Dennis R. Blanchard

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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.  “

Grace Tyner, Mountain Marching Moma’s:

End-to-end Appalachian Trail hiker  and radio amateur, K1YPP, Dennis Blanchard, a real ham, never had to use that SOS signal in spite of daunting medical problems.  But he did contact many radio operators using his homemade radio fragrantly stored in a mint tin.    No cell phones for this electronics engineer who was often mistaken for Santa Claus minus the little round belly – he was always hungry!   
This was no “walk in the woods.”   
Dennis tells of his many encounters with wild life on his 2,175 mile hike – even with exciting “bare” facts. 

What a page turner, especially if you are a hiker, but entertaining and educational for all.  Just makes you want to put on those boots to experience again the hike of a lifetime.

Three Hundred Zeroes

Book Signings and Public Presentations

17 March, 2010: 6:30 PM, Book signing at Appalachian Trail Club of Florida meeting. Sarasota, Florida. Public welcome.

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Sarasota, FL  34276



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