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  1. I had a great time at my first hang despite the...

    I had a great time at my first hang despite the lack of sleep on Friday night and it was nice to meet some of the folks on here in person. I never even took my camera out of the bag, so thanks for...
  2. Sounds like we are going to have a mini-hamfest...

    Sounds like we are going to have a mini-hamfest at the hang! My buddy that is hoping to attend is also a ham, Andy, N4LAG. I will never claim to be the smartest ham, but I hope that I may have...
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    That looks like a tough, but fun trail. Enjoyed...

    That looks like a tough, but fun trail. Enjoyed the video and the views. Did you go tarp-less on this trip?
  4. Cool! Definitely SOTA activations - W4C/CM-081 -...

    Cool! Definitely SOTA activations - W4C/CM-081 - Cedar Rock Mtn & W4C/CM-094 - Chestnut Knob. I was planning to bring my tiny CW only radio, but can always bring my KX2 instead for more bands and...
  5. I hope to get up that way on Thursday afternoon...

    I hope to get up that way on Thursday afternoon and will be glad to haul some firewood up to the campsite. I am sure I will be makeing a trip or two back to the parking lot over the weekend. My...
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    I received my 20 degree 950 FP, 10d Wooki...

    I received my 20 degree 950 FP, 10d Wooki yesterday. I am looking to forward to trying it out in five or six months! This is the first time that I have ever ordered a quilt and didnt need it...
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    Great pics and report! We were just discussing a...

    Great pics and report! We were just discussing a thru-hike of the ALT last weekend. We would definitely add an extra night (or two) since we will be adding in some ham radio time each day. Like...
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    Thanks! I just looked at the photos from your...

    Thanks! I just looked at the photos from your Gregory Bald trip that you linked to in another thread. Wow! I will definitely be heading back up this winter when the skies won't be so hazy. The...
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    You already have some great suggestions and there...

    You already have some great suggestions and there are so many options in the park. I haven't found a campsite (or shelter) yet that wouldn't work for a hammock. Some less than optimal but...
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    That's an older picture, but I think on that day...

    That's an older picture, but I think on that day I was using an 88' doublet and a 50 watt amp as well. I typically use a endfed half wave antenna and work as many bands as I can, 60 meters and up on...
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    Ha! I am here of course, Richard! ...

    Ha! I am here of course, Richard!

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33957494248_02fc6254d1_c.jpg

    73, pat - ki4svm
  12. I am definitely going to come up this year. My...

    I am definitely going to come up this year. My calendar always seems to have something on it first, but not this year. Every time I hike through the enchanted forest, I think what a great place for...
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    Extending my suspension. Will this be ok?

    I use the tip of my trekking poles to work the straps up higher on the tree when needed. I would definitely have to use a ladder in my yard though. My closest set of trees are 35-40 feet apart....
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    Thanks and glad you enjoyed the photos and...

    Thanks and glad you enjoyed the photos and report. I love the Smokies (if you can't tell by my screen name) and can't wait to get back up there. We were already planning the next trip before we...
  15. I really enjoyed the pictures and report. My...

    I really enjoyed the pictures and report. My adventures in backpacking started oh, so many years ago along the Chattooga River trail. So many good times spent hiking, boating and tubing on the...
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    Day 4 - Sheep Pen Gap to Twentymile Ranger...

    Day 4 - Sheep Pen Gap to Twentymile Ranger Station - 7 miles, 200 EG, 3560 EL

    We started the day at 5 a.m. and packed up in the dark, before heading back up to Gregory Bald for the sunrise and a...
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    Day 3 - Russell Field Shelter to Devil’s Tater...

    Day 3 - Russell Field Shelter to Devil’s Tater Patch (W4T/SU-017) to Gregory Bald (W4C/WM-038) to Campsite 13 at Sheep Pen Gap - 9.4 miles, 2580’ EG, 2280’ EL

    Dean got up and out of the shelter a...
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    Day 2 - Spence Field Shelter to Blockhouse Mtn...

    Day 2 - Spence Field Shelter to Blockhouse Mtn (W4C/WM-017) to Russell Field - 9.4 miles, 2190’ EG, 2710’ EL

    It was still pretty breezy in the morning, we packed up and headed north on the AT...
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    Day 1 - Cades Cove to Thunderhead Mtn...

    Day 1 - Cades Cove to Thunderhead Mtn (W4T/SU-009) to Spence Field Shelter - 8.75 miles, 4240’ EG, 1320’ EL

    We were originally planning to hike back out to the other end of Cades Cove, but due to...
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    Four Days in the Smokies

    Most of my hiking and backpacking trips include a SOTA activation or two and that was certainly the focus for this excursion. The easiest way to explain SOTA (Summits on the Air) is that it is like...
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    This sale makes me wish that I hadn't spent so...

    This sale makes me wish that I hadn't spent so much money with y'all over the past year or two! :lol: What an amazing sale! But I did just place an order for a 20 degree Wooki (950FP/10D) to fill a...
  22. We used to call that Boy Scout camp because there...

    We used to call that Boy Scout camp because there was often a troop there on the weekends. Havent been up that way in years and wish I could join yall, but we will be up in the Smokies that weekend.
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    Adding the formatting outside of the link...

    Adding the formatting outside of the link actually works better on iOS as well in Tapatalk. Displays as expected without revealing the [color] tags. Thanks!
  24. Ruh-roh! The hammock is actually a free...

    Ruh-roh! The hammock is actually a free accessory on larger desk sizes...

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  25. Indoor hanging solution for the workplace?

    While shopping for a standing desk, I came across this photo. Looks a little bit short but I don't think they sell an 11' foot desk. Sure would beat taking a nap at your desk and waking to a puddle...
  26. Thread: Wooki color?

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    I just picked up a diamondback TQ in foliage...

    I just picked up a diamondback TQ in foliage green. It is much darker than I expected. It is almost more of a charcoal color with just a hint of green to it. I am not complaining, it was an in-stock...
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    There is definitely room to park several cars...

    There is definitely room to park several cars there, but I can't speak to overnight safety. I have only parked there for day hikes. There is only a short section that is unpaved and there are...
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    Well, I am back from my road trip and had some...

    Well, I am back from my road trip and had some nice pit stops along the way. Spent a night in the Chattahoochee NF near Springer Mtn, Fall Creek Falls SP, Wilderness Road NPS Campground and on the...
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    I found Fall Creek Falls State Park a bit north...

    I found Fall Creek Falls State Park a bit north of Prentice Cooper and made a reservation. Looks like a nice campground and can't complain about having a shower while on the road.
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    Thanks Soul Embrace. Cloudland Canyon would be...

    Thanks Soul Embrace. Cloudland Canyon would be great but I will already be up at the northern end of Prentice Cooper and would prefer to not backtrack too far.
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    Prentice Cooper Car Camping

    I will be on a road trip next week and traveling through the Chattanooga area. Are either of the campgrounds in Prentice Cooper suitable for hammocks? Hunters Check-in or Davis Pond? Or any other...
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    How are you planning on using it? I have had one...

    How are you planning on using it? I have had one for many years and it has become a standard item in my car camping gear. It provides great coverage over a picnic table or communal area. Huge...
  33. Sorry, I just noticed your comment. It may look...

    Sorry, I just noticed your comment. It may look that way in that photo (with no weight in the hammock), but the HTH supports it fine without the stabilizer. With the radio and it's associated gear...
  34. Ham radio on the hook

    Been loving my 3D printed version and bought one of the new production models from Dutch. Here is my Elecraft KX2 on a HangTime Hook (plus a little stabilizer).
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    Thanks, guys! Good to see some other hams on the...

    Thanks, guys! Good to see some other hams on the forum. It's hard to find a more comfortable ham shack than my hammock and you just can't beat the view.
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    I can't help you with your questions since I just...

    I can't help you with your questions since I just got my XLC and Wooki on Friday, but I can only think of two people that could carry that forum nickname. One of them lives in W0C so what's up Todd?...
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    This was from before I added the hammock to the...

    This was from before I added the hammock to the pack, but I figure a few of you on here might be familiar with this view (minus my antenna). :lol:
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    Ham radio is like a whole new world of hobbies...

    Ham radio is like a whole new world of hobbies instead of just one hobby. There are so many different aspects and niches within ham radio that it will keep you busy exploring the rest of your life! ...
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    Thanks! I don't know if it work with the weight...

    Thanks! I don't know if it work with the weight of my radio (~3 lbs), but it sure would be nice to be able to change the angle of the radio to avoid glare on the screen. If all else fails, I can...
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    I think it is just forest green in the wide 1.6...

    I think it is just forest green in the wide 1.6 hexon. Definitely looks quite at home in it's native habitat.
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    Ha! I am not usually that nice... :rolleyes: ...

    Ha! I am not usually that nice... :rolleyes: but he really deserved it for all of the help he had given me over the years.
  42. FS: I'll take both the hammock and underquilt ...

    I'll take both the hammock and underquilt


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    A little bit late introduction...

    I actually joined the forum back in 2012 when I was researching hammocks as a gift for a friend. I ended up getting him a Warbonnet Blackbird based on what I learned here on the forum and he is...
  44. FS: I'll take it!!!

    I'll take it!!!
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