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Old 05-23-2010, 08:55 AM   #1
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Morning YA'll:
My wife and I (Edna N9UKI) are both Ham Operators and retired, I finely retired after 25+ years as a CP/ power plant electrician/ field engineer for a major power company .
A few months ago we purchased a 1990 "Gulf Stream, Sun Clipper" on a Chevy chassis which is located at my sons home in Georgia.
The MH is in very good physical condition and has only 84K on the chassis, Previous owner (s) did do some "CREATIVE WIRING" on the battery system which I am trying to sort out (posted a query on another forum here) and currently trying to find an original schematic on the MH but not having much luck.
Not really planning to take the MH on the road much, mostly use it as a 2nd home when visiting the kid's in Ga..
Don't know what else to tell at this time except that I hope I've got this posting in the right place.
73 all !
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Welcome to iRV2, W9. Revamping an older RV is always a fun but challenging project. And "Creative Wiring" is a common complaint!
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Welcome to iRV2. We ere glad you joined us. It appears you won't need a CB Radio for sure. Traveling can get addictive so take it on a few trips and see what happens. Motor homes need to be used periodically to keep everything in working order anyway. Good luck and enjoy your purchase.

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Don't know the Ham lingo, but you're comming in 5X5. (used to be CB operator KDZ5153) but it's been a long time. Welcome to the Fourm and let us know any of your adventures.
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Welcome aboard...Drop in and visit the vintage Owners forum

Do you plan to operate the radio from the RV?

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73, Ken
Welcome to iRV2 and I can't help but wonder about these "secret" codes. Hmmmmmm!
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73's is a ham radio salutation used originally in CW (Morse code) kinda' means Best wishes. Voce communications has picked up a lot of the short cut codes. You can do a search for Q Codes and get an idea of some of the others.

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Thanks Ken ! and ALL others !!
Yes, I do operate from the RV when in country, current set up is:
Yaesu FT-450at fed to a 38 foot tall "military (FAC) whip mounted to the reese receiver on the rear of the MH , also have plans for a reverse mount "sloper" off the rear bumper.
2 Meter rig is a !C-2100h feeding a Hustler 5/8 wave mounted above the co-pilot's window.
Both rig's are powered from a switching arrangement that allows for use of either the coach,chassis batteries, and/or 20 amp astron (from shore power).
The rig's won't get much use by me again till September (next scheduled trip south) but you might catch my son Jeff WA9DDK operating on 75,40 or 6 now and then if not on his home station.
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