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Old 12-25-2017, 12:03 AM   #61
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I built an antenna mount that attaches to the lower driver side mirror mounting holes. I used 1/4" x 2" stainless steel lag bolts and SS washers in place of the Phillips screws that hold the mirror. The mounting bracket is 1/4" x 1.5" x 1.5" aluminum angle. The antenna is an old 2-meter GAM (manufactured in Manchester, NH). It's a half wave so it doesn't require a ground plane. SWR about 1.5 to 1. Excellent report from our local repeater.

The radio is an old Icom IC-2100, sitting on the doghouse. Power from one of the 12-volt power outlets on the dash. Eventually I will run a 12 power cable from the engine battery.

OH LAWD!!!! You drilled a hole in the side panel?? LORT LORT.
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Old 12-25-2017, 01:53 AM   #62
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OH LAWD!!!! You drilled a hole in the side panel?? LORT LORT.
Ayup, the first hole is aways the one that hurts the most.
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Old 01-22-2018, 10:00 PM   #63
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RV and Ham radio

call is N9GTJ out of central Indiana. Just starting out in the world of RV'ing. Will try to take RV to Dayton Hamvention next year.
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Old 01-22-2018, 10:38 PM   #64
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Bring a chain in case you get stuck in the mud.

We might do the same, since we are not going to be able to make it to Orlando next month.

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Old 01-23-2018, 12:00 AM   #65
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Do they have rv parking at the new location?
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Old 11-06-2018, 09:24 PM   #66
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Old 11-06-2018, 09:30 PM   #67
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You ought to be here in Florida. The dealers are bursting at the seams with RVs.

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Old 11-06-2018, 10:26 PM   #68
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You ought to be here in Florida. The dealers are bursting at the seams with RVs.

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Actually that is exactly where I am looking for a ham friendly piece of land too
I need to get down there to look at the RVs. If I could register it same day I would come down faster.

Is your email good on QRZ
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Old 11-06-2018, 10:36 PM   #69
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Actually that is exactly where I am looking for a ham friendly piece of land too
I need to get down there to look at the RVs. If I could register it same day I would come down faster.

Is your email good on QRZ
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There are lots of New Yorkers in this area.

Registration fees for RVs are not expensive here, but you have to be able to show a Florida address.

Yes my email is good on QRZ.
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Old 09-10-2019, 02:16 PM   #70
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Old 09-14-2019, 03:19 AM   #71
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K5AUD, thanks for checking in. Always glad to see another RVing ham in the group. Carol (WA6DDB/previously GW5AXH)
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Old 09-14-2019, 04:16 AM   #72
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de N4SFC, Cocoa, Fl. 2017 Thor Chateau 31E, operating with a mag mount dual band on the drivers side of the hood. Anytone 878 handheld and a BTech Mini UV-25X4 25 watt Tri Band Mobile 2mtrs/1.25M/70CM. It's a work in progress but were getting there.
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Old 09-14-2019, 08:04 PM   #73
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KB4GOT here, along with W4EFK just got our coach 2 days ago, bit plan on putting a radio in
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Old Yesterday, 01:50 PM   #74
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This (2015 freedom elite) is my first Motorhome, I came from an aliner. Where is the best place for a good ground plane? Will the roof work or should I use the hood. I know it might be a stupid question but antennas are my weak point.
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Old Yesterday, 03:59 PM   #75
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setting it up

Just got my 2016 VEGAS 24.1 a few weeks ago. Trying to setup various antennas. I plan on a x5105 or and LD-10 with a laptop for QRP. I have not decided if I will try a full setup with an IC-7300 at 100W. All advice appreciated.


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Old Yesterday, 04:34 PM   #76
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"Ham" Radio Operators

Hi there, I am WO4SUN ex DK8XE, ham for more the 50 years and travel with a 2014 Thor ACE 27.1. Live in Bradenton, FL. I use an Icom 7300 if I park my RV somewhere in the US with a buddypole antenna mounted on a flagbuddy attached to my ladder.
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