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Discussion in 'General Ham Radio Discussion' started by 74IN, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. 74IN

    74IN Well-Known Member

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    For a new or used DC to Daylight all mode mobile under 1K?

    I just sold my 706MKIIG and really liked it. Looking to replace it with something else.

    I used it in the truck for SWL and two way with the rotten antenna restrictions a truck has. Maybe string a wire for 20M digital when parked.

    Lemme have it.:D


     

  2. KE5MC

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    I have and use an IC7000 from time to time. Used can be found under 1K. Might be found for less when the IC7100 replacement is in production. Some early report of problems with heat. Not sure that is current. Easy interface to the AH-4a tuner. Layout and menu would be familure.

    Mike

     
  3. trucker

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    I'll second the IC-7000. I replaced a Kenwood TS-480SAT with the 7000 and
    really do like it. I have seen the 7000's selling used for around $800-$850 +-.
    They do tend to run a bit hot. But, if mounted in an area where there is plenty
    of clearance around them, they do just fine. I have mine mounted below the CB cubby
    hole in a 2007 Kenworth day cab. It runs all day and has yet to give me any over heating problems. The TS-480SAT was a good rig too, but, it's noise handling abilities
    were not as good as the 7000's. The truck I drive has a Caterpillar engine in it and the
    computer module that controls it, produces a lot of noise. The 480 could knock it down
    but, the audio was muddy and distorted. The 7000 does a much better job and while
    it does not get rid of it completely, it makes it very tolerable. The noise is a pulsing
    noise similar to old fashioned ignition noise. But, comes from the pulses the computer
    sends to the fuel injectors in the engine. The odd thing is, my old Connex CB (3300HP)
    has a noise blanker that can knock the noise down even lower than the 7000!
    It probably takes out weak signals with it, but, it does work.
    trucker
     
  4. davegrantsr

    davegrantsr Active Member

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    i find it disheartening that both my ar3500 & grant xl-actually ANY of either of those 2 radios-have better noise removing capabilities then any HF rig i've ever used mobile. i still have my 706mk2g in my mobile & i think it's pretty much neck & neck with an ic7000 i tried. i've had/borrowed/used an ft100, ft757, ts50(not dc to daylite though), dx70th, ts480, as well as an ic735. i think the 735 may have been the quietest....just too big, & that was 20 years ago when the vehicles were much bigger then todays.
    pretty much learned to live with my 706....and appreciate using my 746pro at home that much more!!!
     
  5. Happy_Hamer

    Happy_Hamer Administrator
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    The 7000 is a good choice,,,,,,,,

    I like the Yaesu 857D

    Get the ATAS 120A antenna and you can talk from 40 meter to 70 centimeter on one antenna.

    I have found that although it is possible to talk below 40 meter in a mobile, it is not the easiest, especially in a truck. The reason I say this, the ATAS will not tune below 40 meter for TX.

    Sure you can get the 7000 and a little tarheel antenna and cover quite a bit of the HF -6 meter band, then you will need another antenna for VHF/UHF

    Just simple stuff, either radio is ok, I was just "selling" the Yaesu as my choice
     
  6. 74IN

    74IN Well-Known Member

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    My Grant XL's have given me the same impression.

    I think my Kenwood TS 430 had much better rx than my Icom. At least to the point that I could notice it on the same antenna. Too bad it's so darn big for a truck.
     
  7. 74IN

    74IN Well-Known Member

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    Do you get to use one at work?
     
  8. Happy_Hamer

    Happy_Hamer Administrator
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    I will be installing one in the truck, tomorrow is my first day for my new job, heading to Hammond, IN.
     

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