N8I CXpedition to Isle Royale National Park

Our photo gallery...


Parking lot arrivals...
6/26/2013: Before the meeting, meeting. In the BDI parking lot waiting for everyone to arrive.

Meeting 1...
6/26/2013: Shot of the team during the meeting. It was an unusually attentive crew! From left to right: Mark KDLUK, Dave WNWO, Bill KCZZL, Dave KBVDK and Gene NVRM.

Meeting 2...
6/26/2013: And the other half of the team, sans photograper Jeff KCMKS. From left to right: Gary KDCVO, Dick NIM, Doug AAAW and Tim AKTF.

Isle Royale 1968 Team...
Summer 1968: Photo of an Isle Royale Expedition on Johns Island (near Washington Harbor) back in 1968! Kneeling Left to Right: Tod Olson KTO (WIYP), Bob WBE (SK) and John Baumgarten NIJ (KIJL). Standing Left to Right: Ron Stordahl AE5E (KUXQ), Dick Eue KUWT(?), Frank KII (KZXE) and Dick Halverson WZHN (SK).

Tod KTO provides more information... "Dick was critical to the trip because he had a trailer that we hauled with all of the equipment we brought up from the Twin Cities.

Dick Halverson, W0ZHN, supplied the crucial Boy Scout tent that could accommodate the entire group at one time. We heated the tent with a catalytic converter/heater that was lashed to the center tent pole about five feet above the ground. Everyone slept with their feet toward the center of the tent to keep their feet warm ( June on Isle Royale has nights that are close to freezing).

We had a crude version of the "octopus" we used to allow two HF transceivers to be used. We operated inside the cabin shown. It had no heat, no water and the floor was rotting away. In an enthusiastic effort to capture the octopus for his radio Dick Eue pushed his foot and foot switch through the floor."