Author: bjnejedlo14

Deeper Into A New Hobby

Deeper Into A New Hobby

We decided to get into CW QRP (POTA/SOTA) in order to extend out our love of hiking. This basically is about using ultralight, portable ham radio equipment to make contact with other amateur radio operators using Morse Code, while we are out hiking parks or enjoying mountainous areas, especially the Sky Islands of Arizona. We …

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McConkie Ranch Petroglyphs

McConkie Ranch Petroglyphs

Utah is a state rich with petroglyphs and pictographs. Areas near Vernal, UT are filled with art sites dating back 2000 years or more. We visited the McConkie Ranch Petroglyph site, just outside Vernal, where you can hike a short trail and discover several panels of artwork done in what is called the Classic Vernal …

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Our new hobby: Amateur Radio

Our new hobby: Amateur Radio

This winter we ran into an RVer who was into amateur radio (ham radio). John was looking for his next hobby to read about and decided to pick up a number of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) e-books to read through. He decided to take both the technician and general exams, but had not …

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Returning HOME: Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Returning HOME: Theodore Roosevelt National Park

We set out to spend our retirement sharing the night skies with others while seeing the varied geologic features across the western states.  Every decision we have made from 2016 forward has been geared to accomplish this goal. One of the first places to give us an opportunity to volunteer our services was Theodore Roosevelt National …

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Adding Images to our Astronomy Catalog

Adding Images to our Astronomy Catalog

We have just about captured all of the Messier objects with our Hyperstar imaging setup.  We decided to keep the images in a Facebook album called: Dark Sky Images. We hope you enjoy the newest images.  Feel free to use the album for education and/or enjoyment.

Quarantine Time Turns Us Inward

Quarantine Time Turns Us Inward

This year, our plan was to leave Tucson and see the national parks from Arizona through Utah and into Montana. We planned to boondock all summer long outside of the different parks. Like everyone else, however, the quarantine has changed our plans. We thought it best to hunker down at the Tucson Lazydays KOA Resort. …

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Battle Born Batteries: the core of our off-grid living

Battle Born Batteries: the core of our off-grid living

In the last few weeks, we have witnessed so much anxiety and fear about Covid-19 on social media from those within the RV lifestyle.  We wanted to say something positive about the freedom we have as off-grid RVers.  That freedom starts with the core of our power system: Battle Born Batteries.

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