Ham Radio

HF Radio Install – Part 2

I completed the install of my new Icom IC-7000 in our Toyota FJ Cruiser today. With the wiring completed all I had to finish was the mounting of the radio, MODEM, antenna controller and the radio head. I mounted the radio and MODEM on the installed mounting platform. The antenna controller is mounted to the…

HF Radio Install – Part 1

I started the install of my new HF Radio in the Toyota FJ Cruiser. The install includes the following items: Icom IC-7000 All Band Radio SCS PTC-IIusb Pactor-II HF Radio Modem Turbo-Tuner Screwdriver Antenna Controller RIGtalk USB Rig CV-I rig control interface Little Tarheel II Screwdriver Antenna Associated cables Icom remote speaker The install involves…

Ham Radio Antennas Installed

With the roof rack installed on our Toyota FJ Cruiser it was time to get the Ham Radio antennas installed. Three antennas are needed for my build. The first antenna is used for the ARPS radio and the other two are used by the ICOM 2820. The 2820 uses the primary antenna for transmission. For…

Icom IC-2820 HAM Radio Installed

I chose to install a new Icom IC-2820 in the new build. This radio is a dual band VHF/UHF radio with D-Star support. What is really cool about this radio is the Head Unit mounts separate from the Mic. The Radio is mounted next to the Inverter in the right rear of the FJ. It…

Car PC Build for DaToy

With the redo of DaToy’s electronics I decided to get away from the laptop and implement an integrated Car PC. The Computer is designed to have the following functionality: – Built in GPS using Garmin GPS 15 – Integration with the FJ Jammer using Car2PC – OBD II Support – Touch Screen Capability – Bluetooth…