HAM operators

Discussion in 'CB Radio Forum' started by Matt43324, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    I know all that, my amazement is you got one.

    I sat on a few that came up and tried like hell to get them but ended up with an once used traditional W 1x3. I wasnt going to use a 1x2 with an A in it.
     
  2. Neverready

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    Stayed with my original 2 X 3. Already had it memorized, why confuse my self.
     
  3. Powder Joints

    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

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    Workin on my extra. I actually want tp inderstand the theory
    though. Extra is tough
     
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  4. BrandonCDLdriver

    BrandonCDLdriver Road Train Member

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    Ham operator here. But not in my truck.
     
  5. Turbo-T

    Turbo-T Road Train Member

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    Ham operator here as well.
     
  6. Crude Truckin'

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  7. Gadfly

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    Since we're on the subject of ham radio, here goes. We've had 2 days of excellent spring-like WX, and I've been wanting to install my transceiver (Icom 706MKIIG). Every time I started to do it, work came up, it was too hot, too cold, or sum'pin. So today I got the power wires and the coax partially chased into the truck. Hooked up the coax and the impedance matching coil set up.
    I did the fuse blocks for the antenna and the radio(s), and ran the power cables across in FRONT of the radiator. This was to stay away from the truck's engine computer that's close to the battery. I then came back inside the engine bay next to the radiator, and carefully zip-tied the pre-made (ME!) power cables inside the right fender, then down beside the chassis and under the truck (S10 pickup crew cab). Then I carefully chased the wires along the frame, again zip-tying them tightly so they wouldn't sag down (ugly!), then brought them inside the truck thru a drilled hole at the back of the cab. Then I decided where to place the motor switch for the antenna, and then hid the wires inside under the door drip rails. From there, I fed them along to the driver's seat, then across under the seat to the dash. This took most of the afternoon, but I now have the HF antenna all but ready to go!

    The next phase will be installing the radio. At first I was stumped as to where to put the body of the transceiver as it has a separate control head and cable. As I studied where to put the rig, I spied the center console that has a tray in the top. Underneath is a lot of wasted space. So I wondered if the radio would fit sideways under that tray. I did a trial "fit" and discovered that, yes, it would fit there. The next problem would be ventilation. I will solve that with a couple holes drilled between the seats, and a computer fan powered from an accessory 12V jack on the radio. It also has a fan already built in. SO! I can install the rig inside that console, hidden away, and have access to 160 Meters, 6 Meters, 2M and 440 + air band and public service receive! I can't wait! OH! BTW! The coax is about 8 feet long; no particular "length". LOL!;)
     
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  8. Tall Mike

    Tall Mike Road Train Member

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    Pics of the install ??
     
  9. Gadfly

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    I'm not done yet!:) I've never posted pics here before. don't really know how.:confused:
     
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  10. Tall Mike

    Tall Mike Road Train Member

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    copy that..

    Its not hard just save them to your computer then click on the Upload A File right down below.. If I can do it anyone can !! :thumbup:
     
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