Solar Kit Installation For Portable Ham Station

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.

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Barry Youmans
1 year ago

Hi Rich, I’d be interested in how you’re powering your IC-7300, directly from the battery or through the inverter feeding a typical 13.8 VDC power supply. My IC-7610 gets rather squirrely (VCO/PLL unlocks) when the DC input voltage drops below ~ 12.2 VDC. So does my IC-7000 even more so. I might need to either add a 2 volt 150 aH single cell battery in series to my 150 aH deep cycle battery, (making a ~ 14 volt battery) or use one of the voltage boosters sold that have been proven to be “quiet”. Thanks, Barry KI8B

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Dave Riehl
1 year ago

Envy you going dry camping up there in God’s country. I grew up about 100 miles north of you in Raleigh, NoDak. Call was WN0HSG, rare DX for the novices at the time!

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Jan A. Heise
1 year ago

Rich,
Nice upgrade to the RV. I appreciate all the info. I use my IC-7300 in my travel trailer portable and have always cranked up the EU-2000 when needed. I was interested in the cables lying on the roof. Do you leave them connected when traveling, which makes sense? How are they routed down off the roof? Cable management from the roof has been a concern of mine. Also, have you investigated the Lithium Ion batteries. They are expensive, but supposed to pay off long term.
73, Jan K4QD

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