Sit. Rep. #137: Priority Purchasing-I, Altitude

1- Hiking is hard on your feet compared to an average school or workday.  You will usually cover many more miles through rougher terrain.  If you are backpacking; then your feet and legs are carrying more weight than normal.  I coach beginning backpackers to concentrate their first purchases on shoes and socks.  Ask your fellow … Read more

Sit. Rep. #128: Repeaters, Wear First

1- FM – Ham Operations: What type of amateur station simultaneously re-transmits the signal of another amateur station on a different channel or frequency?       Repeater station What types of amateur stations can automatically re-transmit the signals of other amateur stations?      Repeater, auxiliary, or space stations Which of the following describes a linked repeater … Read more

Sit. Rep. #117: On the Cheap but Wise

1- Ham test questions: For which license classes are new licenses currently available from the FCC?       Technician, General, Amateur Extra What is the normal term for an FCC-issued primary station/operator amateur radio license grant?      Ten years How soon after passing the examination for your first amateur radio license may you operate … Read more

Sit. Rep. #113: Beginning Basics, Insulation

1- What is your purpose of camping or backpacking or hiking?  Scout advancement, adventure, building self-confidence, getting away from the hustle & bustle, getting away from electronics and screens, commune with nature; photography, or research, or fishing, expedition, the love of being outdoors, more fun than the gym, surveying:  any answer is OK with me.   … Read more