Operating Bicycle Mobile with Mike Nickolaus, NF0N

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk about Operating Bicycle Mobile with Mike Nickolaus, NF0N

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So far we have talked about two topics that join another hobby with amateur radio, what other hobbies out there work well with amateur radio?

Tech Corner – Operating Bicycle Mobile

Today with talk with Mike Nickolaus, NF0N about how to

operate Bicycle Mobile. Mike is one of the founding members of the Bicycle Mobile Hams of America club. The club was formed in June of 1989 by Hartley Alley, NA0A in large part because of an article in QST magazine that month where the author was trying to get in contact with other hams who operated bicycle mobile.

Bicycle Mobile - Field Day 2009 NF0N
Mike, NF0N, Working Field Day 2009 with his Bike and cargo trailer

That year, Hartly, rode his bike from his home town to Dayton Hamvention, some 1200 miles according to Mike, documenting the trip in a journal and taking pictures. The following year started an annual forum at the Dayton Hamvention that continues to this day! The first year they were placed in a smaller room that only had seating for about 75 people and they filled the room to standing room only.

Currently the club has about 300 members or so and is free to join. If you either already operate bicycle mobile or you would like to find out more, check out their website or yahoo group for help on how to get started. You can find past newsletter issues with a ton of information. If you would like to join the club, it is free to join and is as simple as going to their website.

Thank you to Mike for coming on and talking with me and sharing his experiences about this subject. If you have any questions for Mike, his email address if nf0n at arrl dot net.


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