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Old 12-04-2012, 08:11 PM   #1
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Name is John. DW and I have a 38' 5th wheeler. Semi-retired and looking to make my first HF contact since I sold the farm (antenna) 20 years ago. Just purchased a Tarheel 100A that I'm mounting on the roof of the garage until next spring. Then I'll transfer it to the rig's ladder.

Hope to chat with you folks on the road or run across you in a pile up.

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Old 12-04-2012, 10:06 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard John! Glad you found us.

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Old 12-05-2012, 06:59 AM   #3
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Welcome aboard John. I run a Tarheel on the MH rear ladder when I'm parked. Works great. See you on the road.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:42 AM   #4
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Hi John -- nice to meet you. You guys, how about some pix of how you mount a Tarheel on a ladder?
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:52 AM   #5
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I mounted a bracket on the side of my camper with a 3/8 24 mount and I remove the lil Tarheel from the truck and use it on the camper while I'm camping. I went all over the thing with a mega ohm meter and made sure ever thing was grounded including the roof turns out they are pretty well bonded most every where. I get really good results from 10-80 meters HF camping is definitely doable and a lot of fun.
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:03 AM   #6
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Glad you made it over here John. Hope to make contact down the road.

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Old 12-05-2012, 11:25 AM   #7
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Here's how I mounted mine.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:07 AM   #8
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Those Arrow J-Poles are great. Use one year round at the seasonal park model. Lets me get into most of the repeaters in the area.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:05 AM   #9
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I built several of those and you are right, they work great. This one is mounted on a painters extension pole. It's mounted on the plastic handle of the pole. so it's isolated from ground. A couple of bungee cords around the mirror and it's ready to go.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:32 PM   #10
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Thanks all.
And thanks for the pics Doc.
Mine is upon the garage and having tuning issues.
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