April or May BWCA Trip
2019-03-08 My two son's and I had a trip to the Boundary Waters planned for last Fall. But winter came too early and we had to scrap that. Now we are preparing for one either the last weekend of April or the first weekend of May of this year. That's pretty early so weather could once again be an issue. We'll see.
I just watched a YouTube video of ham radio operator K8MRD operating from a lawn chair in the middle of a small lake in Michigan. That rekindled my interest in getting out and doing some portable operating. Then the idea of taking my x5105 package on this planned canoe trip hit me. I chatted via text messaging with my son, John, our primary organizer and he is encouraging me! The two primary "fears" are weight and waterproofing. The radio, batteries, wire, etc. will weight about six pounds including a wire antenna. The Wolf River Coils vertical would add another 4 lbs, so ten pounds total. As to waterproofing, I'll have to see what might be possible. Anyway, it is an intriguing idea.