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Long Range Communications Install

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by Stuntninja » Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:14 pm

I've got no pics yet but this week I'll be finally hard mounting My ICOM externally amplified radio with w2 cables and external Harris antenna. The other side of this project is to also finally install my Iridium Sat-phone with the remote antenna puck. If anyone has any specific interest or questions feel free to ask, this will be my first install on a civilian vehicle so I'm kind of excited about it too.
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by lifted voy » Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:06 am

I'm really interested in this since I live in Alaska and cell coverage is extremely spotty or non existent.
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by beavercountyemt » Tue Aug 04, 2015 2:23 am

Awesome, can't wait to see pics of the install
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by v7guy » Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:44 am

I'm pretty interested to see what you've put together too.
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by AA1PR » Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:35 pm

what Icom radio ?

I have an Icom706MKIIG mounted remotely in my yukon & use the ldg at700 autotuner

for mobile ops I prefer LMR240 coax

remember you can never have too many ground wires, ground everything

you are basically creating an image plane for the antenna
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by lifted voy » Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:24 am

AA1PR, do you know what kind of range you're getting with your setup?
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by AA1PR » Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:28 pm

lifted voy wrote:AA1PR, do you know what kind of range you're getting with your setup?



My HF setup provides me worldwide coverage assuming the bands are actually open

any true HF rig & good antenna will do that

are you a amateur radio op?

what are you running once again for a rig ?
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by lifted voy » Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:33 pm

The only comms ive ever worked with is army equipment. I'm not the commo guy though, just hooking it up Pretty much. I currently don't have any comms in my envoy but I've been trying to figure out what I want to run. I'm planning a trip to northern alaska where there's about 400 miles without cell coverage.
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by AA1PR » Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:40 pm

lifted voy wrote:The only comms ive ever worked with is army equipment. I'm not the commo guy though, just hooking it up Pretty much. I currently don't have any comms in my envoy but I've been trying to figure out what I want to run. I'm planning a trip to northern alaska where there's about 400 miles without cell coverage.


Alaska has an emergency comm freq of 5.1675 MHz

this might help ~ http://www.w5txr.net/Alaska-Emergency-Frequency.html

http://www.qsl.net/aresalaska/training/ ... _guide.htm

I hope this helps if not PM or email me I'll gladly help
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