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Old 09-16-2019, 01:28 PM   #1
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Ham radio boondocking

I spent the weekend boondocking, with ten ham radio operators on my empty lot in south western Chippewa County Wisconsin. Due to the weather, only ten hams came, but they came with three (count 'em THREE) Scamps.

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Looks like field day there. Nice setup.

If I ever get to work on my camper, I'd love to operate a radio from it.
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I have my Campster set up as a shack. I power the radio off the battery and have a bulkhead connector for the antenna. We will be using it as a net control station for an event at the end of October.

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Changing set up

It's like field day with out rules. Small towers and an old equipment shelter are permanent. The set up changes every time out but this picture is from two years ago. (I do a Scamping calendar for local ham radio/Scamp friends every year and the picture are from the calendar.)
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I think hamming it up in a Scamp will really test your RFI abatement skills. I know it does mine. Converter, solar controller, modified fan with PWM speed control, LED lights, and a foil lined shell... it all adds up to quite a noisy environment (RF-wise). Turning everything off and running straight off a battery might be the way to go (at least for a few hours).

I ran an Icom 7200 a few times in the camper but now have a Icom 7300 which might be one of the overall best portable HF radios available (internal turner, good speaker, USB interface and digital filter for all that RFI). Hope to try it soon but at the campsites I go to, having a good antenna is a challenge.
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