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Discussion in 'General Ham Radio Discussion' started by BJ radionut, Sep 26, 2019.

  1. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    SAM_0109.JPG SAM_0110 (2).JPG SAM_0116 (2).JPG My 160 thru 440 MHz mobile.
    Road Trip Ready!
    Headed to Chicago for a family reunion on 9.27.2019
    ICOM IC7100 for 160 thru 10m (@ 100 watts) 6m (@ 400w)(y)
    2m/440 @ 50 watts
    KJ7U Screwdriver Antenna
    Diamond 2m/440 antenna
    Weather report looking good!
    Flight Plan laid in!
    All the Best
    Gary/W9FNB



    PS: 2017 CHEEVY Silverado 327 V8 multi-port FI...4x4 with Z85 sport suspension/ with towing package /6-speed w/ manual/auto shift overdrive tranny
     
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  2. oldtymer

    oldtymer Well-Known Member

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    Nice truck, like the wheels.
     
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  3. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    Potential frequencies of operation:
    3.865 LSB early morning/late evenings (commuting around Chicago area or sitting in the parking lot at Hotel))
    While driving
    50.125 or 50.145 USB on 6m
    possible 20m operation 14.270 USB +/- also since 6m pretty dead...never know!:ROFLMAO:
     
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  4. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    Nice. Whatcha got on 6m for 400 watts?
     
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  5. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    400 watts 6m...IC7100 @35 watts driving TE systems 50-54 MHz HPA series amplifier:whistle:
    :)
     
  6. Riverman

    Riverman Part-time Member

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    There are lots of us guys who can rightfully call ourselves hams.

    Then there are those who are the real deal. (y)
     
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  7. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    I would have had 350 watts on 160 thru 10m ALSO!:rolleyes::eek:
    However, needed to leave room for HER Luggage!!!:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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  8. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    How do you like the KJ7U Screwdriver Antenna? Been thinking about a screwdriver antenna but I'm never mobile that much to bother. Might go with a 6m antenna next summer on the truck to go with the Comet CA-2x4SR 2m/440 already on it.
     
  9. fourstringburn

    fourstringburn W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member K5KNM

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    Is that a 102 whip on top of that?
     
  10. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Look great, hit me up on 146.760 when here
     
  11. W9MXR

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    NICE HAVE A SAFT TRIP
     
  12. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    Yes, it is! like 14+ ft to the top. That makes the antenna on 6m a 3/4 wave antenna using almost zero loading coil. Works well.
    Also really makes tuning 75m phone band work well also.

    CK: I've had this screwdriver going on 17 years now. 4 different trucks. Been a Great performer.
    He custom made that for me. The coil is 60+ turns on a 3.5-inch shaft made of #12 solid hard-drawn copper wire connected via solid brass finger stock at the top.
    The main outer base shaft is 4-inch aircraft Aluminum, inside is a worm gear driven by a variable speed Black and Decker reversible 12vdc screw gun motor in the base.
    It's a talker even on 100 watts on 75m.
     
  13. fourstringburn

    fourstringburn W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member K5KNM

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    Very nice mobile rig you got!

    For stationary mobile operating, I use a MFJ 17ft telescoping whip. This is a 1/4 wave on 20m but because the antenna body is part of the antenna length, I have to shorten the whip just a bit to tune.

    I recommend getting one because it's easy to swap out and improves lower band performance and the whip collapses to less than 24 inches so it's easy to store in your vehicle.

    It'll improve 40 meters significantly where I'll use about half the loading coil as opposed to a 5ft whip I normally use.
     
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    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    I run a 72" whip on a High Sierra SideKick, works great!
     
  15. ButtFuzz

    ButtFuzz Anti-BS Advocate ● WO0WOO ● Reverend Doctor

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    That's a work of art right there.
     

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