Kenwood TK-x30 Series

  • Posted on: 30 March 2015
  • By: Mike

Recently I made a barter deal to trade one of my TK-880's for a TK-630.  I was talking with a friend on the air the other day, and we were discussing remote mount kits and how people like to cut the cables short when they remove them from municipal vehicles.

I promised him, that I would take some pictures for him, of how the remote mount kit, and wiring all goes together.  I figured I would post it here, as there is always the possibility that someone else needs the info too.

Mobile Interference

  • Posted on: 30 March 2015
  • By: Mike

So after I got my ticket, of course I immediatly went about installing my mobile dual band Icom 208h.  Because I randomly toss ladders on my car, I didnt want to put my antenna on the roof, so I went about using a lip mount on the back of the hood.  After getting the radio installed, I was getting  a nasty interference.  I tried many things, including relocating the wire, tossing a magnet mount on the roof, and even ended up drilling a hole in the roof for a permanent NMO mount.

Microphone Switchbox

  • Posted on: 30 March 2015
  • By: Mike

After getting my radios set up, I started thinking about how I wanted to manage the microphones for 3-4 radios.  I really like my Turner +3 Mic for talking, being that its a nice desktop Mic.  I really wanted to be able to just use that on all my radios without having to move it from one to the next.

Getting Licensed

  • Posted on: 12 March 2015
  • By: Mike

I had wanted to get my HAM - Amateur Radio license for many years.  Back in the mid 90's I used to be into CB radio, and had considered getting my HAM license at that point.  I was always scared away by the code requirements.

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