A Fun Halloween Net


Halloween is on a Wednesday so there will be no NNPG Net this week.  We will be playing a special Halloween net that was originally posted in 2013.  This was one of the first nets I listened to shortly after becoming involved in the group and before I had my license.  I remember listening to this net and being thoroughly amused!  I encourage you to listen this net.  It’s an example of some out of the box things you can do to liven up a net, have some fun and put smiles on people’s faces.  We will be playing this net all day long, so stop in when you have some time.  Just go to our website at www.nnpg.net and click on the Tune-In button to listen or follow this link.



Hot Off the Presses – Grinduro 2018

The moment  you have all been waiting for – my field report for Grinduro 2018 has been published.


Grinduro Lounge

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Preview of Grinduro 2018


Grinduro Lounge

I am still wrapping up my report from the Grinduro event in Quincy, CA last weekend.  While I am putting the finishing touches on my report, check out the photos from the pro photographers that were on the course.  I enjoyed viewing these pictures.  I get to see only a narrow scope of this event.  For me, it is a treat to see a more 360 view from the other portions of the race.

Enjoy!  And stay tuned for my report coming soon!

The Radavist

Grinduro 2018 Tibidabo Photography

Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship 2018 Grinduro

Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Run 2018

I have added my field report from the Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Run that I worked in July 2018.  If you have not had a chance to read that report, check it out.  This was one amazing race and the location of my aid station provided some stunning views of the Lake Tahoe.  I have included lots of pictures and some video on my field report.

While I finish up with my Grinduro 2018 report, take a moment to enjoy my report from the Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Run.

Follow this link to read my report – https://achicandherradio.com/notes-from-the-field/tahoe-rim-trail-ultra-endurance-run-2018/

Tahoe Rim Trail Ultra Endurance Run

Radio communications are all set up and ready for the race!! Spectacular views of Lake Tahoe.

Getting Caught Up

It’s been a busy couple of weeks.  I have finally gotten caught up on posting the net sessions for the last 2 weeks.  We discussed Fall Prep Rotation and Root Cellars. Take a moment to listen to those wonderful nets.

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NNPG Net Session for 9/12/18

Wednesday night’s session of the Northern Nevada Preppers Group Net is now available.  We discussed Packet Radio and how it can be beneficial for emergency communications especially during emergencies or disasters.

You can find the net session at www.nnpg.net, click on the Radio Net Archives Link at the top of the page or follow this link.


HF Digital and Packet Training Day

Wow!  What a day!  Ken, K7KBJ, coordinated an HF digital and packet training at his house.  A small group of us gathered in his new ham shack to get a hands-on introduction and do some initial set up and configurations for the guys that brought their stations with them for the training.  I do not have the components needed yet but I attended for the educational purposes and get a better idea of the next direction I will take in ham radio. I learned a lot but just like any other training I have attended, came away with more questions and bewilderment despite gaining knowledge.  The HF digital world is fascinating and I really do want to begin exploring those modes. Packet is a mode that I have been wanting to delve into as well.

Doug, KA7FOO, walked us through the download, install and configurations of fldigi.  This really was the bulk of the day. Our training was a little bit informal as this was coordinated by Ken for the purposes of developing communications protocols for our group.  We had lots of opportunity to ask questions along throughout the training. Doug is ever gracious and generous with his time and commitment to the community. The rest of the guys that were there have all been involved in ham radio and communications in general for a long time.  Many of the questions they were asking were out of my league. At the same time, I learned so much and got a better understanding of the radio world overall. Continue reading