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Roadtreking: Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes in the winter

From the bloggers at Roadtreking.

What’s the saying about being busier than a one-armed paper hanger? Whatever it is, the phrase kept coming to me this weekend as, in 26 degree weather made even colder by a stiff westerly wind off Lake Michigan, I was trying to sting up an antenna outside my Roadtrek CS Adventurous XL at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Still recovering from my Dec. 2 total shoulder replacement, I had just been cleared by the doctor to drive, but was left with strict instructions to go easy – very easy – on the right arm and shoulder.

I was participating in what will be a one year event amateur radio event called National Parks On The Air commemorating the Centennial year for the National Parks Service. The goal is for ham radio operators to use portable radio gear in NPS sites to make as many two-way radio contacts with other amateurs around the world, this promoting National Parks and showcasing the amateur radio hobby.

To read the full story by Roadtreking, click here.

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