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Hi! I'm Harmon, K5HDM in Austin, TX. I currently have a long list of amateur equipment: Uniden BCD-396T, BCD-996T, GRE PSR-500, Yaesu FT-897D and FT-857D, FT-8800, FT-7800, VX-7R, VX-3r, Kenwood TH-G71A, TH-D7A(G), VC-H1 Visual Commander, TH-42AT. Icom IC-2820H w/D*Star, IC-91AD, IC-92AD. And my new favorite, the VX-8 I won't even get into antennas here. If you have ANY questions about any of the radios listed, I will be glad to help you. I don't just like collecting radios, I like being a knowlegebase about them, too.  My commercial gear includes Motorola ASTRO Saber III's in VHF/UHF, Sabers in VHF/UHF, Motorola ASTRO Spectra W3, W4 and W9's in VHF/UHF, XTS5000R, XTS2500i, XTS4000, XTS1500, XTS3000R, MTX9000, MT2000, MTX, HT600 and several vintage models in my "museum". I also have EF Johnson 5100's and 51SL's.

I am especially proud of my new mobile setup that includes a high power W9 VHF ASTRO Spectra with UHF VRS750 set up for cross banding and is capable of channel steering through the UHF HT. I love the VRS and I think it's the best thing since crossbanding itself. I can grab my HT, run in the grocery store and still talk out with 100w and can even QSY to other stations.  I also have a very nice UHF ASTRO Spectra W3 setup modified for 439-450mhz P25 capability on the ham band and a 900mhz A7 Spectra modified for the ham band. I am now setup for P25 voice AND Data on VHF and UHF; packet, winlink and airmail capability on 2m, 1.25m and 70cm and full APRS tracking and monitoring capability in the mobile. I also have a FT-857D and ATAS-120 for HF capability. I also installed my IC-2820H for DSTAR. They are all in the remote mount configuration and I have all the "brains" mounted in the trunk with fans and run through a 5 farad capacitor.. I had a similar setup in another car without the capacitor and it does make a difference on the high power Motorola radios.. It never dimmed the headlamps, but you could hear the engine idle up when there was no capacitor. The APRS runs through my FTM-350 and that's also setup as the packet modem.  I run the APRS software on my Toughbook with Sprint mobile internet card.  It's a great setup for emergency communications and fun for playing radio every day.

I Also like satelite work I use my Arrow antenna alot for the space station and LEO satellites.

Check this out. UTARC! http://n5xu.ece.utexas.edu/

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