Ahhh – a nice, rainy hike into the clouds in my home turf of the Pacific Northwest. This was originally going to be a joint activation with Josh, WU7H after work on a weekday. But as things go, sometimes work gets in the way of other things! So, while I ended up doing this one on my own, it was nonetheless a very enjoyable outing.
It’s good to get out and get some fresh air once in a while. Even if the air is a little thin! Having been invited by Adam K6ARK on a trip to the Eastern Sierra was something I just couldn’t turn down. The plan was to hike up from the Onion Valley trailhead and camp at a lake, and do a few summits while we’re up there. We ended up just doing this one, but a fun one it was!
In need of some fresh air, and trying to keep with my self-imposed goal of some kind of camping at least once per month this year (including once in the back yard due to COVID), I decided to do a quick overnight trip to this summit. I wasn’t able to find a whole lot of information on it, so I wasn’t sure I’d even be able to make it to the summit. As it turned out, there weren’t any issues.
It’s been a few weeks (or maybe more) now, but I’m catching up on my blog posts! I sold my trusty and beloved FT-817 so I could get a non-QRP rig! I decided to get a 100-watt rig. But there’s more to it than just more power.
It’s been a few weeks (or maybe more) now, but I’m catching up on my blog posts! I sold my trusty and beloved FT-817 so I could get a non-QRP rig! This isn’t about “life is too short for QRP.” I’m not a believer of that statement. I love the challenge and magic of QRP. I’ve been pretty much solely QRP for quite a while. Not because of a love of the challenge primarily, but because of the many other benefits. Nonetheless, I decided to get a 100-watt rig. But there’s more to it than just the power.