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Old 12-26-2007, 02:22 PM   #1
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Howdy,

Ed - N6LZR signing on.

I saw this link from a member on an RV website. Really great idea combining ham radio with RVing in a web forum.

I am within two years of retirement and still weighing the pros and cons of full timing in our Rv.

I was originally licensed as WN6NRD ("nerd") and currently hold an advanced class license. I guess I need to upgrade to extra somtime.

I just recently worked on getting a TS2000 installed in the RV but haven't come up with an antenna system that works, yet.

Anyway, howdy everyone.
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Old 12-26-2007, 03:23 PM   #2
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Hello Ed. Good to have you aboard. Relatively new here myself. Been full timing now for 8 years. Ham radio and RVing work very together. I am currently in Monroe, LA at a National Wildlife Refuge. Soon to move to TX for a few months. See you on the bands or on the road. 73 Terry, WB6N
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Old 12-26-2007, 05:03 PM   #3
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Welcome aboard!

Glad to have you here! I like the "nerd" call. I used to be N4FIG. After about 20 years I got tired of being "Mr. Figgy" but I still have a N4FIG license plate up on the shack wall.

Again...welcome aboard!

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Old 12-27-2007, 04:36 PM   #4
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Terry,

Thanks for the welcome. I'm curious what you full time in. We currently have an 03 Kountry Star MH but it is only 34' so I am thinking of upgrading to a 40' after I retire (if we decide to go full time). Also, what does the "8008" in your screen name indicate? (Just curious).

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Thanks for the welcome. I have kicked around the idea of trying to get the "nerd" (NRD) call with one of the prefixes (K, W, WA, WB, etc) instead of my current call LZR - "Loser".

Anyway, great idea (RVing and Ham Radio). Hope to enjoy the forum! Is there an HF sked for the forum?

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Old 12-27-2007, 07:22 PM   #5
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Welcome to the group Ed, glad to have you on board. I see you are from Murphys, CA, nicw town, I was stationed with a guy from there and I spent a weekend there and really enjoyed the area.
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Old 12-28-2007, 12:44 AM   #6
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Welcome to the forum.....i'm new here also.
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Old 12-28-2007, 08:50 AM   #7
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Ed,
In response to your question, I have a 39' Teton and a Freightliner MDT.
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Old 01-02-2008, 03:17 AM   #8
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Welcome to the group Ed, glad to have you on board. I see you are from Murphys, CA, nicw town, I was stationed with a guy from there and I spent a weekend there and really enjoyed the area.


Thanks for the welcome. Murphys used to be a sleepy little town. Unfortunately, with all the wineries and golf courses it is becoming very popular and more crowded. It still beats living in a metropolitan area though.
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Old 01-02-2008, 03:18 AM   #9
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Welcome to you then also sir!!
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Old 01-02-2008, 03:19 AM   #10
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Ed,
In response to your question, I have a 39' Teton and a Freightliner MDT.

I was real close to going with an MDT and upgrading our 31' Sunnybrook to something bigger. I was out voted!
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