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Amateur Radio (Ham Radio) is a popular hobby and service in which licensed Amateur Radio operators (hams) operate communications equipment. (from ARRL)

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  • Lou Petkus aka Lou Pet
    Lou Petkus aka Lou Pet:
    DE K9LU - Just joined.
    • Thu at 2:07 PM
    • Bruce & Linda (Omnibus) and 1 other like this.
    • Lou Petkus aka Lou Pet
      Bruce & Linda (Omnibus) Welcome to the amateur radio RVillage group.
      • Thu at 5:07 PM
    • Lou Petkus aka Lou Pet
      Ken Pooler Welcome aboard, in Micco Florida for the winter then on to Mountain City Tn. K1ZYM
      • Thu at 5:15 PM
    • Lou Petkus aka Lou Pet
      Herb & Kathy Baldwin Welcome aboard.  We're in Livingston, TX until Jan15th, then heading to FL for Feb -WB8BHK
      • Thu at 6:06 PM
    • Lou Petkus aka Lou Pet
      Lou Petkus aka Lou Pet Thanks all,
      We are in the Chicago area where the Wx is a cool 20 degrees! Wish we  were in the SW though. Sorry I am not a FL fan.  Spent one winter there and that was enough for me.Best wishes for the holidays.
      • Thu at 8:09 PM
    • Lou Petkus aka Lou Pet
      Ken Pooler I agree not being a fl fan ther is a bad crime and drug problem down here.
      • 15 hours ago
  • Greg & Toni
    Greg & Toni :
    Just wanted to say hi to everyone. I am new, just got me technician license yesterday. Look forward to reading and learning from the posts here.
    • Tue at 5:12 AM
    • The ZARGONS and 6 others like this.
    • Greg & Toni
      Art Welcome to a whole new world.  Get your general and you will find you have friends all over the world. A few years ago I drove to Prince Edward Island in Canada.  Five minutes after reaching the island I had an invitation to breakfast with a lo...  more
    • Greg & Toni
      Bruce & Linda (Omnibus) If there is any chance you will be near Quartzsite, AZ in the later part of January check out “Quartzfest”, THE gathering where RVing and Amateur Radio intersect.  Bruce (K8BRF) & Linda (K8LMF)
      • Tue at 1:04 PM
    • Greg & Toni
      Donald & Stella Welcome to Group and Congratulations !! Keep going while you are studying .Best of luck .73 
      N0HN 
      • Tue at 5:17 PM
    • Greg & Toni
      Bob Lewis Congratulations.  Looking for a holiday present in ham radio? Of course. You might consider getting a D-Star radio like the Icom 51A and Openspot interface.  With that combo you'll be able to talk the world within your tech license. DMR is anoth...  more
    • Greg & Toni
      RStrait Welcome to the fun hobby of amateur radio!
      • Tue at 7:20 PM
  • Sailorand
    Sailorand:
    Anybody going to Quartzfest?
    • November 28
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    • Bill and Diane and 1 other like this.
    • Sailorand
      Herb & Kathy Baldwin WB8BHK enjoyed Quarzfest 2017, but this time We're going to Orlando Hamcation instead. Looking forward to it, been to Dayton Hamvention many times but never to O'Ville. Got our 4 nite stay in the fairgrounds for our RV reserved.
    • Sailorand
      Bruce & Linda (Omnibus) We planned to be there all of January 2018, but had to cancel our plans.  A bus engine rebuild that just got completed (10 weeks) and then Bruce had an accident (fell in a service pit) that will take months to fully recover from.  We will probab...  more
      • November 29
    • Sailorand
      Bill and Diane KW4FD bill & KC4DCS Diane will be there. Hope to see & learn many things.
    • Sailorand
      Kepouros My husband Bill is excited to go.  It will be his first time,  I'm going too, but I'm going to be doing a couple of "ladies" groups.  Reiki and rock painting.
    • Sailorand
      Zaphod Beeblebrox We'll be there, driving from the North East.  Attended for the first time last year, really enjoyed it. Highly recommend going to anyone who can make it. de W1HS
  • Mainuh
    Mainuh :
    Greetings all. I'm parked next to N0HN here at Lake Conroe in Willis TX. He and another old ham friend I recently visited have made me want to get back into HF. And Donald (N0HN) reminded me about this group here so I thought I'd jump in and say hi. Looki...  more
    • November 22
    • Donald & Stella likes this.
    • Mainuh
      Lee & Cec Murrah I just bought an Elecraft KX-2 as a portable rig. Like you I wanted something simple to set up and portable. Very small and uputs out up to 10 watts. Uses an external power supply or internal battery. Has an amazing receiver and built in antenna tuner. ...  more
    • Mainuh
      Little House (Hank & Selene) We  have a 706 MKII G with an Eagle One Antenna mounted on our motor home ladder.  We use 40 meters the most and it works well overall.  We also have a screwdriver antenna mounted on our motor home hitch when we're staying short term or mov...  more Hide 1 Reply
      • Mainuh
        Ken Pooler greetings are you the same folks that are on the rv radio net at 8 pm. I am running the same radio and antenna as you are. This is K1ZYM from Mountain City Tn and now in Micco Fl. But can not check in from here.
        • November 29
    • Mainuh
      Bob Lewis Welcome back to HF.  Hands down the best deal going right now is the ICOM 7300 - With rebates you can get this $1400 radio for $1000 from HRO !!!  If you want to see my 7300 and my Eagle One/AH4 Tuner setup go to my QRZ page - N8GU.  I too ...  more
    • Mainuh
      anbrusten (Andy & Becky Rusten) Just got a Icom 7100 and absolutely love it , remote head and a really great receiver too. Nice and compact for the RV Hide 1 Reply
      • Mainuh
        Bob Lewis Once you figure out how DStar works join your fellow RVers on Wednesdays at 8:00pm EST on the Constellation reflectors XRF002A or XRF555A. Daily RV net on 40 meters 7:30-9:00am 7.191. 73 N8GU
    • Mainuh
      RStrait I use the Yaesu FT-897D with the ATAS-25 antenna or a wire antenna.  I have a cooper cactus for 2m and 70cm.  I can setup in about ten minutes unless I am using the wire antenna.  When I use that I generally will find the campground pavilio...  more
  • Donald & Stella
    Donald & Stella:
    Listening 3.840
    • November 17
    • Donald & Stella
      ajo From where? Where are you?
      • November 17
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      • Donald & Stella
        Donald & Stella We are  in Willis TX 45 miles north of Houston . On Lake Conroe . And yes I hear them too LOL  . I m moving up !  MY call is N0HN 
        • November 17
    • Donald & Stella
      ajo What's your call? Sounds like a few CBers there now.
      • November 17
    • Donald & Stella
      ajo Hola n0hn. I'm in Tonopah Aridzona, 50 miles west of PHX. 80m will not make it from here tonight. another time perhaps. de k1oiq and NU7DE.  --ajo Hide 1 Reply
      • Donald & Stella
        Donald & Stella Been there for sure we stayed in  Good Year last year at CTCA
        Then went to Yuma for rest of winter .Going to Orlando this year and then back to Branson ,Mo Next winter back out to AZ we really enjoy AZ . . 
        • November 17
  • N7CHS
    N7CHS:
    Just got my AllStar node (46146) operational this evening. Give me a call and confirm all is working correctly. Chuck
    • November 16
  • Donald & Stella
    Donald & Stella:
    Listening on 75 late evenings and early am hrs. Listen also on 40 during day with some 20 as well . Will be leaving Willis ,Tx and headed for Pensacola ,FIorida in December around 11th anyone headed out about then for Florida ?
    • November 16
    • Donald & Stella
      Elson/ Brerbear I’ll be in Bushnell around 11/22.
    • Donald & Stella
      Ken Pooler Why don't we test out a net on echolink for sometime in January for a test run sence the bands have been in such bad up and down shape. RV Villagers Radio Net sounds great. What do you all think about it Hide 1 Reply
      • Donald & Stella
        Donald & Stella Ken that is great Idea I must get it going again used it years ago When I was AA0XB  will see what i need to do to get running again . 
        • November 22
    • Donald & Stella
      Ken Pooler Well, what do you all think about doing it. It can be a check 8n kinda net then a round table of coments. I will get permission from a guy I know that has it all set up.
    • Donald & Stella
      anbrusten (Andy & Becky Rusten) Heard about a 40m RV net too
      • November 23
    • Donald & Stella
      Ken Pooler The RV Radio net is on 7.265at 8 Pm eastern time. I have not been able to hear them from here in Micco Fl but I check in when we are in Tn in the summer where I can use my fan dipole.
      • November 24
  • Bob Lewis
    Bob Lewis:
    FYI - D-STAR activity for RVers currently on REF061B. On November 29th the RV D-STAR group will be migrating to XRF555A (that will allow DMR users to join in also). Nets are Wednesday evenings at 8:00 Eastern Time.

    Additional information can be found o...  more
    • November 7
  • Donald & Stella
    Donald & Stella:
    Good morning All ! Is there a 75 or 40 meter net for the group here ?
    • October 12
    • Donald & Stella
      Little House (Hank & Selene) 73!  The RV Radio Network is having a rally at the Orlando Hamcation, and the WBCCI group will probably have a gathering there as well.  Other RV/ham groups also have informal gatherings on the property.   Hamfest information is at Ham...  more
      • October 13
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      • Donald & Stella
        Suzan and Art Do you have a time and place for RV Radio Network?  Last time we checked, it is not cheap to park there overnight!
        • November 8
    • Donald & Stella
      Suzan and Art WBCCI  is what?
      • October 13
    • Donald & Stella
      Little House (Hank & Selene) WBCCI is the  Wally Byam Caravan Club International, the Airstream owners group. They have an active amateur radio club as part of their group and anyone is welcome to join.. not necessary to own an Airstream or any other type of RV.
    • Donald & Stella
      Chick & Debby The RV Service net by the Wally Byam Caravan Club International (Airstream) has 3 nets on 40 meters.  The eastern net is on 7191 each morning from 0700 to 0900.  Google RV Service net and go to their web site for the other 2 nets, Mountain and W...  more
      • November 8
    • Donald & Stella
      Donald & Stella Thank you Chick !
  • Chick & Debby
    Chick & Debby:
    I have changed my call sign again. My new call sign is: AC4CT. This call replaces my AA8CT which replaced WV4O which took the place of N4CUH. I promise, this is it!
    • October 11
    • Herb & Kathy Baldwin and 2 others like this.
    • Chick & Debby
      Gil & Jen So you say .... Hide 1 Reply
    • Chick & Debby
      Inactive Member So changing calls is not all that uncommon... just wondering... if you RV full time...how will the FCC keep track of you?  It's painful just thinking of all the hassle in having a permanent address.. and worse having to pay someone to maintain it and...  more
      • November 15