Friday, June 17, 2011

Romantic Radio

Strange title for a post, eh?  But you'll get my meaning in just a bit.  No I don't mean using the radio to send love messages, I mean the "Romance" or magic of radio.  If you're a QRPer or a fan of outdoor radio, I'm sure you've had visions inside your mind's eye of being out in a beautiful, idyllic setting with a small, portable set up.  The weather is beautiful, the backdrop ideal; and you're cranking away on the radio having the time of your life.

Many of us never get to live that dream in EXACTLY that manner; but Michael Rainey AA1TJ is.  You may remember Mike from his unique designs and homebrew rigs. He and his wife are hiking in Europe and he managed to upload this video onto YouTube of his radio efforts in Austria along the Danube.  It can't get much better than this, can it?

W2LJ has the honor of calling it a very early night tonight as tomorrow is the Raritan Valley Radio Club's annual hamfest. As a new member, I will be working the fest this time instead of just being a visitor/buyer. The wakeup call is for "O Dark Thirty" as the old joke goes; but it is no joke - 4:00 AM!  The forecast for tomorrow is partly sunny, humid with a high of 86F (30C). I will be packing some sun screen in additon to the HT, battery and some money!

72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!

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