Well it seems a computer connected SDR won't be in my future. I am hoping to retire soon....sell the house and the wife, dog, cat and I are going to full-time in a 5th wheel RV for 2-3 years and then find some small place to settle once and for all. Will likely setup a small simple station tucked away in the RV at some point. Even though I've been off the air for awhile it has been fun keeping up on things here.
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Alternatively, for your particular application, you may want to consider an Icom IC-7300 SDR transceiver, connected to the Icom AH-760 mobile antenna. No PC is required! This set-up will give you 160 thru 10 M continuous coverage, and it will automatically tune from any band to any other band in 1 second typical, and about 300 msecs from memory. You can expect to work QSO's world wide. I do exactly this from a mobile. Have fun!
I also have had a fantasy of "Full-timing" for a few years in an RV until we decide where we want to settle.
However, our 9 year-old will either be beginning High School or College as we retire, depending upon when we decide to pull the switch. So these plans are likely to change somewhat....
If I do get a small Class A, I will probably find a location under a bed or in a storage compartment and remote the 6500 via a wireless router/access point and use the IOS app on iPad or iPhone when in motion, and my laptop SSDR when stationary.
In any case, have fun in the new lifestyle.
I have used an ICOM IC706MK2G with remote control head in my '99 Roadtrek 190 Popular for about 10 years. I also used it in a 27 ft. Coachmen Leprechaun Class C. I made a little wooden stand set on the dinette and I could move the control head from the front to the dinette whenever we were parked. It worked very nicely. The big problems were 1) engine noise when driving, and 2) lots of noise and hash generated by the AC to DC charge converter when connected to shore power.
Ken - NM9P
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