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The message title is relevant. I visited, my radio tech this morning. That "SIMOCO" in my sig picture, will be installed next week. :yahoo: :woohoo: :clap: :thumb:
I saved up for it a long time ago. Paid for it in cash. This means ,credit card is not needed. It will not be shown in bank statement. ;)
So henceforth i am not nagged by cook. :lol:

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So i was up at 5.30 a.m. Shower up and then a quick breakfast. The 9030 PLUS commercial uhf, was in a huge carton.
All the bits and pieces were included. It is brand new. WOW! Yes, the new toy is an early christmas gift. :yahoo: :woohoo:
I wish you, could visualize the heat sink. It actually is designed, just like a car hi-fi amp. Here is the heat sink.



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The " Simoco" will be, set up as a remote head. I will need an external speaker. Speaker, will be under passenger seat.
Heat sink shall be, installed in rear cargo bay. Having the car detailed on weekend, or maybe on monday. Install is set up for tuesday.
Yes i am setting up photos after. Hopefully you will be impressed. My radio tech is quite meticulous. :yes: :clap: :shades: :thumb:
He is the type of tradesman, that does his job above and beyond the call of duty. :thumb: :clap: :clap:
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So how excited , plus wound up am i?. Just like a spinning top! :yes: :lol: :lol: :woohoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :party:
RONNY ROCKET! strikes again. With compliments from Ron. ;) ;)
 

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Looks like a well built piece. I suppose the specs are far superior to what you've been using recently that would make you save up, to move up?
 

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jonas1022 said:
Looks like a well built piece. I suppose the specs are far superior to what you've been using recently that would make you save up, to move up?
That is correct Jonas. Yes, i chose to upgrade because of advanced specs.
 

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The specs on the radio says, 5 frequency bands (66-520 MHz). Does the radio contain all 5 bands or do you have to specify a specific band for the radio to use?
 

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The specs on the radio says, 5 frequency bands (66-520 MHz). Does the radio contain all 5 bands or do you have to specify a specific band for the radio to use?
The radio will not, contain all five bands. When i ordered radio, i had to specify a band.
For example, mine is a UW band, which does 440 to 520 mhz. But that, is the manufacturers guide. It is possibly, capable of a bit more.
I am not sure, what the lower and upper limits will be. My radio tech will do a test, on frequency coverage. Actually JIMMYJOHN is familiar with this scene.
For example on my ICOM F2010, the japanese specify it as 440 to 490 Mhz. But it can accept, frequencies in excess of that.

My F2010 can do 438.000 through to about 511Mhz. So on the lower region, the jap radio manages the Ham spectrum of 70CM.
 

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In the States our 70-centimeter ham band goes from 420 - 450 MHz, but virtually all FM communications take place between 440 - 450 MHz.

We also have privileges from 222 - 225 MHz, but its hard to find radios for that band since it isn't a ham band in most countries. It appears the "KM" version of that radio would work well for this 1.25-meter band.

Can a frequency be programmed from the keypad, or does it have to be programmed with a computer?
 

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As far as i know, it has to be programmed from computer. Basically as in a cloning software.
My radio tech will program it. I think he explained to me, that it will not be, direct frequency entry from front panel.
This will not stress me. Have requested of him, how i want it set up.

Apparently the install, will involve most of the day. All the wiring. Heat sink in rear cargo bay. The remote head install.
Setting it up so that, SWR is at a safe level. The elevated feed will be done, so i can use the IC-208H.
My toggle switch for spotlights, will be relocated somewhere on dashboard. This is because i need, top of ashtray lid for remote head.

Also my current, antenna leads are being re-routed. He will feed the antenna cables, so that i have a cleaner roof line.
I once had an, Orange screen Icom commercial.Got weary of it, and asked if it was, possible for blue backlit screen.
So sure enough he improvised, with LEDS from a very old mobile phone. His electrical skills fascinate me.
It was incredible to watch. He soldered these tiny phone leds, and my previous orange icom radio, powered on with a neon blue. :lol:
My reaction was jaw drop open. He smiled and said with modest tone," OH! you get used to it with practice".
He showed me the sample phone leds, by holding them with splinter tweezers.WOW! :shock:

So this is why i ,totally have trust in his abilities. :yes:
 
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