Operating Portable With The Icom 7300 and Hi-Q Mobile Antenna

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K0PIR

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.

12 Responses

  1. blank John says:

    Excellent set up and well documented …Tnx, 73, John W2USN

  2. blank Patrick Molloy says:

    Great write up! Thanks
    73 de M5PM 🇬🇧 Patrick

  3. blank Larry says:

    Nice antenna setup on the camper. I have been scratching my head on how to mount my extra Hi-Q on the quack of my overhead camper.
    I will investigate using standoffs from the roof access ladder.
    Also, what desk mic are you using with the 7300?

    • blank K0PIR says:

      Hi Larry,
      Nice to hear from you and I hope all is safe where you are.
      In the camper I was using the SM-50 desk microphone from Icom.
      Yeah if I had a ladder I think I might have opted for it.
      The ability to lower it when I’m traveling is good. At the extended lenght it would be too high. The collapsed length is too low to operate because it’s too close to the wall of the camper.
      Take care and best 73!

  4. blank John Mann says:

    I have followed your blog and videos for a long time, thanks for all the information, on how you use the 7300. I have used a 100 ahr battery for my home station along with a Hercules II amp, Tentec Omni V first then a 7300 when it came out. a battery . I operate on a casual basis for nets and normal conversation and I have gone as long as a week without charging, Now I have an automatic charger inline; it’s all about cumulative amp-hours.

  5. blank K0PIR says:

    Hi John,
    Thank you so much and thank you for participating on the website. I’m going to try a battery in my home and see if I have a quieter receiver. It’s always good to have there’s a back up too.
    Yes, those two 100 amp hour batteries did a great job for me while I was in Iowa. It rained probably the entire first week and I only ran my generator a few hours to keep the batteries fully charged up. Take care and I hope everything is safe where you are. Best 73!

  6. blank Marty Kirk says:

    Hi Rich, what are you using for a ground? I saw in the video what looked like a short copper strap tossed up over the tarp covering the generator, but can’t see it connected to anything. Ground is so important, so asking. THANKS! 🙂

  7. blank K0PIR says:

    Hi Marty,
    It’s nice to hear from you and I hope all is safe where you are.
    That must’ve been a rope you saw. I have the radio grounded to the steel frame of the camper.
    I am getting a 4Ft. copper grounding rod and using it while boondocking. Next time when I go the a campground I’ll look for a ground on the electrical box and run a wire from it to the frame. My old jumper cable might do the job.
    Do you have a suggestion?
    Thank you, best 73!

  8. blank Mark L. Colvin says:

    Great video show casing your camper portable set up and running the net. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

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