I talked with a group of motorhome mobile hams today here in a park in Alabama and one had a unique solution for his antenna. He decided that, since the ladder isn't grounded, why not use it for the antenna? He mounted his SGC auto tuner inside the rear panel and tunes it with that. When...
Echolink works very well and provides worldwide computer to computer or radio to radio links if an access repeater is available in your town. IRLP is all radio in and out but there are Echolink/IRLP linking sites available so you can use a computer on IRLP too with that gateway. Both use the...
Hi Carson and all,
I've been running ham radio on the road in our motorhome since 1995 and love the contact it gives me along the way. We are currently wintering in Oceano, CA and join the local hams for all sorts of activity.
I use a Kenwood TM D700A and run APRS with it to mark my route when...
On your first post you said that you have a big flame with one burner lit on the stove and it settles into a reasonable level as you light more. To me that means your gas pressure regulator is set too high. Buy a pressure manometer (mine is a Robertshaw Model 900-106) and set your gas pressure...
Pat, the central Califorina coast is very nice. We are in Morro Bay at the moment and it is wall to wall sun and 70 degrees. Very nice! Watched a Christmas decorated boat parade on the bay last night too. We will be in this area all winter as we were 3 years ago and we like it a lot.
The Maderia Beach KOA is nice and right on a rails to trails bikeway. Clearwater isn't far away and the beach is only 1.5 Miles--an easy bike ride. Very nice restaurants nearby and fine beach bars abound. Tough finding a spot this late in the year though.
--Steve, Jodie, and Posie Cat
Fred & Daisy,
Stop by and see us in Dillon, MT if you can.
Jodie and I are enjoying Morro Bay, CA until after Christmas and then we move to Grover Beach. Watched Christmas decorated boats on the bay last night--pretty!
--Steve, Jodie and Posie Cat
Congratulations from the Crouchs too! Too bad we are on the wrong coast to join you though.
We did anniversary 46 in July and are looking forward to our 50th down the road a few years.
Steve, Jodie and Posie Cat
Not sure about astroturf but using "filter fabric" under 3/4"-0 crushed rock works well. If the soil is clay, the filter fabric keeps the clay from pushing up through the rock and retains a stable surface while allowing water to pass through. Wetting and rolling the rock layer will make a good...