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Old 09-30-2012, 07:55 AM   #181
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KD0LRQ here. I'm pretty new to Ham Radio (got my General License about 2 years ago) and have been working with an ICom Q7a HT since then.

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Old 09-30-2012, 06:10 PM   #182
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kf4pwb here , wife is kf4pwc. we just made a 4000 mile trip to ouray and moab and back. went with w4wy and k4pax (they were in a g500). awesome trip! we operated simplex on 146.52 and picked up a lot of people when we hit colorado. not used to that. I haven't operated for years until this trip. it was encouraging to hear everybody. a couple of people heard us and asked for call signs. said that there had been some people operating without a license on that freq.

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Old 09-30-2012, 07:16 PM   #183
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kj4aud (Chris) from Nashville tn. Run a kenwood tm-271a with a 5/8 wave ant.
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:01 AM   #184
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KF7HBV here.
been a ham for almost 3 years now. dont get on there much. but ive got a FT-60R HT and recently mounted my FT1900 in the jeep. but i dont think its working quite right.
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:39 PM   #185
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Just installed a Kenwood TM-V71 in the LJ...
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:44 AM   #186
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Soon to set up HF in my LJ Rubicon. Haven't decided whether to go with a screwdriver or just an assortment of hamsticks. Hamsticks my prove to be a better, more rugged option on a Jeep. I am leaning towards a Kenwood TS-480HX radio and use my dual-band HT for the 2-meter and 440.
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:25 AM   #187
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Yaesu 8800 going in my JKU as soon as I find the time.

After that my Kenwood TS-480 will be going in too.
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:20 AM   #188
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First licensed in 1965 but Jeeped and chased girls instead of DX and got licensed again a couple years ago. CW and digimodes only. Home rig FT-920
I run portable from our RV when traveling and use a FT-897
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:23 PM   #189
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K9TKL. Just got my Tech a few months back as a requirement for a K9 SAR I belong to. Hoping to get my General in the next few months.
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:22 AM   #190
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for those of you who have mobile in the jeep, what did you go with for an antenna?
ive got the FT-1900R mounted. and a mag mount on the front fender at the moment.
havent messed around with it a whole lot but it doesnt seem to be transmitting. or if it
is, not very well. any help would be appreciated.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:03 AM   #191
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for those of you who have mobile in the jeep, what did you go with for an antenna?
ive got the FT-1900R mounted. and a mag mount on the front fender at the moment.
havent messed around with it a whole lot but it doesnt seem to be transmitting. or if it
is, not very well. any help would be appreciated.
There can be a lot involved in getting a decent mobile rig setup. I'd recommend you spend some time at KØBG.COM. The site is dedicated to nothing but mobile ops, and there is more info than you can imagine about all phases of mobile install and troubleshooting.

Good Luck!
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:04 AM   #192
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antenna placement for jk

sorry for the delay.. it took a bit to get the pictures for you...

i'm using a larsen with good results.. much better then my original placement (to the right of the red eye on the spare tire bracket).

i bought the adapter and antenna from HRO. hope this helps

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Old 11-21-2012, 12:56 PM   #193
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Howdy all,

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Just got my call sign for tech last Fri. Hope to pass my general the forest part of Dec.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:16 PM   #194
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sorry for the delay.. it took a bit to get the pictures for you...

i'm using a larsen with good results.. much better then my original placement (to the right of the red eye on the spare tire bracket).

i bought the adapter and antenna from HRO. hope this helps

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Can you get some better pics of the mounting?
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:24 AM   #195
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Hello all just aquick check in from North of the International Border. Jason here andthe call sign of VE9EMT located in Eastern Canada. I have been into HAM since 91 and still enjoy it. Work with Radios everyday and it still does nt get old for me.


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Old 11-23-2012, 06:50 PM   #196
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Hello form WF8S in Almost Heaven West Virginia
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:29 AM   #197
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Howdy from W0ACE! Home QTH is Coweta, Ok, USA, just SouthEast of Tulsa. Currently not active, sold most of my gear, but will probably soon buy a HF rig for the TJ.....I enjoy 20m QRP, last little rig was a MFJ9420.

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Old 11-25-2012, 07:12 AM   #198
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Howdy from W0ACE! Home QTH is Coweta, Ok, USA, just SouthEast of Tulsa. Currently not active, sold most of my gear, but will probably soon buy a HF rig for the TJ.....I enjoy 20m QRP, last little rig was a MFJ9420.

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Hi Chris,

I'm soon to get something installed in my LJ as well. I'll be running mostly 20m as well, maybe we can try some QRP someday. You're at about 1000 miles from me. Really like your standoffs on your QTH, that really looks slick and gave me some ideas for the future!

When you get going installing some HF in your Jeep, keep us updated here and I'll do the same.

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Old 12-04-2012, 03:15 PM   #199
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I just renewed my old ham license before it was too late. But I haven't been active in years.

I just got my first Jeep, a 1999 TJ. Is there a particular ham frequency/band that is most used in the Jeep/offroad world?

Thanks!
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:24 PM   #200
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I just renewed my old ham license before it was too late. But I haven't been active in years.

I just got my first Jeep, a 1999 TJ. Is there a particular ham frequency/band that is most used in the Jeep/offroad world?

Thanks!
Unless your traveling with other hams and have a agreed upon freq, The only one I v heard about is using 146.520 which is the national VHF calling freq.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:11 PM   #201
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Quick question guys: Is this Galaxy DX 55V 10 Meter Mobile Radio a ham unit? I know CB's use 11 meters, but what is the difference between the DX-55V and a CB unit?
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:23 PM   #202
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Most 10M radios are imported from Europe, where, as I understand it, 10M is their "Citizens Band" and the #s bleed over into our 11M (or maybe it is licensed, doesn't matter for this). Because 10M is so close to our CB and these are designed to TX at much higher wattages folks buy em and either use them or modify ("tune") them to use on 11M. Both of these actions are violations of FCC part 97. 11M cannot exceed 4w.

Unless I am mistaken, using those radios to TX in US territory is not permitted by technicality. Using them without a license is a violation (though novice class (no license) can send rtty and data from 28. to 28.300 and SSB phone from 28.300 to 28.500). Band restrictions are like speed limits. Just because your car can do 120 doesn't mean you "can" do 120.

Perhaps others can answer more good-er.
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Interesting, thanks. I have read about export radios in the past but did not fully understand them.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:49 PM   #204
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Found a great article about exports here: Export vs. CB - Which one is right for you?

Sounds like a 10-meter rig would be great if I ever get licensed. Can anybody give me reasons to go 10m and not 2m in a Jeep?
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10M is long range. When the bands are open you might be able to talk around the world.

2M is short range, 10 to 15 miles or so when simplex, ehn you are hitting a repeater, then it depends on the system.

I don't think you will find many other trail Jeeps using just 10M.

If you want to get on 10M, then get a real radio and not the export junk. Usually a full HF mobile rig. Radio Shack had a dedicated 10M that was not to bad, but it's discontinued, you can find used ones. Yaesu has a quad band 10, 6, 2, & 440 buts thats FM only. Alinco has a 10M FM. Ranger has some 10M doing AM & FM, and some 10M & 12M that will do SSB also. None of these amateur radio's will do 11M/CB.
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Thanks Sparky, always a help as usual.
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Unless your traveling with other hams and have a agreed upon freq, The only one I v heard about is using 146.520 which is the national VHF calling freq.
Thanks! I still have two 2 meter mobile radios. Maybe I'll install one in the Jeep.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:59 AM   #208
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Hi Folks,

I'm a pretty new ham, I've only been licensed for about 6 months. I'm also brand new to Jeeps, I don't pick mine up for another week, the dealer has to ship it here from another lot. I'm >really< glad you guys are here on this forum, there is so much stuff I need to learn. I've never done a mobile installation and that is one of the first things that I want to do to my jeep, as soon as I figure out what mobile rig to get. I know I will be checking back frequently.

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Hello all. I'm stationed in South Carolina (Air Force in case you couldn't guess by my name). I have a crappy Wouxon handheld right now that I use with my search team, but I'm looking for a quality mobile setup for my Jeep/Truck. I'm a General class, but haven't even had time to comprehend any of the material. I don't even know what the "73" you all keep referring to means.

Any help in finding a good radio without going broke, as well as an antenna setup would be greatly appreciated.

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I like my FT-2900, but I am just a lowly Tech, lol. You looking at multiband or single?

73=Best Regards, easier and faster on morse (dates to 1850s). Like Q codes, but also a fraternal meaning with it. At least that's what I hear.

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