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The RV Radio Network is an ARRL affiliated association of RV enthusiasts who also share an interest in Amateur Radio. Here you will find information about rallies, hamfests, radio nets, and other activities of interest to the members of our club. We invite all Amateur Radio Operators with an appropriate FCC license to participate in our nightly net on 7265 KHz. at 7:00 PM Central Time
(15 minutes earlier in winter months.)
Our Net Contnrol Operatorss KA2HPG, KJ4TD, N0AZA, K5WWT, and K5TGS welcome you. We are always looking for Alternate NCOs. If you would like to be an alternate NCO please contact our Communications Manager - Fred, KA2HPG.
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Posted by KE0NA - David Ventura
6-11-2019 03:02 EST

Thanks Hank,
Since the class B we purchased is based on a Mercedes Benz Sprinter Van, the roof top rails turned out to be the way to mount antennas. We ordered the rail clips from the Sprinter Store (sprinterstore.com) and fabricated aluminum brackets. I have already installed a dual-bander, and my Yaesu HF Screwdriver antenna (ATAS 120A) and they appear to work fine. Routing the coax will be the next challenge :-).
73, Dave - KE0NA

Posted by N4MSN - Donald Hediger
6-5-2019 17:14 EST

Never mind, I spend 5 minutes looking and the moment I leave the post I find the password edit area.

Posted by N4MSN - Donald Hediger
6-5-2019 17:13 EST

What do I select from the homepage to change my password? I can't find the location.

Posted by K4HM - Hank Montgomery
5-20-2019 00:46 EST

Hello Dave and Richard, Sorry about the delayed response.

Regarding RFI, I have not had any problem with RFI to my TST TPMS system, or other systems from my ham radio equipment. BUT - I have found that many of the LED lighting systems do cause broad band noise in the HF and the VHF ham reception as well as to digital TV. One of my lights would completely blank out one of the TV frequencies. Last week I bought some more expensive LEDs from a company owned by a ham and those have not caused any problems. And most of us have experienced the noise that inexpensive modified square wave inverts cause on our ham bands.

As to wiring and mounting, I ran my coax and power cables through the bulkhead (firewall on gas engines). That means about 5060 feet of coax to get out the front and under the coach to the back, then up to the roof. I have an Eagle-One antenna on the ladder and it works great on 40m where it is basically a resonant antenna. I use a tuner at the base of the antenna to tune other bands. Since I have a generator in the front of my diesel-pusher I just tapped the 12v power cable for the generator starter to feed my rig - also through the bulkhead.

73,
K4HM - Hank

Posted by KB4DZN - Richard Mershon
5-19-2019 23:17 EST

I want to mount a simple vhf/uhf antenna and rig in a Newmar Bay Star sport
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Read the May 2019 Network News <HERE>
2019 RV Radio Network Fall Eyeball Rally
Wednesday September 11 - Saturday September 14
Head of the Lakes Fairgrounds, Superior, WI
See the 2019 Fall Rally page for current information.

Announcing the RV Radio Network Shop

We now have an online store on the Cafe Press website where members can purchase items and apparel bearing the RV Radio Ndetwork Logo. Currently you will find polo shirts, mugs, and various magnets, and buttons but many other items can be added from the Cafe Press inventory.

Visit the RV Radio Network Shop

Click the cafe press icon at the bottom of the page to see their entire inventory. Please send requests for additional items or feedbackk to the RVRN webmaster


RV Radio Network EchoLink Net
Each Thursday at 8:00 PM Central Time.
On the W3TOM-R EchoLink Repeater.

We now have a weekly net available to ANY Amateur Radio Operator holding a Tecnician class or higher license. EchoLink makes it possible to participate in an "On-The-Air" radio net even if you don't have a radio. See information on this website HERE. We thank fellow RVRN member Tom, W3TOM, for supporting this net on his EchoLink repeater.


2018 FALL EYEBALL RALLY PICTURES

Thanks to Charlotte and Bill Kraft ‐ Pictures from the rally can be found <HERE> in a new photo album section that is currently under development.  Some pictures are unedited leaving them quite large so they may load slowly.


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Kids in Ham Radio
Take a look at what these youngsters are doing! HamRadio.World is about an amazing family of 6 Ham Radio Operators. The kids are all homeschooled and Amateur Radio plays an integral part in the curriculum.

Welcome new RVRN members

#1446 W4QMT Calvin and Jane Means
#1447 KW4RI MICHAEL and Ramona SPARKS
#1448 W6ST William and Holly Barnard
#1449 N8JJO JOHN and MILLIE BOYLE
#1450 KI5EIL Jerry Lewis
#1451 W1IK Jim Wickstrom
#1452 W8MCW Mark Wheeler
#1453 N4MSN Donald and Marisa Hediger
#1454 AI5RL Ricky and Melinda LeBlanc
#1455 N4BGG Bruce and Suzanne Graham



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