Light off road, camping, good food and a Parks on The Air

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KK6USY, Sep 1, 2021.

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  1. KK6USY

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    I needed to test a few things that I had done to my 4Runner, so I went on a over night trip to the Tahoe National Forest. Two days after leaving the area was closed do to all the wild fires, hopefully it will open soon! I hope you can enjoy the scenery!

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  2. KK7AKW

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    Really enjoyed the video. Just passed T & G. Retake AE the 19SEP2021. I bought a IC 705 to get started. I wanted to be tactical so finding out about POTA is exciting to me. Thanks again for the video! KK7AKW
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  3. W1YW

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    Sorry to hear the fire problems happening at Tahoe right now:-(

    This POTA was BEFORE the fires..

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  4. KK6USY

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    You should have lots of fun with that radio for POTA and SOTA!
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  5. N8MJ

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    Nice video! Thanks for showing us how it's done. You make it look easy! 73
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  6. AK5CT

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    Looks like you had a great time, and really enjoyed it. It seems we often forget that is usually the point of a hobby.
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  7. 2E0TWD

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    I came for the Ham Radio, I stayed for the ‘ken Scenery! Sorry to keep repeating myself, what a beautiful country. Cheers friend.
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  8. W5YZR

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    Thanks for allowing me to to come along with you. Well done
    Bob W5YZR
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  9. KI4POT

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    Nice 1st Gen! Mine is a 1997 3rd Gen.

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  10. KK6USY

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  11. KI4POT

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    Great video. You put a lot of thought into that build.

    Mine's not nearly as built up. I have a tube bumper (Addicted Offroad) and winch (Warn VR8000) up front, T100 front brakes, a very mild lift courtesy of 4Runner "Highlander Model" springs (mostly to offset the heavier bumper and drawer system in back), and 32" tires. We don't have a lot of crazy rockcrawling around here and I don't like to play in mud, so most of my offroading is to get to interesting campsites and hunting areas.

    You mentioned putting on larger calipers and a larger master cylinder. One thing I noticed when I went to the larger calipers (and corresponding larger rotors) was my pedal went further to the floor due to a mismatch in volume. I looked at putting in a larger master cylinder, but it seemed the result was a firmer pedal with less modulation. Some folks offset that by changing the vacuum assist. I found once I got over my discomfort at the pedal moving more, I actually had much better modulation. Did you notice any issues with the larger master cylinder?

    Right now it's in my garage while I weld up some rust holes in the rocker panels. One started making its presence known by rust-staining paint, but after cutting out the rust, I went poking around and found a smaller hole at the front end of that panel and another small hole on the opposite side panel. The two small ones are welded up and ground smooth, I just need a thin schmeer of bondo before I paint. The larger hole that got all this started hasn't been patched yet due to lack of time.

    And to bring it back to radio, I have a Yaesu FT-2900 with Larsen NMO270 antenna on a homebrew fender mount. :)

  12. KK6USY

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    Chris it's been so long since I put the master cylinder on I think like you before the pedal went farther and it fixed that. I have the front fireing speaker FT3200 I think with antenna on roof and custome cb mount on the back, I think you can see it as I walked to the back. Your build sounds good 32's can go across the rubicon. 73
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  13. KB2QQM

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    You should try out the Palomar Engineers BAS-71 Antenna. It works 80-6 meters. EVERYTHING is included in the box. You need one support and it comes with everything you need to set it up, not including the coax. It's $120 and built like a Tank. HRO has them. You can also change out the Wire by following this Antenna set up guide.

    Here is the main link to the Antenna:

    Good Luck,

  14. N2MDA

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    Chuck; That was a beautiful video. It's nice to see so much greenery in the forest.

    I hope to work you on your next POTA into the woods. Good Job!
  15. W4FDT

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    well done, nice mods.

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