Welcome to my "Trails End Page." This is where I'll put all my hiking activities. I hope you enjoy the site.
NH Hike with Daughter Cynthia
WA3WSJ PA AT - DWG to Rt 183
Duncannon to Pine Grove S.P., PA Hike 2008
It's been a few years since I started my AT QRP Hike (2001). I started with two other hams, but now It's just me hiking and playing QRP on the AT here in PA. I've hiked through PA and MD and have hiked parts of NJ, NY and NH.
I've learned much about hiking, but hiking has given me more than I could have ever imagined!
My rig used on the AT is now a KX1 HT. I modified my KX1 for HT use to save space and weight. It works great and weighs-in at only 1.5 lbs!
Grand Canyon Hike with Daughter Cynthia
Pine Grove S.P. to Caledonia S.P., PA Hike 2009
Caledonia S.P. to Maryland 2009
Maryland AT Hike June 2010
PA AT Hike Rt 325 to Susquehanna River April 2013
PA AT Hike Pulpit Rock March 25, 2015
To the right is my AT Hiking Rig of choice. It's my KX1 HT weighing-in at around 1.5 lbs entire station! I also installed a 1.5AH Li-ion battery in it and put a micro paddle on the side. This is a sweet setup for hiking anywhere! You might notice I moved the LED to the top. I did this as I installed a cw indicator that blinks within +- 20hz from a cw signal. Now I just tune until the LED blinks and I'm on the station! KX1 HT Information
WA3WSJ hiking up to Pulpit Rock on AT
PA AT Hike Rt 183 to Eagles Nest Shelter April 18-19, 2015
WA3WSJ operating at campsite near Eagles Nest Shelter on the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania
PA AT Hike Rt 183 to Eagles Nest Shelter October 30-31, 2015