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So, I'm new to RVing and plan to go full-time in the Spring of 2018. Right now trying to finalize the plan on an RV. It will probably be a customer Toy Hauler. I am a HAM (Extra) and mostly use phone and digital modes (not format generally, think DMR, D-Star, Wires-X) UHF/VHF and HF, so need to have a "quiet space". What special setup have you done to operator your station and any special HAM shack recommendations? Pictures would help! Will come back to the HF antenna challenges later!
I have been trying to come up with an idea for an "easy up, easy down" mast, I'm a full time RVer. My rig is a 28 Travel trailer, IC 7000, and a Shakespeare 23 ft vertical feeding just over the roof top. Now for the question,I want to use a COMET CHV-5X (that I have) on the nose of the trailer. After a long search for a "light weight" sturdy mast that would shrink to under 8 ft. for transport, not finding anything I could do myself easily. The idea I have is to use the 25 ft. telescoping flagpole for $ 80 delivered. With that they also sell a base plate ($40) that would go under the wheel of the vehicle to use portable flag, tailgating. I would use that base plate under the nose jack and fabricate another mount secured to the frame for stability. I think the pole could handle the wind load and be able to lower in minutes if needed. Please respond with any and all suggestions, experiences etc. Thanks and 73's Bill
Just home yesterday (late) from a 3-week shakedown. I did not take any ham gear (except for the two 440 handhelds the DW and I - she is also a ham - use for communications). Really should have brought along at least a 20 or 40 meter QRP rig. Thinking about the MFJ transceivers. WDR