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Old 09-29-2018, 09:13 PM   #101
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Yupurs , I saw your old post about the antenna to use and the mounting the J pole you were talking about would work very well I mount mine on a section of PVC pipe attached to the ladder i run the pipe thru a coupler about mid way up the ladder and use an end cap to hold it up fast and easy and simple to install will work for most antenna installation you want .
My wife and I are both ham radio operators and we use handhelds to communicate while camping and use something like a buddy pole with two ham sticks for HF the pole and tripod are MFJ using a small auto turner works great for us
My name is Ron. Call kd5fpm we use a yaesu FTM-100 in the trailer and alinco SR9 this set up works great for us
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Old 09-30-2018, 11:00 AM   #102
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K1PDB. Mostly an appliance guy (use it for Emergency Management) but have a small dual-band mobile in the TV and usually a Baofeng portable in the fifth wheel. Maybe something I'll want to play with more in retirement. Saw someone with a big dipole strung up at the Elkhart KOA this summer but didn't get a chance to talk to him.
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Old 09-30-2018, 11:57 AM   #103
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To K1PDB You can talk quite a distance just on a handheld using a outside antenna I made one out old brass brazing rod soldered on an SO239 connector mounted on a pvc pipe it's just a ground plane antenna but works great cheap and easy it's all fun good luck
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Old 10-03-2018, 08:14 AM   #104
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Three in our on family are licensed. Myself, VE5DLC, my wife VE5YAK, and my oldest son, VA5KMG. We run dipoles when camping and operate with a Kenwood TS-480SAT, just working HF on 20m and 40m. With the sun hitting the minimums in the cycle it's been a little harder but we do still get a little DX occasionally from southern SK.
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Old 10-03-2018, 08:40 AM   #105
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KD0SCC. I have a quad band in the TV with a dual band antenna. I carry a ht most of the time. Use mostly for emergency management in our area. No mag mount for me. I bit the bullet and drilled a hole in the truck roof for a permanent mount.
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Old 10-03-2018, 09:17 AM   #106
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I run a Yeasu FTDX 1200 with an eagle one from the new home. I had my rig and computer mounted to an end table at the house. When we went full time in the RV, I just moved the whole setup into the RV. This is not the most flattering photo, but you can get the idea. Click image for larger version

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Old 12-29-2018, 12:05 PM   #107
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Hello and 73! KK5FE here from south Louisiana. Just found this thread. I haven’t been active for a while for one reason or another but have been licensed since ‘93 or so. Don’t remember exactly.
I still have my small Yaseu 840 that I think I’ll bring along with me next time we head out. I’ll have to come up with an antenna of some sort.
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Old 12-29-2018, 01:29 PM   #108
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WD4PRT in NE TN with 144/440 in truck; working on putting HF in trailer.
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Old 01-18-2019, 09:38 PM   #109
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I have this set up in my pick up.
Top picture is my pickup, next picture is in my work truck, last picture is for my camper.

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Old 01-18-2019, 10:24 PM   #110
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I have this set up in my pick up.
Top picture is my pickup, next picture is in my work truck, last picture is for my camper.

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Man, love to see that TS-430S. I had one for years and finally had to let it go a couple years ago to thin the herd before DW would let me get a TS-590S.

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Old 01-18-2019, 11:33 PM   #111
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I will look into the Super antenna. Never heard of it before. I have not tried HF mobile yet.
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Old 01-19-2019, 02:34 AM   #112
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RV Ham Radio

Have call sign and 146.52 posted on the back of our MH, and 11,000 miles later, have yet to have a passing ham call.
When stationary in campgrounds, have had good success in giving a shout out on simplex and getting responses.
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Old 01-19-2019, 06:46 AM   #113
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AB4GR - extra class. Started out in 1972 as WN4AJQ, upgraded to General then Advanced - WA4AJQ. Once I had my code up to 20+, I tested for Extra and got a new call sign. Not as active as I used to be but still get on the air. Have never operated while camping but might in the future.
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Old 01-19-2019, 01:13 PM   #114
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I have this set up in my pick up.
Top picture is my pickup, next picture is in my work truck, last picture is for my camper.

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I have one of those KT8900s mounted inside the center console of my Sierra. Nice little rig at a bargain price.
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Old 01-22-2019, 12:21 AM   #115
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Old 01-24-2019, 09:16 PM   #116
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QuartzFest outside Quartzsite, Arizona. Nearly 1,000 hams and family/friends. Iím in that photo someplace.
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Old 03-21-2019, 08:30 PM   #117
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KB9VGD here is SE Wisconsin.

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Old 03-22-2019, 06:42 AM   #118
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Old 03-22-2019, 08:43 AM   #119
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Old 03-22-2019, 08:57 AM   #120
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Mobile Ham Operations

Hi my name is Ron KG4QIV been mobile haming since I got my license over 20 years almost. I have an Icom 706 MKIIG which will do all HF bands, 2 meter and 440 all modes. I have the passenger side of my RV setup with Icom equipment in the overhead bin and Eagle One HF antenna and 2 meter 440 antenna on top of ladder in the rear. Run power cables direct to house bank to eliminate noise and will allow you to operate while both on the road and when parked.

Get an HF antenna that is easy to put up, Eagle One bolts to trailer hitch or rear ladder. MFJ make a big ears portable HF antenna that you can put on a speaker stand and tie down with ropes and tent pegs.
Again simple light weight and quick deployment, if not you will not use it.

Small HT portable is good to use so wife if she is a ham and give you voice commands when backing in tough situations over the air and you can hear her. I am working on putting a laptop in and sound card interface so I can do FT 8 and some of the digital modes. There are some good books on install mobile equipment in the ARRL library. Baofeng has some small portable units no for almost $40.00 dollars very cost effective and can be used to take with you if you go hiking or if someone stays behind in the rig again both have to be licensed. So many uses. 73 Ron
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