“I had to figure a way to combine my moto addiction with my penchant for amateur radio and spend some quality time under a tree, on a mountain in the middle of nowhere, reaching out to see what I could find on the airwaves.
I thought, what could be more fun and interesting than a camping trip to a nearby peak with like-minded pals? How about a moto camping trip with a cook, gourmet food and a high-powered, compact amateur radio transceiver to reach out to the world from the middle of nowhere?
Take one nerdy motorcyclist, then load about 40 pounds of high-tech ham radio gear onto a 2015 Honda 40th Anniversary Gold Wing. Then, head to the top of Cerro Noroeste, the highest mountain in Ventura County, Calif., for a couple of days of camping and chasing distant (DX) contacts on the high frequency ham bands….
- Icom America IC-7200 Transceiver At the time of this writing, you can find the IC-7200 for well under $1,000
- Icom America ID-51A Plus VHF/UHF Digital Transceiver, MSRP $492
- Aspect Solar Solar Power Pack Pro 60-300, MSRP $999.99
- MFJ Enterprises MFJ-925 200 Watt Super Compact Auto Antenna Tuner, MSRP $179.95
- MFJ-2289 Big Ears Antenna MSRP, $179.95
- MFJ-1918EX Tripod, MSRP $89.95
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