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Forum: Antenna Solutions 03-05-2016, 01:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,167
Posted By ChuckW5KAV
I was thinking of the same thing for my 5th wheel...

I was thinking of the same thing for my 5th wheel with a the larger High Sierra,
running 1" ground strap down to cross member that is welded to frame which
hold the bumper. I just didn't know what...
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 03-05-2016, 12:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,152
Posted By ChuckW5KAV
Welcome from Washington State :headphones: ...

Welcome from Washington State :headphones:

My Call W5KAV
Forum: Disaster Preparedness - Community 11-08-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,633
Posted By ChuckW5KAV
In the county next to us every manned and...

In the county next to us every manned and unmanned station has either
VHF or VHF/UHF radios in them.

The nearest City to me has VHF/UHF radio in the EOC and all the fire
stations, the have 2...
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 04-07-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,203
Posted By ChuckW5KAV
:welcome: Dennis I use a High Sierra...

:welcome: Dennis

I use a High Sierra screwdriver attached to my F350 dually and
a dual band Diamond mounted on the side of my hood. I run
35ft of RG213 from my truck to the 5th wheel or a table...
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 04-07-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,831
Posted By ChuckW5KAV
I don't know Carl, look like some pretty good...

I don't know Carl, look like some pretty good soup's in the Galley :)
even a couple of good looking steaks :whistle:
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 04-07-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,831
Posted By ChuckW5KAV
Welcome Aboard David ! From another part of...

Welcome Aboard David !

From another part of Washington State :), as John state there is allot of
great people her and tons and tons of information on anything from
soup to nuts :clap:
Forum: Not Good News 04-05-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,971
Posted By ChuckW5KAV
I lost my wife suddenly as well 10 years ago, no...

I lost my wife suddenly as well 10 years ago, no words can
explain how one feels when this happens.

From our family to yours, our prayers are with you
Forum: Not Good News 04-05-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,619
Posted By ChuckW5KAV
I can remember testing tube's, buying parts and...

I can remember testing tube's, buying parts and building some of
the small projects they sold.....I have been cleaning out a good
friend of mine's shack for his widow, he had allot of small...
Forum: Rag Chew 11-29-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,461
Posted By ChuckW5KAV
Wow I don't run amateur plate's to much BS...

Wow

I don't run amateur plate's to much BS here in Washington state
and the money for the plates goes everyplace but what it is
meant for Ugh....I will say that in out local area the Fire...
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 11-29-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,484
Posted By ChuckW5KAV
Ok on all, I ran my 1500 in my pickup for a few...

Ok on all, I ran my 1500 in my pickup for a few years, attached to the tool
box, grounded the tool box in 2 places and the bed of the truck in 4 place
to frame. I know about the springs. Have...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness - Individual 11-29-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,848
Posted By ChuckW5KAV
Unhappy The local Red Cross in are area charges for the...

The local Red Cross in are area charges for the class but being
a ARES member for our small city the fire department gives it
for free :D
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 11-28-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,484
Posted By ChuckW5KAV
Hummmmmm N3LYT I like the way you set your...

Hummmmmm N3LYT

I like the way you set your antenna up, I have two High Serra screw driver
antenna's, the 1500 like what you have and the smaller version, (forget what it
is called). I also have...
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 11-26-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,751
Posted By ChuckW5KAV
Welcome Old Fart I am also a newer member to...

Welcome Old Fart

I am also a newer member to the group, was warmly welcome
and have learned many new tricks :bounce:
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 11-06-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,484
Posted By ChuckW5KAV
Hello all again, after a real nice summer camping...

Hello all again, after a real nice summer camping in a number
of states all over the western state's and playing radio it has
been real fun this summer.

I did take Wade's hint and started to...
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 03-20-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,484
Posted By ChuckW5KAV
yes sir, I have an old Drake low pass filter i...

yes sir, I have an old Drake low pass filter i have used for years,
I try to be a good operator and neighbor and have never had a
complaint.
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 03-18-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,484
Posted By ChuckW5KAV
Noise from other campers

You bet I have, still have even with filters and Toroid s around my wire
inside the 5th wheel, have ground rods I put in as well to my righ and
to the trailer. Problem is the inverters in some of...
Forum: APRS and Emergency Service 03-16-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,194
Posted By ChuckW5KAV
ARES and Emergency Comm

Marv,

I joined the ARES group in the town which is in the county next to me,
they are only eight miles away and the ARES group in my county meets
and is thirty miles away. I could have joined...
Forum: APRS and Emergency Service 03-16-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,194
Posted By ChuckW5KAV
ARES @ emergency service's

Our Police and fire support ARES and emergency communications
to the highest degree. The fire depatments in both the city and
county promote emergency service's and let us use their meeting ...
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 03-16-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,188
Posted By ChuckW5KAV
TNX Electricflyer I saw the picture of the mount...

TNX Electricflyer I saw the picture of the mount on the back of a RV
and the car but didn't really know if that was the antenna or not the
way it wa stated....Guess I read to much into it LOL
...
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 03-15-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,188
Posted By ChuckW5KAV
I have both the High Serria screw driver...

I have both the High Serria screw driver antenna's as well as an Perth outbacker
which I have used on my over the road truck an Class C motor home over the
years. Now that I have been retired for a...
Forum: Amateur Radio Classes and Testing Sessions 03-15-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,479
Posted By ChuckW5KAV
I as well am a ARRL VE, last month our team...

I as well am a ARRL VE, last month our team tested 22 people which 20 where
firemen/women 19 passed tech an one general. The other 2 who failed retested
this month and passed along with 15 others....
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 03-13-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,484
Posted By ChuckW5KAV
Checking in

Howdy all from Washington state :hello:

Was directed over here from another RV form, the xyl and
I changed over from a Class C to a 5th wheel last summer
and enjoy camping along with amateur...
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