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My wife says I need a new radio!

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Equipment Reviews' started by AE7UT, Mar 30, 2010.

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  1. K8CPA

    K8CPA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Power Supply: One of these:


    Tuner... if you're just doing 300 watts or less and your on the cheap:

    One of these:


    I would have sent you to a MFJ. But I own an MFJ... One word... NEVER AGAIN! JUNK! Stay AWAY! AAAAAHHHHHH! :eek::mad:

    A bit pricey, But it will help you out. :D

    VY 73!

    -Chuck K8CPA
  2. KA9MOT

    KA9MOT Ham Member QRZ Page

    And you'll never know what you're missing.........:eek:

    And all this in Equipment Reviews :eek: :eek:
  3. VE3PP

    VE3PP XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Thankfully women will also not know what they are missing :D
  4. KA5ROW

    KA5ROW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Tell my wife she needs to say that. Then the next day I will order an Icom 7600.
    Just kidding I live my wife. And when I can afford the IC-7600 I will get one.
  5. AE7UT

    AE7UT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks for the equipment advice all.

    As for the marriage advice I think I'll stick to my long held belief.
    If she's happy I'm happy.
    My greatest joy is to bring joy to her life and that of my children.

    VOX off. :rolleyes:

  6. KA4AAA

    KA4AAA Ham Member QRZ Page

    I use the IC-7000 with an Alinco 330MVT power supply supply and an LDG AT-100Pro autotuner.

    The whole setup is an extremely small footprint, very little heat generation, quiet fans, and I run two G5RV's (one Max and one Jr. perpendicular to each other.

    Works very, very nicely.
  7. AK4BM

    AK4BM Ham Member QRZ Page

    I use an 857D, LDg Z11Pro tuner, and a Gamma Hps-1a for a power supply.....very small package.

    The tuner in my TS-570sg will tune both a G5RV, and G5RVjr without a problem.

  8. W2TXB

    W2TXB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ditto! Having owned the '7000 since 9/2008, I agree this is the radio that you will pribably want to replace the 830S with. No filters to buy - it's all there and ready to go. The transmit audio can be improved with the "Nagy" mod of the mic or a Heil (just added the ProSet today) setup. My previous rigs were a Yaesu FT-817ND and an ICOM IC-765. The IC-7000 makes both of them look like relatively inferior radios.

    As for a radio in the bedroom, I am not sure I would want to do that. Is your wife buying you the radio?
  9. KB3LAZ

    KB3LAZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hope you enjoy your 7000. I have had mine for..erm I cant remember but some years now ( I think 4) and have never had a regret. :)
  10. N0WYO

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    She sounds like a an understanding woman to let you buy a new radio and put it in your bedroom! Has she ever expressed any motivation to become a ham? Mine did 12 years ago. She's been pretty understanding with my projects.

    As to an antenna, if you have time, you could make your own. I'm building a moxon beam this summer You can find more info on it here...

    Good luck on whatever you decide!;)
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