I can't think of 2 hobbies that meld so well as RVing and Ham Radio. I'm
guessing you want a station setup when at your camp site and you didn't say
what type of RV. I have a TT and use a sectional vertical (military type)
mounted on a piece of EMT bolted to the rear ladder. I load this with an
Icom AH4 tuner. This also works very well with longwires and all type of
loaded whips. I lay out several radials and make sure the tuner is grounded
to the trailer's frame and if I can hammer in a ground rod. I've use this
setup on several FieldDays and CQPs not to mention lots of "just kick-back"
dry camping in the desert. Depending on the camp site I sometimes ground
mount the vertical. In the past I've mounted a 4BTV the same way. With
the vertical at full height, 32', or longer longwires I've snagged lots of
DX. I have seen many rigs in RV parks using just regular loaded mobile
whips and bugchatchers.
It's all good.
Camping is better with a side of DX.
Vic Sadesky KI6VC
"Our doubts are traitors,
And make us lose the good
we oft might win
By fearing to attempt."
The Cable Guy
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To: "Towertalk" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 24, 2007 8:56 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] RV Antennas
>I would like to get in touch with others who have worked the problem of
>putting a "good" antenna system on and RV for HF hamming (Motorhome,
>Trailer, etc.). This is a unique set of problems to tackle, and help would
> John Owens - N7TK
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