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Old 09-14-2008, 06:58 PM   #197
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Thank you very much...Im really looking forward to it.... Are you currently on 20m this evening, Michael?

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Old 09-14-2008, 10:32 PM   #198
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Old 09-14-2008, 11:35 PM   #199
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At Pyramid Lake we like Pelican Point just north of Sutcliffe - here's some more pictures from an SNU Rally - you can see KA7VLL with his outback and 2m collinear getting ready to set up in one of them. Be sure to pay the Indians before you park if you visit.

The plan is field day 2009 at Sweetwater summit outside Bridgeport. There's room for a 160 m long wire there. If you are planning on Eastern Sierra visit next June, join us!
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Old 09-15-2008, 12:08 AM   #200
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Old 09-16-2008, 09:42 AM   #201
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Greetings from AF4MB (Air Force for Myrtle Beach) in Myrtle Beach, SC. Am installing a Yaesu FT-8900 in our Airstream. Perhaps later, when (if) I talk the boss into it, I will also install all-band HF SSB capability. 73s, Fred
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Old 09-17-2008, 06:47 PM   #202
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Old 09-20-2008, 06:26 AM   #203
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I've been licensed as W9CJX since 1961, had a Airstream trailer since 1991, and a member of WBCCI (#4432) since 1993. I currently have a 1999 Excella 34 ft. that I tow with a 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Cummins diesel dually. I have a Yaesu FT-1500 2M FM transceiver permanently installed in the trailer above the dinette and a 2m quarter wave antenna on the refrigerator roof vent. Total coax length from radio to antenna: 6 ft. I also use a Yaesu FT-847 in the trailer with the Yaesu ATAS-100 auto tuning antenna on a pole at the rear of the trailer. The mounting arrangement is my own design and photos are available if anyone is interested. I remove the antenna when traveling and screw it onto the mount when the trailer is hooked up. I use an power supply for the radio, however, I installed a 12 VDC feed in a '91 trailer I had before 2006. I've had great results with the antenna and radio, working Europe (France, Wales, Italy, etc.) on 20M SSB getting 57 reports running 100 watts. The aluminum counterpoise works great!!!

The WBCCI Amateur Radio Club, call WB8RC, is still active and is responsible for the RV service nets that are currently active on 20M & 40M. The do have 2M nets at rallies (International) and welcome local check ins to their nets.

I'm also a vendor, Premier Aqua Solutions, and I travel to RV shows and rallies of other brand RV's and clubs. For example, the Holiday Rambler RV club has 2M nets at their international rally. They have always welcomed me to check in even though I don't have an HR brand RV.

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Old 09-20-2008, 12:07 PM   #204
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Welcome to the AirForums, John! Thanks for the info about the WBCCI Amateur Radio Club....now that I am a WBCCI member, I plan to go check it out.

My uncle and aunt are Holiday Rambler owners, and they go every year to the HR events....their group doesn't seem to have political upheaval going on that WBCCI has. They encouraged us to join WBCCI or the FMCA (I think only motorhomes can join that group).

btw.....this thread has lit the spark under me to order the General Manual and study for my upgrade! I easily passed the written back in 1991 or 1992, but I never got my code speed up....then, life kind of got in the way. Now, it's time!

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Old 09-20-2008, 12:20 PM   #205
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I should add my wife, Barbara, got her Tech on Valentines Day 2008. Then she attended a local course for General and aced that as well. She plans to learn code this winter. Her call is W8FCJ.
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Old 09-20-2008, 01:15 PM   #206
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I have a Yaesu FT-1500 2M FM transceiver permanently installed in the trailer above the dinette and a 2m quarter wave antenna on the refrigerator roof vent. Total coax length from radio to antenna: 6 ft. I also use a Yaesu FT-847 in the trailer with the Yaesu ATAS-100 auto tuning antenna on a pole at the rear of the trailer. The mounting arrangement is my own design and photos are available if anyone is interested. I remove the antenna when traveling and screw it onto the mount when the trailer is hooked up.

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Hi John,
Please do post your photos.
I park my AS in a garage and the limited overhead clearance prevents any permanent antenna mount on the roof.
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Old 09-23-2008, 10:37 PM   #207
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N2MTW in SW NY with a 73 Argosy getting set up for full timing next summer I hope. Have a IC-746 in trailer and 706 in truck. I bungee several sections of aluminum conduit to the awning wraparound to hook togather for mast to hook diapole center point to for HF. Have a fold down CB antenna and a 2m/440 mag mount on a high nickle stainless plate riveted to the roof of the Argosy for 10m, vhf and uhf.
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Old 09-23-2008, 11:23 PM   #208
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Old 09-25-2008, 01:48 PM   #209
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Hello all,

Still new to the forum. My dad has his liscense. N9SFA, I think, in Indiana. He used to be the Pres. of his club. I keep encouraging him to get an A/S. He tells me he doesn't want to work on something for recreation and doesn't want to spend the money on a newer one. Told him it would be great at 'Field Day'(that's what he calls it) the last weekend in June, and the Rally's would be great for him and my Mom as well. He also says he has to get rid of the Vette before getting one. Does anyone know of someone looking to trade their A/S for a '74 Vette? I will probably have to start a new thread for that. I will have to keep working on him. I see quite a few going up for sale this time of year.

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Old 10-05-2008, 11:48 AM   #210
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VE3CZN /VE3RAE Been a Amateur since 1961 I took my rig with me across Canada to Victoria Island and to Signal hill in Newfoundland. My vehicle transmissin started to give me trouble in the Island so when I got home I wrote an account of the trip and named it to the Pacific and back on one transmission. Yuk Yuk.
When on signal hill Newfoundland, I thought my rig was down , BUT it was just the absense of noise. worked 5 European countries on 75. Locals came up and drank a galloon of Rum. (of course). Had a great time. Fog rolled in and I could not see the step on the Arosgy.

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