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Old 05-27-2009, 10:07 PM   #29
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:28 AM   #32
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Old 06-02-2009, 05:21 PM   #33
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All I need now is an Egg and a HF transceiver and I will be all set.
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I just went hiking/tent camping with someone who brought a handheld HAM. No I'm thinking about getting into it.

Anyone have suggestions for a simple, basic antenna set up I can attach to the tongue area? Just a simple pipe welded on I could then drop a pole into.

Is there any sort of standards for antenna pole sizes? Ideally I'd like some sort of array with the ability to swap in/out various antenna, cellular, HDTV, HAM, etc.

Also tips for running antenna cables from inside to the exterior?
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Old 08-15-2012, 03:50 PM   #37
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I worked several Cdn Military rigs but not for many years. Most notable was VE8RCS out of Alert. That's about 2.5 hours flying time NNW out of Thule. It was our main link to the outside world and family via 'phone patch but satelites and technology have likely replaced it today.
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Old 08-15-2012, 04:14 PM   #38
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I just went hiking/tent camping with someone who brought a handheld HAM. No I'm thinking about getting into it.

Anyone have suggestions for a simple, basic antenna set up I can attach to the tongue area? Just a simple pipe welded on I could then drop a pole into.

Is there any sort of standards for antenna pole sizes? Ideally I'd like some sort of array with the ability to swap in/out various antenna, cellular, HDTV, HAM, etc.

Also tips for running antenna cables from inside to the exterior?
I suggest you check out the website American Radio Relay League | ARRL - The national association for AMATEUR RADIO. This is a very informative site for potential ham radio operators. Locate an amateur radio club close to you study to pass the exam to get a license. Some ham radio clubs offer classes and exam sessions. Once you are licensed and affiliated with some other operators, you will find plenty of answers to your questions. Everyone has a different technique for antennas. I have a quarter wave magnet mount vertical that I use for 2 meter vhf frequencies. The mag mount antenna is on my tow vehicle and radio mounted inside it. Good luck in your quest to become an amateur radio operator.
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:54 AM   #41
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I just went hiking/tent camping with someone who brought a handheld HAM. No I'm thinking about getting into it.

Anyone have suggestions for a simple, basic antenna set up I can attach to the tongue area? Just a simple pipe welded on I could then drop a pole into.

Is there any sort of standards for antenna pole sizes? Ideally I'd like some sort of array with the ability to swap in/out various antenna, cellular, HDTV, HAM, etc.

Also tips for running antenna cables from inside to the exterior?
I use the standard TV antenna sections for sale all over the place.
Radio Shack,Lowes & Home Depot all sell sections 5' long for under $10.00 for an easy start.

I then take a standard cheapo pro speaker tripod and turn the extending center section over and then the pole sections slide right in there.
You can also get any swimming pool cleaning pole or painters pole that telescope and do the same into the tripod base to get 20 or so feet in the air.

From there almost any antenna can be rigged to attach and also be easily rotated for optimum signal tweaking.

I use this for TV and Ham use off the rear of the Egg everywhere I go and I have used the Tripod method with pole sections all over the country doing radio emergency service work too.
I also have a few sandbags to lay across the legs if needed for stability of I really get the metal in the air.
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I suggest you check out the website American Radio Relay League | ARRL - The national association for AMATEUR RADIO. This is a very informative site for potential ham radio operators. Locate an amateur radio club close to you study to pass the exam to get a license. Some ham radio clubs offer classes and exam sessions. Once you are licensed and affiliated with some other operators, you will find plenty of answers to your questions. Everyone has a different technique for antennas. I have a quarter wave magnet mount vertical that I use for 2 meter vhf frequencies. The mag mount antenna is on my tow vehicle and radio mounted inside it. Good luck in your quest to become an amateur radio operator.
Good suggestion. Also check out AA9PW.com for online exams and other helpful information on becoming a ham. W9EM and N9MA live in our Casita. We are both VE's (Volunteer Examiners) and active in RACES/ARES and Skywarn. I have a mag mount antenna and a j-pole for 2 m/440, and a dipole for the low bands. With the help of my musky rod, and a local tree or two and we're on the air.
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