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    Back Mobile

    I am finally getting everything going in the new Ram 1500 mobile.
    The "Bug Eliminator" HF antenna is working well and I installed a new high gain VHF / UHF antenna as well. I decided on an Icom 706-MK2G so that I could have HF, 2 meter and 70 centimeter bands with only one control head on the console. This is my first Icom rig and I think I am going to like it.

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    In about 2 weeks I will be heading out for 10 days in the mountains of west Texas and will be operating portable and mobile while there attending the Texas Star Party.

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    Re: Back Mobile

    Lookin' good John!

    I must get my finger out and finish the HF install on my car now the weather is getting better.
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    Re: Back Mobile

    Does look good. You're lucky to have metal bumpers, everything over here is foam filled plastic now.
    Literally decades since I operated mobile. (not counting car portable of course.)
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    Re: Back Mobile

    Thanks guys....Yes these "big ole trucks" do make pretty good mounts for large HF antennas.

    I am looking forward to my trip to west Texas so I can escape the local noise. This is one of my favorite spots.....

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    Lovely spot. Not been to texas but I am touching 9 states on a road trip in August and September this year.
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    Re: Back Mobile

    Quote Originally Posted by G1YBB View Post
    Lovely spot. Not been to texas but I am touching 9 states on a road trip in August and September this year.
    Hi Steve

    Where will you be traveling? I will be traveling some and operating portable during those months. It would be a "hoot" if we could meet up somewhere for an "eyeball QSO" and a cup of tea or coffee.
    Will you have radios on your road trip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WD5IKX View Post
    Hi Steve

    Where will you be traveling? I will be traveling some and operating portable during those months. It would be a "hoot" if we could meet up somewhere for an "eyeball QSO" and a cup of tea or coffee.
    Will you have radios on your road trip?

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    These are the Sates we will be passing through/visiting.
    Towards the end I am planning to activate Pikes Peak and Mount Evans on 2m FM.
    Nevada
    Arizona
    Utah
    Idaho
    Wyoming
    Montana
    South Dakota
    Nebraska
    Colorado

    basically, quick sample of points: vegas, Monument Valley, Antelope Canyons, Tetons, Yellowstone, Rushmore, Colorado.
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    Re: Back Mobile

    I will be in New Mexico, western Oklahoma and Colorado on some trips near that time.

    Will you have time to operate from the giant discone antenna south of Tucson while you are in Arizona? https://www.arpoc.org/location-comme...e-antenna.html

    I have a buddy KS5H Tim who is working at Yellowstone NP this summer. I think he will be around the Old Faithful basin area.


    Hope we can work you while you are stateside.


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    Quote Originally Posted by WD5IKX View Post
    I will be in New Mexico, western Oklahoma and Colorado on some trips near that time.

    Will you have time to operate from the giant discone antenna south of Tucson while you are in Arizona? https://www.arpoc.org/location-comme...e-antenna.html

    I have a buddy KS5H Tim who is working at Yellowstone NP this summer. I think he will be around the Old Faithful basin area.


    Hope we can work you while you are stateside.


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    that would be cool. it's more a sightseeing and photography trip, but I am hoping to work in that little SOTA radio
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    Quote Originally Posted by G1YBB View Post
    that would be cool. it's more a sightseeing and photography trip, but I am hoping to work in that little SOTA radio
    Hi Steve

    How was your trip?


    John WD5IKX

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