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KA6ALF
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« on: September 17, 2014, 09:54:38 AM »

I recently got back into the amateur radio world and just upgraded to "General". Now, I know I am new to this world and some may think my questions on the novice side, but.......

I am currently running a Kenwood TM-G707 thru a Ventenna (yes I live in a condo) as a base station for 2 meter and 440, so those bands are covered. This is not to say I am against an HF rig that covers them. I would like to have the entire HF frequency range available (6 meter - 160 meter) and I realize that the antenna will be the choke point on where and how well I operate.

How much power is a good start (100/200 watts)?
A mobile unit or a base station?
Internal or external antenna tuner?
Cost of unit limited to approx $1,500
Ease of operation and computer interface a big plus.
What kind of power supply to use?

Here are the units that have been recommended to me by the local dealer:

Kenwood TS-590S
Kenwood TS-480HX
Icom IC-7100
Yeasu FT DX1200

I understand that this may be like comparing apples to oranges, but any help would be greatly appreciated. In the past I have been a Kenwood guy (TH-78A & TH-F6A with another TM-G707 in my truck).

Thanks in advance and 73s to you,
Mike (KA6ALF)
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