My name is Jerry Taylor, my amateur radio call sign is KD0BIK and I have been a licensed amateur radio (ham radio) operator since 2007.  Besides having an interest in SOTA.  I also actively blog about other amateur radio activities and also produce an amateur radio podcast called the Practical Amateur Radio Podcast.  PARP will begin its 9th season in 2016.

My involvement with SOTA began only recently after I worked my first SOTA station.  I began researching the program and living in Colorado I have plenty of summits to keep me busy for many years to come.  To provide a better explanation into how and why I became interested in SOTA, please see my first blog entry titled An Introduction of Sorts.


3 Responses to About KDØBIK

    Tom Kruczek (W1TXT) says:

    Hello. I have a question about the Dolica WT-1003 monopod and what you used for an adapter to the Buddipole Versa-Tee. Any info you can provide would be very helpful. Thanks in advance for your reply.

    BTW, I’m an AT Section Hiker!

    Tom Kruczek / W1TXT

    • Hi Tom,

      It’s a small piece of brass threaded both on the inside and outside. The inside threads are the same as you find on the bottom side of a camera for a tripod mount. The outer threads will screw inside the Buddipole Versa-Tee adapter. You can get these direct from Buddipole. Just tell them you need the brass threaded bushing to with inside threads for tripod mount and the exterior threads into their Versatee.


        Tom Kruczek says:

        Great! Thanks, Jerry. I’ll contact them shortly to order it. I’ve become a real fan of “Buddipole” for just having fun w/antenna configurations. I recently picked up the Rugged Shock Cord Whip and have been playing with different configurations. I’m not sure I will use Buddipole parts when I do a SOTA activation on the Appalachian Trail in CT, but I may. Overall, I’m trying to get the maximum number of bands and best performance with the fewest number of parts. Anyway, thanks for your reply!

        Tom Kruczek / W1TXT

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