Re: IC-7000 Outdoors

Robie - AJ4F


Thanks for the many suggestions!

1. I spent a good deal of time optimizing the display on the IC-7000, however I could not find a combination of color, contrast and brightness that worked.  The level of light from the sun simply overpowered the display.  I used the N1MM as my logging program and my PC was significantly easier to view than the transceiver.

2. Most suggestions related to use of a external monitor using the video output capabilities of the IC-7000.  This the approach i will try next.

3. Perhaps I can come up with a better location next year. Maybe something with 3 sides to block some of the sunlight.

Thanks again,

Robie - AJ4F 

On Thu, Jul 5, 2018 at 4:50 PM Augusto <i2jjr@...> wrote:

Hello Robie, AJ4F,
      I often use the IC-7000 while activating Castles, Abbeys, lakes       and FloraFauna References, from years.
      You may use a small 5" - 7" external monitor, sometimes I used the       video camera input of my Nuvi Car navigator, vy OK; or even better       you may have the IC7000 controlled via CAT software; I love       HamRadio DeLuxe suite, logger cat and multimode (use this mostly       not /p, however).
      What I would also suggest, is to protect the IC-7000 from direct       sun and heath; with CAT you may have it staying quietly in a       shadowed fresh place.
      With car batteries you may not have from Icom the full 100w RF out;         although this is not strictly necessary, for full power I       used the fine Dan N8XJK Boost Regulator by TG Electronics.
      Endly, I always use the AH-4 tuner at the antenna base for best       results and perfect matching; vertical AH-2b or 9m Fishing Rod, or       InvVee Switched Dipoles.
      73 and have fun in /P !
                                             Augusto HB9TZA / I2JJR

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