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Author Topic: Amtrak mobile?  (Read 377 times)
KF4KWO
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« on: May 05, 2003, 09:26:53 PM »

My wife and 2 little ones are considering traveling from MD to TX by train.  Has anyone ever operated HF from a moving Amtrak train?  I rode them all over the US when I was a teen.  Probably wouldn't be able to put anything outside the train due to tunnels and other train-related things that may go zooming by.  Actually, perhaps at the end of the train.  IIRC, there is sometimes a little perch on the end of the last car.  A 10-meter mag mount could possibly be set up there.  I guess I could always bring my MFJ Magnetic Loop and set that up instead.  That could actually go in the family compartment.  Dang, this seems like a daunting task!  Best I can come up with so far is the mag mount or mag loop at the back of the train.  Anyone else?
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N3IVK
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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2003, 12:10:38 PM »

I'd ask first if your allowed to have a antenna on the train....lol, I can see them throwing a fit because of security issues.

I took a amtrak from Alabny,NY to Chicago. I took my HT with me, but just ran the rubber duck.

I'd be more interested on finding the Amtrak frequency. I think they run UHF.  Saw them with Motorola HT750's on my train.

Matt N3IVK
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