Monthly Archives: April 2011

APRS: Marrying Motorcycling and Ham Radio

Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS) is a ham radio mode. It does many things. Here we look at the tracker mode. When I go motorcycling I carry a GPS receiver, a DeLorme PN-40SE. This web site is full of GPS … Continue reading

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Ten-Tec Jupiter—after ten years

The Ten-Tec Jupiter (Model 538), now ten years old, is at the core of my current HF station, as seen in the image at the right taken only a few minutes ago. I wrote an earlier post reprinting the review … Continue reading

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Ten-Tec Jupiter: My faithful HF radio for a decade

My Ten-Tec Jupiter Model 538 HF Transceiver celebrated its 10th anniversary in my ham radio shack. I wrote a review of it for the May, 2001, issue of BARC’s Bark, the newsletter of the Boulder Amateur Radio Club. I include … Continue reading

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Peach Valley Rocks and Wildflowers

While at Peach Valley on Friday, April 15th, and Saturday, April 16th, these wildflowers jumped out at me. Above you see the giant red paintbrush, although “giant” is a relative word. Following is a picture of some cool rocks, then … Continue reading

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Peach Valley: So much more!

Peach Valley, in Montrose County, Colorado, is one big place. It’s in the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area, hard up against the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and other associated wilderness areas. The Gunnison NCA includes the Peach … Continue reading

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Will the real Candy Cane Loop please stand up?

I went back to Peach Valley on Saturday, April 16, 2011 and enjoyed the stunning weather. I was determined, among other things, to travel the Candy Cane Loop. I’d tried last year and got lost. Well, I got lost again, … Continue reading

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Peach Valley—GPS Proves its Worth!!

Yesterday I drove to the Peach Valley parking area in the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area near Olathe, Colorado. Directions: From Hwy 50, just south of the traffic light, turn east on Falcon Road and follow it until it becomes … Continue reading

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Revisiting Glenn’s Road and Upper Power Line Road

Last year, Glenn Neigenfind introduced me to the dirt roads and trails west of US Hwy 550, bounded on the north by Kinikin Road (Montrose, Colorado) and on the south by Buckhorn Road. What a great place to explore! On … Continue reading

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Montrose Adobes: New Parking Lot

Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area sports a new parking lot designed specifically for dirt bikers who want to ride in the adobe formations north of Montrose. Further, the road all the way to the parking area has been graveled so … Continue reading

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DeLorme RAM Motorsports Mount for PN-series GPS

On my first ride of the 2011 season, I did the usual: I took along my DeLorme PN-40SE GPS receiver. And, I had it tucked sort of into the tank bag map folder. Continuing with the usual, it collected the … Continue reading

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