Dennis R. Blanchard

New Books By Jane V. Blanchard



By Jane V. Blanchard.

Jane writes about the Camino de Santiago in Spain and the women that walk it. The allure of this pilgrimage has drawn millions of people to walk it's historic path for a millinium. Nearly half of those that take this pilgrimage are women. Through on-location interviews and experiences, Jane explores why so many women brave this route and what compels them to walk, The Camino.

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Three hundred zeroes:

Alan Roddy, President, Appalachian Trail Club of Florida:

Dennis tells us a quirky but endearing and ultimately inspiring tale, about not only the daily challenges that the Appalachian Trail throws down for hikers, but also the unexpected challenges of a life-threatening heart condition, and how he overcame both with the same persistence and positive outlook.  Along the way we find out just what to do when a bear visits us in the shower.“

QST magazine: 

How would you like to go on a hike? How about a real long hike that is 2176 miles long and covers 14 state in the eastern United States?
Three Hundred Zeroes by Dennis Blanchard, K1YPP, captures the adventure of hiking the Appalachian Trail (AT) all the way from Springer Mountain Georgia to Mt Katahdin in Maine. Because of heart surgery, Blanchard's excursion took place over a two-year period, even thogh he had first set out to hike the AT in one extended hiking season.
What challenges and difficulties did he face along the way? What personal goals kept him going forward when circumstances beyond his control seemed to dictate otherwise? These questions about life on (and off) the Appalachian Trail are answered in a very interesting, informative and enteraining manner. Dennis' writing style takes the reader right along for the hike. One begins to understand the joys and rigors of living in the wilderness, facing the elements and meeting fellow hikers. The book's subtitle, "Lessons of the Heart on the Appalachian Trail," is most appropriate.

 In addition to his hiking equipment, K1YPP carried and operated his hombrew low power CW transceiver with a wire antenna. The book provides a good general explanation of Amateur Radio for newcomers, and it  and gives references for further information.(See his "An Appalachian Journey" in the March 2010 issue of QST, pp 67-69 for details about his on-the-trail radio operations.) After reading this enjoyable book you just might be inspired to "hit the trail" in your own personal way.
Reviewed by Steve Ewald, WV1X

If you're in the Sarasota area, check out Environeers, our local outfitter. They also carry Three Hundred Zeroes. If they're out of them, ask them to get more!

NEW Features on this site!

Dona Lee - Culture Coast Interview
8 October, 2015: Sarasota's Dona Lee interviews Dennis Blanchard about  writing, marketing, hiking and publishing.
Dona Lee Interview, click here.
Dona Lee

Where Dad Dropped In
Although, A Few More Zeroes, was supposted to be the next book  in the pipeline, it has been superceded by , Where Dad Dropped In: An 82nd Airborne Troopers Story. There are several reasons for this, the primary one is: 2014 is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, as well the invasion of Holland and the Battle of the Bulge. My father was involved in all of these events, and many more and what I've discovered about him MUST be a book, ASAP.

The next book from Dennis "K1" Blanchard is about his hike across Spain on the Camino de Santiago in Sept/Oct of 2011. Watch for updates here!
Online News Coverage of  Three Hundred Zeroes
A daily blog picked up a review and posted a piece about it. See it here at, Thru-Hikers Daily.
Two Great Blog Reviews!

Two blogs of note recently posted an interview/review of me about Three Hundred Zeroes. Both sites carried the same review, have look at either:
Both sites are the brainchild of Tom Witherspoon, ham radio call letter K4SWL. Bloggers love for readers to leave comments, please do so, he will appreciate it.

Other Authors of Note


Podcast: Susan Klaus' show "The Authors Connection" on the Radio Ear Network.  Inteview is 25 minutes. Click here and a pop up will play.

Indie MedallionThree Hundred Zeroes was a Finalist in the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Contest!  Click here to see all the results of the contest.

Other published works.

Magazine Articles
QST Magazine
(Must be member of ARRL to download)
Jun, 1965: Incentive Reactions
Feb 1984: Seventy-Three OM
Jul, 1988: QRP Motorcycle DXpedition
Jul, 1995:Tuning your 6-Meter J-Pole
Jul, 1995: Build a Weatherproof PVC 6 Meter J-Pole Antenna
Jan, 1997: Mathcad 6.0 versus Excel V 5.0 and Complex Numbers
Mar, 2010: An Appalachian Journey (not available for download yet)

A.T. Journeys  Magazine
May-Jun, 2009: Hiking with Ham

WorldRadio  Magazine
Feb, 2008: How Field Day Broke My Heart

Radio Fun Magazine
Feb, 1995: A closer look at the Twin-Lead Marconi Antenna

American Motorcyclist  Magazine
Jun, 2000: Drawing on Memories

Road Rider Magazine
Winter, 1990: Inuvik, "The Place of Man"

Communications Technology Magazine
Jul, 1996: Cable Modems: Preparing for high-performance surfing

Heath Electronics Magazine
Jul, 1990: Don't Leave Home Without It