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Old 01-13-2014, 05:46 PM   #71
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All depends on where you're at. Many years back I was going to let mine lapse, but then Industry Canada removed the need to renew them, so I'm still technically licensed, though I haven't been on the radio in nearly 20 years.

This thread brings back memories. I should pull the radio out of storage, clean out the dust and see if they still work.
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Old 01-13-2014, 06:56 PM   #72
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Wow, this thread has been going along for awhile!

Been a ham operator since 1982 or so. When we were looking at campers we knew the floor plan had to have plenty of room for ham radio, and we found this type plan was great, the ones with the big picture window on the curb side.

The trailer is modified only so that cables can pass through the floor without making an ugly mess. I made the table just for radio ops. Mainly we do field day ops and island hopping with the trailer, though sometimes we just set up in a state park and hang up a wire.

Note the frog in the photo. No it's not a F.R.O.G. frog. Sweet Wife is a music teacher, including strings; The part of the bow you hold on to is called the "frog" so they abound in the house and trailer, too.
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:12 PM   #73
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I found a program (HamSphere ) for the comp and smart phones that I use as my ham radio. Don't need the license for it but the majority of people on it have there ham license.
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Old 04-08-2014, 11:16 PM   #74
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Ve3plo here, 25' hex beam at home, ft2000 dmu, mobile ft857+ATAS, ft2900, vx3
Go to qrz.com and typein my call sign to see my antenna!!!

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Old 04-09-2014, 10:00 AM   #75
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Kuba, widze Pan jest Polakiem i wetkarzem, bravo! Po angielsku teraz, those are your home antennas, what do you use when on the road with your camper? Although I am licensed many years, I don't often bring the rig on my trips. Antennas are the limiting factor.

Folks, please excuse the greeting in Polish, we will keep it in English!
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Old 04-09-2014, 12:33 PM   #76
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New here KG7JCA, DW and I both got our tickets in March. We have matching Yaesu FT60R dual band radios. So far have joined the local club and helped with radios on a bike ride. I will be helping at a marathon on Sunday.

I use a mag mount on the truck but am still contemplating what to do on the Georgetown since the plastic roof doesn't make a very good ground plane.

Tommorrow, I am visiting the EOC for the Oso slide to see if I can help out there.

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Old 04-09-2014, 08:01 PM   #77
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Kuba, widze Pan jest Polakiem i wetkarzem, bravo! Po angielsku teraz, those are your home antennas, what do you use when on the road with your camper? Although I am licensed many years, I don't often bring the rig on my trips. Antennas are the limiting factor.

Folks, please excuse the greeting in Polish, we will keep it in English!
KQ2N, i usually bring my Yaesu FT-857 with my Yaesu ATAS antenna. Its a screwdriver type antenna for HF, has a motor and a big coil and extends based on the frequency selected on the radio. Covers all upper bands all the way to 40m. I rarelly use 2m or 70cm.
I also like digital modes JT65 most of the time. 2-5 watts will get you around the world need a laptop though
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Old 05-26-2014, 12:54 PM   #78
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KE4NOB here. Usually launch a light rope over a limb near the campfire and pull up a j-pole for 2m operation. Was inactive for years, but the new camping hobby has rekindled my interest. Fun stuff indeed.
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Old 05-26-2014, 01:16 PM   #79
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Kb3cla here... not been active for years.

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Old 05-28-2014, 05:55 PM   #80
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Yeahh, im semi active. Back in the day people used to chat. These days half of hams are goofs that just go to the store buy an AMP with 1+KW and pollute asking for reports on the other side of the globe not paying attention to qrp signals and other methods. These days its about money/more expensive equipment and not having fun.
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