sdixon747

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  1. If the site is long enough and level enough, I don't disconnect. I always ask for a long, easy in, easy out, pull through. If it's just an overnight, I will hook up water and electric, but not sewer.
  2. Hi Al, We have stayed at the Casino Queen in East St. Louis. Good buffet at the casino. We have also stayed at Sundermeier RV park in St. Charles just west of St. Louis. Either one will be good. See ya soon Steve
  3. There is not a list like has been done in years past. There were some safety concerns brought up about putting out for all the world to see that you would be out of town for a week or more. Not so much for the full timers, but for those that still have sticks and bricks. We are hoping to have a record attendance again this year, so if you haven't registered yet, now is the time. www.nationalhdtrally.com
  4. Just a reminder... We are down to just over two weeks left to get your registration in for the National HDT Rally before the price goes up on September 1st. Also, any registration received after September 1st will not be guaranteed a T-Shirt. Please visit www.nationalhdtrally.com and click on the "shop" link to register. Each person in your party must register, and don't forget to include RV Parking. If you are having trouble registering, please contact me. An HDT is not required to attend. We welcome everyone. Come on out and see what it's all about. If you have never driven an HDT, this could be your chance to try it out. See You All There!!!
  5. Todd, welcome to the forum. Like several have said, come to the National HDT Rally. It's a wealth of information. You will see so many ways of doing things. There is no one "right way" to do it. It just depends on what suits your needs. An HDT is not required to attend the rally. We welcome any and everyone to come out and learn if this is the right choice for you. If you have never driven one before, we can even make arrangements for you to get a chance to drive one. If you have any questions about the HDT Rally, feel free to contact me. Steve
  6. Gerry I probably won't have my antennas on at Hutch'. I won't pick up the trailer until a couple weeks before the rally and the antennas are not high on the priority list for getting the new unit set up. I'm glad I had all the coax runs done during construction as well as the sheet metal in the roof. I talked to the folks at Tarheel when I was at the Dayton Hamvention and told them my plans. They are the ones that said to put the 8' x 8' metal in the roof. My roof is plywood with a fiberglass cap. The sheet metal is sandwiched in between. There is no physical connection with the sheet metal to any other metal on the frame or to the antenna. The ground plane is all through capacitance coupling. Only the back 9' or so of the roof has anything sticking up like satelite dish and other antennas. The front 37' is flat, clean roof for solar panels to be added soon. New Horizons builds a high quality unit, but if you really want an "outside the box" thinking, custom trailer, Space Craft is the way to go. I'll show you all my "unusual" features in Hutch'. 73 Steve
  7. Hey Charlie, Gail and I may drive down for the day. It's only a little over two hours away. Steve
  8. I'm having a trailer custom built so it was the perfect time to design in a HAM Shack. I had them put them run three runs of coax to the roof and two more to the rear bumper. On the roof I had them put an 8' x 8' piece of sheet metal for a ground plane. In the middle of that I will put a Tarheel screwdriver on a folding mount. I will also put a 2m 70cm antenna. The third coax run is for a 40m dipole. The two coax runs to the rear bumper will feed a vertical on the ladder and a tripod mounted portable antenna. I'm looking forward to getting it all up and running. 73 Steve KJ4YGY
  9. Glad to see you coming again Dave. See you in the "Getto"!
  10. Not quite yet. It goes to paint next week. Gail and I will pick it up mid September. The "Big Reveal" will be at the National HDT Rally in Hutchinson.
  11. Just a reminder... There is only one month left to get your registration in for the National HDT Rally before the price goes up on September 1st. Also, any registration received after September 1st will not be guaranteed a T-Shirt. Please visit www.nationalhdtrally.com and click on the "shop" link to register. Each person in your party must register, and don't forget to include RV Parking. See You All There!!!
  12. Thanks David Dixon (Nuke-E) for all the work you put in on getting the new NationalHDTRally.com site up and running. We have a record number of first day registrations this year. One of you is the lucky winner of a nice gift to be given away on opening day of the National HDT Rally. If you haven't registered yet, it's very easy at NationalHDTRally.com. A schedule of events and synopses of all the seminars can also be found there. Looking forward to seeing you all in Hutchinson. Steve
  13. The National HDT Rally registration is now OPEN! Please go to NationalHDTRally.com to register.
  14. The National HDT Rally Registration will be opening soon. This year registrations will be done online. Please check back here often for further details. There will be a First Registration Winner!
  15. We are getting ready to put the schedule together for the National HDT Rally. We are looking for some suggestions on some new seminars for this year. If you know a topic that you would like to see, or or are willing to present, please let me know. Don’t forget the ladies! We are also looking more seminars and activities for the women as well. The dates for this year are from Oct 8 to 14 in Hutchinson, KS https://www.facebook.com/NationalHDTRally/