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RE: TCs, Ham Radio and Kids

I just finished supporting the Bishop 100K Ultra event; in addition to HTs (which worked fine) I also used an FTM-400 for coms. Unlike most years, we had snow/sleet/rain and I had a warm space to crawl into to upload data.
Cannon George 05/29/21 02:07pm Truck Campers
RE: What do you guys use for communication in your truck camper?

SAT Messaging is great; for those set up with it. I want to suggest an alternative; use of Ham Radio frequencies and use of APRS (Automatic Packet Reporting System). I travel frequently off-road out of cell phone range. But I may still be able to "hit" an APRS repeater and send short SMS (text) messages or even short Text Messages via Email to loved ones. You need to get an FCC license (even with Covid, this is not that complicated); and a 2M radio.
Cannon George 05/08/21 04:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Happijac lubrication

Goshawk Regarding Exterior Finish: (for others) - there was a period of time where Happijac tubes were rusting badly via small exterior corrosion cells, I believe due to bad coating, I had to disassemble the jacks and take the tubes in to be sandblasted and powder coated. This fixed the problem. I wrote to Happijac but they did not answer me. Regarding Bound-up tubes: I'm sorry for your trouble. Need to ask, is this just one tube or all 4? Is it at all possible you backed into/hit something and may have bent the tube(s)? (It wouldn't take much deflection to mess this up). Regarding motors and water entry: It supposedly never rains in So Cal but I've had to rebuild several motors for this. Can't explain why, but motors were seized up solid with clear signs of water entry and damage. FYI, the little "drill motor" size bearings were readily available on Amazon for as low as 10qty/$12.99; (Same size as used in kid's "spinners") - the local NAPA store wanted $70 for just one bearing! It is my experience that years ago you could send in motors for exchange/rebuild but nowadays they will only sell you a complete replacement motorhead assembly, no exchange possible. I'm overall happy with Happijac; but I'd be happy paying a little more for some extra Zerk grease nipples or oil lubrication ports, if that would assure longer life/ease of maintenance.
Cannon George 03/07/21 04:16pm Truck Campers
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