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Re: [TowerTalk] Mobile antenna for SUV

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Mobile antenna for SUV
From: "Jim Brown" <>
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2007 08:09:52 -0700
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On Mon, 26 Mar 2007 02:32:14 -0400, K8RI wrote:

>I guess I'm spoiled as the 897D is a nice rig and it works well, but I 
>really don't like a small, menu driven rig for fixed, or even portable 

I've always been primarily a CW op, even in the car, although I will work 
SSB on long trips. My first HF mobile rig (back in the early 80's) was my 
only HF radio, a TenTec Omni A (bought new, when it was the latest and 
greatest). More recently, I've run an FT100D, IC746, and TS850. I can say 
without question that the better the receiver you have in the car the 
happier you will be. The 746 and 850 are much larger, but the difference 
is night and day if you're trying to work through a pileup or even 
ragchew on a crowded band, and having the antenna tuner lets you work a 
lot wider piece of the band without physically tuning the antenna. The 
little boxes are convenient to mount, but their receivers get blown away 
by signals that are only moderately strong and 10-20 kHz away. 


Jim Brown K9YC


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