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  • So the tuner, calibrates to the specific frequency not the entire band. They need HF volunteers in Mexico Beach. You have to provide your own shelter, food, gas (generator), antenna, for a one week shift. My buddy cant get off work, he has 2 Icom 7200s. so it looks like a no go. Thanks for the info.
    dreadlocks
    dreadlocks
    You should get geared up and work HF your self enough to be comfortable before volunteering for any EmComm/ARES stuff, then ARES has training classes available that put you through dry-runs, teaching you best practices, codes used and how you should keep records of your activity.. you dont wanna learn this in the field, in the middle of the chaos and make mistakes that could have bad results.
    Technical question when you have a moment. With HF if you just wanted to Tx and Rx on 20M and you have a 20M antenna do you need a tuner? What is the most popular channel on HF? What about wavelength for a mobile antenna? Thanks for your time.
    dreadlocks
    dreadlocks
    unless your just working a fixed channel with a tuned antenna (30m APRS) you will need a tuner.. if I were going to put it on a vehicle (I have not FYI) I think I'd go for an active tuning motorized setup.

    popularity w/HF depends on conditions, time of day and what events are going on.
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