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Old 11-08-2014, 09:06 AM   #11
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Have you ever had any problems with interference to other campers?

Just starting full time RVing in May, and adding a new HF rig to the travel trailer,

Dick KE0ME
That was a good question Dick.. I am going to answer it.

I have one person here where I'm stuck claims I'm knocking him off the internet (Free park Wi-Fi) Trust me when I tell you that is not happening. But he still points the finger... However that said, I try to make sure I do not get on the air when he is home or,, well, Most of my opreating time is 3am-5am so it's no problem, the rest is 9-noon and he's not home mornings.

HOWEVER.. Just a few hundred yards away is a house, belongs to a cop, and I very strongly suspect he has a scanner so he can keep abrest of what is happening when he is at home.. It keeps showing up on my Green Dot radios I think I'll get some other color crystals for them some day) Which I use as an intercom with another Camper here. I can clearly hear it if I listen on the TS-2000.
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Old 11-08-2014, 09:26 AM   #12
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We have WiFi repeaters at the local camp ground and they really cause interference on 6 meter fm. I also have a standard issue 5 port switch at the house that does in 147 megs they can get away with it we can't. What ever happened to "can not cause any interference"? Maybe we should be knocking on doors!
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Old 11-09-2014, 08:11 PM   #13
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HOWEVER.. Just a few hundred yards away is a house, belongs to a cop, and I very strongly suspect he has a scanner so he can keep abrest of what is happening when he is at home.. It keeps showing up on my Green Dot radios
Two questions: (1) what is a green dot radio? (2) since a scanner is a receiver, not a transmitter, how can it show up on anything, or knock anyone off anything?
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Old 11-10-2014, 09:13 AM   #14
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DOT radio, 154.600 MHZ the frequency's are color coded. I guess his HF is getting into the scaner.
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Old 11-13-2014, 10:16 AM   #15
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I am thinking of going the dipole route for one or two bands....

For power: on my class A Damon gave me a Progressive Dynamics 9180 with wizard and a pair of Interstate U-2200's.. The U-2200's have died of old age (9 years) and been replaced with DEKA GC-20s (Another GC-2 class battery, 230 amp hours). they also have a trio of Group 29's (About 100 amp hours each) in parallel with them There is a long story here involving some short lived AGM's as well but those are history.

The Kenwood TS-2000 shows no difference in noise level if I turn off the breaker feeding the converter,, If the converter has power it can not tell if the batteries are connected or not (When rig was new I sometimes turned off the batteries by accident).

That's about 1,000 watts of 13.6 volt WITHOUT battery assistance.

The TS-2000 only puts out 100 watts, draws less than 200. so I have all the power I need.

Footnote: I have read many complain about RFI from the Progressive Dynamics intella power units.. But mine appears slient.
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I am thinking of going the dipole route for one or two bands....

For power: on my class A Damon gave me a Progressive Dynamics 9180 with wizard and a pair of Interstate U-2200's.. The U-2200's have died of old age (9 years) and been replaced with DEKA GC-20s (Another GC-2 class battery, 230 amp hours). they also have a trio of Group 29's (About 100 amp hours each) in parallel with them There is a long story here involving some short lived AGM's as well but those are history.

The Kenwood TS-2000 shows no difference in noise level if I turn off the breaker feeding the converter,, If the converter has power it can not tell if the batteries are connected or not (When rig was new I sometimes turned off the batteries by accident).

That's about 1,000 watts of 13.6 volt WITHOUT battery assistance.

The TS-2000 only puts out 100 watts, draws less than 200. so I have all the power I need.

Footnote: I have read many complain about RFI from the Progressive Dynamics intella power units.. But mine appears slient.
Mine's pretty bad on 10 meters.
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Old 11-29-2014, 12:36 AM   #17
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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 a the W7BUM whips and some Hustler mobile coils an
a outbacker antenna I used on my over-the-road semi when I was working,
now retired.....

I have played with moble antenna's and radio for over 30 years and fun
do so, I have seen, done the good, the bad and the ugly in mobile
operation LOL
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Old 11-29-2014, 09:38 AM   #18
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The mount is home made there is a pin I pull and it folds down this allows me to put in my fiberglass poles in and the rotatable dipoles on the top and just walk it up and put the pin back in. It also makes it real easy to mount the screwdriver. With the masts I do have to guy it but the screwdriver is fine on a short post. The HS 1500 is an OK antenna I'm left a little cold with the spring arrangement instead of finger stock it lacks a lot that was part of the rebuild it was very hard to tune and very sharp. His reasoning for the spring was because finger stock wore out however I have never had problems with the Tarheel in the last 4 years and HS says to replace the spring every year for $16 go figure.
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Old 11-29-2014, 09:58 AM   #19
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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 replaced them a few times, once
because I tried what was not recommended by High Serra, tuning with a
102 whip going down the road a 60mph, they were right Ugh . I
been looking at push up poles, saw on here someplace were someone had
them listed pretty cheap off a web site
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Old 11-29-2014, 04:50 PM   #20
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Living in Maine gives me a lot of mobile air time nothing is close! I have a Lil Tarheel on the back corner of my pickup, the Jet Stream 3/8 24 connector broke off (don't buy one they are cheap cast brass) and the antenna landed in the street my buddy was behind me and picked it up, bit of asphalt rash but other than that it was fine. Needless to say the new mount would make a nice tow hook.
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