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Never tried this yet but looks interesting
Nice score for Fathers Day (or any day)
Antenna looks new.
Best mobile antenna I ever used was a Francis Wheeler Dealer 96" whip.
The 102" steel whip is still the best way to go if you can.
A ground mounted 1/4 wave vert. with adequate radials is a great DX antenna.
You can get a bad radio from any company.
Bought a icom 746 pro new years back from a major vendor.It was bad right out of the box. Sent it back &...
That was us, bunch of nimrods on 17 am running some real junk, roger beeps, noise toys,tearing up 16 pretty bad here.
Thanks for the contact, NC179
No need to buy new, plenty of good used HF radios at your price point.
You have not listened in all the wrong places:p
Keep up the good work.
I have dealt with Bob's from when He was in Boston & after the move to PA.
Never got a bad piece of equipment or poor service.
One of the most...
Good luck & enjoy your choice, it's a pretty radio and plays well.
Yes the AH-27F
I have the AM only model, they are not over abundant either
A ladder line fed doublet with a good current balun will work 80-10 quite well OG
@357magnum To get over them hills don't go too high with your...
1005 divided by the lowest frequency you plan to use it on. Will work on some harmonics without a tuner. EX; 1005/7.200 = 140 ' square loop 35'...
Bling is nice to have but a good basic radio will perform as well as your antennas
Take your time & do a lot of research before you spend...
Try a Horizontal wire loop- quiet, cheap, multi banded
A99 is a good antenna. I wish Shakespeare would make the old "Big Stick" again.
Koss SB-40 headset has a good dynamic mic and very comfortable headphones.
About $35.00 online.
Never owned one but a friend had one back in the late 70's.
Any one remember the Digicom, believe it was made by Polamar.
Never liked the older Yaesu radios, mainly because they used sweep tubes & were
a little drifty.
Their more recent offerings 1200, 3000, 5000 are...