Ham Radio Operators...Introduce yourself - Page 6 - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Tech Forums > Communications and Electronics

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 08-12-2012, 12:16 PM   #151
Jeeper
 
JLRTech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 64
Hello all!
DE KB2MMR in NJ
2005 Wrangler X with dual band Yaesu 7900, head mounted on steering column. Here's the Home Depot antenna mount for the dual band ant:


Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3607061176.jpg
Views:	112
Size:	129.1 KB
ID:	149581

For HF, just installed the Alinco


Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3900959967.jpg
Views:	99
Size:	125.7 KB
ID:	149582

That's the head, the rest plus an LDG auto tuner lives in the back. 40 meter 8' whip tunes up pretty well on 40, 20 and 10. It's bumper mounted and I got tired of it flopping around, so I did THIS:


Click image for larger version

Name:	image-581971869.jpg
Views:	104
Size:	129.4 KB
ID:	149583

Yep... You guessed it... It's a coat hanger.
First HF QSO was yesterday, about 30 sec after the installation with Rhode Island.
Any suggestions as to how to minimize alternator whine, etc, would sure be appreciated! It's not overpowering, but it's annoying.
73 all, hope to see you on the bands as well as the trails!
DE Jeff, KB2MMR

JLRTech is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-12-2012, 12:35 PM   #152
Jeeper
 
JLRTech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 64
Quote:
Originally Posted by blocker
-.. . -. ..--- --- .--- -.--
--... ...-- -.. . -.- -... ..--- -- -- .-. !

JLRTech is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-12-2012, 05:28 PM   #153
Jeeper
 
sparky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Phila
Posts: 1,760
JLR, it looks like your transfer case lever will have interference from the Alinco mike plug, or is that just the camera angle?
sparky is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-12-2012, 05:58 PM   #154
Jeeper
 
JLRTech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 64
Quote:
Originally Posted by sparky
JLR, it looks like your transfer case lever will have interference from the Alinco mike plug, or is that just the camera angle?
You are quite correct. Final install is about an inch to the left. That leaves (barely) enough clearance. I may move it to above the windshield between the visors. Change tray mounting is out.... It's too big and blocks vision. Any ideas?
JLRTech is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-13-2012, 10:18 AM   #155
Jeeper
 
sparky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Phila
Posts: 1,760
Not really. I use the change tray (top of dash) for the Yeasu 8100 head, but that's smaller than the Alinco. I tried that up between the visors, and did not like it. Hard to adjust volume/squelch while driving, display not in line of sight.

I'm trying to figure out a mount for an SGC-2020 and I need a tuner unless I get some Ham-Sticks, which might be the better method.
sparky is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-15-2012, 08:18 AM   #156
Jeeper
 
JLRTech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 64
Mobile HF is much more fun than I thought! (especially since I got the Comet six band antenna and LDG autotuner!)
JLRTech is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-15-2012, 11:34 AM   #157
Jeeper
 
JLRTech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 64
Quote:
Originally Posted by jlrtech
mobile hf is much more fun than i thought! (especially since i got the comet six band antenna and ldg autotuner!)


Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2774995053.jpg
Views:	110
Size:	131.2 KB
ID:	150509
JLRTech is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-16-2012, 01:43 AM   #158
Newb
 
DirtyDawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Livermore, CA
Posts: 5
Nice! I remember once back in the mid eighties working Nauru Island (south Pacific) on 40 meters one night while mobile in north Texas. Had a Kenwood TS-440s and an olllllldd Swan-tenna (go look that one up!). Man what a thrill that was!
DirtyDawg is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-16-2012, 11:43 AM   #159
Jeeper
 
twxsby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 182
KF5OFX
Have not even been on the air yet, just ordered a single din Kenwood head unit to replace the huge stock radio. On top, I am going to mount my 2 meter Kenwood, ruler says they will fit. Looking forward to it
twxsby is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-18-2012, 01:04 AM   #160
Jeeper
 
JLRTech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 64
Contact in Czech Republic on 40 at midnight! I guess the antenna works!
JLRTech is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-22-2012, 10:18 PM   #161
Jeeper
 
JLRTech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 64
My friend has a Cherokee.... Massive engine noise on his new Alinco. Any advice?
JLRTech is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-23-2012, 09:59 AM   #162
Jeeper
 
sparky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Phila
Posts: 1,760
If you are not aware of Alan's, K0BG site, here is a link.

Start here:

Mobile RFI Noise Identification

Then when you have the time read throgh the rest of the site.

Some thoughts, where is he getting power from. If it's direct to the battery watch where the wire is routed. Also be sure the radio has a good ground connection to the body, and the antenna ground is good. Judging by the braid you are using, you have a good handle on that.
sparky is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-24-2012, 04:41 AM   #163
Newb
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2
kb3ejw....

Dave from Philly.
i don't have any ham equipment in my JK yet.i have not figured out where to mount my big tarheel,i know i want to use the seperation kit for my 706 and mount it behind the glove box.
kb3ejw is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-24-2012, 05:22 AM   #164
Jeeper
 
rwdflynavy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 123
Any MARS station stateside, any MARS station stateside, NN0NDF standing by for routine phone patch traffic, my general beam is East.

Ahhh, memories.
rwdflynavy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-24-2012, 08:44 AM   #165
Jeeper
 
sparky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Phila
Posts: 1,760
Dave, KB3EJW

You are close enough, I don't know if you are aware of us, but I'll extend an invitation to our next meeting Sept 27th.

Holmesburg Amateur Radio Club
sparky is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-24-2012, 11:01 AM   #166
Jeeper
 
JLRTech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 64
Quote:
Originally Posted by kb3ejw
kb3ejw....

Dave from Philly.
i don't have any ham equipment in my JK yet.i have not figured out where to mount my big tarheel,i know i want to use the seperation kit for my 706 and mount it behind the glove box.
If possible, avoid bumper mount. Elevation helps a lot!
JLRTech is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-26-2012, 06:12 PM   #167
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
drvideo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Poway, CA
Posts: 20
KJ6ZKX (out of Poway /San Diego, CA)

Running an FT-8800 and an old FT-708 70cm HT

Waiting for delivery of my '13 JKU (sched for 9/3) so I can mount it all up.

__________________
"I think, therefore I Jeep . . ."
drvideo is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-26-2012, 06:57 PM   #168
KMG 365

WF Supporting Member
 
Sccafire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: 92 miles from the Rubicon Trail
Posts: 710
Quote:
Originally Posted by drvideo View Post
KJ6ZKX (out of Poway /San Diego, CA)

Running an FT-8800 and an old FT-708 70cm HT

Waiting for delivery of my '13 JKU (sched for 9/3) so I can mount it all up.

I grew up in Poway. PHS class of '88
__________________
Scott
Sccafire is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-26-2012, 07:04 PM   #169
Jeeper
 
GotNet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Orlando
Posts: 96
DE N4HHA

FTM-10R (Nice, waterproof head - rain w/top off the other day)

443.400 103.5 MCO N4HHA-R

73
__________________
2012 JKU Sport S Gecko
GotNet is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-26-2012, 08:10 PM   #170
Jeeper
 
twxsby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 182
I just got a Kenwood TM-281A, I am looking to mount in the Jeep. Do you think it would get too hot if I mounted it in the dash? (Under the stereo)
Thanks
KF5OFX
twxsby is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-27-2012, 11:20 PM   #171
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
drvideo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Poway, CA
Posts: 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sccafire View Post
I grew up in Poway. PHS class of '88
I've lived here 10 years and find it to be a well-run city. Big plus, only 45 min to an hour to get to the desert
__________________
"I think, therefore I Jeep . . ."
drvideo is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-28-2012, 06:21 PM   #172
Newb
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 6
KF7WYV here. Got my license primarily for sar work, and since I'm a brush bunny, no land mobile rig yet. Hoping to get one though, but I'm looking for a cost-effective way to prevent theft.
prussakolep is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-04-2012, 10:40 AM   #173
Jeeper
 
twxsby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 182


Done, had to go with plan B (above the rear view)
KF5OFX
twxsby is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-17-2012, 07:28 PM   #174
Newb
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 4
i had my ham license in high school and let it expire after i got married 36 years ago. i recently passed the exam and applied for a vanity call sign to get my original call sign. now
i want to put a rig in my wrangler. any suggestions on an antenna and mount?
73,wa5yqn
2010WRANGLERMAN is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-18-2012, 03:44 AM   #175
KMG 365

WF Supporting Member
 
Sccafire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: 92 miles from the Rubicon Trail
Posts: 710
Are you getting a single or dual band radio?
__________________
Scott
Sccafire is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-18-2012, 11:14 PM   #176
Newb
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 4
single band
2010WRANGLERMAN is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-18-2012, 11:54 PM   #177
KMG 365

WF Supporting Member
 
Sccafire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: 92 miles from the Rubicon Trail
Posts: 710
I'm guessing 2m. I use the mount bracket that goes behind the tail light from Teraflex. I have a dual band radio so I have a dual band antenna. I bought a Diamond antenna. The setup works good for me.

__________________
Scott
Sccafire is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-19-2012, 12:43 AM   #178
Newb
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 5
Hi, KG7VL, Mike in Port Orchard, Washington. I am the West Coast guy for Battery-Tech. We are the last US company making handheld batteries in the USA (W&W Manufacturing). I'll be at Pacificon in Santa Clara, CA next month for the ARRL National Convention. It's the October 13th weekend. Come by and say "Hi."
skikodiak is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-20-2012, 10:17 AM   #179
Newb
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Kailua, HI (Oahu)
Posts: 7
skikodiak.. wh6duv here (bob), currently in bellevue ... listen for me on the mercer island or tiger mountain repeaters... talk with you soon..

73's,

bob
wh6duv
bobg187 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-25-2012, 06:22 AM   #180
Jeeper
 
PhotoWrangler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Houston MetroMess
Posts: 2,385
Quote:
Originally Posted by skeeter View Post
They can also use HF frequencies to bounce signals hundreds or thousands of miles radio to radio.

I had a friend when I was younger, whose father was a HAM operator. He had a building in the back yard with his set up, and he had this HUGE antenna in his yard. It was a triangular steel tower that had the cables running down to the ground for support.

I know that he regularly talked to people in Austrailia I believe, and I think he had once talked to the ISS as he had a post card or picture posted on his wall of the astronauts.

PhotoWrangler is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Installing aftermarket Radio in TJ write up TheTJRod Communications and Electronics 145 05-05-2014 01:24 PM
I passed! amy Communications and Electronics 38 09-19-2011 02:04 PM
CB and Ham operators should read this Geeps Communications and Electronics 8 09-18-2010 10:46 AM
Stock Radio ???s nicolas-eric TJ Tech Forum 1 05-22-2009 05:04 PM
any ham radio operators here? tatersalad Communications and Electronics 10 04-20-2009 12:01 PM


» Rates
Get low rates on auto insurance in Canada!

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:13 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC