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Re: [TowerTalk] RV Antennas

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] RV Antennas
From: "Vic Sadesky" <>
Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2007 11:38:04 -0700
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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
Cal City
"Our doubts are traitors,
And make us lose the good
we oft might win
By fearing to attempt."
                  William Shakespeare
"Get'er Done"
                  The Cable Guy

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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 
>be appreciated.
> John Owens - N7TK
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