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Lost Dutchman State Park on the Air

Lost Dutchman State Park has some interesting lore surrounding it. Sitting between the Goldfield Mountains and the Superstition Mountains, many have been drawn to this location in search of the Dutchman’s lost treasure. While historically interesting, it is also a beautiful place to set at a table and enjoy getting on the air with a ham radio. I wanted to participate in "Support Your Parks Weekend" and had planned on activating this park on Saturday that weekend. Then I saw a post on Discord about Brian N2BTD looking for somebody with whom he might join, to activate this state park. Sunday worked better for him, so we decided to go that day. It was a pleasure to meet-up with Brian and get this park in the books for Parks on The Air.

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Why my SOTA antenna is a linked dipole

The linked dipole is a great antenna and many portable operators use it. Of course there are other good choices like the end-fed half-wave. In this video I explain why I use the linked dipole. It’s a fun adventure, with the field test of a new portable paddle, scenery that was not what I expected, and a unique activation, as I have never been to the top of this one before.

QU-7025 Morse Code Paddles:
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Portable Morse Code Paddle – QU 7025

The QU-7025 Morse code paddle (or key) might be a good option for you hams who are new to CW. They are an inexpensive option if you don’t want to jump right into a big purchase. The paddle is a pretty simple design you see in various homebrew and 3D printed variants. I think you could say it is the Baofeng UV-5R of Morse code paddles.

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This "paddle feature" is the fourth in a series of videos about PORTABLE CW KEYS called "Portable Morse Code Paddles". I hope you enjoy this feature and come back for more!

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Why Share Your Portable Radio Experiences

Why should you share your portable radio experiences with others. We have a panel of guests on today’s episode that have a passion for sharing their adventures. We’ll ask them why we should all share our experiences. Hopefully this discussion will give you ideas on how you can share your stories when it comes to portable radio.

Join us as we talk about how YOU can share your portable radio experiences 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.

Guests are:

Jesse VE6JTW "VE6JTW CDN Rockies Radio Adventurer"
https://www.youtube.com/c/VE6JTWCDNRockiesRadioAdventurer

Shane KD9NJJ "Scout 75"
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQP0R5hTdP-n0yUr8yBU0vg

Mike AC0PR "mkc0pr"
https://www.youtube.com/user/mkc0pr

Tim N7KOM "Upsection N7KOM"
https://www.youtube.com/c/UpsectionN7KOM

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Exploring Yosemite NP and Mono County with YouTube Content Creators

Follow along on this 4-day trip to California. Adam K6ARK invited me and a few other YouTube content creators to California where we camped for 4 days in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. A big part of the trip included Parks on the Air and Summits on the Air activations. Seven friends having a great time in beautiful country operating portable radio.

Join me and:
Jason KC5HWB https://www.youtube.com/c/HamRadio20
Christian N1CLC https://www.youtube.com/user/jimdouganx
Adam K6ARK https://www.youtube.com/c/K6ARKPortableRadio
Chuck KK6USY https://www.youtube.com/c/KK6USYHamRadioAdventures
Frank KG5AHJ https://www.youtube.com/c/TankRadio
Javi K6TNT

Thumbnail Photo Credited to Adam K6ARK

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Portable Morse Code Paddle by Boyd Mason NE8KE

The Te-Ne-Ke Morse code paddle (or key) is another durable option for your portable radio adventures. These paddles are made by the North Ottawa Amateur Radio Club in western Michigan. The paddle is a unique design, with a smooth touch and small footprint. The design was patented by Boyd Masen, NE8KE who has since turned the rights to make and sell the key to the NOARK.

North Ottawa Amateur Radio Club order page: https://www.w8cso.org/teneke.php
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This "paddle feature" is the third in a series of videos about PORTABLE CW KEYS called "Portable Morse Code Paddles". I hope you enjoy this feature and come back for more!

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The Unlimited Possibilities of Portable Radio

Expand your mind when it comes to portable radio. When it comes to interesting places you can operate portable, the possibilities are unlimited. Our guest today is Tom N2YTF who has had some very unique experiences operating portable radio. We have him on to discuss his unique experiences and hopefully inspire you to expand your horizons when it comes to portable ops.

Join us as we talk about how YOU can expand your portable radio experiences 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.

The newsletter where Darryl’s article is found: http://www.pnwsota.org/sites/pnwsota.org/files/downloads/K7ATN/PNW%20SOTA%20Newsletter%20Jan-Feb-Mar%202021.pdf

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Lightweight Portable Antenna Choices and Deployment

I’ve been wanting to activate Sitgreaves Mountain for several years. My friend Robert N3BZ recently hiked to the top and activated it. He was only the second person to do so. In this video Robert is my guide as we hike to the top of Sitgreaves. On the summit, I talk a little bit about lightweight and compact antenna designs and how I choose to deploy mine. While activating, both of us encounter interference caused by the other station. This is a common challenge when you have more than one operator operating in the same area.

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Chat with Charlie

I’m going solo on this one. The 1 year anniversary of this stream is a couple of weeks away. We’ve come a long way since episode 1. I’ve been really busy with travel lately and have not had a lot of time to finish up videos currently in post. What is next for this stream and for the channel. Join me for a casual discussion about this and what ever else you bring up in the chat. I’ll bring on guests from the chat if any are interested.