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Old 03-26-2014, 07:41 PM   #1
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Hello everyone. I am new to the Open Roads Forum. I don't have a RV yet but I am looking at buying one in the Near future when the XYL approves. When I do buy an RV I want to Ham it up while camping.

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Old 03-26-2014, 07:50 PM   #2
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Old 03-27-2014, 03:36 AM   #3
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Welcome aboard Daniel!
I used to have a pop up and a Travel Trailer
Now my XYL and and I have a park model with an attached sun room at a seasonal RV resort in Freedom, NH. For hamming, I use an FT857 into an LDG ATU feeding a G5RVjr dipole hung in the trees.
Lots of good Camper/Hams and info on this site, so sit back, ask questions, post photos and enjoy yourself.
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Old 03-27-2014, 07:46 AM   #4
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What good is a camper with out ham gear!
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Old 03-27-2014, 07:22 PM   #5
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Welcome aboard Daniel. And those are great pics Andy.
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What good is a camper with out ham gear!
That is a very good point for many reasons.. A good camper WITH ham gear is a mobile command center or net control in time of disaster.

And by the same token,, There are many places where a flat tire without communications... *IS* A disaster (As in you die before help arrives) and in most of those places your Cell phone... Is a paper weight.

Your ham gear however, can easily jump hundreds or even thousands of miles to someone with a working telephone who can summon HELP for you.

True story: Read yesterday's ARRL newsletter.. It happened. (not a flat though).
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True story: Read yesterday's ARRL newsletter.. It happened. (not a flat though).
Can we get a link to that?
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Old 03-28-2014, 07:39 AM   #8
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60 meter Alaskan emergency freq., 5.1675 USB.
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Old 03-29-2014, 01:09 PM   #9
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Can we get a link to that?
I get it via E-Mail but you can likely find the story of the hikers who got lost and found at www.arrl.org

And I should not have to tell you that URL.

Click n NEWS, then on the Amateur radio credited with in rescue wayward hikers

Or just Click here
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I live in the area of the White Mt's of NH. Two of our club members are the care takers of the Harvard cabin about half way up Mt Washington during the winter and have been involved with several ham related rescue missions I have no problem copying them simplex from my home 30 miles away and we also have use our clubs repeater in Conway NH with rescue events over the years. If you ever in the area stop in a say howdy 145.45 100 hz pl
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