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post #1 of 6 Old 08-05-2011, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
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Little Tarheel and Icom IC-706 Mkii

I installed my IC-706 MKii and a Litttle Tarheel in my 10 JK, using a Turbo Tuner and a Diamond K400 3/8C mount just below the top hinge on the gate. I have a few torroids on the coax, the motor control and a torroid on the power cable which is direct fed from the battery both pos and neg. It seems to be working pretty good so far, but I plan to do some bonding as required.


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post #2 of 6 Old 08-06-2011, 04:34 PM
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Looks good!
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I have no idea what any of the stuff besides the radio was, but since that's the radio I want when I get my license I'm intrigued . Mostly I'm just concerned about how to get an antenna setup that covers all of the possible frequencies without one of those motorized all-in-ones that apparently don't work but for a few months before crapping out.

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post #4 of 6 Old 08-07-2011, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
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The Little Tarheel II is a screwdriver antenna designed to cover 80 meters thru 6 meters by tuning it with a motor driven coil tap. It is well built and very reliable. There are 1000s of them in use everyday, google tarheel antenna and check there website for some information.
As for an all-band mobile antenna that is not tunable, it is not exactly possible. There are those that have interchangeble coils and some that have a long coil with plugable taps, but most all require some action to change bands.

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HOW did you Mount the Icom Head? I'm looking to do just about the Exact same thing so very Nice.. NOT sure if I want the Small Tarheel or go bigger?
Also have a Carrier for Tire with Hols For a LONG Jack, Thought I'll Use those. Moving and Sure an Apartment WON'T allow my Home Station and Contest Setup..hihi
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The tarheel antennas are excellent antennas and the company has excellent customer service. I'm eventually going to mount one on my Jeep. A buddy has one in his tow rig with the Yaesu FT857 and it works great

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