Mine Mobile is also on my QRZ page. I just replaced my TS-50 with a FT-857D and run a LDG Z100Plus with a Hatch mounted Comet mount and Hustler antennas. Still working on learning the radio. Other then some noise issues that i am still working I enjoy operating mobile HF. Worked PJ4C 5/9 both ways on 15m this morning. Alan's KØBG site has been a help with some issues i have had. My antennas are a compromise and don't preform the best but they do work.
My latest issue is a noisy heater fan but only at medium and slow speeds, at high it's quiet. Guess i will have to replace it with a new one.......
Here is one of mine.. Had several.. This one was mounted on a Panamax ship (about 850 ft) Had a bunch of collins stuff as well as
Mackay.. Was a nice rig.. The collins xciever was close to the legal limit, solid state finals. It didnt switch fast enough for SITOR
so we had a little hundred wat Mackay rig for that. The antenna was a 35 foot whip with a collins auto coupler at its base. The coupler
was huge. It had motor driven vacuum variable caps and a rather large motor driven coill. It was sealed and charged with nitrogen
to keep moisture out.
Actually that one doesnt comply with the regulations. We were required to have a mechanical mill. The mechanical mill was stored in a cabinet under the console.
That would be a log sheet stuck in the odd machine.. another strange thing.. a log sheet.
Originally Posted by VA3JMK
Hey what's that funny looking machine on the desk?