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46  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Re: Just another opinion on the ObamaCare roll-out! on: November 20, 2013, 05:17:29 pm
Clicked on Ron's link to vote but guess the polls are closed as I couldn't vote. Could only view the msg's and the tally.
47  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Re: Just another opinion on the ObamaCare roll-out! on: November 19, 2013, 09:35:49 pm
Good point. I didn't even know about this so-called rating system till this post.  I never noticed the "disagree" button.  Maybe because at my age, I don't really care about ratings and foolish things like that.  I leave that for my grandchildren and the younger folks.  Smile

There goes my rating I suppose.

Denny
48  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sanitizing 2552 Water System on: November 17, 2013, 07:52:42 am
Mike, I simply put a couple of cap fulls in the water tank and then fill and go camping. We don't drink that water anyway. Do this several times a year. 

For you application, you could go much stronger and add directly to the tank.   Fill and the drain through all faucets.

Denny. 
49  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: First trip on our 2350: a report on: November 14, 2013, 07:01:39 pm
Barb and I prefer to camp were the nearest camper is miles away. So we prefer our 2350 and her 9mm and my 40cal.  Wink  The latter is our pepper spray / cougar spray.  Smile
50  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Re: Just another opinion on the ObamaCare roll-out! on: November 14, 2013, 06:43:40 pm
 Wink
51  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Winter travel and overnighting iin low 20 degree weather on: November 14, 2013, 06:40:08 pm
Here in northern Wisconsin, fall camping I usually just drain the outside shower hose. Done.

20 amp ckt will run one cube heater, maybe two if u shut off elect water heater.

Antifreeze in the gray and black tanks.  (Make sure the mercenary is winterized before u camp and use Ms. Stinky to dump.

As long as there is heat in coach the fresh water system is good to go.

It is just this simple that works for us.  We do camping into December most years.

Denny and Barb
52  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Sanitary Suggestion on Blk Tank & Gas Mileage on 2551 on: November 06, 2013, 05:03:13 pm
We also have been doing this for a number of years.  When we go on our yearly Christian missions trip we have to not flush any TP then also. So this is just good practice for us, and yes saves on repairs.  Also, like using real TP!  Smile

 Denny
53  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: How i do Ham Radio with the 2350 on: November 05, 2013, 09:05:04 pm
Jim, suggestion, and u know this already, but I went cheap, but buy a mount that excepts ur antenna.  I didn't and I sometimes have problem with the adapter.

Oh, so I don't mar up the mirror arm, I simply surrounded it with some rubber from bike intertube.  Not grounding the antenna thru the mount so makes no difference.

Your not probably be able to get u-bolts long enuff so I bought those at the local hardware.  As u can See, they are not stainless steel so will have to be replaced frequently.  The ones in pic are about 6 years old but seen very little road salt.
Denny
54  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: How i do Ham Radio with the 2350 on: November 05, 2013, 02:14:21 pm
Jim, now u probably can see where I grounded from the mirror.  But also ran gnd from door frame.  Coax also runs thru door.

Denny
55  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: How i do Ham Radio with the 2350 on: November 05, 2013, 02:11:01 pm
Jim, here you go. 
56  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: How i do Ham Radio with the 2350 on: November 04, 2013, 05:46:08 pm
Will do Jim tomorrow.
Denny
57  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: How i do Ham Radio with the 2350 on: November 03, 2013, 09:45:23 pm
Jim ...  Mirror mounts are regular type that can be had at any hamfest or ham dealer.  I just am using longer "U bolts" which I got at the local hardware store.  To prevent damage to the mirror mount arm, I just simply wound some heavy wire wrap around the  U Bolts.  Here again, one could use his imagination to protect the arm.

Denny
58  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: How i do Ham Radio with the 2350 on: November 03, 2013, 09:04:05 am
Aah yes Dick, its a challenge for sure.

You must have different mirrors than mine.

Pretty easy for us to run out of cell bars as we do mostly national forests, blm other dry camping areas way off hi ways.  The SW is the worse for bars.  Wy mountains not much better.  So for emergencies pactor is a must.

My radio is mounted above the swivel chair. Also small desk for computers there also.
Denny
59  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: How i do Ham Radio with the 2350 on: November 03, 2013, 08:07:43 am
Skipper, the radio is a ft857 and the antenna is the matching ATAS.
Under it is a SCS modem to send Pactor Emails when we don't have any cell bars which is quite frequently.
Ran coax thru the doors.
Grounded antennas both to mirrors, (actually found a bare spot under each mirror), and to a convenient bolt on the door frame.

I can post more pics if u like. 

I don't do a lot of radio, as we are usually quit busy most times, but I like to do pactor and PSK.  Don't like voice so much anymore.  Mostly digital and CW.   

The 2m/440 antenna on the drivers mirror is used mainly for communicate between vehicles when my ham buddy is traveling with us. 

Otherwise the Kenwood D700 is used for GPS Tracking via APRS to show our kids, in real time, where their parents are.   Heart Shower
60  Main Forum / General Discussion / How i do Ham Radio with the 2350 on: November 02, 2013, 09:39:31 pm
Antennas are always a challenge on any vehicle, and ham radio antennas on PC 2350 is no ex exception.

After successfully getting this antennae system to work properly, comes the problems and issues of mounting the radios in a convenient location.

Below are some pics that show how I did A no holes installation.

The last photo is of a waterproof connection for external dipole.

Denny
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