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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.
Robie - AJ4F
On Thu, Jul 5, 2018 at 4:50 PM Augusto <i2jjr@...
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