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Author: Stuart, KB1HQS

2017 Summer SOTA and POTA Activations in NH and ME

After months of recovering from a badly sprained ankle, summer has arrived which of course means vacation time. I’m heading to New England, specifically New Hampshire and Maine. Note: these dates are all tentative due to the variable weather and the fact I like a flexible schedule when traveling. Bands: 20/30/40 CW & SSB; Power: QRP I will self spot on Facebook, Twitter and SOTA SWATCH2. Radio Gear:  Elecraft KX3 with external battery Yaesu FT1DR Delorme InReach Packtenna Dipole & Endfed antennas Wolf River Coil Vertical Alexloop Assorted Delta Loops One (1) trusty canine “Trail Dog” Track me in real...

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Shenandoah SOTA Summits and Xrays

SOTA Activations Bones Fractured: Contacts Made: Once again, I decided to visit Shenandoah National Park (SNP) in Virginia and activate summits south of Thornton’s Gap. When I arrived early Sunday morning, the entrance park toll booth had a sign that read, “Pay when you leave”. Well, thanks to my awesome mother-in-law who gave me a 2017 Park Pass for Christmas this year, I was good to go. Later that day when I left there was a line going into the entrance half a mile long. It pays to get there early, even in the winter. This trip I was...

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Published Articles & Media

Ham Radio 360 NPOTA Podcast Interview:                   ARRL Operating Manual 11th Edition I wrote an article on tips, tricks and techniques for portable operating.   QST Magazine, November 2016 Gear review on the Packtenna Mini antenna system     QST Magazine July 2017 Gear review on the Wolf River Coil Antenna     ARRL 2017 Amateur Radio Calendar My picture was featured for August 2017. Note that the picture was taken on top of Mt. Washington not Shenandoah NP as...

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