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#1 KA7EII

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 05:10 PM

Just wondering if there were any Hams with Casita trailers.
What , if any kinds of equipment have you installed in your Casita. How about antennas?
So far I have only used a dual-band HT inside the trailer and have not installed any outside antennas of any kind.
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Posted 04 March 2010 - 01:48 PM

QUOTE (KA7EII @ Feb 27 2010, 07:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just wondering if there were any Hams with Casita trailers.
What , if any kinds of equipment have you installed in your Casita. How about antennas?
So far I have only used a dual-band HT inside the trailer and have not installed any outside antennas of any kind.
73 de KA7EII.


Hey Rocky, Easy Dog here.

I have a 7000 in a Go Box along with an FT-90 and Power Supply.
I throw a Buddi-Pole up or just a J-Pole depending on the band at the time.
I have had antennas mounted in two other trailers I have had but I prefer the flexibility of getting then away from the rig for a variety of reasons.
I use a Speaker Stand Tripod and Painters pole to get the height I need.

I always have a blast making contacts from the road.
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#3 José

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 06:29 PM

We have a IC-706 and adapted a few out-door locations to place Hustler resonators and Ham Sticks on top of the awning housing. Yes, we get a better radiation pattern when the awning is extended. Hi, Hi.

Can not be too fussy or complicated when you are setting up and taking down antennas just for over-night operations. So we practice the KISS method. However, there are many times that your campground spot happens to be directly under some trees. In these instances, placing the HF antenna on top of the tow vehicle and running some coax to the inside of the Casita, seems like a better idea.

If you come up with any ideas, please share them with us.
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#4 BrianTex

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 01:20 PM

I have an IC 7000 and use an it100 tuner with an outbacker antenna on a tripod.
Easy setup.

Like to use Ham Radio Deluxe on my mac running windows for radio control.

I'd like to put together a go-box with what I have

Just wondered if any hams will be at the Bluebonnet rally in Bandera in April.

If so - give ma a holler

73

Edited by BrianTex, 28 March 2010 - 04:35 PM.

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 04:18 PM

I obtained a Technician license late last year, but will probably only use it for emergencies. My radio unit is a Kenwood F6A HT in combo with longer flexible rubber duckie for hand carry and mag mount antenna for my vehicle. I don't post my call sign on public forums 'cus it defeats anonymity and provides name and primary residence address using FCC license look up website for those viewing that "don't need to know". My home was burglarized last year. ph34r.gif

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#6 Yvonne Gallowsy

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 11:01 AM

Our ham radio group ( pacarc.org ) camps together several times a year.
We are having a DXpedition to the Crocket Family Resort.

April 29 thru May 2. Catch us if you can. K5PAL or K5TSR

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 05:20 PM

WW5Q here. DXCC at one point. Very inactive. License expired some time ago.
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#8 BradBev

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 08:58 PM

Not active at the moment but hope to be before long. I want to have some ham communications next year when we go to Alaska.

I was licensed around 1955-56 time frame in Carlsbad, NM.

For low band communications, I've been thinking about a Kenwood TS-480SAT or HX

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#9 RadioBob

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 08:33 AM

Also not very active of late, but DE K5IQ. I've toted my IC-706 with us on some camping trips, but not lately. Camping and ham radio go great together--being out in the "wild" (as wild as a state park or RV campground can get), but with worldwide communication.

Down the road, I'm going to look at the Buddipole or some similar system for easy set up and takedown. There's usually enough to do when making camp without trying to string up a dipole!

73 all!
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#10 BradBev

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 09:12 AM

Since we're talking ham radio. Anyone know the rules about operating in Canada on the way to Alaska?

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#11 RadioBob

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 07:18 PM

QUOTE (BradBev @ Jun 6 2010, 11:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Since we're talking ham radio. Anyone know the rules about operating in Canada on the way to Alaska?

Brad K5ILW

Operating in Canada is a snap; you don't have to do anything special! To quote the arrl.org website:
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The US and Canada share an automatic reciprocal operating agreement. US amateurs must carry proof of their US citizenship and their valid US license. Identification for US amateurs is the US call separated by a stroke and the appropriate Canadian prefix identifier (e.g. N1KB/VE3). In all other instances, or as specified by the national licensing body, the prefix goes before the call sign.

You can also check out the RAC website for more info on operating in Canada (Radio Amateurs of Canada). From what I understand, you have to stay within the U.S. bands and the sub-bands dictated by your license.

Sounds like you're "good for go", Brad!
73,
Bob

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 05:45 AM

Thanks RadioBob,

Good to hear there's no special requirements. I have a year to prepare.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:38 AM

Just wondering if there were any Hams with Casita trailers.
What , if any kinds of equipment have you installed in your Casita. How about antennas?
So far I have only used a dual-band HT inside the trailer and have not installed any outside antennas of any kind.
73 de KA7EII.



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#14 CHUCK & SHERYL

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:50 PM

I'm very interested in becoming a ham. I have bought a Kaito KA1102 and am starting to practice for the exam. I have not contacted anyone near where I live because we travel so much.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:12 AM

I'm very interested in becoming a ham. I have bought a Kaito KA1102 and am starting to practice for the exam. I have not contacted anyone near where I live because we travel so much.

Chuck



Chuck,
Contact your locaal amateur radio club or group. Clubs usually offer exam sessions and/or classes for those wishing to become a ham. check out www.arrl.org. for information on clubs and how to become an amateur radio operator.

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