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4-man Tipi = inter-continental radio-shack
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    Default 4-man Tipi = inter-continental radio-shack

    A while ago a posted a thread about a night I spent out in the snow:

    http://www.kifaruforums.net/showthread.php?t=46388

    I had my HF radio with me for my ham radio friend in the UK and I were going to try and speak with each other via the radio while I was in the camp. I made a little video about that:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbM6c6tW2Nw

    If any of you are interested in how the tipi can be turned into a heated, inter-continental, portable radio shack then take a look at that video (I have since made a few other videos - those are posted on the you-tube channel).

    MT
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    Default Re: 4-man Tipi = inter-continental radio-shack

    modustollens,

    Good stuff! I am ramping up with HAM, studying for my first license test. I should be good to go by summer.
    "Me got no house; me all time moving; light fire, make tent, sleep; all time go hunt, how have house?"

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    Default Re: 4-man Tipi = inter-continental radio-shack

    Quote Originally Posted by Sawtooth View Post
    modustollens,

    Good stuff! I am ramping up with HAM, studying for my first license test. I should be good to go by summer.
    Great news - I remember we spoke about this about a year ago or so.

    It will be a great thing if we can speak from my camp to yours while we both sit inside our respective tipis - I have had this work before, from Ontario to British Columbia from my camp's tipi to my friend's while he was camping on Vancouver Island - just a lit bit over 3300km.

    I have talked to many people in Colorado from my camps.


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    I have had great help with HAM from chokedee here on the forum. I'm just starting out with a single band HT, since I have a repeater here in town. It may take me a while to get set up so I have a HAM shack in my backpack camp, but I'll get there!
    "Me got no house; me all time moving; light fire, make tent, sleep; all time go hunt, how have house?"

    --Dersu Uzala
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    Default Re: 4-man Tipi = inter-continental radio-shack

    Quote Originally Posted by Sawtooth View Post
    I have had great help with HAM from chokedee here on the forum. I'm just starting out with a single band HT, since I have a repeater here in town. It may take me a while to get set up so I have a HAM shack in my backpack camp, but I'll get there!
    There is still a lot of utility from an HT - but, my advice, get one with a removable antenna so that you can add an external one, one, say, hung up high in a tree - better receive and transmit range. Or, you could attach one of these (http://www.arrowantennas.com/arrowii/146-3ii.html) and bounce your HT's signals off satellites and communicate over 100s of miles or simply aim it at the repeater while hiking high in the mountain and you could get into the repeater even if 20-50km away.

    You can also get HT's with APRS - these will automatically send out data packets with your GPS coordinates and plot your position on the map (https://aprs.fi/#!mt=roadmap&z=12&ca...6400&tail=3600).

    But, if you want to speak from camp back home or within ranges of 10-300km, 80m HF using a NVIS antenna is the key to that! Being in Colorado, I bet with a 40m signal you could talk to almost every state and most of the central and eastern provinces. Single band HF radios are getting smaller and cheaper all the time (e.g., https://qrpver.com/transceivers/qrpver_1_v_3.html). I am drooling over this one - https://elecraft.com/products/kx3-al...-m-transceiver - but, big $$$.

    This - https://qrpver.com/transceivers/all-...nion-mini.html - is very nice too and way cheaper, smaller and 1/3 the weight of the model I have. This little thing will enable you to talk from 10 to 5000 or more km! Every state, Europe, South America, and back to your home town or merely the next county over.

    I think, though, I am going to mimic you first and get myself a food dehydrator for this summer's forays out in the canoe.

    MT
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