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Thread: New HF Radio Station Icom 7300!!!

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    Default New HF Radio Station Icom 7300!!!

    Picked up an Icom 7300 recently and am pleased with the radio. Audio is great, nice compact unit.
    My dilemma is I have an Icom 756 Pro III with PS-125 power supply and Sp-3 Speaker, excess to my needs.
    If you are a HAM, or are looking for comms for a rainy day this would be a great set up.

    I have debated holding on to the unit, but I have a total of three HF rigs (7300, 706MK IIG, and Yaesu 857D)
    Not sure what to do....PM me if you have suggestions.....
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    Sweet. I've always had good results with Icon rigs.
    "I never should have made it, but I'm still alive" "Dead End Streets", RevCo

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    hadite81,

    Congratulations on your new rig.

    What are your other conditions..antenna/antennas..tuner....microphone and or keyer?? Curious about this.

    I too have four HF rigs. A Icom 706 Mk II which I mostly use..two FT 890 Rigs and a FT 100 in my truck.

    I have no plans to get another radio.....and would find myself in just your dilemma should I obtain another.

    It is very very tempting when someone sells a good radio at a good price ..when they need the monies.


    I verily enjoy my Icom 706 MK II for it's compactness and versatility as I use it on my base station.



    Antenna here is about 500 feet of 12 gauge black insulated wire from Lowes...strung up in the tops of my trees as a Delta Loop...and fed through ladder line and a tuner. Mic is the Icom flexable non amplified microphone. Keyer is an olde manual key. VHF/UHF antenna is a home made J Pole...up in the trees..fed by LMR 400 coaxial cable.

    The Ft 890 is next to my Icom as a back up and the other FT 890 is put away...along with my back up/emergency antennas...G5RVs and roll up J poles.


    Congratulations once again on your new rig.

    See you around the bands.

    73 to you and your house..



    Orangetom

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    Currently running a W8AMZ G5RV (102 ft long)10-80 meters up at about 33 ft.
    In process of installing a ZEROFIVE 43ft vertical with 32 radials. Problem here is EVERYTHING has to be jack hammered due
    to limestone at about 2 inches. Got the support pole in, almost done with ground rod trench(6 ft horizontal rod with 24" rods driven and attached to main 6 foot rod)
    Going to backfill the trench with Bentonite(sp) as recommended by local elmer.
    Rod rod will look something like this: -------,------,------,-----, I am unable to drive rod even with a 35lb jack hammer and rod driver attachment.
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    Holy Cow!!!! Wow!!!!

    Problem here is EVERYTHING has to be jack hammered due
    to limestone at about 2 inches.

    I'd better stop complaining about the problems I tend to have at times with my rig and antennas. I'd never thought it through to the degree of difficulties you are having with just the environment.
    I see now I have it made compared to you out there.

    Thanks for waking me up,

    Orangetom

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    I have a similar set up, more HF radios than I need. Have a Excellent Kenwood TS950SDX with the matching speaker, Station Monitor, and MC60 Mic, a Icom 706Mk2, and a IC7100.

    Thinking about down sizing

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    Yeah..I like my Icom 706 MK II for it's size and fits well on my desk wherein is also my laptop...and amp.

    On the other hand, I have no plans to downsize....my radio shack. Clean it up a bit...but not downsize my radio/radios.


    By the way.....I've heard of that post out there......being here right down the road from Fort Monroe...and I was on Fort Monroe over the weekend. I had no idea out there that it straddled the border line ...very interesting.


    73,

    Orangetom

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