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Old 01-28-2008, 06:29 PM
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Me too!

Yes (N6WFO) and no, don't currently have a radio installed in any of the Benzes. Just got my Yaesu dual-bander repaired, however, so I should get busy and install it before the Big One hits.

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Old 01-28-2008, 10:34 PM
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Not currently mobile, but planning on HF installation in the 300D by this summer. Gonna do mobile cw.
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Mobile CW, very interesting. I can see you with a typewriter on your
lap, ear phones on, copying CW at 65 mph

I was a Radioman in the Navy up to about 22 wpm.

I now have a CB radio, 10-4 good buddy

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Old 01-29-2008, 11:45 AM
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Glad to see there are a few of us screwballs operating mobile. Currently I operate FM only, although I am designing a bracket that will fit onto the rear bumper mount of the 300D for a High Sierra Sidekick screwdriver antenna.
The antenna is currently mounted on my pickup. HF mobile is a different animal, being able to converse with stations cross country and overseas makes it all that much more fun.
I only know of one CW operator, 60 WPM, who operated 40m mobile. He mounted a paddle on the steering wheel of his work van. Amazing how you only need a few watts of power. I passed the General written exam and after several attempts at the CW exam I gave up. Now that the FCC rules have changed CW will not be so bad with a "cheat sheet" and a code reader.

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Old 01-29-2008, 11:56 AM
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Yes, KC4LDB, but not currently mobile. My 2m rig is in the garage waiting for a car to be installed in...as soon as I quit shuffling cars... and my 2m handheld Kenwood has been collecting dust for years. I wanted it because it was advertised on the back of my Novice theory book back in the 6th grade...in 1991!
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Old 01-29-2008, 02:02 PM
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Mobile CW, very interesting. I can see you with a typewriter on your lap, ear phones on, copying CW at 65 mph
You mean a MILL don't you? I had a friend who could copy high speed CW, but only on a mill. His wife found one a library was getting rid of (they used it to make labels for years) and gave it to him for Christmas one year.
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I have an FT-100D that is going into the 240D very soon. The previous owner installed a trailer hitch (!!!) on it and will be the HF antenna mount.
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Old 01-29-2008, 02:48 PM
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I should get into this as well.. ^_^ I want a neat " AMATEUR RADIO OPERATOR" plate .. that will get me all the hot hurricane displace chicks
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Old 01-29-2008, 06:08 PM
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Excuse my ignorance, but what is the appeal of ham radios nowadays? I remember when I was a kid and they permitted you to talk to people all over the world, but now there are so many ways to do that. What am I missing?
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Old 01-29-2008, 06:11 PM
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when a national disaster strikes or an EMP or w/e.. all federal and local radio's will be out

HAM and short wave operators will be the only ones with communications... so.... they license the operators and give them call numbers.. plus in FL special license plates to identify them in times of crisis..



thats what I remember being told

here is the wikipedia entry

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HAM_radio


I'm kinda interested in it now.. More research to follow

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Old 01-29-2008, 06:44 PM
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Important information

please share how you setup the system in your MB.
This could be important information when a local or national disaster strikes.










Thank you very much.
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Yes (KF4RTG) and No. I am not willing to sacrifice the space inside the car for my current 2 mtr rig, and I am not able to buy a new one. It doesn't help that I haven't operated a radio since high school.
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Old 01-30-2008, 04:40 PM
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please share how you setup the system in your MB.
This could be important information when a local or national disaster strikes.

Thank you very much.

I will do this, with pictures. Finally an excuse to buy a digital camera.

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I am a Ham as well. W0GMH is my call sign... Currently not set-up with rigs in either Benz as they are not daily drivers...

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Old 05-03-2008, 01:13 PM
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I got my no-code tech ticket back in 2001 but lost interest in the local 2m repeaters after a couple of years. I recently installed my FT3000M in my 98 E320 wagon for listening only. Wouldn't want to transmit 70w thru my rear quarter panel window antenna! I pulled the obsolete analog phone out to make a space.

FYI, I found an adapter to convert the PL259 to a Motorola jack and used a Y adapter to put both my Becker Monza and the Yaesu on the same antenna. I couldn't find anyone who thought this would work but it worked fine.

In the pictures, closed and open, the small finger pull on the front of the Yaesu lets me pull it out to access the controls and push it back in so it's out of site when not it use.

At this point I don't have any plans to set it up for transmitting although I could do it pretty quickly with a mag mount and hardwired to battery.

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