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Old 05-28-2014, 10:29 PM   #81
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I think the no code license has really changed the ham radio world.
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Old 05-28-2014, 10:47 PM   #82
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I'm 39 and i would LOVE to learn the code. But....im a single parent with a 5yo girl so no time. Been like that for three years now. One day....
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Old 05-28-2014, 11:01 PM   #83
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I'm 39 and i would LOVE to learn the code. But....im a single parent with a 5yo girl so no time. Been like that for three years now. One day....
I used to know morse code, but never had enough speed to qualify for the add on. Pretty much why I had only ever used 2m back when I was on the radio.

And you have got to tell me the secret to keeping your girl 5yo for the last 3 years. My little girl is growing up so fast that I need every tip I can for slowing it down.
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Old 05-29-2014, 07:49 AM   #84
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Lol yeahhh, they grow like crazy
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Old 06-05-2014, 05:46 PM   #85
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Any Ham radio operators in here?

My father was big into Ham Radio. He taught Morris Code to many people here in Alberta. Like I said awhile back he would be amazed at the tec world now. He talked all over the world. At one time he talked with King Husain of Jordan. Who is into ham radio. It was his joy. It kept him going for many years until his heart disease finally took him. Thanks for the flashback.he passed in 97.
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Old 06-14-2014, 06:35 PM   #86
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Old 07-25-2016, 01:40 PM   #87
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Learn code early, got my first ticket in 1958 when code was a must. Still use it on DX trips and a couple code nets. Come join us on 7.250 LSB
M/W/S sometime. If you want to check in with code that will be fine, someone will be there to contact. 73's WB4FSN
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Old 01-28-2018, 01:06 PM   #88
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My wife and I are both hams... she since 1991, and I since 1968. We use ICOM ID-5100A's in each of our vehicles (her Jeep and my Ram, as well as one at home, as well as a couple of ID-51A's.

Our "camping mentors" are also hams... we all utilized it to keep in touch between tow vehicles while traveling last summer; it was extremely handy. We picked a UHF FM frequency, with a VHF FM frequency as an alternate, and never lost contact with one another.

My tentative plan is to pick up an Elecraft KX3 to use while parked and camping.
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Old 01-28-2018, 01:25 PM   #89
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You will love the KX3. Mine always travels with me. I strongly suggest adding SideKX cover.
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Old 02-07-2018, 06:19 PM   #90
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Just got my license back in December of last year. Was thinking of doing it for a while and finally got the bug to really get it done. Still looking for radio equipment, picked up a used Icom IC2200h for my truck. Thinking of getting a quad band for the truck and to be able to use in the trailer as well.


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Old 02-07-2018, 08:25 PM   #91
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Seems that there a quite a few hams on here. I've been a ham since the 90's. Passed my general Nov '17 and passed my Extra a few days ago. Will be working on getting HF into the trailer.

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Old 02-07-2018, 08:30 PM   #92
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W2MSO here and the internet killed ham. I spent a lot time listening to utilities. Not so much anymore. Maybe when i retire I can get back to the listening. Never did a lot of talking. Mostly two meter local stuff, weather etc.
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Old 04-01-2018, 12:53 PM   #93
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VA3IZY 2 meter only and not always in the truck.
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Old 04-01-2018, 01:42 PM   #94
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Been a ham since late 1960's and still active... doing the 1.8-450 MHz bands at home, and 146 and 450-mHz bands on the road and portable (analog FM and D-STAR).

Using a HT in a vehicle is both inefficient and cumbersome. My preference is the ID-5100A and a Larsen antenna on the roof. The remote head mounts with a RAM (ball and arm) bracket in the center console "tub" of my Ram 2500. Power cables through a firewall grommet to the left side battery, and it's all good.

I have considered picking up a HF radio for the TT, but have not had the time when camping to play with radios. As an alternative, I plan to set up another D-STAR UHF hot spot to use when camping and traveling; it would be tethered to my phone.
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Old 09-13-2018, 12:25 PM   #95
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I know this is an old thread but thought I'd chime in. N8OHB here. Been licensed since 1991 and have been extra class for a few years now. I'm active on HF mostly now but do use 2 meters and 440mhz in the vehicles. I am interested in doing HF in my camper but have never really found a good portable setup. Would really like to see what others on HF use for their portable setups. I am just starting to figure out how to make a mount for my ATAS-120 mobile antenna on my truck- 2017 F-250SD- with its aluminium body. Goodbye mag mounts! Just saw thread and had to chime in. Happy camping and hamming!
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Tried to post here earlier, came back as "thread to old to post"- so I started a new thread. If this posts up, I'll delete the new one.

Trying to decide whether to go 2 meter with handhelds for walkabouts, or hook up my 20-40 meter.

It would be nice to see photos of some antennas that ya'll use.
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Tonyz1, I can't offer any real suggestion as I am just a tech and not on much. However you aren't that far from Dayton OH so my suggestion is come to Hamvention next year and camp in Caesar creek or another nearby location and talk to other campers. there were probably at least 25 campers with antennas up in 2017 when I was there. There is also camping at the fairgrounds but I didn't look to see if any had antennas up.
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Old 09-13-2018, 01:05 PM   #98
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Thanks for the replies yupurs and llr. I do take my HTs along and sometimes talk to the locals if there is a nearby repeater. And I went to Dayton Hamvention years ago but not had the opportunity to go in many years. May have to make that trip next year and check out others setups as you suggested. I can setup using 2 hamsticks for each band to make a short dipole but like I said haven't figured a good way to temporarily mount them high enough to be effective. So looking for any ideas on others portable antennas. Also wondering if those that do HF at campground, have you had any problems with interference to other campers? Thanks again.
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Old 09-13-2018, 01:43 PM   #99
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I have a Yaesu FT-857D, MFJ Intelli-tuner, and a Signalink mounted in a 20mm ammo can.

While I have an Eagle 1 collapsible 33 foot vertical that can clamp easily to my ladder, I mostly take the Super Antenna with me since it fits in a 12x12x3 inch pouch and covers everything from 80 meters to 2m.

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I have a Yaesu FT-857D, MFJ Intelli-tuner, and a Signalink mounted in a 20mm ammo can.

While I have an Eagle 1 collapsible 33 foot vertical that can clamp easily to my ladder, I mostly take the Super Antenna with me since it fits in a 12x12x3 inch pouch and covers everything from 80 meters to 2m.

Eagle One vertical antenna

Super Antenna

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Thanks Herk7769, I also have an 857D, LDG Z100 tuner that I once used with an ATAS-120 on my previous truck. Haven't got around to making a mount for new truck yet, but will get to it eventually. Thought about the collapsible vertical but was previously concerned about being too obvious until our trip to the beach from where we just came home from. A lot of people had pretty tall flag masts. I'll look up the Super antenna and give it a look. Thanks for the tips.
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