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Old 11-27-2011, 03:49 PM   #21
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Kenwood TS-2000 serves me at home as well as in the TT. It really is a complete shack in a box.
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Old 11-27-2011, 04:00 PM   #22
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Kenwood TS-2000 serves me at home as well as in the TT. It really is a complete shack in a box.
It is, as was it's predecessor the TS570. It's hard to buy any accessories for those radios, as everything you can think of is already built in.

Antenna tuner, antenna switch, DSP, speech processor, on and on. It's all in there already.

I guess you could get the desk mic, but I personally have never liked desk mics. I have a D-104 that goes with my HW-101 and that's the only one I have ever had. I really like a HEIL headset. That's the way to go!
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Old 12-03-2011, 02:52 PM   #23
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Very true, there is not much to add to the 2000.
In 23 years of hamming I have only bought 3 HF radios brand new, and this was one of them!
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:28 PM   #24
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Very true, there is not much to add to the 2000.
In 23 years of hamming I have only bought 3 HF radios brand new, and this was one of them!
Licensed since 1981, I built a HW101 as my first HF rig. Then when the TS-570 came out I bought one of those, new. I figure a guy is entitled to a new HF radio every 25 years or so, whether he really needs one or not.

BTW I still have the HW101 and it still works.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:38 PM   #25
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Wow, need some activity here!

Home has an FT-101E station w/FL-2100B linear amplifier, YC-601 digital display, FV-101V external VFO and SP-101 external speaker. Love the hybrids! I also have an FT-847 for the fixed station VHF/UHF duties, and general listening. There is also a dedicated 2m rig parked on the call freq. My daily driver has a Kenwood TM-733 and Midland ST2 6M convert. Since I can't find the perfect mobile rig for the truck, I always throw in whatever is available when we use it, usually a dualbander. For traveling, I have a shack in a box that includes an FT-897D, and LDG tuner, a portable 80(?) thru 6M vertical antenna and various other pieces to make the whole station. I have an Arrow clone dual band j-pole for the ladder and will experiment with long wires in the future for 80 and 40M.
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:52 AM   #26
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Nice setup Mike! I also have an FT-847 for the home QTH into an LDG-847 tuner into a G5RVjr (40-6m) in the attic. The LDG-847 allows CAT control with the FT-847 at the same time. At camp in NH I use a FT-857D with an LDG-100 tuner into a G5RVjr and an Arrow 2/440 J pole.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:33 AM   #27
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I have two handfuls of HT's from 6 to 432 a 706MKII G in the truck with a LiL Tarheel and a 4 band Yeasu 8900. In the shack a 736R Yeasu 2-6meter hooked to long boom Yagi's for each band an Icom 737 that I use on AM with a mixer and quality mike and a new Icom 7200 that doubles as my camper radio. Oh yeah assorted amps for 6-432 I prefer to do HF bearfoot resonate wires.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:09 AM   #28
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I have this rig. I'm using it on transformer hauling. I can move heavy equipments to another place easily, because of this truck.

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Old 05-14-2013, 09:41 AM   #29
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House:2005 Damon Intruder 377W
Main Radio: Kenwood TS-2000, KAT-1 Auto Tuner (mates with the 2000) 100' of 14Ga wire, several poles and two 2 pound concrete weights, some nlyon or cotton cord (no wire center).

Additional antennas for 2 mtr 6 mtr and 70cm

Cockpit radio: Currently Yesau FT-51R with 35 watt Mirage Brick.
Diamond dual band NGP antenna

Jeep: Not yet purchased (The jeep that is) but when it is it will likely get either the FT-51 or one of those new el-cheapo HT's with a brick.

In need of repair (Anyone know of a good shop) Kenwood TM-733.
Symptoms: IT is froze solid, only volume and on-off work.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:47 PM   #30
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"11" Tacoma. Yeasu 8900 Icom 706 MK2G and Lil Tarheel with Ameritron controller. The camper, I use my Icom 7200 (that I also use in the shack) with all kinds of antennas from the Lil Tarheel to 120+ foot 40 and 75 meter dipole. The shack sports a Icom 737, Yeasu 736R, Icom 7200 Yaesu 8800 two computers for digital stuff. 6 meter long boom 6 element, 432, and 2 meter beams for SSB coupled to Teltech amps. Resonate dipoles for 40 and 75 meters R7 vertical and an LDG tuner for the 7200. Several HT's 6, 2, 1.25, .7 meter.
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:04 AM   #31
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Well, the status of the rigs ahve changed since we are n ow full-time RVers.

The portable shack, is a Kenwood TS480HX with an LDG AT200Pro tuner and a Comet CHA250B antenna. I also carry a 20/40m fan type dipole and a push pole for use and an inverted V.

The truck has the Yaesu FT857D, TurboTuner and a Lil' Tarheel II antenna with lots of Ford supplied diesel injector noise.

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Old 05-16-2013, 09:10 PM   #32
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I have this rig. I'm using it on transformer hauling. I can move heavy equipments to another place easily, because of this truck.

Steve:

That rig looks "VERY" familiar to me. The paint scheme is exactly like the paint scheme that was on trucks I used to drive based out of Cornelius, Oregon many years ago.

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Old 05-17-2013, 08:42 AM   #33
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OK This bugged me all night, so I had to find a picture of the trucks.... Have to post the link since the site forbids reposting.

http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pi.../dscn0638.html
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:36 AM   #34
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There is a malicious demon in the previous link.

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Old 05-18-2013, 09:50 AM   #35
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Not sure, but are you talking about the mascot??

His name was called "Parcel Packin Papa"

All of the drivers affectionately called him "Parcel Packin Pervert". That little guy was on all of our uniforms....
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And By the Way, just noticed that I have never posted correctly to this post so here goes.

House Rigs:
Icom IC 740 vintage 80's HF rig
LDG Z100 tuner
ZS6BKW multi-band homemade dipole at 35 feet
Icom IC2200h 2m
Kenwood TM 281 2m in truck

Very basic setup but it works for us...
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What I meant was, my computer says there is a virus in your link.

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Old 05-19-2013, 11:26 AM   #38
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hmmm...That's weird. Mine had no problems with it.

Sorry!
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