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Re: [IC-7000] Specific Mobile Installation Assistance

Ron Harbour
 

Sent from Ron's iPhone. Hello,
I have a 7000 and a little tarheel II on my RAM 3500. I used the stake mount pockets to mount my antennas. Radio body is under the rear seat with an aux fan mounted over the input fan on the radio. The whole thing is basically plug and play. Get really good rf grounds. Go to K0BGs web site and do some reading. He covers all things mobile in great detail.

Best,
Ron KR1H

On May 7, 2013, at 4:20 PM, "Bill Tarkington" <K3YC@arrl.net> wrote:

Hello All: Am installing my IC7000 in my F150 using a little tarheel antenna, and the Turbo Tuner (which is no longer made?). I have to this point run about 12 feet of 10 guage wire for power directly from the battery. WHat I need now is help with how to wire up the tuner and antenna to the radio. So, am primarily though not exclusively directing this request to those mobile users having this same equipment. Would appreciate directions, diagrams, whatever to get it all connected properly. Also, would appreciate any tips to avoid common problems with such setups like when and where to install chokes, what kind, etc. Since my pickup is the super cab model, I have elected to install the radio body underneath the drivers seat basically because have no other acceptable location for it. Seems to be sufficient if not plenty of space and radio will be mounted to allow air to circulate all around the radio, as I know it tends to run on the hot side. Tuner can be mounted in same location or under another seat nearby. All cables will be run underneath the carpet to rear of the cab so that the VHF antenna will be mounted via a lip mount to the passenger side rear door, and likewise for the HF tarheel on the opposite side. Both antenna’s will be mounted high up enough to properly (effectively) clear the top of the cab and will utilize either or both, quick disconnects or fold over devices. I am concerned about how much grounding via half inch or large straps I need an the location of same to insure more than adequate electrical grounding but more so for ground plane considerations. Due to other things installed on the bed and their use of the stake holes, I am limited to using door mounted lip mounts which are those recommended for the tarheel and/or heavy duty design utilizing larger contact area on the door lip and four screws at minimum. The remote radio head is to be mounted on a flexible stick type mount secured underneath the driver side front seat bolt which location and mount places the control head right next to drivers knee with full and easy visibility. Excess cable whether DC or RF will be kept to minimum and stored underneath the seat in a rolled up configuration.

This is my first attempt at a mobile installation, so am certainly a newby in that respect. All comments, drawings, diagrams, whatever will certainly be appreciated. Thanks.

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Specific Mobile Installation Assistance

Bill Tarkington <K3YC@...>
 

Hello All: Am installing my IC7000 in my F150 using a little tarheel antenna, and the Turbo Tuner (which is no longer made?). I have to this point run about 12 feet of 10 guage wire for power directly from the battery. WHat I need now is help with how to wire up the tuner and antenna to the radio. So, am primarily though not exclusively directing this request to those mobile users having this same equipment. Would appreciate directions, diagrams, whatever to get it all connected properly. Also, would appreciate any tips to avoid common problems with such setups like when and where to install chokes, what kind, etc. Since my pickup is the super cab model, I have elected to install the radio body underneath the drivers seat basically because have no other acceptable location for it. Seems to be sufficient if not plenty of space and radio will be mounted to allow air to circulate all around the radio, as I know it tends to run on the hot side. Tuner can be mounted in same location or under another seat nearby. All cables will be run underneath the carpet to rear of the cab so that the VHF antenna will be mounted via a lip mount to the passenger side rear door, and likewise for the HF tarheel on the opposite side. Both antenna’s will be mounted high up enough to properly (effectively) clear the top of the cab and will utilize either or both, quick disconnects or fold over devices. I am concerned about how much grounding via half inch or large straps I need an the location of same to insure more than adequate electrical grounding but more so for ground plane considerations. Due to other things installed on the bed and their use of the stake holes, I am limited to using door mounted lip mounts which are those recommended for the tarheel and/or heavy duty design utilizing larger contact area on the door lip and four screws at minimum. The remote radio head is to be mounted on a flexible stick type mount secured underneath the driver side front seat bolt which location and mount places the control head right next to drivers knee with full and easy visibility. Excess cable whether DC or RF will be kept to minimum and stored underneath the seat in a rolled up configuration.

This is my first attempt at a mobile installation, so am certainly a newby in that respect. All comments, drawings, diagrams, whatever will certainly be appreciated. Thanks.


Re: [IC-7000] Re: What is typical IC-7000 output/SWR question

Craig Pitcher
 

Thanks Robert,

The antennas are within 20 feet of the shack, so I'll add some snap on
ferrites to the lines and see if it changes.

Craig

From: ic7000@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ic7000@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
sparq_99
Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2013 6:27 AM
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [IC-7000] Re: What is typical IC-7000 output/SWR question


Hi Craig
Not sure if anyone has suggested this yet or not, but you could have some
power drop due to RF feedback - I have an icom 746pro which is sensitive to
that, more so than most radios. I can't say I have seen that specifically
with my 7000, but the setup is different. You might try adding a few ferrite
chocks to the antenna line and/or the power lines to the radio. Just a
thought for something to try.

Robert AK3Q

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com <mailto:ic7000%40yahoogroups.com> , "Craig
Pitcher" <cpitcher@...> wrote:

Jim and Milo,

Thanks for your comments. I think my real question got lost. What I was
asking was is it normal for the 7000 SWR power reduction feature to reduce
the power so much when the SWR only goes from 1.1 to 1.3 to 1? Seems like
a
reduction of 20-25 watts at that kind of SWR is excessive. I could
understand this if the SWR was high, like 1.8, but 1.2 or 1.3 is a decent
SWR, and as good as you can get on many antennas..

To Milo's point about an extra 5 watts or so does not make much difference
is true, but an extra 20-30 is the difference between being heard, or not
heard by a DX station.

I made the comment about voltage as a result of reading several posts on
the
7000 needing higher voltage than the 13.8 that my power supply was set to
produce.

For the record, I use a Bird 43P with a 100 watt slug (peak reading
meter),
and an RF Applications P-3000 computerized SWR/Wattmeter. They read within
a
few watts of each other.

Thanks, but I still don't know whether the power reduction is typical or
if
mine is over sensitive.

Craig


Re: [IC-7000] CT-17

Jack <K4WSB@...>
 

a simple internet search will produce the schematic you need

also, ebay has several sellers of what you need

At 12:27 PM 5/7/2013, you wrote:
OK,i am reading thru all this stuff and have a question :I got *usb
to serial port converter*, now let say i want to connect my ic7k to
comp and use ONLY controlling radio (like with HRD etc) no digi mods
just radio control, i need to connect radio thru CI-V on the back of
the radio to that serial part of *usb-serial converter* Doas any one
have schematic to made that part of connection (3.5mm jack to serial)
Thank you very much ! 73 de K4MDX/E79DX

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com, "don" <don@...> wrote:

Hang on the guy has a icom ct-17 interface which is an rs232 /serial
device the question was asked will a usb to serial port converter work.

So why is everyone telling him he needs a usb civ cable?

No he doesn't

He needs a ct 17 interface which he has, or a usb civ cable instead

To use hrd either of these alone will work well. Don't forget HRD contains
DM780 so if he wants DM780 he will need another interface.

When I first got onto digital modes two and a half years ago I tried an
interface that was supposed to do both civ and sound card and it was a usb
device. The noise from the usb was horrendous, probably 4 or 5 s points,
Just running a straight usb cable from the signal link to the computer
instead of a civ cable , has no protection, and I think will
duplicate that
same noise issue.

It was never designed to work that way.

So now I work with a icom ct-17 and a signal link SL-1+ both non usb and
NO usb noise at all.

I regularly hear JT65a signals at -25 many guys complain they can't hear
signals that low mmmm I wonder why

Don zl1atb



From: ic7000@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ic7000@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Joe M.
Sent: Wednesday, 26 January 2011 4:58 a.m.
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [IC-7000] CT-17





Doesn't the jumper that is used to configure the Signalink include a jumper
marked as PTT? I haven't looked at it in a while, but I was sure that there
are a few jumpers, and one is audio, and one is PTT. Maybe I'm wrong.. I do
agree that Signalink is the way to go if you want the easy path.

From: ic7000@yahoogroups.com <mailto:ic7000%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:ic7000@yahoogroups.com <mailto:ic7000%40yahoogroups.com>
] On Behalf
Of
AB1DD
Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 10:45 AM
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com <mailto:ic7000%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: RE: [IC-7000] CT-17

The Signalink will not do any "CAT Control" so to speak. It uses the audio
to "VOX control" the radio. There is a PTT line out of the Signalink that
uses the 6 pin, 13 pin or mic connections to key the radio. Jumpers inside,
and the external cable all determine how it works. I have one that I use on
my 706, 7000 and K3. The K# needs separate audio in and out,
while the other
2 only need one cable, the audio and ptt are all in one connector.
The Signalink unit is a very good choice for the digital modes and any
software you choose to use.

73,

Carl

AB1DD

Resistance is futile.

(don't know about reactance, though)

--- On Tue, 1/25/11, Perry - K4PWO <k4pwo@...
<mailto:k4pwo%40comcast.net>
<mailto:k4pwo%40comcast.net> > wrote:

From: Perry - K4PWO <k4pwo@... <mailto:k4pwo%40comcast.net>
<mailto:k4pwo%40comcast.net> >
Subject: RE: [IC-7000] CT-17
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com <mailto:ic7000%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:ic7000%40yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 10:26 AM

I agree that a solution like the Signalink with its single USB cable to the
PC is a much neater and easier route. The Signalink uses an internal USB
"bridge" to split the single USB into a CAT control port, which can be
configured for TTL level CI-V, and an external sound device.













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Re: [IC-7000] CT-17

Don Rolph
 

At g4zip page:

http://www.g4zlp.co.uk/unified/IcomCAT.shtml

They sell an integrated USB - CT-17 converter:

*Icom USB CT17 CAT Interface dongle [Low cost / Buget].*
*
*
*$10 + shipping.*


On Tue, May 7, 2013 at 12:27 PM, t95lwg,dk2gm,ki4uqu,k4mdx,e79dx <
k4mdx@hotmail.com> wrote:

**


OK,i am reading thru all this stuff and have a question :I got *usb to
serial port converter*, now let say i want to connect my ic7k to comp and
use ONLY controlling radio (like with HRD etc) no digi mods just radio
control, i need to connect radio thru CI-V on the back of the radio to that
serial part of *usb-serial converter* Doas any one have schematic to made
that part of connection (3.5mm jack to serial)
Thank you very much ! 73 de K4MDX/E79DX

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com, "don" <don@...> wrote:

Hang on the guy has a icom ct-17 interface which is an rs232 /serial
device the question was asked will a usb to serial port converter work.

So why is everyone telling him he needs a usb civ cable?

No he doesn't

He needs a ct 17 interface which he has, or a usb civ cable instead

To use hrd either of these alone will work well. Don't forget HRD
contains
DM780 so if he wants DM780 he will need another interface.

When I first got onto digital modes two and a half years ago I tried an
interface that was supposed to do both civ and sound card and it was a
usb
device. The noise from the usb was horrendous, probably 4 or 5 s points,
Just running a straight usb cable from the signal link to the computer
instead of a civ cable , has no protection, and I think will duplicate
that
same noise issue.

It was never designed to work that way.

So now I work with a icom ct-17 and a signal link SL-1+ both non usb and
NO usb noise at all.

I regularly hear JT65a signals at -25 many guys complain they can't hear
signals that low mmmm I wonder why

Don zl1atb



From: ic7000@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ic7000@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of
Joe M.
Sent: Wednesday, 26 January 2011 4:58 a.m.
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [IC-7000] CT-17





Doesn't the jumper that is used to configure the Signalink include a
jumper
marked as PTT? I haven't looked at it in a while, but I was sure that
there
are a few jumpers, and one is audio, and one is PTT. Maybe I'm wrong.. I
do
agree that Signalink is the way to go if you want the easy path.

From: ic7000@yahoogroups.com <mailto:ic7000%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:ic7000@yahoogroups.com <mailto:ic7000%40yahoogroups.com> ] On
Behalf
Of
AB1DD
Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 10:45 AM
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com <mailto:ic7000%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: RE: [IC-7000] CT-17

The Signalink will not do any "CAT Control" so to speak. It uses the
audio
to "VOX control" the radio. There is a PTT line out of the Signalink that
uses the 6 pin, 13 pin or mic connections to key the radio. Jumpers
inside,
and the external cable all determine how it works. I have one that I use
on
my 706, 7000 and K3. The K# needs separate audio in and out, while the
other
2 only need one cable, the audio and ptt are all in one connector.
The Signalink unit is a very good choice for the digital modes and any
software you choose to use.

73,

Carl

AB1DD

Resistance is futile.

(don't know about reactance, though)

--- On Tue, 1/25/11, Perry - K4PWO <k4pwo@...
<mailto:k4pwo%40comcast.net>
<mailto:k4pwo%40comcast.net> > wrote:

From: Perry - K4PWO <k4pwo@... <mailto:k4pwo%40comcast.net>
<mailto:k4pwo%40comcast.net> >
Subject: RE: [IC-7000] CT-17
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com <mailto:ic7000%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:ic7000%40yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 10:26 AM

I agree that a solution like the Signalink with its single USB cable to
the
PC is a much neater and easier route. The Signalink uses an internal USB
"bridge" to split the single USB into a CAT control port, which can be
configured for TTL level CI-V, and an external sound device.



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[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Re: Computer monitor for IC-7000 display

t95lwg,dk2gm,ki4uqu,k4mdx,e79dx <k4mdx@...>
 

same display look as from ic7k ?

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com, Richard Wiklund <richard@...> wrote:

You can get a full display of the 7K screen plus rig control using Ham
Radio Deluxe. Dick, K1MGH


Re: [IC-7000] CT-17

t95lwg,dk2gm,ki4uqu,k4mdx,e79dx <k4mdx@...>
 

OK,i am reading thru all this stuff and have a question :I got *usb to serial port converter*, now let say i want to connect my ic7k to comp and use ONLY controlling radio (like with HRD etc) no digi mods just radio control, i need to connect radio thru CI-V on the back of the radio to that serial part of *usb-serial converter* Doas any one have schematic to made that part of connection (3.5mm jack to serial)
Thank you very much ! 73 de K4MDX/E79DX

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com, "don" <don@...> wrote:

Hang on the guy has a icom ct-17 interface which is an rs232 /serial
device the question was asked will a usb to serial port converter work.

So why is everyone telling him he needs a usb civ cable?

No he doesn't

He needs a ct 17 interface which he has, or a usb civ cable instead

To use hrd either of these alone will work well. Don't forget HRD contains
DM780 so if he wants DM780 he will need another interface.

When I first got onto digital modes two and a half years ago I tried an
interface that was supposed to do both civ and sound card and it was a usb
device. The noise from the usb was horrendous, probably 4 or 5 s points,
Just running a straight usb cable from the signal link to the computer
instead of a civ cable , has no protection, and I think will duplicate that
same noise issue.

It was never designed to work that way.

So now I work with a icom ct-17 and a signal link SL-1+ both non usb and
NO usb noise at all.

I regularly hear JT65a signals at -25 many guys complain they can't hear
signals that low mmmm I wonder why

Don zl1atb



From: ic7000@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ic7000@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Joe M.
Sent: Wednesday, 26 January 2011 4:58 a.m.
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [IC-7000] CT-17





Doesn't the jumper that is used to configure the Signalink include a jumper
marked as PTT? I haven't looked at it in a while, but I was sure that there
are a few jumpers, and one is audio, and one is PTT. Maybe I'm wrong.. I do
agree that Signalink is the way to go if you want the easy path.

From: ic7000@yahoogroups.com <mailto:ic7000%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:ic7000@yahoogroups.com <mailto:ic7000%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf
Of
AB1DD
Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 10:45 AM
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com <mailto:ic7000%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: RE: [IC-7000] CT-17

The Signalink will not do any "CAT Control" so to speak. It uses the audio
to "VOX control" the radio. There is a PTT line out of the Signalink that
uses the 6 pin, 13 pin or mic connections to key the radio. Jumpers inside,
and the external cable all determine how it works. I have one that I use on
my 706, 7000 and K3. The K# needs separate audio in and out, while the other
2 only need one cable, the audio and ptt are all in one connector.
The Signalink unit is a very good choice for the digital modes and any
software you choose to use.

73,

Carl

AB1DD

Resistance is futile.

(don't know about reactance, though)

--- On Tue, 1/25/11, Perry - K4PWO <k4pwo@...
<mailto:k4pwo%40comcast.net>
<mailto:k4pwo%40comcast.net> > wrote:

From: Perry - K4PWO <k4pwo@... <mailto:k4pwo%40comcast.net>
<mailto:k4pwo%40comcast.net> >
Subject: RE: [IC-7000] CT-17
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com <mailto:ic7000%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:ic7000%40yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 10:26 AM

I agree that a solution like the Signalink with its single USB cable to the
PC is a much neater and easier route. The Signalink uses an internal USB
"bridge" to split the single USB into a CAT control port, which can be
configured for TTL level CI-V, and an external sound device.



[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]





[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Re: Computer monitor for IC-7000 display

Richard Wiklund <richard@...>
 

You can get a full display of the 7K screen plus rig control using Ham Radio Deluxe. Dick, K1MGH


[IC-7000] Re: What is typical IC-7000 output/SWR question

sparq_99 <sparq_99@...>
 

Hi Craig
Not sure if anyone has suggested this yet or not, but you could have some power drop due to RF feedback - I have an icom 746pro which is sensitive to that, more so than most radios. I can't say I have seen that specifically with my 7000, but the setup is different. You might try adding a few ferrite chocks to the antenna line and/or the power lines to the radio. Just a thought for something to try.

Robert AK3Q

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com, "Craig Pitcher" <cpitcher@...> wrote:

Jim and Milo,

Thanks for your comments. I think my real question got lost. What I was
asking was is it normal for the 7000 SWR power reduction feature to reduce
the power so much when the SWR only goes from 1.1 to 1.3 to 1? Seems like a
reduction of 20-25 watts at that kind of SWR is excessive. I could
understand this if the SWR was high, like 1.8, but 1.2 or 1.3 is a decent
SWR, and as good as you can get on many antennas..

To Milo's point about an extra 5 watts or so does not make much difference
is true, but an extra 20-30 is the difference between being heard, or not
heard by a DX station.

I made the comment about voltage as a result of reading several posts on the
7000 needing higher voltage than the 13.8 that my power supply was set to
produce.

For the record, I use a Bird 43P with a 100 watt slug (peak reading meter),
and an RF Applications P-3000 computerized SWR/Wattmeter. They read within a
few watts of each other.

Thanks, but I still don't know whether the power reduction is typical or if
mine is over sensitive.

Craig


Re: [IC-7000] Re: Computer monitor for IC-7000 display

ludoradio@hotmail.com <ludoradio@...>
 

Le 07/05/2013 03:27, Steve W3AHL a écrit :
There is probably an adapter to convert composite video to the HD15 VGA input
of a PC monitor, but a quick search didn't find anything.
See at :
http://radioamateur.forumsactifs.com/t1454-video-externe-convertisseur-video-pour-ecran-externe-ic7000
(use Google translate)

Best regards,
Ludovic Vuillermet - F5PBG


[IC-7000] Re: Protective Case for the IC-7000

Roxanne AA7RX
 

I needed a soft-sided case for my kit. I'm traveling cross-country in a car, not deploying overseas. :)

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com, RK <rkmr15203@...> wrote:

Spend money, do it right the fist time and do it once. Not all that much money, for what you get. A certain Fed group spent a lot of your tax dollars and were very happy with the product. Don't ask how I know.

http://www.pelicancases.com/?gclid=CKSLrMa3grcCFUJa4AodFVMAMw


Sent from my iPad


Re: Computer monitor for IC-7000 display

Steve W3AHL
 

The 7K has an analog composite NTSC video output, similar to what older game boxes used. Not many computer monitors have an input for that anymore, but many LCD televisions do. Look for an "A/V Input" in the spec's. There are also inexpensive (<$10) adapters to convert the composite video from the 7K to an S-Video input found on many televisons.

There is probably an adapter to convert composite video to the HD15 VGA input of a PC monitor, but a quick search didn't find anything. There are many that take the output of the PC and convert it to composite video, but not the other way around.

Don't get a display much larger than 19", because the low resolution display of the radio get's pretty fuzzy on large screens.

Steve, W3AHL

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com, "Randy" <ke4rws@...> wrote:

This may have been discussed already but I was unable to specifically find the answer to my question here. What I'd like to know is if you can use a standard LCD computer monitor to show the IC-7000's display output?

I'm seriously thinking of buying this transceiver and I've seen pictures and video's of people who use smaller LCD monitors to show the IC-7000 display but I simply want to know if you can use a standard LCD computer monitor for this purpose such as a 15" monitor? If so, are there are any adapters required to do this or does the 7000 have a display port?

Please forgive me if this has been discussed already but I'm not as sharp as I once was, as I am disabled with a neuro-degenerative disease that is worsening every few months so I'm just trying to have what fun I can before I can no longer do anything at all. I'm interested in the IC-7000 because it's so small and I understand a larger monitor could be used to augment the display. I can no longer speak well enough to be understood but I would like to use digital modes to communicate while I still can. I have an Icom IC-R8500 receiver which I use to monitor digital modes using HRD, Sorcerer, and other software, and thought I might sell it to buy an IC-7000 so I could communicate with other people instead of merely listening.

Thank you for your help and I'm sorry if this has been discussed before.


Re: [IC-7000] Re: Protective Case for the IC-7000

Tom
 

I also have a Pelican but currently have handguns stored in it.

On 6 May 2013 at 17:43, RK wrote:



Spend money, do it right the fist time and do it once. Not all that much money, for what you get.
A certain Fed group spent a lot of your tax dollars and were very happy with the product. Don't
ask how I know.

http://www.pelicancases.com/?gclid=CKSLrMa3grcCFUJa4AodFVMAMw

Sent from my iPad

On May 6, 2013, at 15:52, "Steve" <ab2et@yahoo.com> wrote:

OUT OF STOCK
Regards.
Steve
AB2ET/4

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Re: [IC-7000] Re: Protective Case for the IC-7000

r norris
 

Spend money, do it right the fist time and do it once. Not all that much money, for what you get. A certain Fed group spent a lot of your tax dollars and were very happy with the product. Don't ask how I know.

http://www.pelicancases.com/?gclid=CKSLrMa3grcCFUJa4AodFVMAMw

On May 6, 2013, at 15:52, "Steve" <ab2et@yahoo.com> wrote:

OUT OF STOCK
Regards.
Steve
AB2ET/4


Re: Protective Case for the IC-7000

Steve Sawicki
 

OUT OF STOCK
Regards.
Steve
AB2ET/4

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com, "W3TLN" <tomnagy@...> wrote:

I bought a Vivitar Professional Aluminum Camera Hard Case w/ Pre-Cut
Diced Foam, Shoulder Strap & Removable Dividers.

$9.98 w/free shipping

http://www.bensoutlet.com/products/vivitar-professional-aluminum-camera-h
ard-case

-Tom, W3TLN

On 3 May 2013 at 23:36, aa7rx wrote:

Searching this group didn't result in any previous posts regarding this
particular case, so I thought I'd add my experience here.
Eagle Creek makes a sturdy electronics case that is (in my opinion)
perfect for this radio. It's called the medium Protect-It Cube, and it
retails for $30. It comes with two padded dividers; I use one behind
the radio (positioned flat against the case) and the other one is curled
up between the knobs to help protect them from possible bumps. It's a
nice, snug fit.
Here is a link to the Eagle Creek website's page for this
case:http://shop.eaglecreek.com/packit-protectit-cube-medium/d/1112
<http://shop.eaglecreek.com/packit-protectit-cube-medium/d/1112 > I am
planning a cross-country trip next week, and I'm taking my go-kit with
me for the first time. If anyone is interested, I'll post my results to
the group when I get home.
73,Roxanne AA7RX


Re: [IC-7000] composite anything else added?

The Simpsons
 

I suspect the composite video out of the IC7000 is not to some sort of standard as mine works fine with a cheap small Chinese monitor in the car but does not work through my Navman navigator composite input. This is running PAL on my version. Switching to NTSC, I get the same results. I don't know much about video standards but if someone that does would look at the video and see how it is generated. Could be a problem with sync pulses or similar.

Grant, ZL2BK

-----Original Message-----
From: gail21
Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2013 6:08 AM
To: IC7000@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [IC-7000] composite anything else added?



Hi all,

Icom Uk said to ask my question here as they do not know the answer
and if they don't know god help us!

I have the icom ic 7000 and know that the video out via the jack is
composite, this works fine plugging into my monitor which has a composite
input (yellow phono)

Thought to myself the other day I would like to record the composite output.



But have not been able to do this.

I have three video capture cards Hauppage 4000, which has a composite input
indeed you can change the input to which ever format you wish, eg composite,
s video, the card is both analog and digital

Not deterred I tried an old favourite video card kworld this too has a
yellow composite input, works fine with security cameras, no luck with that
either.



Still not deterred I asked to borrow our security dv multi chanel recorder
again several composite inputs but sighs, no luck !



So has anyone had any luck with a pci video capture card I know that the
output from the icom works fine as I get a picture of the screen via the
composite monitor, so there is no confusion this is nothing to do with

Television this is only to do with outputting the icom screen to record it.



Known, that the composite out from the ic 7000 works fine into a composite
monitor



Un known, does not appear to work via video capture composite input

Any one managed to achieve this and how



Regards for now

73s

G4XCP


Re: [IC-7000] What is typical IC-7000 output/SWR question

Milverton M. Swire
 

Craig, tell us about your Antenna  system 


Check the output using a dummy load.

Possibly a little bit of common mode current is finding its way back inside..

((((73)))) Milverton




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From: Craig Pitcher <cpitcher@verizon.net>
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, May 6, 2013 11:56 AM
Subject: RE: [IC-7000] What is typical IC-7000 output/SWR question



 
John,

Thanks for going to all that trouble..

I think I will talk to Icom. When you buy a used rig, you take your chances.

Craig

-----Original Message-----
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John Kramer
Sent: Monday, May 06, 2013 9:43 AM
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [IC-7000] What is typical IC-7000 output/SWR question
Importance: High

Craig

Right, I pulled my spare 7000 out the closet and did some tests, here are
the results:

Band tests were done on: 40 meters
- At 13.8 volts I reached max forward power - 115 watts
- When I start lowering the voltage, power starts to drop off immediately
from 13.7 volts and below, however it is a very gradual drop. I have to get
down to 12.76 volts before it drops (from 115 watts) down to 100 watts, and
then drops rapidly if the voltage goes below 12.76 volts
- SWR - yes it is very sensitive. At 1.1:1 and 1.2:1 it is at full 115
watts. It starts to drop off on output power from 1.3:1. When I introduce an
SWR of 1.6:1 the power has gone down to 100 watts (from 115 watts)

So in conclusion, as long as your SWR is below 1.5:1, and your voltage is
above about 13 volts, you will get more than 100 watts out the rig. 13.8
volts and an SWR of below 1.2:1 will give the full 115 watts.

That is on my 7000, this one bought in the USA about 2 years ago

73
John, ZS5J

On 06 May 2013, at 6:13 PM, John Kramer <jkramer@iafrica.com> wrote:

Craig, you are right. If it is starting to fold back at an SWR of
1.2:1 or 1.3:1, then that does sound over sensitive. I have not
checked mine, but I would think that it only starts to fold back on
power after 1.5:1. I will do some tests and let you know at what point it
starts to cut back.

Regarding sensitivity to voltage, yes, it is very sensitive, but 13.8
volts should be plenty for full output. I will also do some tests to
see at what voltage my 7000's start to drop in power. I do know that
the 7000's that are in my mobiles, they run at reduced power output
when my vehicle is switched off, or when the alternator is not
charging. I can immediately see when the alternator kicks in, as the
power bumps up..although it doesn't bother me too much, I use it as it
is. Some guys have bought the MFJ gadget that goes in line with the power
cables, and keeps the voltage at a steady 14 v regardless of wether the
alternator is on or off.

From a happy owner of 3 x IC-7000's

73
John, ZS5J




On 06 May 2013, at 5:25 PM, Craig Pitcher <cpitcher@verizon.net> wrote:

Jim and Milo,

Thanks for your comments. I think my real question got lost. What I
was asking was is it normal for the 7000 SWR power reduction feature
to reduce the power so much when the SWR only goes from 1.1 to 1.3 to
1? Seems like a reduction of 20-25 watts at that kind of SWR is
excessive. I could understand this if the SWR was high, like 1.8, but
1.2 or 1.3 is a decent SWR, and as good as you can get on many antennas..

To Milo's point about an extra 5 watts or so does not make much
difference is true, but an extra 20-30 is the difference between
being heard, or not heard by a DX station.

I made the comment about voltage as a result of reading several posts
on the
7000 needing higher voltage than the 13.8 that my power supply was
set to produce.

For the record, I use a Bird 43P with a 100 watt slug (peak reading
meter), and an RF Applications P-3000 computerized SWR/Wattmeter.
They read within a few watts of each other.

Thanks, but I still don't know whether the power reduction is typical
or if mine is over sensitive.

Craig

-----Original Message-----
From: ic7000@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ic7000@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of Milo Austin
Sent: Monday, May 06, 2013 7:04 AM
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [IC-7000] Re: What is typical IC-7000 output/SWR
question

Hi Craig,

I'm going to go out on a limb here, so forgive me ahead of time if I
sound a little harsh. Several good and important points have already been
covered.
But what jumped out at me was your statement that you didn't know
what your car's alternator put out. Now I'm not saying that this
information is terribly important in this case. What I am saying is
that this seems to indicate a lack of very basic skill and understanding.

Maybe instead of focusing on squeezing out the very last watt, you
should focus on the fundamentals. And one of those fundamentals you
should already know is, if you are transmitting at even 75 watts, or
especially 96 watts instead of 100, the person at the other end is
NOT going to be able to tell one bit of difference. I don't have the
figures in front of me, but the difference in power received versus
the small change in transmit power is negligible. It's pretty much
accepted if you can get even 1.3 or better VSWR especially from a
mobile antenna and over a range of frequencies, consider yourself
lucky. If you really want to squeeze the best SWR from your antenna,
start looking at a means to match your antenna, not upping the voltage to
14.

As a rule, I never run my 7000 at full power, though it certainly is
laudable to look for the best possible efficiency (lowest SWR)
regardless of the power level. The less concern you have about that
last 5 watts is the longer your finals will last also. Operating
mobile tends to increase the chance for unknown or uncontrolled
circumstances that might prove catastrophic at maximum power. And
always, ALWAYS check your VSWR at a much reduced power first, the
lowest power that will produce a reliable SWR reading, since you have
no clue for sure what it is going to be. And if you need to do
extensive antenna testing, invest in an antenna analyzer and save the
world from having to listen to your whistles across the band.
Much less than 100 (even 5 or 10) watts can be heard around the world
under the right conditions.

73, Milo
KF5GCF

On Mon, May 6, 2013 at 12:26 AM, Jim <w8lgz@yahoo.com> wrote:

**




Hi Craig,

You don't mention a couple points needed to help with your problem;
that's what mode you're using, and what type of meter you're using
to
test.

First, never try to get an accurate reading of your radios power out
into an antenna (Unless you know for fact you have perfect VSWR and
little to no loss on the feed line, which almost never happens in
most installs; always use a 50 Ohm dummy load.

Second, you should (for ease of testing and to get a proper reading)
always use CW mode to get a fairly accurate measurement (most meters
have a 5%-10% tolerance +/-). If you have performed your tests in CW
mode and are showing 96 watts as you said, I wouldn't worry about it.
If you're testing in SSB and showing 70-80 watt peaks on an average
reading meter (should always use a quality peak/hold meter for SSB)
again, I wouldn't worry about it. Chances are very good your radio
is
producing proper power out.

Jim, W8LGZ


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composite anything else added?

g4xcp uk
 

Hi all,

Icom Uk said to ask my question here as they do not know the answer
and if they don't know god help us!

I have the icom ic 7000 and know that the video out via the jack is
composite, this works fine plugging into my monitor which has a composite
input (yellow phono)

Thought to myself the other day I would like to record the composite output.



But have not been able to do this.

I have three video capture cards Hauppage 4000, which has a composite input
indeed you can change the input to which ever format you wish, eg composite,
s video, the card is both analog and digital

Not deterred I tried an old favourite video card kworld this too has a
yellow composite input, works fine with security cameras, no luck with that
either.



Still not deterred I asked to borrow our security dv multi chanel recorder
again several composite inputs but sighs, no luck !



So has anyone had any luck with a pci video capture card I know that the
output from the icom works fine as I get a picture of the screen via the
composite monitor, so there is no confusion this is nothing to do with

Television this is only to do with outputting the icom screen to record it.



Known, that the composite out from the ic 7000 works fine into a composite
monitor



Un known, does not appear to work via video capture composite input

Any one managed to achieve this and how



Regards for now

73s

G4XCP


Re: [IC-7000] What is typical IC-7000 output/SWR question

Craig Pitcher
 

John,

Thanks for going to all that trouble..

I think I will talk to Icom. When you buy a used rig, you take your chances.

Craig

-----Original Message-----
From: ic7000@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ic7000@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
John Kramer
Sent: Monday, May 06, 2013 9:43 AM
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [IC-7000] What is typical IC-7000 output/SWR question
Importance: High

Craig

Right, I pulled my spare 7000 out the closet and did some tests, here are
the results:

Band tests were done on: 40 meters
- At 13.8 volts I reached max forward power - 115 watts
- When I start lowering the voltage, power starts to drop off immediately
from 13.7 volts and below, however it is a very gradual drop. I have to get
down to 12.76 volts before it drops (from 115 watts) down to 100 watts, and
then drops rapidly if the voltage goes below 12.76 volts
- SWR - yes it is very sensitive. At 1.1:1 and 1.2:1 it is at full 115
watts. It starts to drop off on output power from 1.3:1. When I introduce an
SWR of 1.6:1 the power has gone down to 100 watts (from 115 watts)

So in conclusion, as long as your SWR is below 1.5:1, and your voltage is
above about 13 volts, you will get more than 100 watts out the rig. 13.8
volts and an SWR of below 1.2:1 will give the full 115 watts.

That is on my 7000, this one bought in the USA about 2 years ago

73
John, ZS5J






On 06 May 2013, at 6:13 PM, John Kramer <jkramer@iafrica.com> wrote:

Craig, you are right. If it is starting to fold back at an SWR of
1.2:1 or 1.3:1, then that does sound over sensitive. I have not
checked mine, but I would think that it only starts to fold back on
power after 1.5:1. I will do some tests and let you know at what point it
starts to cut back.

Regarding sensitivity to voltage, yes, it is very sensitive, but 13.8
volts should be plenty for full output. I will also do some tests to
see at what voltage my 7000's start to drop in power. I do know that
the 7000's that are in my mobiles, they run at reduced power output
when my vehicle is switched off, or when the alternator is not
charging. I can immediately see when the alternator kicks in, as the
power bumps up..although it doesn't bother me too much, I use it as it
is. Some guys have bought the MFJ gadget that goes in line with the power
cables, and keeps the voltage at a steady 14 v regardless of wether the
alternator is on or off.

From a happy owner of 3 x IC-7000's

73
John, ZS5J




On 06 May 2013, at 5:25 PM, Craig Pitcher <cpitcher@verizon.net> wrote:

Jim and Milo,

Thanks for your comments. I think my real question got lost. What I
was asking was is it normal for the 7000 SWR power reduction feature
to reduce the power so much when the SWR only goes from 1.1 to 1.3 to
1? Seems like a reduction of 20-25 watts at that kind of SWR is
excessive. I could understand this if the SWR was high, like 1.8, but
1.2 or 1.3 is a decent SWR, and as good as you can get on many antennas..

To Milo's point about an extra 5 watts or so does not make much
difference is true, but an extra 20-30 is the difference between
being heard, or not heard by a DX station.

I made the comment about voltage as a result of reading several posts
on the
7000 needing higher voltage than the 13.8 that my power supply was
set to produce.

For the record, I use a Bird 43P with a 100 watt slug (peak reading
meter), and an RF Applications P-3000 computerized SWR/Wattmeter.
They read within a few watts of each other.

Thanks, but I still don't know whether the power reduction is typical
or if mine is over sensitive.

Craig

-----Original Message-----
From: ic7000@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ic7000@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of Milo Austin
Sent: Monday, May 06, 2013 7:04 AM
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [IC-7000] Re: What is typical IC-7000 output/SWR
question

Hi Craig,

I'm going to go out on a limb here, so forgive me ahead of time if I
sound a little harsh. Several good and important points have already been
covered.
But what jumped out at me was your statement that you didn't know
what your car's alternator put out. Now I'm not saying that this
information is terribly important in this case. What I am saying is
that this seems to indicate a lack of very basic skill and understanding.

Maybe instead of focusing on squeezing out the very last watt, you
should focus on the fundamentals. And one of those fundamentals you
should already know is, if you are transmitting at even 75 watts, or
especially 96 watts instead of 100, the person at the other end is
NOT going to be able to tell one bit of difference. I don't have the
figures in front of me, but the difference in power received versus
the small change in transmit power is negligible. It's pretty much
accepted if you can get even 1.3 or better VSWR especially from a
mobile antenna and over a range of frequencies, consider yourself
lucky. If you really want to squeeze the best SWR from your antenna,
start looking at a means to match your antenna, not upping the voltage to
14.

As a rule, I never run my 7000 at full power, though it certainly is
laudable to look for the best possible efficiency (lowest SWR)
regardless of the power level. The less concern you have about that
last 5 watts is the longer your finals will last also. Operating
mobile tends to increase the chance for unknown or uncontrolled
circumstances that might prove catastrophic at maximum power. And
always, ALWAYS check your VSWR at a much reduced power first, the
lowest power that will produce a reliable SWR reading, since you have
no clue for sure what it is going to be. And if you need to do
extensive antenna testing, invest in an antenna analyzer and save the
world from having to listen to your whistles across the band.
Much less than 100 (even 5 or 10) watts can be heard around the world
under the right conditions.

73, Milo
KF5GCF

On Mon, May 6, 2013 at 12:26 AM, Jim <w8lgz@yahoo.com> wrote:

**




Hi Craig,

You don't mention a couple points needed to help with your problem;
that's what mode you're using, and what type of meter you're using
to
test.

First, never try to get an accurate reading of your radios power out
into an antenna (Unless you know for fact you have perfect VSWR and
little to no loss on the feed line, which almost never happens in
most installs; always use a 50 Ohm dummy load.

Second, you should (for ease of testing and to get a proper reading)
always use CW mode to get a fairly accurate measurement (most meters
have a 5%-10% tolerance +/-). If you have performed your tests in CW
mode and are showing 96 watts as you said, I wouldn't worry about it.
If you're testing in SSB and showing 70-80 watt peaks on an average
reading meter (should always use a quality peak/hold meter for SSB)
again, I wouldn't worry about it. Chances are very good your radio
is
producing proper power out.

Jim, W8LGZ




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Re: [IC-7000] What is typical IC-7000 output/SWR question

John ZS5J
 

Craig

Right, I pulled my spare 7000 out the closet and did some tests, here are
the results:

Band tests were done on: 40 meters
- At 13.8 volts I reached max forward power - 115 watts
- When I start lowering the voltage, power starts to drop off immediately from 13.7 volts and below,
however it is a very gradual drop. I have to get down to 12.76 volts before it drops (from 115 watts)
down to 100 watts, and then drops rapidly if the voltage goes below 12.76 volts
- SWR - yes it is very sensitive. At 1.1:1 and 1.2:1 it is at full 115 watts. It starts to drop off on output power
from 1.3:1. When I introduce an SWR of 1.6:1 the power has gone down to 100 watts (from 115 watts)

So in conclusion, as long as your SWR is below 1.5:1, and your voltage is above about 13 volts, you will get
more than 100 watts out the rig. 13.8 volts and an SWR of below 1.2:1 will give the full 115 watts.

That is on my 7000, this one bought in the USA about 2 years ago

73
John, ZS5J

On 06 May 2013, at 6:13 PM, John Kramer <jkramer@iafrica.com> wrote:

Craig, you are right. If it is starting to fold back at an SWR of 1.2:1 or 1.3:1, then
that does sound over sensitive. I have not checked mine, but I would think
that it only starts to fold back on power after 1.5:1. I will do some tests and let you
know at what point it starts to cut back.

Regarding sensitivity to voltage, yes, it is very sensitive, but 13.8 volts should be
plenty for full output. I will also do some tests to see at what voltage my 7000's
start to drop in power. I do know that the 7000's that are in my mobiles, they run
at reduced power output when my vehicle is switched off, or when the alternator
is not charging. I can immediately see when the alternator kicks in, as the power
bumps up….although it doesn't bother me too much, I use it as it is. Some guys
have bought the MFJ gadget that goes in line with the power cables, and keeps
the voltage at a steady 14 v regardless of wether the alternator is on or off.

From a happy owner of 3 x IC-7000's

73
John, ZS5J




On 06 May 2013, at 5:25 PM, Craig Pitcher <cpitcher@verizon.net> wrote:

Jim and Milo,

Thanks for your comments. I think my real question got lost. What I was
asking was is it normal for the 7000 SWR power reduction feature to reduce
the power so much when the SWR only goes from 1.1 to 1.3 to 1? Seems like a
reduction of 20-25 watts at that kind of SWR is excessive. I could
understand this if the SWR was high, like 1.8, but 1.2 or 1.3 is a decent
SWR, and as good as you can get on many antennas..

To Milo's point about an extra 5 watts or so does not make much difference
is true, but an extra 20-30 is the difference between being heard, or not
heard by a DX station.

I made the comment about voltage as a result of reading several posts on the
7000 needing higher voltage than the 13.8 that my power supply was set to
produce.

For the record, I use a Bird 43P with a 100 watt slug (peak reading meter),
and an RF Applications P-3000 computerized SWR/Wattmeter. They read within a
few watts of each other.

Thanks, but I still don't know whether the power reduction is typical or if
mine is over sensitive.

Craig

-----Original Message-----
From: ic7000@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ic7000@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Milo Austin
Sent: Monday, May 06, 2013 7:04 AM
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [IC-7000] Re: What is typical IC-7000 output/SWR question

Hi Craig,

I'm going to go out on a limb here, so forgive me ahead of time if I sound a
little harsh. Several good and important points have already been covered.
But what jumped out at me was your statement that you didn't know what your
car's alternator put out. Now I'm not saying that this information is
terribly important in this case. What I am saying is that this seems to
indicate a lack of very basic skill and understanding.

Maybe instead of focusing on squeezing out the very last watt, you should
focus on the fundamentals. And one of those fundamentals you should already
know is, if you are transmitting at even 75 watts, or especially 96 watts
instead of 100, the person at the other end is NOT going to be able to tell
one bit of difference. I don't have the figures in front of me, but the
difference in power received versus the small change in transmit power is
negligible. It's pretty much accepted if you can get even 1.3 or better
VSWR especially from a mobile antenna and over a range of frequencies,
consider yourself lucky. If you really want to squeeze the best SWR from
your antenna, start looking at a means to match your antenna, not upping the
voltage to 14.

As a rule, I never run my 7000 at full power, though it certainly is
laudable to look for the best possible efficiency (lowest SWR) regardless of
the power level. The less concern you have about that last 5 watts is the
longer your finals will last also. Operating mobile tends to increase the
chance for unknown or uncontrolled circumstances that might prove
catastrophic at maximum power. And always, ALWAYS check your VSWR at a much
reduced power first, the lowest power that will produce a reliable SWR
reading, since you have no clue for sure what it is going to be. And if you
need to do extensive antenna testing, invest in an antenna analyzer and save
the world from having to listen to your whistles across the band.
Much less than 100 (even 5 or 10) watts can be heard around the world under
the right conditions.

73, Milo
KF5GCF

On Mon, May 6, 2013 at 12:26 AM, Jim <w8lgz@yahoo.com> wrote:

**




Hi Craig,

You don't mention a couple points needed to help with your problem;
that's what mode you're using, and what type of meter you're using to
test.

First, never try to get an accurate reading of your radios power out
into an antenna (Unless you know for fact you have perfect VSWR and
little to no loss on the feed line, which almost never happens in most
installs; always use a 50 Ohm dummy load.

Second, you should (for ease of testing and to get a proper reading)
always use CW mode to get a fairly accurate measurement (most meters
have a 5%-10% tolerance +/-). If you have performed your tests in CW
mode and are showing 96 watts as you said, I wouldn't worry about it.
If you're testing in SSB and showing 70-80 watt peaks on an average
reading meter (should always use a quality peak/hold meter for SSB)
again, I wouldn't worry about it. Chances are very good your radio is
producing proper power out.

Jim, W8LGZ


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