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Re: Amateur Radio a.k.a ham radio

#81 Post by tlchuan » Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:41 pm

Plan to get Yaesu FT-8900R Quad Band and Diamond CR8900 antenna

got any ham got the mobile ? any comment ?
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Re: Amateur Radio a.k.a ham radio

#82 Post by 9W6VX » Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:11 am

I'll give you a perspective from an old hand.

Do you really need the bell & whistle quad band mobile rig in the car? If you use it as a base station with the proper base antenna then it's good.

But in the car, you would need at most a dual bander VHF/2m and UHF/70cm. With so many features like dual watch etc, you get so bloody confused........ Stick with simplicity so that you can enjoy your QSO.


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Re: Amateur Radio a.k.a ham radio

#83 Post by 9W2CBL » Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:17 pm

tlchuan wrote:Plan to get Yaesu FT-8900R Quad Band and Diamond CR8900 antenna

got any ham got the mobile ? any comment ?
9W2KDX... I have this CR8900 antenna with me and I not using it anymore, Right now I'm using a V/U antenna to connect to my FT-8900 mobile unit for my V/U QSO.

9W6VX saying is right... FM mode for 50Mhz you don't enjoy much fun while mobile with current propagation for 50Mhz is dead. You can enjoy when the 50Mhz propagation is open, FM or SSB will open to others country then only you can enjoy QSO on 6M band while mobile.

I use it for my base 6M FM communication most of the time.

If you want I can let go for you.. PM me to discuss further..

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Re: Amateur Radio a.k.a ham radio

#84 Post by tlchuan » Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:40 pm

9W6VX wrote:I'll give you a perspective from an old hand.

Do you really need the bell & whistle quad band mobile rig in the car? If you use it as a base station with the proper base antenna then it's good.

But in the car, you would need at most a dual bander VHF/2m and UHF/70cm. With so many features like dual watch etc, you get so bloody confused........ Stick with simplicity so that you can enjoy your QSO.


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Thank after consideration i plan to go for Icom IC-2820 with Diamond SG7000 antenna is these a good match ?
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Re: Amateur Radio a.k.a ham radio

#85 Post by tlchuan » Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:48 pm

9W2CBL wrote: 9W2KDX... I have this CR8900 antenna with me and I not using it anymore, Right now I'm using a V/U antenna to connect to my FT-8900 mobile unit for my V/U QSO.

9W6VX saying is right... FM mode for 50Mhz you don't enjoy much fun while mobile with current propagation for 50Mhz is dead. You can enjoy when the 50Mhz propagation is open, FM or SSB will open to others country then only you can enjoy QSO on 6M band while mobile.

I use it for my base 6M FM communication most of the time.

If you want I can let go for you.. PM me to discuss further..

73!
i choose these is because the price for FT8800 and FT8900 is difference by Rm100 only and can use 6m to QSO, but later decide to change to ICOM 2820 for it magnet portable mount and big display. but the suppler said ICOM is currently out of stock. need to wait :cry:

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Re: Amateur Radio a.k.a ham radio

#86 Post by 9W2CBL » Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:55 pm

So long that the Diamond antenna can support 2m/70cm freq then, your IC-2820 can work well..

That antenna is the one that i'm using in my car now, work well on 2m and also 70cm with my 8900!

That unit is a good choice! Big Display! it would be my next unit!

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Re: Amateur Radio a.k.a ham radio

#87 Post by 9W6VX » Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:13 pm

Wow..... just googled the Icom 2820. What can I say........

I am really out of touch .............. big & nice LCD display but has lots of features which will confuse me. GPS receiver capability???

I'm old school ........ my current rig is a Icom V8000. When I want to input the names into the repeater frequencies, I have to check the manual. Not very user friendly menu system.

As to the antenna, Diamond is a trusted antenna with low SWR. The SG7000 specs are pretty standard considering that you are looking at 1/4 wave at 2m/VHF.
For city use, it's perfect since you will be using a dual bander.

I use a Diamond M150GS 1/4 wave too and the best part it has spring base to absorb knocks. For DX I currently use a Diamond SG7500 but without the spring base it gets knocked all over the place. I drive a 4x4 and the mount is on the roof. Hardly use it nowadays.

My all time favourite is the mono band VHF Larsen PO150. 5/8 wave and very flexible antenna. I broke one a few years back and since I am no longer active, I decided not to get another one since I already had the SG7500.

Enjoy the hobby. BTW, I got some additional ham stuff which I want to dispose off since I am no longer active. If you are interested, please PM me.

Cheers
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Re: Amateur Radio a.k.a ham radio

#88 Post by tlchuan » Sat Sep 26, 2009 10:44 am

QSL, QSL, Thank for the comment, i still waiting from my friend from sg to find out the price for ICOM,
anyway do u have a SWL meter ?

Cheer

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Re: Amateur Radio a.k.a ham radio

#89 Post by bernGPS » Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:53 pm

9W6VX wrote:Wow..... just googled the Icom 2820. What can I say........

I am really out of touch .............. big & nice LCD display but has lots of features which will confuse me. GPS receiver capability???

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Enjoy the hobby. BTW, I got some additional ham stuff which I want to dispose off since I am no longer active. If you are interested, please PM me.

Cheers
How come? Old goat like you should stay around to guide the kid. No?

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Re: Amateur Radio a.k.a ham radio

#90 Post by bartmp8 » Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:19 pm

bernGPS wrote:
How come? Old goat like you should stay around to guide the kid. No?
He is all talked out. In office got one channel direct to KL, go home got 3 other channels
talking at the same time. His car is his only solace. :wink:

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