Going Home With a Kenwood TS-480HX

I will be heading home today. It’ll take a couple of weeks because I am in no hurry and I want to operate in the June VHF contest next weekend. My plan is to be in the Smoky Mountains and in a campground operating with my new transverter, J-Pole antenna and 6 meter beam I picked up before I left home. More on that in the next post.

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Kenwood TS-480HX

There’s a new rig in the truck and it is the Kenwood 200 watt TS-480 HX. I am very impressed with it so far. Connected to the Scorpion Black Widow I should be able to work some DX.

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I have installed it in a temporary position on the center console. I like the mic connected to the base and I like the detached head where I can see and operate easily from the front seat. Fortunately I also got an external speaker for it mounted in the center of the dash below the radio in the truck. This is a nice sounding speaker.

Thanks to Dave, KF0XQ. He brought it to me when I was in Chesterfield, MO visiting Bill, WA0AFD (Another Fine Day).

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Rich,K0PIR

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I'm an Amateur Radio enthusiast. I love the hobby and experimenting with radios, antennas and software. On my YouTube channel I upload videos on the Icom 7300 and Icom 7610 along with Ham radio software programs. I hope to inspire people to try new things in Amateur Radio.

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Bob Johnson
2 days ago

Hi Rich,
May you work much DX with your new radio!

i hope you don’t mind my question on a slightly different topic:

i read where you planned to use your ICOM 7610 remotely using RS-BA1 software. I run that scenario at home from my living room to work FT8 using WSJT-x. However, I don’t think I would leave home with my antennas connected to my radio because of the risk of lightning, even though I have some lightning protection. What do you use that gives you confidence to leave home for an extended time with your antennas connected?

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John H
21 hours ago
Reply to  Bob Johnson

Have you ever looked at Paradan ant disconnect. Might be a fit for this.

https://paradanradio.com/

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