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by Craig Lord
07 Sep 2018 11:53
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Re: Snorkel joint sealant??

Hi guys I just thought I would post a follow up of my progress. I took the snorkel apart and used Sikaflex 227 to seal the join behind the wheel arch guard near the aerial. The next join along is the rubber tube which joins the straight pipe in the wheel arch guard to the elbow that comes into the e...
by mvcoller
27 Sep 2017 11:18
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RTT with "slip on" awning

I have the 160 Star Gazer RTT on my trailer and a 140 Howling Moon (actually designed for the Jurgens trailer) on my Patrol I fitted both to open backwards, so I have sun and rain protection over the rear door of my Patrol and trailer. I did this for my safari into Botswana and Zimbabwe in January w...
by Family_Dog
18 Aug 2009 19:15
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TWO-WAY RADIO CONSIDERATIONS FOR 4X4 DRIVERS

September 2011: I have rewritten this section in order to hopefully present a more condensed, easier to follow essay on Radio Communications TWO-WAY RADIO CONSIDERATIONS FOR 4X4 DRIVERS: As a 4x4 owner participating in either local “get-togethers” with others in your area, or even on a weekend trai...
by Family_Dog
18 Aug 2009 19:20
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Re: TWO-WAY RADIO CONSIDERATIONS FOR 4X4 DRIVERS

29MHz AM RADIOS: The virtues of 29MHz AM radios are many – they are relatively cheap and many Clubs and 4x4 drivers make use of them. They are priced at around R1100 – R1800 excluding antenna & installation. Their reliable operating range is anything from about three to five kilometres or thereabou...
by Family_Dog
18 Aug 2009 19:26
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Re: TWO-WAY RADIO CONSIDERATIONS FOR 4X4 DRIVERS

PORTABLE RADIOS (“HANDHELDS”): 29MHz hand-held portable radios are not being discussed here as they have shortcomings due to their low-frequency operation coupled to a cumbersome antenna. They have a very limited operating range and are also no longer readily available. i) UHF LICENCE-FREE PORTABLE...
by Family_Dog
21 Aug 2009 12:06
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Re: TWO-WAY RADIO CONSIDERATIONS FOR 4X4 DRIVERS

One of the better, cost-effective VHF Portable Radios available for use by forumers has been the Kirisun PT4200 VHF portable Radio, which is a 16-Channel unit covering the full VHF spectrum. Featuring a 1200mA/Hr Lithium-Poly Battery, this light-weight robust unit has been tried and tested for use i...
by Family_Dog
10 Mar 2018 19:53
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How to select a VHF Radio Antenna

This is a subject that bears some discussion - and the reasons for selecting the correct antenna for any VHF radio. The following applies mainly to the two ORRA frequencies currently in use. --- The most common types of VHF antenna are the Zara range. There are two types that concern us here: * Zara...
by Anthony Forgey
09 Oct 2018 07:35
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Ant's Custom Workshop

Ants Logo Jpeg.jpg About Ant's Custom Workshop At ACW I develop custom storage and electrical solutions for offroad vehicles. I create custom electrical and storage systems for 4x4 vehicles. as well as audio systems, sound deadening, LED lighting, wiring repairs and wiring clean ups. I also install...