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Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-14-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,784
Posted By radiow6lar
Not a very good trip until now!

:rain:We started out a few days before the 4th heading to Ely Nevada and ultimately to Elgin Oregon. On the first day after passing through Las Vegas we started to have an issue with our F-150 AC. ...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 03-12-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,296
Posted By radiow6lar
Glad you found the problem. I run a 2004 F-150,...

Glad you found the problem. I run a 2004 F-150, first of the "New" style. I replaced the throttle sensor about a year ago. I did not have your problem or ANY problem. The computer threw a code...
Forum: Pop-ups, Travel Trailers, 5th wheels and Toy Haulers 03-11-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,607
Posted By radiow6lar
RV covers with clear window for roof solar panel.

A few years ago I did see one manufacturer who would do custom RV covers with a clear plastic window located over your roof top solar panels. So far after a few evenings digging on the internet I...
Forum: Rag Chew 04-28-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,600
Posted By radiow6lar
Florida

Jim, we are headed to Destin where we will stay a week with son and new daughter-in-law(to be). I will perform their wedding on the beach on the 17th. Then we are off to Wimauma to visit DW;s sister...
Forum: Rag Chew 04-25-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,600
Posted By radiow6lar
Getting the rig ready for a Florida Trip starting...

Getting the rig ready for a Florida Trip starting next Tuesday! I'm ready but DW is not quite there yet.
Forum: RV Systems 04-22-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,648
Posted By radiow6lar
Good Info

Carl, glad I mentioned this. The ones I bought that were very noisy had 10 SMD leds on a round flat disc. ON the rear there was a small AMC7150L driver chip with assorted caps, diodes and an...
Forum: RV Systems 04-21-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,648
Posted By radiow6lar
Good check

Looks like you made out ok. As for the fans, the one in the head here does get out some rfi and I have a little portable that runs on 12VDC and it is really rf noisy. But don't use either one much....
Forum: RV Systems 04-21-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,648
Posted By radiow6lar
Keep an eye on it.

With my situation it was easy to hear the converter/charger going through the different modes when you manually switched them or when the loading changed and that was just on the AM radio. I did all...
Forum: RV Systems 04-13-2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,648
Posted By radiow6lar
New Information

I know its been a long time from my first posts so here is what I ended up doing. I have a Samlex 600W DC to AC sine wave inverter in my TT. It is quiet as a mouse. I also run a Samlex 100Amp...
Forum: Ham Radio Clubs and Net Operations 03-10-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,386
Posted By radiow6lar
You got it!

Wade, I'll pass it on!;)
Forum: Ham Radio Clubs and Net Operations 03-10-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,386
Posted By radiow6lar
West Coast VA Hospital Net

Gentlemen, if you have the time your invited to check into the Jerry Pettis Veterans Administration Hospital Amateur Radio Club HF nets on Tuesday and Wednesday from 0900 hrs to 1100 hrs local on...
Forum: Rag Chew 11-09-2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,225
Posted By radiow6lar
Excellent!

Just got back from 4K mile trip in our TT. The front was bug city. Did not have a chance to wash on the road. I had ordered the Boss Sponges a few months ago and yesterday used one for the first...
Forum: Rag Chew 05-24-2008, 07:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,098
Posted By radiow6lar
Best we can do for now.

The wife and I spent last weekend in the local mountains. Elevation at 6800 ft and with our Golden Passport it was dry camping at $10 per night. I don't mind it a bit as its only about 35 minutes...
Forum: Antenna Solutions 02-15-2008, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,504
Posted By radiow6lar
Bury it good.

I have all my feed lines in conduit from the op shack at the house to the tower base in two 4 inch abs conduit runs. Length is 150 + ft. Lines are all 1/2 inch and 7/8 inch hardline (andrew and...
Forum: Rag Chew 02-15-2008, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 782
Posted By radiow6lar
As I understand, this has a VHF FM uplink and a...

As I understand, this has a VHF FM uplink and a SSB UHF downlink? So tell me about an HT that has both FM on VHF and SSB on UHF. Or am I missing something here.

I have the required FM VHF...
Forum: RV Systems 02-05-2008, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,106
Posted By radiow6lar
Not at all

I think its a good idea. Sometimes its easier than breaking out the handhelds. My XYL is a ham too but I have to "encourage" her to use a radio. You had a need and used what you had to good...
Forum: Gadgets 01-19-2008, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,092
Posted By radiow6lar
Thanks Guys!

Well I've come to the decision that I really like my maps better than one of these toys. I really appreciate your inputs. So instead of a TomTom for my working years reward I choose a Bushnell...
Forum: Antenna Solutions 01-18-2008, 12:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,017
Posted By radiow6lar
And Someone said a sucker born every minute!

One of our club members has one of the Hi-Q jobs on his new VW beetle. Swares by it but we all know better! :bleh: He also runs an Ameritron SS amp in his VW. He talks to the same people I do with my...
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 01-18-2008, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,879
Posted By radiow6lar
Hi Andy!

Happy to have you aboard. :welcome:
Forum: Antenna Solutions 01-18-2008, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,848
Posted By radiow6lar
Sidekick

I use the Sidekick on my TV. I originally placed it at the top of the rear driver's side door on my Supercab. Worked ok. Then I bought the extension tube and its mounted at the rear driver side of...
Forum: Junk Box 01-18-2008, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,174
Posted By radiow6lar
Just can't make everyone happy

Well I can probably see if it was that loud... My Vespa is nice and quiet so I don't think they can complain about that plus its street legal. Fire engine red with chrome bumpers all around. Four...
Forum: Rag Chew 01-18-2008, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,840
Posted By radiow6lar
Amazing!

I'm always amazed at how we as humans can cope and bounch back from adversity. As for Mike, he's a prime example of that. I'm sure a bunch of prayers and a little help from above made it happen.
...
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 01-18-2008, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,192
Posted By radiow6lar
Welcome!

Jump right on in, the water's fine and the fish is friendly!

:welcome:
Forum: Junk Box 01-18-2008, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,441
Posted By radiow6lar
Air-X

Hi Bob,

We use the Air-X at a few of our remote Microwave repeater sites to suppliment solar power on non-sunny days. So far they have been fairly good. But remember these sites are generally...
Forum: Rag Chew 01-18-2008, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,220
Posted By radiow6lar
Question?

:rolleyes: When does that thing go on sale at Camping World? :money:
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