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Old 01-14-2024, 02:59 PM   #1
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RV's and Radio (All things HAM, GMRS, FRS, etc.)

Knowing that many of us here are involved in Amateur Radio, I thought that it would be nice to create a sticky thread dedicated to Ham, GMRS, FRS, etc. and its relation to RVing or the radio hobby in general. Feel free to post discussions on radios, equipment, radio activities, etc.

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Old 01-14-2024, 05:00 PM   #2
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Here's my latest buy. Baofeng UV-9G GMRS HT. For a Baofeng, it is a really nice unit.

We've been using GMRS a lot lately in our family and to communicate with my sister and brother-in-law during the recent winter storms. We have limited cell service here at home on a good day and add poor weather and a few cell towers dropping off line, and the radios really come in handy.
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Old 01-14-2024, 07:36 PM   #3
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Hi. I run three mounted mobile radios (ham, GMRS, and CB) in my Entegra Accolade. I also have handheld that we carry.
KJ4VVA and WRJH219.
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That's a nice setup. How do you have your antennas mounted/configured?
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Old 01-15-2024, 07:55 AM   #5
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All three antennas are forward roof mounted, magnets on metal plates.
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Old 01-16-2024, 04:15 PM   #6
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Interesting idea. I've noticed some people also using the metal plate idea to use a magnetic mount antenna on a aluminum body Ford Truck.
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Old 01-19-2024, 08:56 PM   #7
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This new little toy showed up today. My first attempt in to C4FM/Fusion.
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POTA activation at Ohiopyle State Park K-1392. 10-Meter Phone only with an Anytone QUAD 6 and a Ham Stick. Cold but beautiful day here.
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I used to have a CB base station and a mobil with sideband and lots of power. It was fun for awhile and I got out of it when the language got so bad. I am ready to get licensed and start using Ham. For the ones that have been using these what radios would you recommend for home and mobil? I would like to research some of these before I buy. I will be licensed before using. Thanks
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I used to have a CB base station and a mobil with sideband and lots of power. It was fun for awhile and I got out of it when the language got so bad. I am ready to get licensed and start using Ham. For the ones that have been using these what radios would you recommend for home and mobil? I would like to research some of these before I buy. I will be licensed before using. Thanks
Boy that is difficult without some direction as to where you plan to go with the hobby. Are you planning on DXing (long range stuff) or just for local communication. How large a station do you plan. I know they grow exponentially as you get further into it. But I suggest some reading and talking with local HAMS before you begin looking at equipment. You may but something now and change direction before you get you ticket. If you know someone near you visit their station see what is out there.
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I have had the chance to do quite a few POTA activations lately. I must admit, it's very addicting. I've tried several different setups with the Sprinter depending on weather and conditions.
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I am working on my learning! I passed my Tech test and now have a HandyTalk and a 50 watt moble, I have been talking on several nets in my area but for the last three days I was camping at Confluence and visiting Ohiopyle and I was never ables to raise a single person from this area. I am guessing I didn't have the scanner covering enough territory. 147.300 is a popular tower in our area at Blue Ridge/ Bluemont VA. My next step will be a 10 meter and talk a little DX.
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I am working on my learning! I passed my Tech test and now have a HandyTalk and a 50 watt moble, I have been talking on several nets in my area but for the last three days I was camping at Confluence and visiting Ohiopyle and I was never ables to raise a single person from this area. I am guessing I didn't have the scanner covering enough territory. 147.300 is a popular tower in our area at Blue Ridge/ Bluemont VA. My next step will be a 10 meter and talk a little DX.

Next time you are near Ohiopyle, listen in on 147.045 with a PL Tone of 131.8. That is the primary repeater for W3PIE Uniontown Amateur Radio Club. It has a ton of local traffic, especially in the mornings and from 3:30 PM on. Pretty much anytime you throw your call out on there, you will get a response.

It also has a huge footprint. It is located at the top of the Rt. 40 summit and covers anywhere from northern West Virginia to Cranberry PA reliabily.
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