Outdoor Ham Radio

  • Support your Parks on the Air Winter Event (Jan. 20-21 )

    Support your Parks on the Air Activators this January 20-21, 2018. Operators from all over the country will be headed out to State & National Parks, Wildlife Refuges, and many other protected outdoor areas to setup camp and operate ham radio for the ‘Parks on the Air – Winter Event’....
  • Ham Radio Adventures Episode #3 – Ham Radio at the Beach!

    If you can’t have snow… then have the beach! Join me on the air this weekend as I activate the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge from South Padre Island, Texas on December 23, 2017. Look for me on the bands from about 1800-2100UTC*. Focus this go around will...
  • Prepping for Winter Field Day 2018 with the N5OAK ARC

    Speaking of Winter Field Day… it snowed last night in Austin, TX! I haven’t seen snow in these parts of Texas in a very long time. In 1985, snow completely blanketed Central Texas, and I was only 4 years old, but remember it very well. I absolutely love the...
  • Ham Radio Adventures Part #2 Coming Up – Operating Parks on the Air with N9MM & W5MIG! (12/10/2017)

    I was recently invited to operate with W5MIG (Jerry) & N9MM (Norm), who are two very avid outdoor ham radio operators. They decided to get together this month & operate Parks on the Air at Blanco State Park (POTA ID: KFF-2990) in Central Texas on December 10, 2017. Estimated time of arrival (update):...
  • Activating Lyndon B. Johnson National & State Parks this weekend

    Look for me on the air this weekend, as I activate Lyndon B. Johnson National & State Parks located smack dab in the middle of Central Texas. Lyndon B. Johnson National Park was actually the first (and only) park I tried to activate for NPOTA last year which was...
  • Big Bend National Park Activation Results

    A whopping 75 contacts on SSB for the Big Bend National Park Activation! A big thank you to all the hunters for this one. This was definitely a special park for me. Bucket list checkmark! This is one of the largest parks that i’ve ever experienced. So large you...
  • Activating KFF-0550 – Lower Rio Grande Valley, July 23, 2017

    Edit: moving up the time to 1800 UTC-? I’m making a quick trip to deliver some furniture to a business down in Port Isabel this weekend, and figured it’d be a good chance to activate another park in that beautiful area of Texas! The Lower Rio Grande Valley is...
  • Updates from the ham shack – park activation planned

    Hope everyone had a wonderful Independence Day holiday, I know I did! I had my radio go kits ready and even brought one with me to the family house yesterday, but the bands were pretty crummy from what I was seeing online, and the BBQ & beer was just...