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Subject: [TenTec] Mobile radio
From: w5yr@swbell.net (George T. Baker)
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 22:57:07 -0500
No particular recommendation, Bill - I have used an old Icom IC-730 for
many years in a variety of vehicles. Presently in the Holiday Rambler
Imperial 37.

Just one serious, and I mean SERIOUS, recommendation for you: PLEASE DO

If you are new to motorhomes, you will soon find that you need to keep
your full attention on the driving 110% of the time. In my case, when I
have the tow car behind I am dealing with over 11 tons rolling down the
road at 60-65 miles per hour. There is no room for twisting dials and
trying to head-copy CW or whatever. 

Enjoy the mobile when you are all parked and set up and can devote the
attention it demands. But, please do even think about turning that radio
on while you are driving. Operating 2 meters or CB is a different
situation since you are only working a mic button and occasionally
changing a channel. But, the operator effort involved in HF operation is
just more than I am willing to siphon off from the driving task. 

Have fun!

72/73, George                  
Fairview, TX   30 mi NE Dallas in Collin county
Amateur Radio W5YR, in the 54th year and it just keeps getting better!
R/C since 1964 - AMA 98452   RVing since 1972

> Bill Hawkins wrote:
> We just bought a motor home and I want to put a HF radio in it.
> I have never done mobiling.
> I began looking at Yacomwoods but there are much more bells and
> whistles
> than I need. Then I remembered SCOUT. Is it a reasonable mobile/fixed
> set?
> Is 50 watts enough? Maybe I should go with something like a TS-50?
> How about adding a Hercules?
> Any suggestions are appreciated.
> Bill W5EC

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