Tail Gate Portable
So for something different, I temporarily disconnected my 10-80 meter gearmotor antenna from the Kenwood TS-480HX mounted in my radio-stack, and connected it up to the Yaesu FT-897D sitting on the tail gate of my mobile.
It was an interesting experiment as to what difference could be observed while operating with each transceiver in turn connected to my gearmotor antenna..
The antenna performed well in each case, and each transceiver has their strong points, although the TS-480HX has a quieter receiver than the FT-897D, with the 480 having less background noise to contend with, allowing for weaker stations to be heard easier than with the 897.
Click on the photo for a closer look.....