Saturday, February 28, 2015

Icom In The Ham Shack


  Icom is making some awesome base transceivers these days. The one thing I like in their transceiver design is the big boxy look. They also have many different buttons and controls to learn and have fun with. As far as ratings and reviews go, they do very well for themselves. If you check out eham.net you will find that they are just awesome ham radios. In fact the Icom 7200 HF, 50mhz transceiver has an awesome 4.8 out 5 rating at about 176 reviews. The price range isn't to bad either below a thousand dollars. Check out the radio below for a link and information below the link picture.

ICOM IC-7200 Transceiver

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Your First Ham Shack

 
  This post is actually from my other blog and it seems that it is well liked so I thought I would share it on this blog of mine. The link to the other blog is off to the right of the posts and is called The Ham Shack Shop.
  Setting up your first Ham Shack may seem a little scary at first, but it does not have to be. I would start out with the basics when deciding on a Ham Shack for all your Ham Radio Equipment . There are some Ham Radio Operators that may have a separate building or maybe a room out in their garage. I would just make sure it's heated for the cold weather and cool in the hot time of the year. Other considerations for locating your Ham Shack is a fairly quite place in your house. In my house that isn't an easy task. Right now it is next to the family room and at times it can be somewhat noisy. I have moved it to quite a few different locations in the house and now I am right back where I started.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Ham Radio Outlet For Some Good Deals


  One of my favorite places to by Ham Radio Equipment to fill my Ham Shack has been Ham Radio Outlet. I would suggest that you check out their website at the following link http://www.hamradio.com/ . I am sure that almost all Ham Radio Operators are already aware of Ham Radio Outlet. My advise is to have a free catalog sent in the mail. I myself always get the catalog sent to me in the mail. I also use their website when I am looking for something or looking for information. I have purchased various items from Ham Radio Outlet and never had any problems with cost or the merchandise. I have read some reviews where someone had a problem, but that is to be expected from time to time. It's the wonderful world of electronics.
  Ham Radio Outlet is not the only Ham Radio Dealers I buy Ham Radio Equipment from. Here is a list below of my favorite places to buy ham radio equipment from. I have included their links.
  1. Ham Radio Outlet http://www.hamradio.com/
  2. Universal Radio http://www.universal-radio.com/
  3. DX Engineering http://www.dxengineering.com/
  4. AES Electronics http://www.aesham.com/
  5. MFJ http://www.mfjenterprises.com/
  6. R&L Electronics http://www.randl.com/shop/catalog/
  7. Ham City http://www.randl.com/shop/catalog/
  8. Giga Parts http://www.gigaparts.com/Radio-About-Us/
  9. Texas Towers http://www.texastowers.com/
  10. LDG Electronics http://www.ldgelectronics.com/
  These are the 10 Ham Radio Dealers that I usually go to when looking for Ham Radio Equipment. Yes there are many other Ham Radio Dealers that I sometimes go to like the wireman or K1CRA Radio Store. I usually check each store and compare prices and go with the best deal. Here is a link to a website with excellent information on the Ham Radio Dealers http://www.artscipub.com/dealers/ .
My advise is also to check out Eham.net at http://www.eham.net/reviews/ for all kinds of information and reviews. They are an excellent source of information and help.
  Thank You For Reading From Dan KC2TYI  73s.
 

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