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At present I am preparing to return to Washington State and look forward to portable operating in the near future. I have been a licensed amateur since 1993 (Ex: KE4DXE) and a long-distance backpacker since 1996 (having hiked half the PCT thru WA) but have yet to combine these two activities. Thanks in part to advances in ultralight gear, and in part to advances in QRP equipment, together we are exploring new territory, i.e., my most recent assembly included an FT-817 and W3FF "Buddipole;" with new developments I'm looking forward to deploying 1/4 wave verticals on 40/30/20m and portable quads for VHF, in combination with the same kit I used for long-distance section hikes, to operate CW and SSB atop some of the most remote, rugged, and scenic terrain the Pacific Northwest has to offer. 73, Matt KE7EX


Matt Strachan

I look forward to joining everyone on the air and in person in this exciting, adventurous hobby that is ever evolving.
Matt Strachan
Amateur Radio KE7EX
USAF WX (1999-2005)
Graduate, 50-Day Outdoor Leader Course, North Carolina Outward Bound School
Emergency Medical Technician NREMT #E3437527
Wilderness First Responder WMI/NOLS
Member, The Mountaineers (Seattle)
AT/PCT/PNT/CDT Section Hiker (1996-Present)


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