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12-04-2012, 08:11 PM
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.


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

Great bunch of folks here.

12-05-2012, 06:59 AM
Welcome aboard John. I run a Tarheel on the MH rear ladder when I'm parked. Works great. See you on the road.

12-05-2012, 10:42 AM
Hi John -- nice to meet you. You guys, how about some pix of how you mount a Tarheel on a ladder?

12-05-2012, 10:52 AM
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.

12-05-2012, 11:03 AM
Glad you made it over here John. Hope to make contact down the road.


12-05-2012, 11:25 AM
Here's how I mounted mine.

Andy N1ORK
12-06-2012, 06:07 AM
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.

12-06-2012, 07:05 AM
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.

12-06-2012, 01:32 PM
Thanks all.
And thanks for the pics Doc.
Mine is upon the garage and having tuning issues.

12-06-2012, 07:11 PM
:welcome: John, my tarheel is on the roof with the power lift and lay.

Looked you up on QRZ and they think your license will expire 2-16-13,
just sayin