition we will learn from others, and share our knowledge

Ill see you on the net

73

Mike AA1PR

Net Topics:

Dec 5th ~ Recovery

Dec 19th ~ Survival bags

Hello

Hello, just found this group and thought I’d poke my head in and say “hello”.
For offroad adventuring, I drive a Pinzgauer 710K equipped with a Yaesu D710. I plan on adding HF in the near future.

Mike
KD7VRG

VT Deer Hunting Scenic Pics

I may have not bagged my dream buck, but I got plenty of great shots with the cell phone today

it doesnt get any better than this

 

Camp snack

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Here’s a spicy little snack for on the trail or sitting by the fire

Dandelions

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Dandelions

** If there is one thing I must convey here is that if you are unsure of what you are touching or going to consume DO NOT ** get the correct books or do the research before you venture out. As in most cases a very small nibble or portion could/can kill you. **

 

How many times have you ever stepped upon or over these little deserving plants that taste so delicious and are ever so nutritional…with multiple uses.

We make digging sticks for easy retrieval of dandelions. I like the stick to be about 1” in diameter and maybe a foot long if not a bit more. Sharpen one end and there you go

We all know what dandelions look like so I did not take a picture of the flower. They are those annoying plants that seem to infest our yards and the likes. We all know them by the yellow flower and the arrow shaped leaves. Thankfully there are no poisonous look-a-likes for this species of plant. The meaning of the plant in French is “Lions Tooth”. This plant also has many medicinal uses, even though I will avoid discussion of them for our topic. Oddly this plant was imported into our country as a food crop. I like the yellow flowering tops (check for bugs first) and the roots

Chicory and wild lettuce also resemble dandelions in the spring and are also edible. The milky sap can be used as a improvised glue of sorts? It has been proven effective in removing warts, soothing sores and bee stings and blisters for some. The flowers are used in home made wines as well. Picking these before the flower’s blossom results in the best tasting plants.

Younger ones (plants) may not have the arrow shaped definition just yet.  These I feel are somewhat tastier in my opinion.  These leaves are excellent added to salads. Just try to get them before the yellow flower develops or otherwise they can be bitter tasting. Or you can boil them a couple of times in the summer and fall to improve their taste as well. The leaves have a higher nutritional value than any commercially produced vegetable one can buy. Just make sure you harvest them away from roadsides or known places where one uses pesticides.

The young leaves may go into a salad for lunch. On the mature ones I will only use the roots, I use all the roots from the others for either boiling or a coffee alternative. The roots if found are edible all year long. The roots are OK tasting boiled.

You can boil them to improve their taste if so desired, kind of reminds me of spinach.

I prefer to use just the roots as a coffee substitute.

To make the coffee substitute you first roast the roots in a tin foil hat with a small vent hole.  Grind them afterwards. You than steep them over water and there you have your coffee substitute. Its really tasty and one of my favorites.

I even read somewhere once that the root of goats beard can also be roasted and ground to make a coffee substitute.  Goat’s Beard resembles a dandelion head when the white seeds are blossoming except it has holes in the pattern like a waffle ball effect. In my area they are not very common, but felt it was mentioning.

So the next time you have these removed, at least enjoy the fruit of your labor. It actually tastes a bit like someone added a hint of tea to my coffee. make a salad too, Different but unique to say the least, so give it a try!

 

Cattail

Cattail

** If there is one thing I must convey here is that if you are unsure of what you are touching or going to consume DO NOT ** get the correct books or do the research before you venture out. As in most cases a very small nibble or portion could/can kill you. **

Description: Cattails are grass like plants with strap-shaped leaves 1 to 5 centimeters wide and growing up to 1.8 meters tall. The male flowers are borne in a dense mass above the female flowers. These last only a short time, leaving the female flowers that develop into the brown

cattail. Pollen from the male flowers is often abundant and bright yellow.

CAUTION

The green hull surrounding the nut contains a resinous irritant poison that will blister the lips and tongue like poison ivy. Heat destroys this poison when roasting the nuts.

Habitat and Distribution: Cattails are found throughout most of the world. Look for them in full sun areas at the margins of lakes, streams, canals, rivers, and brackish water.

Edible Parts: The young tender shoots are edible raw or cooked. The rhizome is often very tough but is a rich source of starch. Pound the rhizome to remove the starch and use as a flour. The pollen is also an exceptional source of starch. When the cattail is immature and still green, you can boil the female portion and eat it like corn on the cob.  I prefer the shoots best of all, sauteed  in a skillet or wok if you have one

Other Uses: The dried leaves are an excellent source of weaving material you can use to make floats and rafts. The cottony seeds make good pillow stuffing and insulation. The fluff makes excellent tinder. Dried cattails are effective insect repellents when burned. The dried shafts can be used to make arrows or spears from. Bundle them together and let dry on a flat dry surface

(the only photo I have of is from the fall)

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Blackberry, raspberry, and dewberry

Blackberry, raspberry, and dewberry

** If there is one thing I must convey here is that if you are unsure of what you are touching or going to consume DO NOT ** get the correct books or do the research before you venture out. As in most cases a very small nibble or portion could/can kill you. **

Description: These plants have prickly stems (canes) that grow upward, arching back toward the ground. They have alternate, usually compound leaves. Their fruits may be red, black, yellow, or orange.

Habitat and Distribution: These plants grow in open, sunny areas at the margin of woods, lakes, streams, and roads throughout temperate regions. There is also an arctic raspberry.

Edible Parts: The fruits and peeled young shoots are edible. Flavor varies greatly.

Other Uses: Use the leaves to make tea. To treat diarrhea, drink a tea made by brewing the dried root bark of the blackberry bush.

Jams and jellies are also great to make from these. Or a freshly baked pie is best

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Milkweed

Milkweed

** If there is one thing I must convey here is that if you are unsure of what you are touching or going to consume DO NOT ** get the correct books or do the research before you venture out. As in most cases a very small nibble or portion could/can kill you. **

**There are several poisonous look-a-likes for example Dogbane** Remember Milkweed does not have branches like the deadly ones.**

Hopefully we all know what it looks like but if not or just in case here is an example.

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Gather the leafy tops in the spring. Next wash off all the leaves and separate them from the little bit of stalk/stem that remains. I once read that these need to be brought to a boil and the water changed for three times even though I prefer four (softer). These are so tasty and tender with some butter, salt and pepper on them.