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Old 08-17-2013, 03:25 AM   #331
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OMs & YLs/XYLs Just a word of caution. I would refrain from posting calls on the site. Remember, this isn't a secure net. One of our local repeater clubs had a number of it's members rigs "borrowed" without permission, recently. The only common link is the use of the repeater as the radios were stolen out of their mobiles, from wide spread locations, across 3 counties. When you post a call on the web you are literally giving name and qth via the fcc database... I'd advise only giving the call In private msg After confirming the person you are having the qso with is trustworthy. The airwaves are literally much more secure... they don't retain a copy of the qso indefinetly... 73 N9###
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OMs & YLs/XYLs Just a word of caution. I would refrain from posting calls on the site. Remember, this isn't a secure net. One of our local repeater clubs had a number of it's members rigs "borrowed" without permission, recently. The only common link is the use of the repeater as the radios were stolen out of their mobiles, from wide spread locations, across 3 counties. When you post a call on the web you are literally giving name and qth via the fcc database... I'd advise only giving the call In private msg After confirming the person you are having the qso with is trustworthy. The airwaves are literally much more secure... they don't retain a copy of the qso indefinetly... 73 N9###
This cautious tale has a feeling of urban legend to it...

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Old 09-05-2013, 12:41 PM   #333
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Larsen ?

I recently bought a Yaesu 75 watt 2 meter for my 2000 sahara.Can anybody give me the exact specs for a Larsen 1/2 wave with bracket that will fit jeeps in particular?I'm thinking rear fender amount.I'll be dealing with HRO and most of you I believe know which application as far as hitch, bracket etc.will be suitable.Also open for spare tire area as well. Also I apologize if this subject has been beaen to death lol.

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Old 09-05-2013, 08:02 PM   #334
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Get a Teraflex antenna mount. It goes in behind the tail light. As far as antennas I believe you should be looking for a 5/8ths wave.
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:19 PM   #335
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Get a Teraflex antenna mount. It goes in behind the tail light. As far as antennas I believe you should be looking for a 5/8ths wave.
My only concern is that if I do that mount I should try to get the base of the antennae above the vertical metal line where the metal meets the fiberglass being that the general rule is to avoid any vertical metal next to the antennae (only a few inches of metal really).I'm also considering a cowl mount as well.Being I dont have a garage....someone suggested a metal disk mount on the center of the interior roof as a NMO.That would be the ultimate radiation pattern.
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:33 PM   #336
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My only concern is that if I do that mount I should try to get the base of the antennae above the vertical metal line where the metal meets the fiberglass being that the general rule is to avoid any vertical metal next to the antennae (only a few inches of metal really).I'm also considering a cowl mount as well.Being I dont have a garage....someone suggested a metal disk mount on the center of the interior roof as a NMO.That would be the ultimate radiation pattern.
I use glass mount on jk with top on, for VHF/UHF...AH4 and big whip off spare mount with ic 706 mkii
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Old 09-06-2013, 03:11 PM   #337
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My only concern is that if I do that mount I should try to get the base of the antennae above the vertical metal line where the metal meets the fiberglass being that the general rule is to avoid any vertical metal next to the antennae (only a few inches of metal really).I'm also considering a cowl mount as well.Being I dont have a garage....someone suggested a metal disk mount on the center of the interior roof as a NMO.That would be the ultimate radiation pattern.
I use the Teraflex mount for both CB and HAM antennas and do not have an issue. I also have a soft top. I do not have a hard top.
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I also use the Teraflex for HF
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I am new to the Jeep Wrangler and will be installing by IC2720H which was previously on my 2002 Ford Explorer.

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Old 09-22-2013, 09:31 AM   #342
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Hello to all

Wow, just stumbled across this thread, didn't know there were so many fellow jeepers that are into radio too! Running a Icom v-8000 mounted it overhead on homemade mount. (have a lot of high water here, didn't want to mount it in floor area) Sorry bout the pic, sun was in the way.
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Gary Fiber K8IZ New to me 2004 Wrangler so maybe be installing a VHF rig. I have another vehicle 2009 Tacoma Double Cab which I have a full mobile installation. I can operate 80 through 1.2 including 900 MHz in that vehicle. If you have Icom Questions ask as I may know worked at Icom America from 1989 until 2001 and did some shows for then in the years after I left. Been a Ham for 38 years now.
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Jeep is an 02 Wrangler Sport, my ham rig is an FT-8000 dual bander with a fender mount antenna. Also for local garbage info I have a cb with antenna mounted on spare tire.
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For anyone using an yeasu 857d what are you using for ans external speaker? As soon as I start to move I can no longer hear or understand mine. My old radio gave me no problem.
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:39 AM   #349
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Not yet, got my tech ticket working on my general.
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I use an MFJ-281, not on an 857, dual-band FM rig. Does not matter, you need something front and center.

Good selection here. Amateur Radio Speakers Mobile Speaker
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Old 10-12-2013, 02:29 AM   #351
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New member here, W5KVV QTH McAlester, OK. EM24cv.


I encourage anyone interested in Amateur Radio to study, not just memorize the practice tests & get on the air. I've made countless friends all over the world in less than 3 years with radio.

As for posting your call on the net, it's already there. All over the internet. All they have to do is look. I'd like to meet the scumbag that tries to steal one of my mobile rigs. He better have a complete assortment of tools & 6 hours to work at getting it out of the truck because that's how long it's gonna take.

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New member here, W5KVV QTH McAlester, OK. EM24cv.

I encourage anyone interested in Amateur Radio to study, not just memorize the practice tests & get on the air. I've made countless friends all over the world in less than 3 years with radio.

As for posting your call on the net, it's already there. All over the internet. All they have to do is look. I'd like to meet the scumbag that tries to steal one of my mobile rigs. He better have a complete assortment of tools & 6 hours to work at getting it out of the truck because that's how long it's gonna take.

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40 wpm, very nice. I have been studying code for a couple of months now. What a ride. I can send way better than I can copy at this point, but I'll get it.
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40 wpm, very nice. I have been studying code for a couple of months now. What a ride. I can send way better than I can copy at this point, but I'll get it.
Back in the old days CW on board ship gave us a lot of practice. Came out of school at 28 then copied commercial press 2 or 3 hours a day. Commercial press was about 32-35. We didn't have a Xerox machine in the 50s. Rolled 8 carbons into the type writer. No
electric type writers either. That was our newspaper. I was radio op in CG. Also had a chance to op at WSL (commercial shipping) Long Island NY. Those were the days of 500kc. Lots of history gone by. See now hams may have got some of 500 kc area On Long Island CG ran 50,000 watts on 500 kc. CW (NMY) When you keyed everybody listened. LOL.
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Currently running a Yeasu VX6 HT and a Diamond mount with a Larson 2/70 antenna on the drivers side of the hood.
Plans are for the HT to be raplaced with a Yeasu 8800 on a Arizona Radio Mount in the Jeep.
Howdid you rout the coax inside the vehicle?
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:58 AM   #356
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This cautious tale has a feeling of urban legend to it...
Call it what you want, it is fact to he people it has happened to and being a jackass a bout it does not negate the reality that it has happened. Join the ARRL and see just how often it DOES happen.


Your attitude is why this site is as low in popularity as it is. Shouldn't you be trolling one of the threads on what is the best gear ratio not to use?
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I encourage anyone interested in Amateur Radio to study, not just memorize the practice tests & get on the air. I've made countless friends all over the world in less than 3 years with radio.

As for posting your call on the net, it's already there. All over the internet. All they have to do is look. I'd like to meet the scumbag that tries to steal one of my mobile rigs. He better have a complete assortment of tools & 6 hours to work at getting it out of the truck because that's how long it's gonna take.

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Matt, your call may be all over, but until you associate it with what you drive, what equipment ins in your rig and other tidbits of information the malcontents love, you are relatively safe. as for removing equipment, they only need a pair of dykes and two prybars, they don't care about how much damage they do to the vehicle when they remove your radios, even a full on in dash mounting can be removed in a few minutes just by destroying the dashboard. This is why many insurance companies have riders excluding aftermarket stereo and communications equipment from coverage. as well as consequential damages from the theft of it.
Also it is just as interesting that matt can mean Herbert A James... So when you don't post an honest call sign it doesn't mean a thing other than the fact that you are full of Bullshit.
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Howdid you rout the coax inside the vehicle?
Coax routing in a Jeep can be easy or can be hard, if you want it to be either one. There are grommets for wiring on both sides of the firewall under the dash. Commercial coax assemblies are typically of a design that you can unscrew the shell and collar from an insert that has the actual cable connected to it that is a minimal amount larger than the actual diameter of the cable itself. This makes it easy to push through the grommet (even if you need to put a cut in it and silicon it after feeding the cable through) when routed just screw it back together, make sure it is tight and you are good to go. I run it along the top side of the dash above the air ducts using up as much length as possible so there is no coiling and everything is as straight as possible to the radio doubling back with slow U shaped loops and no O loops to prevent creating impedance transformers, As all the dash panels are just trim covers in all jeeps this is an easy since the CJ7 this is an easy job the true metal dashed Jeeps are a bit more of a challenge but not difficult. One other thing, Use wire ties liberally on any cables being run under the hood. Especially to anything mounted to the hood. This is to ensure long life of the cables, keep them in a decent slope but at the same time don't let them sag...
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Gary Fiber K8IZ New to me 2004 Wrangler so maybe be installing a VHF rig. I have another vehicle 2009 Tacoma Double Cab which I have a full mobile installation. I can operate 80 through 1.2 including 900 MHz in that vehicle. If you have Icom Questions ask as I may know worked at Icom America from 1989 until 2001 and did some shows for then in the years after I left. Been a Ham for 38 years now.
Can you answer this one, Who was the IDIOT who named the IC-7000? when there was already a 7000 in the lineup? The one question that has plagued IC-7000 owners from day one...
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I use an MFJ-281, not on an 857, dual-band FM rig. Does not matter, you need something front and center.

Good selection here. Amateur Radio Speakers Mobile Speaker
For in a jeep there isn't a single mobile ham rig made that has a speaker that will be up to the job at all times. Being a ham, building an audio power amp is a non issue. The trick is finding a diecast housed two way Stereo speaker to mount above the rearview mirror by the footman loop for the windshield. using a couple Op-amps to tailor the audio, an LPOT to balance the output of the radios audio into the op-amp eq you just put together, feeding a simple FET amp, all of which can be put in the speaker, which can be used as the heatsink all that's left is adding some fiberglass insulation into the speaker to make the enclosure acoustically larger. Did this for my Yaesu 857D, louder and clearer than ANY speaker on the market
It is great to be an engineer...

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