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Forum: CQ CQ CQ 09-21-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Radio
Yeah I built one back in the day... still have it...

Yeah I built one back in the day... still have it and it still works - complete with all the weird quirks like drifting in the middle of a QSO and so on... :)
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 09-17-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By Radio
Not a lot of traffic here, but quality stuff......

Not a lot of traffic here, but quality stuff... welcome aboard!

:hisign:
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 08-31-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By Radio
Welcome aboard. :welcome: We are part of the...

Welcome aboard. :welcome:

We are part of the same forum group as IRV2. Pretty laid back group here. Enjoy!
Forum: RV Systems 08-30-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By Radio
No, should not. But it did. The camper is 10...

No, should not. But it did. The camper is 10 years old, officially. The replacement hoses are here. Having some dental work done tomorrow. Maybe Saturday will feel like fooling with it. Shouldn't...
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 08-18-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By Radio
marvelous rig. welcome aboard. :hisign:

marvelous rig.

welcome aboard. :hisign:
Forum: RV Systems 08-14-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
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: 4
Views: 550
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: 1,353
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: 5
Views: 697
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: 287
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: 361
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: 1,353
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: 1,353
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: 1,353
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: 425
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: 1,022
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: 510
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: 1,782
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: 1,022
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: 1,304
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: 1,304
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: 959
Posted By Radio
Got any pictures?

Got any pictures?
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 06-11-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
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: 1,304
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: 514
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.
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