Two of my hobbies are backpacking and amateur radio. I enjoy combining the two: taking backpacking trips, hauling radio equipment into the mountains, and talking to as many people as possible. I call them..... TXpeditions!!! Click above for pictures and details about some of my past Xpeditions
My wife Terry and I started hiking (and qrp operating) the Colorado Trail on March 30, 2002. This page tracks our progress as we try to hike all 28 sectionsn and 460 miles of the trail.
This is an antenna I built for using when operating from mountain summits. It is completely self supporting and carries like a walking stick.
Mountain Topper II
This is the new improved version of the Mountain Topper. I found the Mountain Topper was too long to take with me sometimes and also a little heavier then I wanted. The Mountain Topper II can be disassembled into a 20" package that weighs just a couple pounds. And.... its build from stuff you can get at the local hardware store.
Trip to Peru This was our big trip to Peru in the Summer of 2004