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  1. Mashurst

    HF Mobile in the woods

    I just got a new Jeep commander and I am working on putting together a plan for all the antennas I will need. This will be my first vehicle with HF. This is a jeep and while it is a bit of a mall crawler model, I intend to use it like a Jeep should be used. Three kids just don’t fit in the XJ...
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    Anyone want a mounting bracket for a Yaesu ft 7900 head in an XJ?

    I am designing a mounting bracket that will affix under the two visor clips to hold the radio head just above the rear view mirror in my 98 Jeep XJ. It will include a built in mic holder slot to the right of and above the head and have holes to attach the clip basket thing from the separation...
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    Portable HF antenna

    I just picked up a TS-450SAT and I'm looking forward to using it out in the mountains. I need to work on my antenna setup next. I'm thinking something that can be tuned on 10m-80m with the 3to1 tuner in the 450, can be set up in less than maybe 15 min by one person and will have good efficiency...
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    Best grounding to protect the radio

    Background for those that may not know: Unlike most 12v things in a vehicle a radio requires particular attention to grounding such as a fuse in the ground line and a solid copper path back to the core of the vehicles charging system. The reason for this is that should the vehicles own ground...
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    Summer Weight, Long Sleeved Shirt

    I was not blessed with much in the way of skin pigment and I am finding that the summer sun is increasing uncomfortable on my skin as I age. Wearing sun screen results in feeling greasy all the time. Even with a nightly camp shower it's hard to get off and seems to attract dust and add to the...
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    HF Radios For “Expo” Use.

    A quick search revealed very little talk about HF use or equipment. I'd like to start a conversation primarily on the subject of radios. I don't have any money for an HF radio right now so I am just dreaming here. I'm not going to go right out and buy one but I do hope to buy one in the next...
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    Radio communications in Mexico

    I am planning a trip into Mexico with about 4 or 5 vehicles. Are there any good options for vehicle to vehicle comms. I am a general class amateur but I understand that we do not share a reciprocal agreement with Mexico. What about CB or FSR? Anyone with experience down there?
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    Long distance, mobile HF communications inside the US.

    Long distance, mobile HF communications inside the US. I know a lot of you guys are using VHF radios in your rigs. I’m in process of setting mine up right now but what I would really like eventually is to have an all band of some kind. There was talk in another thread about running APRS on HF...
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    Free camper

    This thing came with the property I just bought See link below It has a bunch of stuff in it that could be used for a trailer build or a camper. If you have more skills than I, you might could even get it back into usable condition. Anyway, I don't know If anyone here would be interested, but...
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    I am the man

    four retreaded tires $360.18 tire pliers and tire irons from Sierra Expeditions $266.85 12v air compressor $69.99 airsoft balls 5000 at .20 grams $11.28 Squirt bottle full of soap water $2.89 mounting and balancing my own tires with tool I can take with me on the trail... Priceless! :smiley_drive:
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    Light Weight Construction

    I'm starting the planning stage of a trailer to pull behind my 98 XJ. I don't want it to be any heavier than it needs to be. I do want it to be completely sealed from the elements. I'm leaning toward a basic box design with a non removable top and a rack to hold RTT=maybe a small gear basket...