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Old 03-15-2010, 09:01 AM   #239
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While I was rebuilding my AS I installed 2 coax cables that have connectors in the back. One of them goes to a Texas Bug Catcher, the other is a spare for whatever else I can come up with. Where the TV antenna used to come in I put an NMO connector and 2m/440 antenna on the roof, that goes to an Icom 2720.

I also like to do the VHF contesting so I have a rotator system that mounts on the tongue, goes up 20'. On there I have 2M, 6M, 70cm, and 23cm antennas. There is a mountain top campground nearby that we go to for VHF/UHF contests.

When traveling, I monitor 146.52 plus the DStar simplex channel (don't remember what that is right now) and sometimes play with APRS.

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Old 03-15-2010, 09:25 AM   #240
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I guess I will weigh in here also.
I am running an Icom 706 mk II and a Ameritrin ALS 500 in the trailer. Use a seperate radio on 2 meters.
I have 2 short pipes on the rear bumper. One has a High Sierra Screwdriver for times I don't want to put up a biggger antenna The other one gets a Hustler 5 BTV for longer stops. Since I operate mostly 75 meters size does make a difference.
Have 2 meter 1/4 wave on the roof and also a cellular antenna.
As we are boondockers, power is provided by 2 golf cart batteries and 250 watts of solar panels backed up occasionally with a Honda Generator.
Pretty much the same set up in the truck except there is also a APRS tracker so friends know where we are.
We usually do not monitor 2 meters but probably should.

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Old 05-31-2010, 11:44 PM   #241
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Old 06-09-2010, 10:40 PM   #242
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Rick ... I am not sure you are monitoring this thread but ... your K8DOC call sign sounds familiar, we may have talked a few times, maybe around 40 years ago on 75M (I was still in High School)? Northeast Ohio?

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Old 06-09-2010, 10:57 PM   #243
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Contesting this Weekend

I am going to go up on Cheaha Mountain this weekend for the VHF QSO party. Camping, with the Airstream and probably the dog and see if I can work a few stations.

Here is a shot of the camper as I was testing out the new 6 and 2M antennas last week:

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Old 06-10-2010, 11:26 AM   #244
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I am going to go up on Cheaha Mountain this weekend for the VHF QSO party. Camping, with the Airstream and probably the dog and see if I can work a few stations.

Here is a shot of the camper as I was testing out the new 6 and 2M antennas last week:

Sweet! Love that pic.
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Old 06-10-2010, 11:52 AM   #245
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Rick ... I am not sure you are monitoring this thread but ... your K8DOC call sign sounds familiar, we may have talked a few times, maybe around 40 years ago on 75M (I was still in High School)? Northeast Ohio?

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Tom.
Likewise your call seems familiar. I did operate with a group on the low end of 75 on 3830. Would have been in Conneaut, or Jefferson (Eagleville) in Ashtabula county at that time.

I am still in touch with most of those people from that group, At least the ones still living
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Old 06-10-2010, 12:54 PM   #246
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:55 PM   #247
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how many A/S owner do we have out there who are Ham Radio operators?
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We have been happy amateur radio operators for years now. We have been airstreamers for a few less. Our first WBCCI number was 5456, assigned back in 2000.

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Old 07-19-2010, 08:11 PM   #248
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Well tonight I aced my General license exam, so now I can get on HF! Now to start studying for the Extra exam.
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