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Old 06-08-2019, 07:52 PM   #41
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Pretty sure I'm not the only dummy watching this thread. So, on behalf of all of us,... what exactly does the "ham" stand for in ham radio. Is it an acronym? or what?
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It's a slang term for the hobby or the operators.
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Old 06-08-2019, 08:18 PM   #42
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I run a ICOM IC-7300 into a Apha Delta 75/40 Mtr dipole in my 5er

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Old 06-08-2019, 09:04 PM   #43
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It's a slang term for the hobby or the operators.
This is the best answer I've found concerning the term "ham" operator on the internet.
https://www.walkietalkiecentral.com/...dio-stand-for/
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Old 06-08-2019, 09:16 PM   #44
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Me wood 710 in the TV nothing in the RV yet, but looking to move to toyhauler by fall. Hoping to put in ham shack in the back. 73s Brandi W6FPT Extra class yea no more tests
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Old 06-10-2019, 12:31 PM   #45
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My call is W4GRN. I only work HF when we are camping. I use a Buddipole antenna. I tune it setting on a tripod, then set the mast into an inch and a half PVC pipe I have strapped to the ladder on the back of our camper. That puts the antenna 12-15 ft in the air. I use a Yaesu FT-100 radio. It's small and has worked well for me.
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Old 06-10-2019, 09:57 PM   #46
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Good news! I passed the Technician Exam today! I should get my call sign by mid week.

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Now its official. Received my call sign KN4UYR


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Old 06-10-2019, 10:29 PM   #47
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Interesting thread. I was first licensed in the mid-fifties. Got extra in 60's but let it lapse in about 1985. So, ex-KA2R. Have some 60's 2 meter stuff in a box in the garage (Kenwood TR something and a Wilson handheld). Is that stuff still usable?

This thread is giving me thoughts of getting back into it.

I always enjoyed field days. Do they still do that?
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Old 06-10-2019, 10:34 PM   #48
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Interesting thread. I was first licensed in the mid-fifties. Got extra in 60's but let it lapse in about 1985. So, ex-KA2R. Have some 60's 2 meter stuff in a box in the garage (Kenwood TR something and a Wilson handheld). Is that stuff still usable?

This thread is giving me thoughts of getting back into it.

I always enjoyed field days. Do they still do that?
Field day is always the 4th full weekend in June.... coming up fast!

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Old 06-13-2019, 06:43 PM   #49
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KC5ANS - Jack Fleet. I usually travel with my HT and load it with local VHF/UHF stations based on my travel.

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Old 06-13-2019, 07:30 PM   #50
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KK5FE here!

I havenít installed anything yet. I have a Yaesu 840 that Iíll be using. Just havenít decided in an antenna yet.
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Now its official. Received my call sign KN4UYR


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Old 06-13-2019, 08:18 PM   #52
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Ham Radio and Rv

We have a Rockwood Mini Lite. A 21 foot travel trailer.

Hi, call here is KK8ZZ. I use an Icom IC -7100 with Crank IR all band antenna. Works great attached to the ladder on the back of the trailer. I run the cables inside by sliding them through the rubber gasket on the side of the slide out.

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Old 06-13-2019, 08:26 PM   #53
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Iíve been including ham radio with camping since I was first licensed in 1992. From my tent days to my 4th Rv now. Iíve used HTs, dualband mobile and HF equipment. With my current camper Iíve not set it up so I am so far using just HTs and a telescopic mast. Iím into DMR so I sometimes use a hotspot while camping to access DMR systems while portable in camp. I eventually want to get my Icom 706 back on the air when camping though.

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Old 06-13-2019, 08:48 PM   #54
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I mostly us a mobile 2 meter rig when in camper. I do have an ICOM-IC-729 for ht work. Use that for field day. I will get a picture of my antenna. It is a mult band I attach to my ladder.
NO code required for new Tech exam. My 10 year grand daughter and I studied for 2 weeks for the exam, she passed on June 9th. She wanted to talk like me on radio. I figure she will be able to teach me about DMR once I get her a radio to work with me. (That is digital radio) I did notice one person is using DMR on this thread.

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Old 06-13-2019, 08:51 PM   #55
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Interesting thread. I was first licensed in the mid-fifties. Got extra in 60's but let it lapse in about 1985. So, ex-KA2R. Have some 60's 2 meter stuff in a box in the garage (Kenwood TR something and a Wilson handheld). Is that stuff still usable?

This thread is giving me thoughts of getting back into it.

I always enjoyed field days. Do they still do that?
I am a VE (volunteer examiner) for testing of ham radio operators. If you can show evidence of your old extra class license, such as a copy of the license or copy of a page from an old callbook (available on the internet), you can get your extra class license back by taking only the technician class written exam.

I plan to use a Midland DBR2500 for 2m & 440in my RV. I may also use a Kenwood TS-430s at times for hf.
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I mostly us a mobile 2 meter rig when in camper. I do have an ICOM-IC-729 for ht work. Use that for field day. I will get a picture of my antenna. It is a mult band I attach to my ladder.
NO code required for new Tech exam. My 10 year grand daughter and I studied for 2 weeks for the exam, she passed on June 9th. She wanted to talk like me on radio. I figure she will be able to teach me about DMR once I get her a radio to work with me. (That is digital radio) I did notice one person is using DMR on this thread.

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Old 06-13-2019, 09:19 PM   #57
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WB4FSN, Roger first ticket in 1958, ARRL, DXCC, All States, All Russia and way to many radios to list, lots of boat anchors. Use Kenwood TS-590 in RV, 2 meters, 440, 6 meters, packet and satellite when I can. Have two repeaters at 5852 feet on Holston Mountain in East Tennessee with 75 foot tower. Antenna at home is on 50 foot crank up, HyGain 204BA for DX on 20 at 55 feet. Wife said if I put up another tower she would start cutting guy wires. Found an abandoned cell tower I sure would love to have.
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Old 06-13-2019, 10:31 PM   #58
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Old 06-13-2019, 10:34 PM   #59
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N4EJM here, I just installed an FTM400 in my F-150. Also have a Radio Shack HTX-10 10 meter radio but the antenna needs to be tuned. Itís an 11 meter fiberglass stick. Then thereís the Baofeng UV-5R.

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Old 06-13-2019, 10:56 PM   #60
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Ham radio in RVs

Hi,

N5WTS. Judging by the amount of interference I get when I turn the radio onto the AM band, I don't think HF is an option without replacing my RVs 12 volt converter. Then even if I do put a clean one in, I am sure the other campers will have not done so. That leaves the only place and time to do any HF is when you are boon-docking. (assuming your neighbors are not running generators).

I have yet to find where my power converter is in my new 8529RKBS 5th wheel. I was poking around underneath and found a sub-woofer (of all things).

I did put my Yaesu dual bander mobile rig in the tow vehicle. Now I just need to get the XYL licensed.

Does anyone else have any ideas on eliminating the RV noise from the power converter, and is there another source of noise on these new trailers?
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