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Friends Keeping In Touch via Amateur Radio and RVs

The RV Radio Network is an ARRL affiliated association of RV enthusiasts who also share an interest in Amateur Radio. Here you will find information about rallies, hamfests, radio nets, and other activities of interest to the members of our club. We invite all Amateur Radio Operators with an appropriate FCC license to participate in our nightly net on 7265 KHz. at 7:00 PM Central Time
(15 minutes earlier in winter months.)
Our Net Contnrol Operatorss KA2HPG, KJ4TD, N0AZA, K5WWT, and K5TGS welcome you. We are always looking for Alternate NCOs. If you would like to be an alternate NCO please contact our Communications Manager - Fred, KA2HPG.
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Posted by N8GU - Bob Lewis
9-21-2019 _ 10:12 AM CDT

AMATEUR RADIO RVers NET tomorrow night (SUNDAY) beginning at 9:30 pm ET on the Quadnet Array (Dstar, DMR, YSF).

Eric Udell, KN4MCE, will moderate: Powering your radios or your mobile shack. How do you do power your gear? Straight from your 12V house batteries? If you're using a power supply, is it usually inverter driven or from 'shore power'? Do you have any noise issues with your inverter or solar controller and if so, have you resolved them?
Share your setup and any tips with the group tomorrow night on the net when you “join the conversation.”

Posted by N8GU - Bob Lewis
9-14-2019 _ 11:14 PM CDT

Amateur Radio RVers Net tonite (Sunday, September 15)) on the Quadnet Array (DStar, DMR, and YSF). NOTE NEW TIME - 9:30pm ET. The topic will be... "HF Antennas for RVers Mobile and Portable Operation."

Posted by KT5P - Dennis Scully
9-1-2019 _ 4:41 PM CDT

RV Antenna Ideas. I have been fooling around with various antennas for years. Recently, I purchased a couple of MFJ Ham Sticks on 20 & 40 meters. MFJ has a truckers style mirror mount that they have configured to make a dipole out of 2 Ham Sticks mounted on a vertical pole. I have used this at about 25 feet with surprising results. Not as good as most base station antennas but enough to have some fun. I recently purchased the MFJ Octopus which allows 4 bands of Ham Stick dipoles at the same time. I have not taken it to a campsite yet, it looks like a big umbrella frame, but it worked well at home when I tuned it.

I will report back later this month when we are in the RV at Grapevine Lake, Texas. 73, Dennis

Posted by N8GU - Bob Lewis
9-1-2019 _ 10:10 AM CDT

To be effective verticals need 50 plus radials. The N3FJP website has an easy to understand article regarding verticals here:

I use the deluxe Buddipole system. It is pricey, but, it works. They (Mastwerks) now have a new telescoping mast that goes to 10m (32 feet). Their standard deluxe goes to 18 feet. A great part of this antenna is that you make a single band resonant antenna for each band you want to work. By being resonan
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KC9MRA, Claudia Hogan, Net#1338
SK April, 16th. 2019

Claudia was the XYL of Patrick Hogan, N9VGT.
Her obituary can be seen on Cremation Society of Wisconsin
Read the Superior Telegram Newspaper coverage of our fall rally <HERE>
Read the Aug 2019 Network News <HERE>
Try out the new Suggestion Box. Give us your ideas on Rallies, Nets, the website, or ask questions about whatever is on your mind.

Your suggestions go to the
Advisory Board for review.

Announcing the RV Radio Network Shop

We now have an online store on the Cafe Press website where members can purchase items and apparel bearing the RV Radio Ndetwork Logo. Currently you will find polo shirts, mugs, and various magnets, and buttons but many other items can be added from the Cafe Press inventory.

Visit the RV Radio Network Shop

Click the cafe press icon at the bottom of the page to see their entire inventory. Please send requests for additional items or feedbackk to the RVRN webmaster

RV Radio Network EchoLink Net
Each Thursday at 8:00 PM Central Time.
On the W3TOM-R EchoLink Repeater.

The W3TOM Repeater is currently unavailable.
We are using the W9YT-R Backup Repeater.

We now have a weekly net available to ANY Amateur Radio Operator holding a Tecnician class or higher license. EchoLink makes it possible to participate in an "On-The-Air" radio net even if you don't have a radio. See information on this website HERE. We thank fellow RVRN member Tom, W3TOM, for supporting this net on his EchoLink repeater.


Thanks to Charlotte and Bill Kraft ‐ Pictures from the rally can be found <HERE> in a new photo album section that is currently under development.  Some pictures are unedited leaving them quite large so they may load slowly.

Welcome new RVRN members

#1471 AD8CV Michael and Barbara Ritter
#1472 N9GKO Jack Suske
#1473 WN8C Mike and Paula Cahill
#1474 KO5USA Thomas and Judy Young
#1475 KD0ZGW mark and Sherry scheibelhut
#1476 KC9YZO Phyllis and Edward Faber
#1477 KN4KKI Wayne and Linda Smith
#1478 K0HB Hans and Colleen Brakob
#1479 KC0BBK Galen Erickson
#1480 W0AEB Alan and Kim Beebe

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