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KN3MOV1

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WANT TO USE IC 7000 FOR REMOTE PEDESTRIAN MOBILE
« on: 2011-02-04, 07:57:50 »
My doctor told me to start walking. Knew I wouldn't do it if I wasn't
hamming. Decided to put together a pedestrian mobile station and walk
around tracks at nearby high schools and colleges. Obtained a small
laundry cart which I was going push around tracks. Cart would hold my
7000, 22 ah battery and MFJ 1788 Magnetic Loop antenna. Antenna finally
arrived today for assembly this weekend......then a light went off. Why
am I toting all this stuff around when I could operate 7000 remotely?

I saw a neat setup made in Sweden and sold by HRO called Remoterig
RRC-1258MkII. Unfortunately, it doesn't play well with the 7000. Then
I saw a YouTube video

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmKa_krLj54&feature=related
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmKa_krLj54&feature=related> )
 of a Japanese ham operating his 7000 with his iPhone.

I am not particularly computer literate so I ordered the ARRL manual
titled "Remote Operating for Amateur Radio: Ham Radio, the Internet and
Remote Station Control". But I would like to hear from anyone who has
operated remote such as I have described and let me know the pros and
cons of what I am getting into.

Tnx much and best 73, Tom K3MOV

P.S.  Or would be simpler just to get another TS 480SAT and go the REMOTERIG route?  I had a 480 before I bought the IC 7000 and found it to be a very nice rig.

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Re: WANT TO USE IC 7000 FOR REMOTE PEDESTRIAN MOBILE
« Reply #1 on: 2011-02-20, 13:47:19 »
TS-480SAT is a good radio for remote rig. See my QRZ.com listing for information on my setup. 73 de vk5cp