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K9 QRP: Ruff Radio

Readers Please Note!

I recently completed a manuscript for an article entitled: K9 QRP: Fun with Ruff Radio. "K9 QRP" is a term I coined to describe the integration of "man's best friend", fresh air, and outdoor fun with low-power ham radio operations. Specifically, the article describes how I outfitted my German Shepherd to carry a complete HF radio station in the field, and suggests an array of QRP carry options limited only by one's imagination..

I am presently offering that manuscript to ham radio magazine. If accepted, I'll post notice here.

Whether it makes the cut or not, I decided to create this web page as a placeholder. Regardless of the outcome of the editor's review, my hope is to eventually post the article here.

In the meantime, I have published a link to my 29-page review of the ForceK9 Combat vest for dogs. I am also making available, for a limited time,  some nice K9 QRP morale patches. See the paragraphs below for details.

Want to Learn More About MOLLE Vests and K9 QRP Options?

The dog vest upon which my K9 QRP experiments are based is the ForceK9 Combat Vest. I have prepared an extensive 29-page review of this product entitled (surprise!) A Review of the ForceK9 MOLLE Combat Vest. I invite you to click on the link and download it for reference. It includes commentary about my acquisition experience, features and attributes of ForceK9's vest, and field testing of the vest in combination with a variety of surplus MOLLE-complaint pouches and containers. I also include commentary about animal safety and references to additional MOLLE-related information. If your dog aspires to be a radio dog, you need to read this paper.

Get your own K9 QRP Morale Patch!

I thought the idea of K9 QRP was sufficiently novel to justify the design and fabrication of some custom morale patches. I now have a limited supply of extra K9 QRP logo patches for sale, if anyone is interested. They are circular, embroidered, about 3-inches in diameter, and well-made. I am offering them for the cost of $5.00 per patch which includes shipping to anywhere in the U.S. Please send me an email if you are interested.


Pilot Version 08/27/16