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Old 02-14-2008, 07:40 AM   #1
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Hi Folks:

Good to have found the link to this site from

I'm a total newbie to the world of RV'ing and have just bought a nicely used 1998 37 ft Damon Intruder which will be my residence for 5 months while doing some seasonal forest fire control & suppression work in Saskatchewan this summer.

Been a ham since 1967 and am looking forward to some exciting portable operations with my Icom 7000.

I'd like to learn more about the world of "The Land Yacht" and my interest is particularly high on antenna installations for both mobile and portable ops.

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Old 02-14-2008, 07:45 AM   #2
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Welcome aboard, Lee! Jump right in and join the frey!

I used to work for a company located in Saskatoon. I liked to go there in the spring and summer! Lot's of stuff about antennas going on now. And as far as we know, we are the only forum that mixes ham radio and RV'ing.

Again, welcome and make yourself at home

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Old 02-14-2008, 08:19 AM   #3
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Hi Lee, just wanted to say welcome from my qth to yours... hope to catch you on the radio some day...73 de K3MP Mark, Catasauqua, Pa.
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:27 AM   #4
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Thumbs up Another new guy joining ?

I want to welcome you to our little group ( and I use that word lossely) seems to be growing by leaps and bounds. There are a lot of great people here on this forum.

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Old 02-15-2008, 10:37 PM   #6
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Welcome aboard Lee!!

Hopefully you will have some fun with the RV and the radios this summer without getting a "hot foot"!


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Old 02-16-2008, 07:22 PM   #7
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Glad you found us Lee, The ham radio and RVing go so well together. Hope we can make a portable QSO some day.
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