Fwd: Message from Mike Chisena, forwarded as requested
mcfadyenusa at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 25 10:15:06 CDT 2006
--- Michael Chisena <ka2zev at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Ham Radio Question
> Hi all,
> Got a couple of needs and I dont keep up on the latest and greatest.
> The renewal deal for another year is nearly in the bag, now is the time to
> look for some good toys that will last.
> After many years, Ive started to get the HF bug.
> Im going to try and upgrade to General Class during my next R and R in
> Then get an operating permit for a base station (or a mobile station) here
> in Kuwait.
> I also need a radio that can be modified to go outside normal ham bands.
> We are working on a contract for supporting HF SSB radios on military
> Since this is a USG base, and its in support of an Army task, I doubt the
> FCC will look my way if I use one radio for several tasks.
> I also want one for general coverage Short Wave Listening.
> It would be cool if it also covered up to about 1 GHz as a general
> coverage receiver. Something I can use as a Vhf Uhf scanner as well.
> An IR remote control like we have on our TVs would be a nice thing.
> Im prepared to lay out some serious money for such an item.
> What Im asking for here is advice?
> What do you have thats good?
> Whats crap that needs to be avoided?
> Do you know a dealer that will take Discover card and ship to an APO?
> (Worst case I have a re mail service in Virginia that can do this)
> I was looking at the AOR AR8200mkIII as a portable do everything as a
> And for base duty at the office
> Icom 7000
> Ten Tec RX350
> Ten Tec 516 (yeah I know it has limits, but it looks slick)
> Again, this is just a pointer list, Im willing to bet you guys know of
> stuff I havent heard of yet.
> So thanks in advance
> Mike Chisena
> "You are, what you do, when it counts"
> The Masso
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