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Old 08-18-2012, 01:33 PM   #43
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N3GBZ here. Two meter in the van and a Yaesu FT100D for HF use. Usually use hamstick dipoles on a military surplus fiberglass mast. Have hamsticks for 10, 20, 40 and 80. A pvc mount is attached to the spare tire carrier and the mast fits in that nicely.
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:35 AM   #44
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Newbie here

Just passed my technician exam in March and am going for my General tomorrow. Fingers crossed!

Question:
I have an Escape trailer on order and would like to know what additional outlets or wiring would be useful for for ham radio operation inside the trailer. for example, would an extra electrical outlet be useful off the rear driver side? etc?

any other suggestions?

thanks!

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Old 05-18-2013, 10:09 AM   #45
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Hope Billy comes back, found someone I know here! Gonna miss you at Field Day this year (unless you'll be up). Had no idea you had an egg, just got ours. We'll be up on the fairgrounds again.

Congratulations, Lisa! You'll enjoy it, although HF is where it's at, a lot of idle 2m repeaters out there.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:54 PM   #46
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:43 AM   #47
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Just passed my technician exam in March and am going for my General tomorrow. Fingers crossed!

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Old 05-19-2013, 06:59 AM   #48
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Quite a few by the numbers
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:07 PM   #49
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Just passed my technician exam in March and am going for my General tomorrow. Fingers crossed!

Question:
I have an Escape trailer on order and would like to know what additional outlets or wiring would be useful for for ham radio operation inside the trailer. for example, would an extra electrical outlet be useful off the rear driver side? etc?

any other suggestions?

thanks!

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Passed my General! WAHOO!
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CONGRATULATIONS AND WELL DESERVED. Perhaps I will catch you down the log.
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Old 05-19-2013, 04:24 PM   #51
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Thanks Mike!!

Thanks for all the suggestions. Now it's off for the fun stuff - planning and purchasing the radios!
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Old 05-19-2013, 04:35 PM   #52
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Congratulations Lisa! Enjoy your new privelges!
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:32 PM   #53
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Choose wisely. I bought a lot of stuff that I dont use and regret (a little). I am sure there will be lots of suggestions. I think most hams like me become branded. I am all Yaesu and love them. Others are Kenwood,Icom, Electra or Heathkit.

Please let us know what you are thinking. Would love to know what you decide.
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:58 AM   #54
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HiAll: Just passed the tech exam last week, At age 72. I thought that would be enough but found myslf studying for General the next day. No gear yet, trying to get a handle on where to go from here. I have a 1984 U Haul CT13 camper in fairly good shape. It should be fun trying to blend these two hobbies. Mike
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Congrats Mike!

I just passed my General level. Thinking about the Extra but just don't have the time ...
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:15 PM   #56
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Congratulations Mike! Not hard to combine them, although I've not had much luck on 2 meters while travelling. HF in the camp is great with something like a Buddipole antenna. Also, ARRL Field Day is coming up, June 22-23. If you've never been, find a local club or group and go! Good chance to experience what full airwaves sound like! I'll be taking the Scamp this year, quite a few folks bring an RV. I think the ARRL site has a search for nearby Field Day operations.

Lisa, I know what you mean. My friends keep hounding me to just go take the test, know I can pass, but I have to drive 60 miles each way to take a test. Too many other hobbies.
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