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Old 09-13-2017, 04:44 PM   #1
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Installed 2m/70cm unit in RV

Finally finished Installing 2m/70cm/APRS unit in RV.
All fiberglass so trying a through the glass antenna.
Know the current wife would not approve of holes drilled.
Will try a Thursday night net to see if it works.
Plan to monitor 146.52 on the road.

Had good luck the two times I put out a call on 52 while in a traffic jam on the way to and from the eclipse with an HT.

Outside antenna should make things much better.
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I'm planning on a through the glass dual band also. Just have not installed it yet. 73 de N5VSW
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Send your wife out to get a manicure and a pedicure. While she is gone, get the drill out and punch a hole in the roof. The first hole is always the hardest, the next hole is a lot easier
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Agree, I don't have a problem with holes. Do them right and no problem.

That said I primarily use the rear ladder as antenna mounting point for 2M/440 and HF antennas. Then a radio with separate radio unit (mounted in rear compartment, near the antennas) and control head (in living area). Orginally a Kenwood 580 (HF), now a icon 7100 (2M/440/HF).
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Agree, I don't have a problem with holes. Do them right and no problem.

That said I primarily use the rear ladder as antenna mounting point for 2M/440 and HF antennas. Then a radio with separate radio unit (mounted in rear compartment, near the antennas) and control head (in living area). Orginally a Kenwood 580 (HF), now a icon 7100 (2M/440/HF).

No ladder.
No easy access to under RV roof.
RV all fiberglass.
Through glass was the easy way.
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Agree, I don't have a problem with holes. Do them right and no problem.

That said I primarily use the rear ladder as antenna mounting point for 2M/440 and HF antennas. Then a radio with separate radio unit (mounted in rear compartment, near the antennas) and control head (in living area). Orginally a Kenwood 580 (HF), now a icon 7100 (2M/440/HF).
VSHEETZ, I hope that you are still receiving notifications for this thread. I'm looking at installing a 7100 as you have described. How far above your roof top does the dual band antenna extend? What are you using for an HF antenna?

If you happen to have a photo of the antenna set up, I'd be grateful if you'd post it.

Thanks and 73,
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Send your wife out to get a manicure and a pedicure. While she is gone, get the drill out and punch a hole in the roof. The first hole is always the hardest, the next hole is a lot easier
Nice idea, thanks. hahhahahahah
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Know the current wife ....

UM, you, ah, have others?










My kids think that they are getting an inheritance -
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Took me forever to find this, but this might serve your purpose.



https://www.irv2.com/forums/f55/no-d...ml#post4730185


OOPS, did not realize that this was a five year old thread.




My kids think that they are getting an inheritance -
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UM, you, ah, have others?
Original wife of 44 years.
Don't want her to get to comfortable with the situation :-)
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