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    Texas Members

    Texas Members , lets hear from you , this is the place!

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    I'm in rural Parker County (Weatherford is the county seat), one county west of Fort Worth.
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    I'm from the Coastal Bend Area, Refugio County. Lets try this, I don't know about y'all, but the repeater listings that are out there leave a lot to be desired as far as up to date and right. How about we give the top three or four 2m or 70cm repeater freqs from whatever area you are in , at least we will know those work if we are on a trip and happen to be in your area.

    Corpus Christi,(South Texas Amateur Radio Club, STARC) main 2m located in Petronilla,NW of CC covers a pretty large area . 146.82 - 107.2, CC SW Lynx/SaltGrass 146.840 - 162.2, Refugio, good coverage on US 77 from S of Victoria to South of CC 147.180 + 136.5, Rockport, 147.260 + 103.5, Taft/Odem, 444.800 + 114.8

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    Weatherford, 147.040 + 110.9, covers multiple counties, also the Parker County ARES/RACES repeater.

    Azle (Tri-county Amateur Radio Club), 147.160 + 110.9, on a 500-foot tower, covers multiple counties.
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    Man, we need to let folks in our areas know about this site so we can get it active, maybe even a Texas Chapter. I know a bunch of hams on the Texas Preparedness Group site that have 4x4s, will let them know about it.

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    My Jeeps

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    My 2014 Rubicon and 2008 Wrangler sport. At our Bay house .

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    It would be nice to see a Texas Chapter formed. Go for it.

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    Hello---I'm in Central Texas, Comal County. Referred here by JNR. Seems like a good group of folks here so far. I'm down for a Texas Chapter!

    73 de KF5TJX

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    4x4 Ham Member Supporting Member jnr0104's Avatar
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    Hi Clovis! What sites are we both NOT members of? We get a few more Texicans on here and we need to start up a group.
    By the way I was able to open that Yorktown 2m repeater from my HQ today, conditions must be good.

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    I'll set up a subforum. Give me a couple days.
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    Thanks , That will be great!

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    This is one quiet site considering it has a bunch of folks that like 4x4s and talking on radios!

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    Just bought an R-pod to pull with the Rubicon. Pulls great, added trailer brake controller , Good to go!
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    Nice, What's the dry weight on that? Did you add any anti-sway or load equalizer? I've been looking for a different camper, but the 3500lb. tow rating on the JK makes that difficult finding something light enough.
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    Without having the papers here in front of me I want to say dry weight is about 2400 lb, tongue wt 247lb. We decided to try it without the equializer and anti sway. just added brake controller and 7way plug. towed it 85 miles @ 65 -70 mph. The wind that day was blowing at around 17mph and I had it as a tail wind, head wind and quartering side wind, 0 sway, Rubicon sits level , I'm really happy with it. I normally don't travel with liquids in the tanks ,and we travel pretty light, mainly because we have a larger trailer we pull with an F250 crew 4x4. The Pod is for short weekend trips, and unless the wife and I gain lots of weight and her little dogs get traded for great danes , we will never get near the 3500lb max.

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    R-Pod

    I have towed the R-pod a total or 320 miles so far. In weather from 0 wind /dry to rain and wind 25-30 mph gusts 20 sustained. So far I have had no problem. Into the wind you can tell it is back there just in the fact the rpm hangs at 3000 to hold 65 with cruise set, normally around 2500,I have a Rubicon with 3.73 gears . mileage drops to 11 when running into strong head wind and also with a quartering wind from front. Remember I only added the electric brake controller, and do not use load leveling or anti-sway hitch. Really have not noticed anything ungood so far even in the windy conditions . On crappy rough bouncy type highways have not noticed anything that bothers me when towing . I really like the fact that even in the Rubicon I can see down both sides of the trailer while towing, perfect width!
    So Far So Good!

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    Was monitoring the STARC (South Texas Amateur Radio Club)Net last night. They are in the process of adding new radio equipment to the Lexington (Aircraft Carrier museum ship in Corpus Christi ) HF, and 2m/70cm. There will be a new 70cm repeater on board with IRLP and Echolink. W5LEX is callsign. Freq is going to be 444.850. will post tones when they are available. they are testing it at another location at this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K7VZ View Post
    I'll set up a subforum. Give me a couple days.
    Alright, so I got it done within a month. Texas has it's own chapter subforum now. http://www.4x4ham.com/forumdisplay.php?78-Texas
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    WOO HOO !!! Texas has Arrived! Thanks!

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    I know there are people from Texas on the site, but it appears the whole site is not real active, Clovis, N5MUD, we need to do some recruiting around the other sites we frequent. This could be a really good site. Would be nice if one day the main chapter could get the
    Echolink Net up and going , to kinda tie all of us together besides on HF. Lot of techs like me out there that could have some fun here.

    I sent out a bunch of PMs this morning on the JK-Forum, about 30 Texas Ham members there, Invited them to check out this site and the New Texas Chapter.

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