Tag Archives: Shortwave Travel

Winner of the Virtual Radio Challenge III

Dennis Blanchard (K1YPP), author of Three Hundred Zeroes: Lessons of the Heart on the Appalachian Trail, recently contacted me from the road, en route to another lengthy trail in Vermont. Before this latest hiking expedition, Dennis spent many hours pouring over … Continue reading

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Saturday: Your chance to win a CountyComm GP5/SSB in our Virtual Radio Challenge III

We’ve already received some excellent, creative entries in the Virtual Radio Challenge III: your opportunity to piece together the best radio for thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. Rememer: this year, if your entry is picked by our judge (Dennis Blanchard, K1YPP), you will win a … Continue reading

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Deadline approaching: Your chance to win a shortwave radio in our Virtual Radio Challenge III

We’ve already received some excellent, creative entries in the Virtual Radio Challenge III: your opportunity to piece together the best radio for thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. Rememer: this year, if your entry is picked by our judge (Dennis Blanchard, K1YPP), you will win a … Continue reading

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Virtual Radio Challenge III: Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail

On this blog, I often write about selecting the “right” radio for home, boating, preparedness, off-grid living, or, of course, travel.  As a result, sometimes I like to go through the mental exercise of imagining a scenario that might be, well, a touch extreme. After all, as … Continue reading

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Transceivers, portables and foldable solar panels: our Virtual Radio Challenge II responses

Three weeks ago, I posted a virtual challenge for SWLing Post readers:  your opportunity to piece together the best, innovative $1200 (US) radio kit you might pack for two years in the remote off-grid village of Laya, Bhutan. You were tasked to … Continue reading

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Final Day! Virtual Radio Challenge II

Today is the last day to submit entries for the Virtual Radio Challenge II: your opportunity to piece together the best, innovative $1200 (US) radio kit you might pack for two years in the remote off-grid village of Laya, Bhutan. To participate in this … Continue reading

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Reminder: Virtual Radio Challenge II

We’ve received some brilliant, creative entries in the Virtual Radio Challenge II: your opportunity to piece together the best $1200 (US) radio kit you might pack for two years in the remote off-grid village of Laya, Bhutan. To participate in this challenge, simply comment … Continue reading

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