Re: Grand Canyon hike - TU


From: Victor Blackwell (
Date: Sun May 21 2000 - 07:47:23 EDT

Gee, too bad you did not try the NVIS mode from the bottom of the canyon.
It would have been a real eye opener.

Vic AD8K

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Armstrong <>
To: Low Power Amateur Radio Discussion <qrp-l@Lehigh.EDU>
Date: Saturday, May 20, 2000 11:30 PM
Subject: Grand Canyon hike - TU

>Hey y'all,
>I yesterday posted a note about hiking the Grand Canyon. Thanks to those
>who listened and/or contacted me. Since the fire at Grand Canyon is just
>about controlled, I thought the area I was going to use would be open to
>visitors. I was two days early! I hiked a spectacular slot canyon on the
>Utah Ariz border instead.
>The canyon was hundreds of feet deep and only a few yards wide, so I didn't
>try to use the radio underground (it would be like operating inside a coal
>mine!). I climbed out of the canyon and put an antenna in a juniper tree
>and made a few QSO's in the time I had available. Great fun ...
>Hiking with Ham radio is awesome!
>Bob N7XJ , Utah

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