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Old 04-05-2011, 12:47 AM   #281
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Got one here, K6OSO

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Old 04-05-2011, 12:52 AM   #282
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Jim (K6OSO) here, anyone found any simple, inexpensive ways of mounting antennas on an AS, I am thinking of going via the battery box, and doing something off of the hitch. I just cannot get myself to do anything to the "Classic" itself.

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Old 04-06-2011, 05:32 AM   #283
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Jim (K6OSO) here, anyone found any simple, inexpensive ways of mounting antennas on an AS, I am thinking of going via the battery box, and doing something off of the hitch. I just cannot get myself to do anything to the "Classic" itself.

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What bands / antennas types are you considering using?
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:47 AM   #284
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2m-440, possibly a tarheel for a IC 7000

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Old 04-06-2011, 09:57 AM   #285
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I have 2 short 6 inch pipes with set screws mounted to the back bumper in which I can place 2 longer pipes.. One has a High Sierra screwdriver on it permanently,I just remove the whip when travelling. I can put a Hustler 5 BTV on the other. My 2 meter 440 stuff is on NMO mounts on the trailer roof. Of course I have no hesitancy to punch holes.

I also have a pipe with set screw clamped to the tongue jack which can be used for a mast etc and is a no holes arrangement.

Will try to get some pictures in the next few days to make it a little clearer.
Built all the mounts myself so it was all low cost
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:43 PM   #286
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Jim (K6OSO) here, anyone found any simple, inexpensive ways of mounting antennas on an AS, I am thinking of going via the battery box, and doing something off of the hitch. I just cannot get myself to do anything to the "Classic" itself.

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THE AES RADIO (MILWAUKEE) BIGFOOT ANTENNA BASE
YOU PUT IT DOWN ON THE GROUND AND PARK WITH YOUR TIRE SITTING ON IT. STICK THE MAST IN IT AND ZIP YOUR ANTENNA IS UP.

2ND CELL TOWER ANTENNA CLAMPS ON EBAY LIKE PICS. CLAMP ON JACKSTAND ABOVE FRAME AND THEN CLAMP IN YOUR MAST. CAPACITY 1/2" TO ABOUT 6" PIPE.

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Old 04-07-2011, 01:41 AM   #287
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Thanks everyone

The hints on the mounts are perfect, I have to get an adaptor for a Powercaster welded to the tongue later this week, i'll take the opportunity to also weld two receiver tubes to the tongue as well. Rick, unfortunately my bumper covering is plastic, sO I'll steer clear of that for the.time being.

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Old 04-07-2011, 07:45 AM   #288
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I have a bug catcher mounted on the rear bumper of my Airstream using their fold over mount (unfortunately I think these are no longer being made). For the front I made a bracket that mounts near the hitch using a pair of U-bolts. The bracket accepts either a rotator assembly or I can stick a 4BTV antenna on it.

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Old 05-01-2011, 10:48 AM   #289
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Icom 700 for 2M and HF

I've mounted an Icom 700 and LDG IT100 tuner in my Flying Cloud 30. I use HRD + DM780 with rig control on my MacMini computer. Power is from the front DC bus with fused cable going to a RigRunner. The only holes in the Airsteam (one inside and one outside) are for the coax cables coming from a Hustler coil for HF and a Buddipole for 2M. The buddipole mounts on the flag pole holder bolted to the electric jack. The Hustler coil is mounted on a bracket from Radioshack that is bolted to 9 foot Sched 40 PVC mast (1" diameter strengthened by a 3/4" tube inside the 1" tube...not easy but can be done with some lithium grease and a mallet). The antenna has a copper braid ground strap going to a 4' copper rod in the ground. I've been able to tune both the Huster 20S and 40S coils to an SWR of 1.5 to 2.0 without the LDG tuner. The antennas are stowed for travel but go up easily when camped.
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Old 08-16-2011, 11:58 PM   #293
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Old 10-17-2011, 01:20 PM   #294
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Not an Airstream, but a relative, an Avion silver.

I mounted a Little Tarheel II on the roof wih a custom mount that I built so that I can tilt the antenna down for travel. It is grounded drom the 3/8"-24 base to the base mont and them to the trailer frame and skin with 1/2" copper braid.

The radio is a Kenwood TS480X with a Jet Stream 45 amp switching power supply. In the hosue on the same power supply, the radio is very quiet, low noise.

The noise is horrible in the trailer. I will be starting by powering the power supply from from an extension cord from outside the trailer with the trailer totally powered down. Then plug in the trialer and turn on one circuit at a time to see if the source makes itself appear.

Next I will power the radio and power supply from a clean source in the trailer and try different circuits to find the problem.

I am trying to avoid running a long run of 12vdc power cable from the batteries or the main 12vdc bus. Remember, this radio requires a 41 amp power supply to operate.

I will also try as a last resort, using a battery from the auto and work my way through the circuits until I find the culprit(s).

Hopefully I will find the source and can approach it with the use choke and filters to get it cleaned up.

If anyone has any suggestions or how you handled the problems in your Airstream.

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