Mobile Phone Recreational Broadcast Facility K5DH/M
My commute to and from work each time is a 64 mile round-trip. My travel time averages a full hour each means, and even longer in the event that weather's bad or there is any sort of accident on the highway. I spend on the road would otherwise be wasted if I didn't have a mobile station, the time. Therefore, as opposed to stewing in regards to the traffic or playing depressing news reports regarding the broadcast radio, we gladly tune the bands l king for contact with the world that is outside! It's really a great cure for "road rage". The majority of my mobile operation occurs on HF, while the VHF/UHF radio are at the ready when the need arises. On road trips, we monitor 146.52 MHz, paying attention for possible calls from other motoring hams who've spotted my license plates or antennas. THIS PHOTO shows a general view of the position that is operating as seen from the driver's attention.
My vehicle is just a 2013 Ford Escape. It is the Titanium version with all the 2.0 litre EcoB st turbocharged engine and four wheel drive. The colour is known as "Deep Impact Blue"
My HF radio of preference is Icom's fabulous IC-7000 transceiver. The radio's control panel is bolted to shagle a do-it-yourself metal bracket that will be affixed to the dash utilizing 3M trim adhesive that is autmotive. THIS PICTURE, shot from above, and also THIS PHOTO, shot from the right, show the mounting arrangement. Radio stations's main framework is set up under the driver's chair. It really is mounted on a baseplate made from 3.5" wide 16 gauge aluminum stock that is sandwiched between your chair mounting dishes as well as the automobile fl r and held set up by the chair bolts. The dish is bent to accommodate the contours regarding the fl r. All the wiring is concealed underneath the lower lip associated with center console. ...