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HAM Radio Call Sign Check-In Thread

Discussion in 'Overland Communications' started by warriorlabs, Dec 23, 2015.

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  1. Citizen Rob

    Citizen Rob Rank II
    Member

    Location:
    Stockton, CA, USA
    Member #:

    9983

    Ham Callsign:
    KM6YSM
    Map
    How are you liking the FTM-400DXR? I'm looking at that same radio. Did you do the install yourself or is there a shop you used in Sacramento?
     
  2. AZBubs

    AZBubs Rank II
    Member

    Location:
    San Tan Valley, AZ
    Member #:

    11192

    Ham Callsign:
    KJ7BHP
    Map
    I’m such a green horn with all this stuff but after reading about echolink I went ahead and registered. I look forward to listening in on such a vast knowledge base.
     
  3. Magic Mike

    Magic Mike Rank V
    Member

    Location:
    Auburn, CA, USA
    Member #:

    13728

    Ham Callsign:
    KM6YKV
    Map
    I love mine, installed it myself! It works great, still figuring out everything it does!
     
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  4. Jillsogw

    Jillsogw Rank I
    Member

    Location:
    Sacramento, CA
    Member #:

    13378

    Ham Callsign:
    KM6YSF
    Map
    I did the install myself, after some research.

    I have a 99 Tahoe. Put an nmo mount on the roof. There is easy access taking the inside roof console off. Ran the coax down the B pillar. Mounted the radio to the transmission hump.

    I had installed a fuse/relay block indef the rear seat. Got my power from there
     
  5. Jillsogw

    Jillsogw Rank I
    Member

    Location:
    Sacramento, CA
    Member #:

    13378

    Ham Callsign:
    KM6YSF
    Map
    So far I like the radio. Don’t really have any experience to compare it to though.

    What are you wanting to mount it in?
     
  6. Citizen Rob

    Citizen Rob Rank II
    Member

    Location:
    Stockton, CA, USA
    Member #:

    9983

    Ham Callsign:
    KM6YSM
    Map
    2016 Tacoma. Waffling between the Yaesu and the Kenwood. Not sure if I want to punch a hole in the roof so for now I am going to mount the antenna on my bed rack. Not sure about how that will affect my ground plane. I'm also a little concerned about height as I travel a bit into SF and utilize the parking garages.
     
  7. RyanC

    RyanC Rank IV
    Member

    Location:
    Pinckney, MI
    Member #:

    1410

    Ham Callsign:
    K1RAC
    Map
    I put my antenna on my front bumper. If you find a half wave antenna, they are not dependent on ground plane. They cost a bit more though because they have a matching network in the base. A good ground plane does make them better but without a good ground plane I'm having no issues receiving or being heard.
     
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  8. Jillsogw

    Jillsogw Rank I
    Member

    Location:
    Sacramento, CA
    Member #:

    13378

    Ham Callsign:
    KM6YSF
    Map
    I'm about 8'4", only know as I scrape a little in the parking garage at 8'2". My antenna is 27" or 29" (I believe 1/4 wave). I've been able to get 33 mile very clear reception.

    I did the roof mount due to a better ground plane. I also have an NMO rain cap, I take off the antenna if I know I'm not going to be using it.
     
  9. John iowa

    John iowa Rank 0

    Location:
    Des Moines, IA, USA
    Ham Callsign:
    Kc0ram
    Map
  10. RadioRick

    RadioRick Rank I
    Member

    Location:
    Springfield, OR, USA
    Member #:

    16745

    Ham Callsign:
    W7NB
    Map
  11. Brentc17

    Brentc17 Rank IV
    Member

    Location:
    Olympia Washington
    Member #:

    13675

    Ham Callsign:
    KJ7BHN
    Map
    Thanks for checking in. Make sure to attend the Friday night net. Brent kj7bhn
     
  12. Brentc17

    Brentc17 Rank IV
    Member

    Location:
    Olympia Washington
    Member #:

    13675

    Ham Callsign:
    KJ7BHN
    Map
    Check out the Friday night net if you haven't already Brent KJ7BHN
     
  13. RadioRick

    RadioRick Rank I
    Member

    Location:
    Springfield, OR, USA
    Member #:

    16745

    Ham Callsign:
    W7NB
    Map
    Where and when?
     
  14. Brentc17

    Brentc17 Rank IV
    Member

    Location:
    Olympia Washington
    Member #:

    13675

    Ham Callsign:
    KJ7BHN
    Map
    Friday nights at 5:30 PCT. There is a rally point with details and sticky at top of communications thread. On echolink
     
  15. Brentc17

    Brentc17 Rank IV
    Member

    Location:
    Olympia Washington
    Member #:

    13675

    Ham Callsign:
    KJ7BHN
    Map
    Friday nights at 5:30 PCT. There is a rally point with details and sticky at top of communications thread. On echolink
     
  16. 12poundtest

    12poundtest Rank II
    Member

    Location:
    Edmonds WA
    Member #:

    15391

    Ham Callsign:
    N7PHY
    Map
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  17. Patriotoverlander

    Member

    Location:
    Lancaster, PA, USA
    Member #:

    12633

    Ham Callsign:
    KC3MRS
    Map
  18. TRED LYT

    TRED LYT Rank III
    Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach, CA
    Member #:

    11229

    Ham Callsign:
    KM6ZPJ
    Map
    Just got my Technicians license. KM6ZPJ. I have no clue about how to operate my equipment. Looking forward to finding myself an Elmer to show me the ropes.
     
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  19. Magic Mike

    Magic Mike Rank V
    Member

    Location:
    Auburn, CA, USA
    Member #:

    13728

    Ham Callsign:
    KM6YKV
    Map
    Great job on getting your license. Check Rally points and you’ll find that every Friday at 1730 (5:30pm) we have our OB Ham Net! It’s fun and you get to talk to Hams from all over!

    See you there KM6YKV
     
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  20. Brentc17

    Brentc17 Rank IV
    Member

    Location:
    Olympia Washington
    Member #:

    13675

    Ham Callsign:
    KJ7BHN
    Map
    Congrats. What do you have for equipment? Look at Echolink and download it on a computer or phone. Go thru process of setting it up which sounds confusing but not so much. If you have problems there is a boot camp article on how to do it. Once you get it up and running you can join the NET on Fridays and we can help with just about anything. Let me know if I can help in any way Brent KJ7BHN
     
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