Archive for March, 2016

KV4TU – Amateur Radio and Hiking

March 7th, 2016

This video is from the Appalachian Trail in western NC and shows portable operation of my amateur radio station. Amateur radio is also known as ham radio, and my call sign is KV4TU. The radio is a Yaesu FT-857D set for QRP operation, or low power. Using only 5 Watts transmitting power, contacts were made both stateside and DX (distance). A small battery is powering the radio while on the trail, and the antenna is a homemade 20 meter dipole setup in an inverted V configuration.

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