In my truck the HF rig has been down for about a month. I've not wanted to mess with it much since I seldom use the truck with the exception of running bigger loads than I can handle in a car.
But the Truck is set up with coms should I need to bug out. The rig is a Yaesu FT 100d radio. I encountered a power problem wherein the rig would not come on but sputter a bit...and then not come on.
Today I took time to clean the battery posts and in particular where I had hooked up the power line for this HF radio and also clean off carefully the fuse in that very line.
This seemed to solve the problem and I am now back Q5.
With the other things going on here and at my parents house this has not been a big priority.
Nonetheless it is good to have the rig back on line. I can work 2 meters, 70 CM, 6 meters and also 80 through 10 meters. I cannot tune 160 with the antenna system I have on this truck.
I am contemplating building my own 160 meter antenna on a magnetic mount...from these plans...here..
Further study and research to be done soon.
Thanks and 73,