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getting back on air = everything needed .


Hi guys.

 i sold up a few years ago due to babies and houses and so on.

have settled a bit now and looking to get reset up as ive built a camper and want to have another radio in it.

whats the best mobile rig out there nowadays?

the set up i sold was

yeasu 857ft ,rm kl500 ,wilson 500 and portable 2 element cubical quad.


looking to replace with the best .

any advice on new stuff to hit the market and cash waiting for the right stuff.

cheers

brent 99

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Re: getting back on air = everything needed .


For me this Kenwood TS480HX is probably the best HF mobile radio out there.

But they are expensive new.

lionk to TS480HX


ETA: there is no need for any linear with this radio, 200w will be plenty for that alternator to cope with emoticon


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Re: getting back on air = everything needed .


TS480 is a cracking radio, I still have my SAT but have looked at the HX model.
Tbh if you had your old set up back you would still have a great bit of kit.
Be great to hear you on air again emoticon
Al

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Re: getting back on air = everything needed .


Yea. Though you had one Al . They sound great but for me they're not easy on the eye and a bit big.
I was kind of wondering if anything new had come out since I'd been away ?
I really liked the ic 7000 for coolness factor but again without doing the research , would have though theyre as big as the kenwood ?
The 857 was pretty slick but fancy a change this time .
Hi Dave . How've you been ?
200 watts sounds ace . Used to do around 300watts out of the kl 500 quite comfortably ( 370 watts dirty and overdriven max ) with with the Alterntor backing up the massive 180 amh truck battery 👍👍👍 but only saved that sort of juice for those big gun days .
Quite looking forward to getting back on the hill again and speaking to you guys .

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Any update yet Brent, you been shopping?

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Hello Brent,

Ive still got your old 857 in my truck, as good as the day i had it from you ,lol

Glad to see your coming back on mate , speak [sign in to see URL].
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nice to see you back on the [sign in to see URL] your shopping emoticon
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Hi again guys .
Yes still looking but not in a major rush .
Where has junksale gone ????? I'm loathed to buy off Ebay but there seems to be no choice .

After posting a month or 2 ago , I see that the same radios are still strong condenders as when I sold up.

So I'm here with my thoughts :-

Kw 480sat ..... Brilliant but to big for a mobile

Ic 7000..... Bad reviews of overheating

Would have an Ic 706 1 or 2 for the right money ( 250 for a 1 - 350-400 for mk2 ) although I'm not fussed about 2m / 70 cm . Ive always liked hearing them on air but never owned one.




Swaying towards another 857d and atas set up but now junk sake seems to have gone I'm struggling . Surely there is a place to buy and sell ham gear?






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Brent 26 Fox Bravo 99
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Re: getting back on air = everything needed .


Also considered another Lincoln as there are loads about , whilst looking for the right 857d .

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Brent 26 Fox Bravo 99
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Look on Ham radio deals, I've bought loads of stuff on there and as a general rule they are a great bunch of honest guys. A few "up their own" types and a LOT of rules but all those I have dealt with have been proper gentlemen emoticon

]HRD

Took over from junksale when they decided to try and get commercial and failed.





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