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Station radios and computer solar powered, running YAESU FT857D or KENWOOD TS 450S, TOSHIBA laptop for Digi-modes  ( MultiPSK~ DXKeeper for logging)

New Mobile as of October 2015 Kenwood TS480HX running up to 200 watts





Battery Bank used for mobile operation consists of 2 ~ 20Amp Hour Gel batteries connected in parallel


The positive lead is taken from the positive of Battery A and the negative taken from the negative of Battery B. Electricaly this makes it look like one 40Ah battery rather than 2 batteries connected together. The diagram below may make things clearer.


I have learned a great deal regarding batteries and their charging and discharging capacities. One big advantage of this type of batteries is that as they are completely sealed and can be used lying on their side as there is no acid to spill. Anyone who wants to discuss this method of powering their mobile rig please feel  free to email me at frank.g4hbi (at) ntlworld.com.


Mobile Antennas used. Hamsticks for each band ie 20 ~ 17 ~15 ~10 M

They are used on a magnetic mount as I do not want a permanently fixed mount. The normal mag mount coax cable is pretty poor quality so I removed this and replaced it with better quality the problem then is that the connection is a moulded part and not reusable so I obtained a dipole centre piece , fastened the earthy end (coax shield) to the magnet with a stainless steel screw, the antenna fits into the other end and is fed with coax using a PL259 plug in the usual manner. Whilst out testing the antenna I was informed that I had RF feedback so I wound the excess feed line into a small coil which solved the problem. I then made this a permanent fixture. I have been told that the coil is too small in diameter but as it works for me I have left it as it is.

There are people who say magnetic  mounts and hamsticks are the worst possible set up  for mobile operation but  ....................

As of January 13  2016 112 countries worked Mobile

Best DX South Cook Islands E51JD 20M SSB

Best Mobile to Mobile JS1KSU/Mobile outside Tokyo 17M SSB

70 confirmed via LoTW ( preferred method)

I will be operating from Scotland June August 2016 see GM4HBI page
First licensed in 1974 as G8KNP.

73's & good DX de Frank G4HBI

QSL Direct, Bureau  eQSL LoTW

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