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Author Topic: Yaesu FT 840 for mobile use?  (Read 373 times)
K4DV
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« on: January 18, 2006, 07:50:43 AM »

Has anyone used the FT 840 as a mobile rig? How is the noise performance and any other tidbits of info you have picked up by running mobile? Does the noise blanker on it work? thanks for any input
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2006, 08:18:49 AM »

Mobile receiver performance has a lot more to do with how you put your mobile together, than is does the specifications of the receiver, or its noise blanker.

Bonding and other noise abatement procedures go a long way toward the goal of a "quite" mobile. I have an upcoming article on bonding, which should be posted in the next week or so. If you want a primer, visit my web site.

Alan, KØBG
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2006, 10:25:55 AM »

Make that "quiet" as in no noise (or as close as you can get).

Alan, KØBG
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W3LK
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2006, 01:02:43 PM »

I see one problem ...

It's rather big for a mobile rig. Mounting would be difficult in just about any modern vehicle. I'm not even sure Yeasu makes a mounting bracket for it.

Something this size would be pretty much on the bottom of my list for mobile rigs for that reason alone.

Of course, the Collins KWM-2 was designed as a portable/mobile rig. Smiley

Lon



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