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RV Friends Keeping in Touch via Amateur Radio

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 K4HM - Hank Montgomery
7-27-2018 04:03 EST

Hello Steve and David,

I have used an Eagle One push-up vertical antenna for most of the years I have been RVing. It is mounted to the ladder on the back of my motor home and when collapsed it it is barely above the roof, not as high as the A/C units on top of the coach. When extended it is about 31 ft. tall whic puts the top of the antenna nearly 40ft in the air. This is basically a 1/4 wave 40m vertical antenna but with a remote auto tuner located at the base of the antenna it can be tuned to other bands also.

The radio is up front in the cab on the left side of the drivers seat, with the remote head on the dashboard between the seats where either I or my XYL Selene, KG4RMT, can reach it. The radio is an ICOM 706MK2g which allows me to work any bands from 160m through UHF with the exception of 220 MHz and 60m which was not authorized at the time this radio was manufactured.

I also have a Tarheel Screwdriver antenna mounted to the hitch on the back of the coach. That antenna will tune any band from 160m - 15m and the very bottom of 10m band. It will also work 10m SSB with about a 1.4:1 SWR.

This setup takes minimal space, requires no setup at all to use the screwdriver and only about 10 minutes to raise the Eagle One if I decide to use it.

73,
K4HM - Hank

Posted by KE0NA - David Ventura
7-22-2018 01:26 EST

Hello Steve,

Great minds think alike!

I retired last year, we purchased an RV (Forest River Rockwood A122S). Space is very limited in a hard sided fold-up trailer, so I am installing my Yaesu FT 857 with remote head kit. I am using the Yaesu ATAS 120A screwdriver antenna which uses the controller built into the radio, no muss no fuss :-).
This combo of radio and antenna will give me 40 through meters, 2 Meter VHF and 440 UHF. I installed a West Mountain Radio 4004 USB RigRunner connected directly to the deep cycle batteries (2) so there is no need for a power supply. When I am done, all that will be showing is the remote head on a Lido goose-neck poking out f
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KD4BB, Dean Harris, Net#194
SK June 6th, 2018

Dean was a 30 year member and a
past Network Manager of the RV Radio Network
His obituary can be read at memorialsolutions.com

Read the June 2018 Network News <HERE>
2018 Fall Eyeball Rally will be in Osseo WI
Rally dates Friday Sept 7 - Tuesday Sept 11 (4 nights)
Stoney Creek RV Resort

Make Your Reservation Now - DETAILS HERE

UPDATE FROM THE RALLY HOST:
I hope you are all having a nice summer and are planning to attend the Fall Rally in Osseo WI. I am looking forward to seeing you there! We have plans for the usual activities and a few others. Osseo is a beautiful area for sightseeing. There is an Amish area close by. You can check out the details page for information regarding the Rally. Please call my cell phone (715)817-6872 if you have any questions. The only time it is turned off is when I am in a meeting.

Please remember to send me your Rally Application as soon as possible so we can finalize plans.

Again, for all who can fit this into your travel plans, I am looking forward to seeing you in September
73, Net Manager Pat

2018 RALLY SURVEY

A new Rally Survey is now on the Members Only Page. This is a short (less than 10 minutes) follow-up to last years survey. Please share your opinions, suggestions, requirements and preferences to help plan future rallies. Uppon completion of the survey you will be able to see the compiled results.


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