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Forum: RV Systems 08-14-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 81
Posted By Radio
Might have disturbed the neighbors. The trailer...

Might have disturbed the neighbors. The trailer is parked in it's usual spot in the yard. We're not on a trip or anything. Fridge is on the back end, tanks on the front.

Also the tank is designed...
Forum: RV Systems 08-12-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 81
Posted By Radio
LP line from tank to regulator blows apart

Fridge had the "lack of gas" LED lit and I wanted to trouble shoot the problem.

Found this gas line from the tank to the regulator blown apart. Original equipment, about 10 years old. And of...
Forum: Antenna Solutions 08-07-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By Radio
As far as the 30' coax is concerned... I keep 50'...

As far as the 30' coax is concerned... I keep 50' in the trailer all the time anyway :radio:
Forum: Motorhomes 08-07-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By Radio
I don't do a lot of boondocking, so there's...

I don't do a lot of boondocking, so there's always AC power. I take a Astron M35 power supply. I have taken a small marine battery (that will run my Kenwood TS570 for days)

Both options take up...
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 08-07-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By Radio
Welcome back and welcome or Open Roads Radio. ...

Welcome back and welcome or Open Roads Radio.

:hisign:
Forum: RV Systems 08-07-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By Radio
I sanitize the fresh water system using ordinary...

I sanitize the fresh water system using ordinary PLAIN Clorox bleach in the spring at the start of the season. My camper sits idle a lot.

When my fresh water tank is not in use it is bone dry.
Forum: Antenna Solutions 07-29-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By Radio
The site said the antenna would be happy with the...

The site said the antenna would be happy with the tuner built into the radio as long as I had 30 ft of cable. Suits me.

The only remaining question is do I need to lay down some radials? I don't...
Forum: Antenna Solutions 07-28-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By Radio
Hey Bob I'd like to see some pics of that Ultimax...

Hey Bob I'd like to see some pics of that Ultimax 100 install.

It sounds like that thing doen't need radials. Is that right?
Forum: Antenna Solutions 07-25-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By Radio
That ultimax 100 looks interesting. Where...

That ultimax 100 looks interesting.

Where did you get the 28ft pole?
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 07-19-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By Radio
Welcome aboard, Jeff. Feel free to ask all...

Welcome aboard, Jeff.

Feel free to ask all sorts of MH vs radio questions. Some of the old guys on here been doing it for years.

I have just recently set a fixed retirement date....
Forum: Gadgets 07-08-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 548
Posted By Radio
I'll now vouch for the accuracy of the little...

I'll now vouch for the accuracy of the little digital voltmeter.

With engine off it read 12.2 volts. A bit low. Engine running it read 14.6. A bit high. I wrote that off to being a cheap Chinese...
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 07-04-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By Radio
Welcome aboard. :hisign: Would you be a big...

Welcome aboard. :hisign:

Would you be a big fan of Volkswagen? :)
Forum: The Funnies 07-04-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,273
Posted By Radio
Indeed. And welcome to ORR.net :welcome:

Indeed. And welcome to ORR.net :welcome:
Forum: Gadgets 06-18-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 548
Posted By Radio
Gadget: "3 way USB charger with a voltmeter"

Picked up one of these "3 way USB charger with a voltmeter"

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072KBJN9Z/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Charges/runs a bunch of stuff while mobile...
Forum: Not Good News 06-18-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 793
Posted By Radio
So between nursing duties, cooking meals, house...

So between nursing duties, cooking meals, house work and looking after the chickens, I did manage to finish the deck project.

I was really glad to get back to work this morning.
Forum: Not Good News 06-18-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 793
Posted By Radio
Thank you and welcome aboard! :welcome:

Thank you and welcome aboard!

:welcome:
Forum: Trip Report 06-11-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By Radio
Got any pictures?

Got any pictures?
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 06-11-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By Radio
Welcome aboard. :hisign: I haven't had any...

Welcome aboard. :hisign:

I haven't had any noise issues from the converter. Had one LED light that spewed some junk but it failed in short order. Are you running the rig off coach 12 VDC? I...
Forum: Not Good News 06-09-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 793
Posted By Radio
A very short camping trip.

I'm headed home from work on Friday afternoon. Took off an hour early because vacation starts officially on Monday but as far as I'm concerned it started when the door closed behind me just now and I...
Forum: Amateur Radio Classes and Testing Sessions 06-04-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By Radio
Good results indeed! :cheer: I'd like to...

Good results indeed! :cheer:

I'd like to meet a 12 year old who passes all 3 in one sitting.
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 05-30-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By Radio
Welcome aboard. We like new people. I wish I...

Welcome aboard.
We like new people.
I wish I could retire.
Forum: RV Systems 05-24-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 567
Posted By Radio
Finally found that pesky intermittent leak.

I have been searching, in vain, for several months for an intermittent leak along the rear wall of my 2009 Rockwood 8280SS 5th wheel. The water would pool on the floor of a small compartment under...
Forum: Under the Awning 05-18-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 721
Posted By Radio
Yeah the tooth turned out swell. Yesterday we did...

Yeah the tooth turned out swell. Yesterday we did the root canal. Today we pulled it. :hands:

Once they got in there it turns out the root was cracked. And there is nothing to be done for a...
Forum: Under the Awning 05-11-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 721
Posted By Radio
Where has Radio been?

Well, Radio has been a bit busy.

Let's see here... there's taking care of my Mom, who is 95. I don't have to introduce myself, I don't have to feed her or change her diaper. She lives in her own...
Forum: The Funnies 04-08-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 996
Posted By Radio
I think the wings are creating a vapor cloud...

I think the wings are creating a vapor cloud (which reflects the rainbow colors) as apposed to a rainbow in the distance because the rainbow appears to stop, very neatly, at the wings, If the rainbow...
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