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Old 09-08-2019, 07:56 AM   #1
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How many members here are Hams? There are coast to coast RV radio nets I always travel with my ham station and can set up in just a few min
call sign here is ND1C.
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Old 09-08-2019, 10:21 PM   #2
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How many members here are Hams? There are coast to coast RV radio nets I always travel with my ham station and can set up in just a few min
call sign here is ND1C.
I know there are a few. My grandfather just passed away this spring. He tried to get me interested in HAM growing up, but my Atari 2600 was more interesting.

We would spend some summer eves bouncing off the sky talking to blokes on Australia. Miss him. WB7 BOH
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Old 09-09-2019, 02:42 AM   #3
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I am. KC0Rx. Haven't done any RV hamming...yet.
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Old 09-09-2019, 08:08 AM   #4
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there are several RV Nets on ham Radio and some brand or type specific maybe if we get enough we can do a morning keystone Net on HF and see where every one is



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Old 09-09-2019, 11:23 AM   #5
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Curious... is this a dying hobby ? We hear less and less about it.
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Old 09-09-2019, 11:36 AM   #6
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I don't think it is dying, I think it is evolving. There are new modes of operation and new capabilities Such as digital modes. People are amazed that we can send Data over ham radio. we can send and receive E-mail and now there is no requirement to learn Morse code. There are so many modes that people slide into the few that they enjoy from Moon bounce to Rag chewing. and when the Grid is down and the cell phones and internet do not work the Ham Operator will still be live. The internet has changed Ham radio, We have repeaters that link into internet and back out to other repeaters ect. But the old style is alive and well. We are at the solar minimum and that makes things harder but still working (the solar min is the 11 year sun spot cycle ) The 11 year solar cycle make it easier for rare distant contacts. and what better way to pass time on the road from camp to camp or to set up in remote locations. RV's and ham radio are a great match.
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Old 09-09-2019, 12:25 PM   #7
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N8WGB here. I've done some operating while RVing, but mostly just had a handheld along to listen in to the local repeaters during severe weather(Skywarn stuff).
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Old 09-09-2019, 03:35 PM   #8
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DWs grandfather got numerous letters of commendation from the president for ham radio operations during WWII, sending from a wide spot in road little town in SE Colorado while sitting in his little shed out back.
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Old 09-14-2019, 11:57 AM   #9
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CQ CQ CQ DE VA7BNB.
I am a Amateur operator from Victoria, BC, Canada.
I have operated 2M and 70CM while traveling and met some really nice people via the radio.
I haven't traveled with the HF set because of Campground complaints. but I picked up a screwdriver to set up when we get to our destination. Because we tow a fifth, there ain't much room on the truck for an antenna.

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Old 09-14-2019, 10:40 PM   #10
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K7KB here. Been a ham since high school and still fairly active in the hobby. I dont have any radio equipment in the RV but I can remote operate my home station with my laptop Im also the treasurer at one of our local clubs, the Spokane DX Association.
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