Herb and Lois Maas, W0HM and KA0VBG, live in a very small house. And it has a steering wheel. Their “permanent address” is a mailbox in South Dakota that they visit once a year. Otherwise, they’re on the road, spending winters somewhere in the warm South, and summers roaming North America. They’ve been doing that for 5 years, and they spent 5 years before that getting ready for it. It is the ultimate downsizing, and they love it.
Gary caught up with them at the Orlando HamCation, a hamfest with a huge area for RVs right on the fairgrounds. Florida is the winter home for maybe about half the country’s “full-timers,” people like Herb and Lois who have chucked it all and live on the road. Ham Radio is a great fit for that lifestyle. The Ham/RVers in Florida head to Orlando for the HamCation, while those wintering in the Southwest are drawn to the Quartzfest in Quartzsite, Arizona.
Herb and Lois talk about full-time RV living and Ham Radio here in Episode 191 of HamRadioNow.