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Old 11-23-2006, 07:59 AM   #1
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While a bit late, I want to welcome everyone to this new section.

I originally asked to set up this forum becuase of the posts I see within other forums. I am very greatful to our site owners for permitting this forum to function.

We should be able to provide help on almost every aspect of CB or Ham radio in the RV expeience.

Just post your question. If you have had a special experience with solving a problem or want to post a photo of your RV set up, this is the place.

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Old 11-23-2006, 07:59 AM   #2
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While a bit late, I want to welcome everyone to this new section.

I originally asked to set up this forum becuase of the posts I see within other forums. I am very greatful to our site owners for permitting this forum to function.

We should be able to provide help on almost every aspect of CB or Ham radio in the RV expeience.

Just post your question. If you have had a special experience with solving a problem or want to post a photo of your RV set up, this is the place.

73,

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Old 12-01-2006, 05:48 PM   #3
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Not really a question, but do most hams on the go monitor 146.520? I think we need to advertise the VHF Call Frequency more and use it.
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Old 12-01-2006, 05:51 PM   #4
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Sorry I called you " Lou ". What can I say... Senior Moment.

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Old 12-02-2006, 04:41 AM   #5
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BROWN 2:
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Sorry I called you " Lou ". What can I say... Senior Moment.

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You did what hundreds of others have done...I think it is funny.

As for your earlier comment, 146.52 is known as the 2 meter calling freq, but is largely ignored because of repeaters. I agree we should advertise it more.

As I travel in the RV I listen to 146.52 and CB ch 13. I even have a magnetic sign with "146.52" on it stuck on the toad.

On most trips I 'll see hams pass me, but only rarely does anyone call me. Once I followed a guy for about 120 mikes into Ohio who talked to me the whole time on 146.52. We had a great conversation as we were both going to the Dayton Hamfest.

Most mobile hams I think use the repeaters which is OK, but when driving the motorhome, I am too busy to keep up with diffrent repeaters. Maybe I should have the XYL do the switching??
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Old 12-06-2006, 05:24 PM   #6
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Ted,

Great idea. I'll get something made up that says 146.520 and post it in the rear window. My license plate says BROWN 2. I keep my call sign VE3SU Plate for my pick up truck. Dayton Hamfest is one of my favorite. Where do you park when at Dayton Hamfest? I see a lot of RV's across the road from the Hara Arena I am hoping to take the RV this year ( 2007 ) to Dayton.

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Old 12-08-2006, 06:28 AM   #7
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BROWN 2:
Ted,

Great idea. I'll get something made up that says 146.520 and post it in the rear window. My license plate says BROWN 2. I keep my call sign VE3SU Plate for my pick up truck. Dayton Hamfest is one of my favorite. Where do you park when at Dayton Hamfest? I see a lot of RV's across the road from the Hara Arena I am hoping to take the RV this year ( 2007 ) to Dayton.

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We have never taken the RV to Dayton. In years passed the RV parking was very limited, tight and not comfortable for us. However, I see it has become much better in the past few years, so we just might RV to Dayton the next time we go.
Dayton 2007 is not on our radar and we will likely miss it, but we may change our plans.
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Ted,

Sorry to hear Dayton Hamvention 2007 is not on your Radar. I am happy to say I have only missed on in the last 25 years. The parking across the road from the Hara Arena looks to be not to bad. In May I will let you know how is WAS...
Mean while I'll make up that sign for 146.520. Hoping for Florida this Christmas, but it will depend on the weather both ways from Ontario.
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Brown 2,

Christams in Florida from Ontario !!!

After traveling that far, you should stay in Fl until the ice melts on your Canadian lakes!!
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Hi,
We a listen to 146.52 in the motor home while on the road . I think we have had some very nice QSO's and a lot of help over the past years .
We Travel with another ham most of the time and with the rig on 5 watts talk on 52 ,dragging our feet enough for someone to break in . We have had help finding some real nice parks and sites to see while on our waythanks to 52.When we are by ourselfs with the radio on and listening we have gone a long way sometime with out a sound coming from the speaker.The last time was about 1500 miles WI.to Tx.
The CB radio stays on 19 to listen to the trucks for traffic reports,some of what you hear you don't want to but you take the good with the bad.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Doug13589:
Hi,
We a listen to 146.52 in the motor home while on the road . I think we have had some very nice QSO's and a lot of help over the past years .
We Travel with another ham most of the time and with the rig on 5 watts talk on 52 ,dragging our feet enough for someone to break in . We have had help finding some real nice parks and sites to see while on our waythanks to 52.When we are by ourselfs with the radio on and listening we have gone a long way sometime with out a sound coming from the speaker.The last time was about 1500 miles WI.to Tx.
The CB radio stays on 19 to listen to the trucks for traffic reports,some of what you hear you don't want to but you take the good with the bad.

hope to hear u /52
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Hi Guys:

I was following the thread and I was wondering if you had used the ARRL package "Travel Plus for repeaters"? I usually set it for a radius of 5-10 miles along my planned route. Then I print out a list of repeaters from that. I have the software to load them in from the ARRL list. I monitor '52 on one side of the rig and step thru the repeaters on the other side.

Another question:

Do you think we could start a "movement" for fellow hams to "monitor" '52 for travellers? Or how about listing repeaters in areas where hams monitor for RVers?

I am active on NORA in Glenview Illinois and we have good coverage for the toll ways thru Chicago. I, personally, could be counted on to respond to a request by an RVer on my repeater.
(147.090 out 147.690 input 107.2 PL) NORA is also an "ECHO-Link" repeater so you could "call ahead" 8-) I will also, see if our board can approve that as a club "mission".

Just a couple of thoughts. Also, IMHO find that most hams make good RVers and Vice versa.

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I have a TS-2000 in the MH. I usually listen to 52 when traveling and if my brother is following with his 5th wheel we will converse on it. Sometimes I'll forget to switch and we will end up on simplex on my vhf repeater frequency.

I haven't had a chance to put the HF antenna on the MH as I haven't decided on a location that will work but won't get knocked off the roof!

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Nothing here in nearly a year?

Back when I was travelling alone in my truck, I used Travel Plus to get a list of repeaters along my route. Now that I have someone travelling with me, I don't ham much any more, and never got around to installing in the new truck or the motorhome.
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