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Protect Your Radio Gear From Damage

I keep my radios, accessories, and even my battery protected from damage that may occur in the back of my truck. I used to cover everything in blankets and place all that in milk crates but don’t anymore. There is a better option that is still affordable.

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#26 Colorado 14er Event and 10-10-10 Challenge

Colorado 14er Event
Amateur Radio operators from around Colorado will be climbing many of Colorado’s 14,000-foot mountains and Summits On The Air (SOTA) peaks to set up amateur radio stations in an effort to communicate with other radio amateurs across the state and around the world.
Bob K0NR will be our guest to talk about this event. Read more here https://www.k0nr.com/wordpress/2021/07/2021-colorado-sota-14er-event/

10-10-10 Challenge
To celebrate our 10th Anniversary, WØC-SOTA is organizing a 10-10-10 Event with a challenge for Activators and Chasers alike. (Activators operate from summits, Chasers try to contact them.) 10 Activations, 10K Feet, Within 10 Days.
Matt K0MOS will be our guest to talk about this challenge. Read more here https://reflector.sota.org.uk/t/woc-10-10-10-event-update/26220

Join us as we talk about how YOU can participate in this episode of the All Portable Discussion Zone “AP/DZ”. Every aspect of Portable Ops is explored in this biweekly live stream as we discuss news, gear, achievements, the workbench, contests, awards and more – find all Portable Ops related topics here.

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Dan KC7MSU @KC7MSU
Brian W7JET @BBW7JET

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#26 Colorado Celebrates 10 Years in Summits on The Air!

Colorado 14er Event
Amateur Radio operators from around Colorado will be climbing many of Colorado’s 14,000-foot mountains and Summits On The Air (SOTA) peaks to set up amateur radio stations in an effort to communicate with other radio amateurs across the state and around the world.
Bob K0NR will be our guest to talk about this event. Read more here https://www.k0nr.com/wordpress/2021/07/2021-colorado-sota-14er-event/

10-10-10 Challenge
To celebrate our 10th Anniversary, WØC-SOTA is organizing a 10-10-10 Event with a challenge for Activators and Chasers alike. (Activators operate from summits, Chasers try to contact them.) 10 Activations, 10K Feet, Within 10 Days.
Matt K0MOS will be our guest to talk about this challenge. Read more here https://reflector.sota.org.uk/t/woc-10-10-10-event-update/26220

Join us as we talk about how YOU can participate in this episode of the All Portable Discussion Zone “AP/DZ”. Every aspect of Portable Ops is explored in this biweekly live stream as we discuss news, gear, achievements, the workbench, contests, awards and more – find all Portable Ops related topics here.

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Charlie NJ7V @NJ7V_
Dan KC7MSU @KC7MSU
Brian W7JET @BBW7JET

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#25 Incredible! My Sweetheart does portable radio with me!

Ham radio is a diverse hobby with endless possibilities to suite just about everybody’s interests. For example, many people enjoy taking there radio out in the field, referred to as “portable radio” or “portable ops”. Within that niche some like the solo adventure and some like a little company, or like me a mix of both depending on mood and circumstances. Something you don’t quite see every day is a husband and wife team out in the field together enjoying the hobby.
Join us for this episode of the “All Portable Discussion Zone” as we explore the idea of Ham Radio Couples and maybe find out how YOU can get your partner to join you in the ham radio hobby in this episode of the All Portable Discussion Zone “AP/DZ”.
Guests:
Lisa KJ7PJV and Jon KJ7IGZ
Mary KI4HHI and Joe KI4ASK

Co-Hosts:
Sandy W7NRS and Charlie NJ7V

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Are the “10 Essentials” in your SOTA pack?

The vast majority of Summits on the Air excursions require at least some hiking. Frequently that hiking is in areas away from populated areas where you can get assistance should something go wrong. The outdoor “10 Essentials” may give you a fighting chance, IF you carry them.
For this Summits on the Air activation in Western Wyoming I show you what I carry in my pack for the “10 Essentials”. My wife, Sandy W7NRS, joins me on this 2-mile hike to a beautiful area where we have fun making contacts with our ham radio.

NAVIGATION
Garmin 66i GPS https://amzn.to/3cXU2fn
Garmin Instinct Watch https://amzn.to/3vGVCZK
Compass https://amzn.to/3j0oCJ5

ILLUMINATION
Black Diamond Spot 400 Headlamp https://amzn.to/3z1zvis

SUN PROTECTION
Sunday Afternoon Derma Safe Hat https://amzn.to/2VI7nTe
UV Sun Protection Arm Sleeves https://amzn.to/36Ht6x6

FIRST-AID
Homemade

REPAIR KIT
Homemade

FIRE
Waterproof Matches https://amzn.to/36GToiN

SHELTER
Survival Blanket https://amzn.to/2VVSPzL
Seat Cushion https://amzn.to/3gJLqvj

EXTRA FOOD
EXTRA WATER
INSULATION

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Are these “10 Essentials” in your SOTA pack?

The vast majority of Summits on the Air excursions require at least some hiking. Frequently that hiking is in areas away from populated areas where you can get assistance should something go wrong. The outdoor “10 Essentials” may give you a fighting chance, IF you carry them.
For this Summits on the Air activation in Western Wyoming I show you what I carry in my pack for the “10 Essentials”. My wife, Sandy W7NRS, joins me on this 2-mile hike to a beautiful area where we have fun making contacts with our ham radio.

NAVIGATION
Garmin 66i GPS https://amzn.to/3cXU2fn
Garmin Instinct Watch https://amzn.to/3vGVCZK
Compass https://amzn.to/3j0oCJ5

ILLUMINATION
Black Diamond Spot 400 Headlamp https://amzn.to/3z1zvis

SUN PROTECTION
Sunday Afternoon Derma Safe Hat https://amzn.to/2VI7nTe
UV Sun Protection Arm Sleeves https://amzn.to/36Ht6x6

FIRST-AID
Homemade

REPAIR KIT
Homemade

FIRE
Waterproof Matches https://amzn.to/36GToiN

SHELTER
Survival Blanket https://amzn.to/2VVSPzL
Seat Cushion https://amzn.to/3gJLqvj

EXTRA FOOD
EXTRA WATER
INSULATION

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Chris K7TAB is a SOTA Mountain Goat

Here’s a short clip of Chris K7TAB’s goat hill activation

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#24 How to make satellite contacts on SOTA activations!

Chris Tabor, K7TAB has been pursuing his Summits on the Air Mountain Goat award for 5 years. Along the way Chris has enjoyed working satellites from his SOTA summits. If you are interested in trying to make a satellite contact form a SOTA summit then this should answer a lot of your questions. And full disclosure, Chris is a great friend of the hosts of this show. We claim him when nobody else does haha! Join us as we talk about how YOU can get started using satellites on SOTA activations in this episode of the All Portable Discussion Zone “AP/DZ”.

Every aspect of Portable Ops is explored in this biweekly live stream as we discuss news, gear, achievements, the workbench, contests, awards and more – find all Portable Ops related topics here.

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Charlie NJ7V @NJ7V_
Dan KC7MSU @KC7MSU
Brian W7JET @BBW7JET

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The Spring That Breathes

I’m back in my old stomping grounds, my hometown in Wyoming. Just a little non-ham radio fun here where we hiked up to the "intermittent spring"

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Not even flying ants can’t stop a Summits on the Air Activation

Wow – It took some doing to find a place where I could operate amongst the ant swarm! This SOTA activation wasn’t for the faint of heart, and I almost abandoned this one after the requisite 4 contacts. But perseverance paid off. I found an "OK" location to activate from and worked a bunch of eastern stats and even Sweden (there were two Sweden stations calling – only got one).

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