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Best Cheap Laptop For Mobile and Portable Ops

In Discussion, Reviewsby K0PIR10 Comments


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The best cheap laptop I could find for mobile and portable operations! Just this week I picked up a cheap HP Stream 11 laptop for mobile and portable operation. I’m tired of lugging my 6 lb. laptop back and forth between the house, camper, vehicle and outdoors. I can leave this new one in the camper. The HP Stream 11 …

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Icom 7300 Driving The Ameritron 1500

In Discussion, Icom 7300, Reviewsby K0PIR2 Comments

The pictures and captions below were sent to me by Gene, W9NMX, with the Icom 7300 driving the Ameritron 1500 amplifier. I have always been interested in the reports completed on the Icom 7300 SDR/HF 6m Transceiver. When the radio first came out there was alot of speculation. According to many, it was the first of its kind. So with …

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Icom 7300 Microphone Christmas Savings Plan

In Icom 7300, Reviewsby K0PIR38 Comments

The Icom 7300 microphone that’s included with the radio gets great audio reports, but I can’t use a hand mic while contesting or running a net. When I first received my Icom 7300 I ordered a Heil Y cable with blocking capacitor so I could continue using my dynamic microphones. They weren’t real expensive mics, but I wanted to use …

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Icom 7300 One Month Review

In Icom 7300, Reviewsby K0PIR4 Comments

I have been using the new Icom IC-7300 since the first week in April and absolutely love it. It has a very good receiver and I’ve had no overload (OVF) problems at my location. See Sherwood Receiver Test Data. Icom 7300 One Month Review I have received the OVF one time. A neighboring Ham up the street was running 1KW …

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Icom 7300 First Impression

In Icom 7300, Reviewsby K0PIR6 Comments

My Icom 7300 first impression in general – this is a fantastic little SDR transceiver. I had very high expectations and most were met! There were a few disappointments, but no deal killers. I am very happy I paid what I did, and got it early on. However, I have had it less than one week. Hopefully nothing major creeps …

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Icom IC-7300 eHam Product Reviews

In Icom 7300, Reviewsby K0PIR8 Comments

Wow, only after a short time one of my favorite sites,¬†eHam.net, has exploded with Icom Ic-7300 eHam Product Reviews! So far the consensus is overwhelming, this is an amazing SDR transceiver. I have yet to receive mine, but when I do I’ll be putting some serious air time in. Expect some videos too. I’ll make them as I go. Excerpts …

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Flex 1500 Non Technical Review With Videos

In Flex, Reviewsby K0PIR4 Comments

As in the title this is a Flex 1500 non technical review. Simply put, it is a list of things I like and don’t like about the Flex 1500. And let me tell you right away, there’s not much I don’t like. This is a nice little QRP SDR transceiver. I purchased the Flex 1500 a few months ago off …