Author Archives: Mike Hohmann

About Mike Hohmann

I did lots of camping/hiking as a kid in the Scouts, and I still strive to 'be prepared.' After high school, I got bored with more school and enlisted in the Army Corps. of Engineers, doing two tours in Vietnam. Post military, I completed BS and MBA degrees and spent several decades with Corporate America, working mostly in the areas of conventional and renewable energy. I also spent over a decade as a self-employed small business consultant in marketing and finance. As a young family man with a wife and two kids, we spent many vacations camping and hiking in northern Minnesota. I spent additional long weekends fishing the rivers and camping/hiking along the North Shore of Lake Superior. I retired early and hit the trails hard-- in the lower-48, Alaska, and western Canada. These days I backpack, car-camp and day-hike, go snowshoeing, and try to get the grand-kids out to teach them the ways of the trail. Other interests include American Revolutionary War and Civil War history, 19th and 20th century firearms, Native American history; business and macroeconomics. I'm a recently-licensed amateur (Ham) radio operator, and I look forward to many radio-related adventures in coming months. Life is good! Member, Superior Hiking Trail Association; Member, Appalachian Mountain Club; Member, REI; Member, ARRL- Amateur Radio Relay League, the National Assoc. for Amateur Radio; Twin Cities Metro Skywarn Spotter; Twin City FM Club; Richfield Amateur Radio Club; QRP ARCI, Low-Power Amateur Radio Club International; Honorary Member, Toronto QRP Society; Life Member, National Rifle Association

Snow is on the way!

At long last we have snow on the way. Looks like snowshoeing is just around the corner -this Thurs. or Fri. and for who knows how long! I’ll just have to wait and see what blows in…where and how much! … Continue reading

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Happy New Year Everyone!

May 2018 bring you, your family and friends good health, happiness, peace and prosperity. My short-term wish is for mild winter temps and lots of snow -for lots of winter snowshoeing. Hiking through the woods and across open meadows, along … Continue reading

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Fall GOTA Event of 10-28-17 –UPDATED!

As indicated in the original post of Nov. 5th, 2017, we (Richfield Amateur Radio Club) enjoyed use of a small, but warm building on a cold rainy day, for our Get on the Air (GOTA) Event. A few radios and … Continue reading

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