Sunday, August 7, 2011

ON5RZ .. Bicycle Mobile Across the US & Canada !!

Extreme "Radio-Active"
This has been a really interesting day on the radio ...
Instead of chasing DX ... I decided I would point my yagi out west 
and hang out on the 20 meter qrp frequencies ( CW & SSB )
and listen for the SOTA ops.
These are the guys that operate portable 
from various mountain summits 
and are recognized by the official 
Summits On The Air group.
I worked several interesting portable stations today ...
Raf / ON5RZ 
who started out peddling in San Francisco 
on his Bicycle ....
142 days through USA & Canada. (with a tent & Yaesu 817 ;-)
April 27th. till September 13th. : K/ON5RZ/p and VE/ON5RZ/p
When I worked Raf ...
He was taking a break in Quebec Canada
He was using a Yaesu FT-817 at 5 watts with a small vertical
His signal was peaking 59 !!

To follow Raf on his journey 
Check out his blog 


73 de N4LA

1 comment:

VE3WDM said...

Todd that is such a cool way to enjoy the hobby!! So True that ON5RZ is EXTREME radio active.