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Old 06-05-2019, 09:49 PM   #1
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Ham radio and your RV

So what is your ham call and what ham stuff do you run in the RV? I just picked up a 2017 Freedom Elite Micro and will be installing a station.

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Old 06-06-2019, 08:47 PM   #2
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So what is your ham call and what ham stuff do you run in the RV? I just picked up a 2017 Freedom Elite Micro and will be installing a station.

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KC8HQS, Dale from Batavia, OH.

So far, I've only used HF. I bought a Buddistick antenna and use it on my Icom IC-706. I set it up outside so I don't have to worry about bringing the cables in to the camper. Also, I usually operate when our 1 1/2 year old daughter is sleeping.

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Got licensed about 25 years ago as a kid. I haven't been active at all for about 20 years, other then renewing. I am super interested in getting back into it. Looking for a decent dual band since my Alinco DJ580 doesn't seem to work any longer.
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OK, not to sound totally stupid, but where would one start in Ham radio? I'm 37 and it's always seemed interesting. Sounds like it would be a good mobile hobby to link with our travels.
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Saturday June 8th I will be taking my technician exam. Wish me luck!
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I hope you get that ticket and get on the air! It's a great hobby.
Ckarkbre, look around on ARRL.org first. Then there are free and pay study guides as well as great mock exams on the internet. Just Google it.
I operate a FT857 when camping. I can use it inside if the weather is bad, and I can also operate it outside under the awning. I have VHF, UHF, and HF. I have a ATAS120 antenna that covers almost all the above. Loads of fun!
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Clarkbre, also look for local radio clubs, many offer free classes and a good source of help.
It is much easier and cheaper to get started then it used to be.
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Old 06-07-2019, 12:37 PM   #8
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Hi, I have an Icom 7100 using a BuddiStick about 20’ in the air. I also use a twin lead j-pole for local 2meter work.

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OK, not to sound totally stupid, but where would one start in Ham radio? I'm 37 and it's always seemed interesting. Sounds like it would be a good mobile hobby to link with our travels.
Not stupid at all. My suggestion find a local Radio Club as most offer ( or know who does) an entry level course and testing. To find a club the easiest way is go to link below.

Click on your state.
Then click on a city/town near you.
Then click on one of the frequencies in the left hand col.
On the repeater info page is usually the club web site or contact info.

Usually classes are held in fall or winter.

https://repeaterbook.com/repeaters/i...?state_id=none
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