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    I'd leave it alone for right now until after you...

    I'd leave it alone for right now until after you get a SWR meter on your antenna, and then go from there. It may be fine just as it is simply due to the rack's size (assuming the brackets & stuff...
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    Nice! I might have to steal this idea for mine....

    Nice!
    I might have to steal this idea for mine.

    How do you keep the lid secured?
  3. That changes things... A lot. It'll definitely...

    That changes things... A lot.

    It'll definitely be tough to run a A/C unit off solar (you'd probably need a KW in panels minimum just to overcome the power draw of even a small A/C unit while still...
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    ^^ lol I keep both a VOM and a DMM around....

    ^^
    lol

    I keep both a VOM and a DMM around. There have been times when the needle sweeping across that big white mirrored scale gives a better indication than a bunch of little dark segments...
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    ^^ Was thinking the same thing... My...

    ^^
    Was thinking the same thing...


    My (strictly-unofficial) observations:


    CB (Citizens Band, a.k.a. 11m):

    Channel 4 (27.005):
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    Nowadays virtually all VOMs are digital, thus now...

    Nowadays virtually all VOMs are digital, thus now called DMMs (Digital Multi-Meter). If you look in your junk-mail and/or newspaper inserts (magazines too), you might even find a coupon good for a...
  7. Agreed, stick with a 12-volt system (if using 6V...

    Agreed, stick with a 12-volt system (if using 6V GC batteries, you wire two of them in series for 12V, then if you need more capacity, wire a 2nd pair-of-two-in-series in parallel with the first...
  8. Do you have a Costco nearby? Their Kirkland...

    Do you have a Costco nearby?

    Their Kirkland deep-cycle (size 27) is ~100 amp-hours and is around $80. I didn't check their warranty but I suspect is at least two years, maybe three (Costco is...
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    ^^^ You guys ever had any issues at all with...

    ^^^

    You guys ever had any issues at all with acid seeping out onto the tops of your CG batteries from vehicle vibrations causing the acid to slosh or mist?
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    It's the quality of the light they put out. The...

    It's the quality of the light they put out.
    The color temperature of the LED chips virtually all light manufacturers seem bent on using have exceptionally poor output spectrums (very heavy in the...
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    Unless you have other accessories running off the...

    Unless you have other accessories running off the circuit, a 10A fuse is fine (a fridge's draw is usually between 3.5-5 amps when it running).
    Best is to make your connection right at the battery...
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    I've had Fox 2.0 resi's on mine for almost two...

    I've had Fox 2.0 resi's on mine for almost two years now. No regrets on the shock purchase, though I think I may want to revalve the rears a bit stiffer (still smacks the bumpstops fairly easily in...
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    I'm always buying the twin-pack boxes of...

    I'm always buying the twin-pack boxes of Arrowhead 2.5-gallon drinking water jugs from my local Costco, and never am without a surplus of the corrugated cardboard boxes they come in, which makes a...
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    There's a "range" above & below whatever setting...

    There's a "range" above & below whatever setting it's set to.

    IIRC, the compressor turns on at 2 above whatever it's set at, and then it shuts off when it reaches 3 below it's setting (and the...
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    The SunSaver MPPT is the one I use also. I chose...

    The SunSaver MPPT is the one I use also. I chose the MPPT route mainly because mine is a portable setup, I wanted the most power I can get from two 85W panels without it being too big & heavy (which...
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    With a standard PWM controller such as your...

    With a standard PWM controller such as your SunSaver or the ProStar, power from the panel(s) is simply routed straight through the controller to your battery. This causes the panel(s) to operate at...
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    I'm also not sold on AGM batteries for most uses....

    I'm also not sold on AGM batteries for most uses. It's true some AGMs may do a little better under a prolonged extremely high current demand (winching, for example), but for pretty much any other...
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    It could be they are accounting for a bit of...

    It could be they are accounting for a bit of voltage drop in whatever wiring is being used (even the best installations can often experience around 0.25 volt loss by the time the power reaches the...
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    It really sounds to me like your batteries are...

    It really sounds to me like your batteries are not getting enough charge (IIRC, the voltage needs to get up to around 12.5 before it turns back on).
    If you're not charging the batteries from your...
  20. Nice rig :cool: That's something I'm gonna...

    Nice rig :cool:

    That's something I'm gonna need to do with mine here pretty soon is paint... The California desert sun hasn't been so nice to it after almost 25 years. :(
  21. Yep, still drivin' it. It's been much too fun and...

    Yep, still drivin' it. It's been much too fun and practical of a rig to let go. :cool:

    Finding another one shouldn't be all that hard yet (and prices are usually more than reasonable on them).
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    The 10.5" has a removable pinion support which...

    The 10.5" has a removable pinion support which yours does not have.

    Like was said, the 9.5" is a great axle for what it is (far better/stronger than the 8.5" 10-bolt used in -tons, and is sought...
  23. My 1990 Ford Bronco II:...

    My 1990 Ford Bronco II:
    http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/1005609/fullsize/cerrogordoroad1.jpg

    Engine is original (ODO shows (1)85K, but is probably closer to an equivalent of 230K given the...
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    I seem to remember those from about 20 years ago...

    I seem to remember those from about 20 years ago (resembled the Firestik, but had four windings and a clear overwrap as you say).
    Back around that time I did a lot of swapping back and forth of...
  25. It's hard to explain... It's RF (radio...

    It's hard to explain...

    It's RF (radio frequency) impedance is 50 ohms, not it's DC resistance (DC resistance is what you would measure with a meter or a continuity tester). It has to do with the...
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