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Old 04-21-2012, 05:04 PM   #21
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Hi Red: I am a general class license ham. I have a Windjammer 2012 3100W and live full time in my rig. I am set up for Vhf,UHF and HF. I have rigged the ladder and jack stand to attach my antennas. If you need pics of my set up let me know and I will post a couple.
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Old 04-21-2012, 06:55 PM   #22
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Kf4mnc here going on close to 20 years. Never been real active as I have too many hobbies.

Now that I've started to travel more I've really gotten into Aprs so my family can see where I am. There is a ham that wrote some code with google maps that lets people see my location with street view. It really is pretty neat. All you need is a Aprs capable radio.

Enjoy the hobby, maybe I'll catch you on the radio. I'm usually monitoring simplex on the 2m national calling frequency when I travel.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:05 PM   #23
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KK4DUZ here. Got my ticket last September. If you really want to learn, join a local ham radio club. The mistakes I've made so far are because I didn't ask the folks who know. What I love most of all are the many facets of ham radio. There's always something new to learn and something new and different to do. Never boring!
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:05 AM   #24
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W4KDB licensed in 2003. I am an extra class operator and work mostly HF from my home base station. No current plans to add a rig to the truck or trailer but I do carry a handheld 2 m/ 70 cm handheld when traveling. More info is available on my website at:

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Old 05-03-2012, 12:50 PM   #25
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:28 PM   #26
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:45 PM   #27
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Icom 706 MkII G with a couple of different tuners and a longwire & mini G5RV for operation near the trailer.

Yaesu FT-857D mounted in Towing vehicle with 2M/70cm mag mount & hamsticks for 20/40/10M on quick detach mount. LDG tuner for HF. Independant battery mounted in rear with PowerGate switch/charger.

Still tracking down a bit of electrical noise on HF when the TV is running...

Good luck on the test!

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Old 05-03-2012, 08:59 PM   #28
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Okay, so I'm scheduled to go take the general test in mid June so I can start to play on HF. This sure is a steep learning curve. I pressured my dad to go with me and test for the Extra license.

Are you guys using HF on mobile rigs in the TVs? The reason I ask is that I'm ready to buy a new HF radio. I don't know if that is going to stay in the house or whether its worth it to put in the truck. I have an older Yeasu FT212RH 2M that might work nicely in the truck and be a step up from the handheld I've been using.

Is there a little more art/science to hit the HF skips? Does anybody really use the 10M repeaters? I just wonder if it'll be a waste of a nice quad band or if I'll actually get to use it.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:05 PM   #29
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Hi Red: I am a general class license ham. I have a Windjammer 2012 3100W and live full time in my rig. I am set up for Vhf,UHF and HF. I have rigged the ladder and jack stand to attach my antennas. If you need pics of my set up let me know and I will post a couple.
Regards; Frank WB2IRE
Where did you physically mount your radio? And, how did you run your antenna cables?? I don't have a ladder on my trailer, maybe a tongue mount might work, if I have any room left up there.


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WB4FSN, Good Luck with the ticket and maybe someday we can have a qso and qsl, when I think about it I can not really remember not being a Ham Radio operator. I got my first ticket in 1956 at age 9 and still have my first rig, home brew in a cigar box, have to get some pictures post of that. Had to build a new ham shack a few years ago due to all the boat anchers and other radios, wife said I have to many toys, but remember he who dies with the most toys WINS and I want to win.
Actually, that would be really neat to see. We dragged out my dad's first HAM radio. He picked up a board so we could add CTCSS to it. But once we got the radio apart, the main board inside of it was cracked from one end to the other. He was pretty bummed, but I think we'll fix it anyways. Its a pretty robust construction, single sided PCB. If nothing else, it'll be a frankenstein looking thing by the time we're done with it.
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