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malexander

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HAM operators
« on: March 01, 2016, 02:54:34 PM »
N5KLA Marshall here. Anyone else?
I have a Kenwood 7350 2m I'm going to put in the Bounder.
I'm also going to put my 23 channel (40yo) Midland CB in there.
Marshall Alexander
2007 Fleetwood Bounder 38N DP, 2008 GL 1800 Goldwing, 2007 VTX 1300, Cessna 150 & 172, Rans S19 Venterra

Photog

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Re: HAM operators
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2016, 03:26:01 PM »
Hi - I'm KK6MJB.  Just had my Kenwood TM- V71A and my Uniden CB installed in my new Jeep today.  There are quite a few hams on the board I'm sure you will hear from others.
Bill
2004 Winnebago Adventurer 38R

malexander

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Re: HAM operators
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2016, 03:42:03 PM »
I just noticed there's another "subforum" for hams.
Moderators...relocate this if you need to, sorry :-[

Thanks.
Marshall Alexander
2007 Fleetwood Bounder 38N DP, 2008 GL 1800 Goldwing, 2007 VTX 1300, Cessna 150 & 172, Rans S19 Venterra

tndal

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Re: HAM operators
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2016, 05:43:23 PM »
KQ4M here. this page has been inactive for way too long.
James KQ4M & Virginia KG4JSR
Smyrna,TN
2015 Open Range 3X 349RLS
2004 GMC Serria Duramax/Allison

elwood58

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Re: HAM operators
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2016, 07:35:56 PM »
N5SSP here.
2016 Fleetwood Bounder 33C
Residential Fridge with Ice Maker
Splendide Washer/Dryer
Pro Fill Battery Watering System
Oxygenics Shower with Mixer Faucet

Vintage Kar Kaddy Dolly

malexander

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Re: HAM operators
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2016, 07:42:57 PM »
KQ4M here. this page has been inactive for way too long.


Well...........let's just keep it busy.http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/Smileys/default/grin.gif
Marshall Alexander
2007 Fleetwood Bounder 38N DP, 2008 GL 1800 Goldwing, 2007 VTX 1300, Cessna 150 & 172, Rans S19 Venterra

HappyWanderer

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Re: HAM operators
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2016, 07:50:27 PM »
Anyone taking part in the DX Contest this weekend?
I don't have gray hair. I have wisdom highlights.

DonTom

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Re: HAM operators
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2016, 09:21:27 PM »
N5KLA Marshall here. Anyone else?
AA6GA.  I've been a ham since the mid 1960's. I too am  into touring motorcycles (my main touring  bike is a Triumph Trophy SE).

-Don-  SSF, CA
-Don-   AA6GA

2000 Fleetwood Tioga 24D, 7.4L

Eight motorcycles:
Original owner of:
1971 BMW R75/5
1984 Yamaha Venture
2002 Suzuki DR200SE
2013 Triumph Trophy SE
2016 Versys 650 LT
2016 Moto Guzzi Stelvio
2017 Zero DS ZF6.5
2017 Zero SR 13 w/pwr tank

kx3c

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Re: HAM operators
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2016, 01:58:41 PM »
KX3C -- Lee Shaver
New to rving - fifth wheel
Greencastle, Pa.
radios: Kenwood TS-480, Elecraft KX3
Hope to see and/or hear you soon.

azwinne

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Re: HAM operators
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2016, 10:38:43 PM »
WN7E here in AZ, just got new to us Jeep, 2013 JK Unlimited Sahara, to use as a toad. Need to get a lot done to it including installing radio, Icom 2720 and antenna.
Tom
2006 Winnebago 31C
2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara
Retired industrial/commercial electrician
WN7E

Redroadking

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Re: HAM operators
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2016, 03:01:09 PM »
QRZ!!!! N5OC here, new to RV'ing. Been a ham since 1989, not active but I have a brand new Yaesu FT847 just waiting to hit the road. I worked for Yaesu in the late 90's... I also enjoy riding motorcycles, I have a 2014 Street Glide Special...

73,
OM's
Neil Sims
2015 Ram 2500 4X4
6.7L Deisel
No Trailer Yet

DonTom

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Re: HAM operators
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2016, 02:57:49 AM »
QRZ!!!! N5OC here, new to RV'ing. Been a ham since 1989, not active but I have a brand new Yaesu FT847 just waiting to hit the road. I worked for Yaesu in the late 90's... I also enjoy riding motorcycles, I have a 2014 Street Glide Special...
73,
OM's
I have been a ham since 1967 (then was WB6YYO).

Much later, I had one of the very first Yaesu FT757GX's on the air in the county. I somehow managed to buy a demo model that was sold expecting more to come in soon, but it took like a year everywhere. So just about every QSO people were asking about my rig.

I own several motorcycles (but no Harleys):

I am the original owner of:

1971 BMW R75/5
1984 Yamaha Venture
2002 Suzuki DR200SE
2013 Triumph Trophy SE

73, -Don-  AA6GA   SSF, CA
-Don-   AA6GA

2000 Fleetwood Tioga 24D, 7.4L

Eight motorcycles:
Original owner of:
1971 BMW R75/5
1984 Yamaha Venture
2002 Suzuki DR200SE
2013 Triumph Trophy SE
2016 Versys 650 LT
2016 Moto Guzzi Stelvio
2017 Zero DS ZF6.5
2017 Zero SR 13 w/pwr tank

Fly Boy

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Re: HAM operators
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2016, 10:42:57 AM »
Newcomer to the group as of today.  KI5ED, originally KB5DBD, early 80's.

luckettg

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Re: HAM operators
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2016, 07:01:36 PM »
Saw this thread while looking for information to help me set up a ham shack in my motorhome and would like to say hello....Hello !
Greg Luckett NB8X
Greg Luckett NB8X

Steelhawk

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Re: HAM operators
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2016, 12:11:26 PM »
KE7DJQ here. Just purchased a travel trailer and want to eventually put my Yaesu FT857D inside. That would be after the truck install. I currently have an install in my car, but  now that we will be using the truck much more, I want to put it there.
KE7DJQ

Jim Fitz

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Re: HAM operators
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2016, 08:45:04 PM »
I have wanted to get into Ham for a long time, just never had the time.  I don't even know how to get started.  My old Co-Pilot, many years ago, was into it...talked to people all around the world. 

Any suggestions where to start.  What does it cost?  Antenna requirements on an RV? 

To quote the homeless people on the street corners...... "Anything Helps."
Thanks.
Fitz
Retired AF Navigator
Camped over many years in pretty much everything.  Just gettin started as a Full Timer....lovin it so far.

Bill N

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Re: HAM operators
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2016, 09:08:37 AM »
I have wanted to get into Ham for a long time, just never had the time.  I don't even know how to get started.  My old Co-Pilot, many years ago, was into it...talked to people all around the world. 

Any suggestions where to start.  What does it cost?  Antenna requirements on an RV? 

To quote the homeless people on the street corners...... "Anything Helps."
Thanks.
Fitz

My wife and I are currently inactive but you should google ARRL (American Radio Relay League) as they are the grand poo bahs of American ham radio operations and have all sorts of info and can put you in touch with local clubs/operators.  Good luck. It is much easier now to get a license than it was when we started but very enjoyable hobby.  Computers have taken a toll of ham popularity.
Bill & Joan N in Missouri
USAF (Ret)
2002 Winnebago Adventurer 35U
Workhorse W22, 8.1L Chevy V8
2013 Chevy Sonic Toad
Furbearers:  Heidi-17(Forever), Grace-10 & Squeak-4, Winnie - 6 months

castlewood57223

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Re: HAM operators
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2016, 04:35:13 PM »
Hi, agree with the previous post - start with ARRL, find local clubs, usually there are condensed training classes to get you started on the technician class ticket over a weekend.  classes friday & sat, and test on sunday afternoon.
I'd get a technician class manual read up, and you can take practice tests at qrz.com  if regularly get 85+ you're well ready for the test.

Have fun & good luck,
Chuck
KB0VXD
president Lake Area Radio Klub - Watertown,SD
Chuck , Lynn, Roxy,Gibson
RIP Misty - Sept 12, 2016

Fleetwood Mallard 28BH 2006
Solar Power 200watts
2011 Ford Escape
2006 Ford Ranger
2008 Ford F-150
2008 Suzuki C90
2008 Suzuki C50
2004 Ford Ranger

Boatworker

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Re: HAM operators
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2016, 05:51:48 PM »
K6JEA

First licensed in '82

We are just setting up the new 5th wheel, but high on the priority list was the ham station. I have a Kenwood TS 570DG, Elecraft amp and tuner and a Heil mic. This feeds an Alpha Antenna J pole which seems to work pretty well. I have it on a 16 foot fiberglass pole mounted on the ladder up about 5 feet. Because it is end fed, I only have to find one place to tie it off.

And for the motorcycle riders out there, the avatar is my Triumph 1050 Tiger. Taken in the Santa Monica Mountains above Pacific Coast Highway. Been riding for a bit over 50 years. 
Jim and Elaine

2016 Ram 3500 Crew Cab DRW
2016 DRV Houston

La Quinta, CA

 

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