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Old 09-12-2017, 1:17 PM
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Thumbs up Kenwood R-1000

My "new" R-1000 arrived this morning. Now I have to wait until evening to check this out fully. However, what I've found out so far is very positive. Currently listening to Radio Exterior Espaņa in Spanish from Noblejas targeted towards Asia. Great signal and the stock speaker has decent sound. REE currently going s9+20 off the Wellbrook.

Looking forward to this evening and hopefully better conditions. Rain forecast, but no lightning is expected.

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That radio is justly famous for having a very hot front end - meaning it's a very sensitive receiver. One ding on that is that the 'RF Gain' control is really just a switch with a few values - and sometimes those values are either too little or too much. You can put an inline attenuator to alleviate the problem - one way to do this is below (be sure to read the whole thread)...

https://forums.radioreference.com/re...r-project.html

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Old 09-12-2017, 6:30 PM
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Can you put up some pics and maybe a video of it in action? Kenwoods are cool and kind of scarce-would like to see it!
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Old 09-13-2017, 7:32 AM
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Ridgescan, there is a pic in the https://forums.radioreference.com/pi...icipation.html thread. I'll get some more up as time permits. Video is def not my strong point.

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Old 09-13-2017, 9:24 AM
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Ridgescan, there is a pic in the https://forums.radioreference.com/pi...icipation.html thread. I'll get some more up as time permits. Video is def not my strong point.

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Mine neither but I do them anyway Seriously though, pics have become my weak point since Photobucket screwed all of us out of web hosting. I have to find a new site for that now for pics. I saw your shack photos-nice Rx station! I had no idea you had such a diverse setup between old-school and latest SDR receivers. Everything here is old-school but I like it that way.
The KW looks great-you probably had a blast on its first run!
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Mine neither but I do them anyway Seriously though, pics have become my weak point since Photobucket screwed all of us out of web hosting. I have to find a new site for that now for pics. I saw your shack photos-nice Rx station! I had no idea you had such a diverse setup between old-school and latest SDR receivers. Everything here is old-school but I like it that way.
The KW looks great-you probably had a blast on its first run!
Have you looked at imgur? I use it to share pics with people but not for storage. Storage is my hard drive.

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Don't use "Post quick reply" - click on "Post reply" - then when you have typed in your text, drop down below the first "Submit Reply" and you will see "Manage attachments" - click on that - then you can load your own jpeg pix from your hard disk - then click on "Submit Reply" and it will show in your post.
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Thanks for the good suggestions. Martin I didn't know about the option you posted. I think I have a Flikr account floating around somewhere too.
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Yes, it's a good system that works well, it's a pity that it won't accept sound bites.

It also keeps track of your pic posts and if you try to load the same pic again, it refers you to your previous post and gives you the URL which you can just cut'n'paste - very clever.
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Can you put up some pics and maybe a video of it in action? Kenwoods are cool and kind of scarce-would like to see it!
My first and quite possibly my last video: https://youtu.be/t9dtf404FmE

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Very nice radio! I have had a R 2000 since they came out and love it also.
Please consider making more videos, you did a great job and I'd love to see one on your Knight Kit Star Roamers!
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Shoot Mike, I agree with W8PPR. Excellent video and you seem to be a natural doing it! Thanks for the clip, that KW is very neat like I figured it would be. Never saw that one before. I almost got my hands on a very nice KW receiver about 10 years ago but passed on it-wish I had it after seeing yours. I have a nice collection of rigs but I think that a KW would be a nice addition. Happy DXing!
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I have had a R 2000 since they came out and love it also.
Me too - great receiver - my attenuator packed up a few years ago so I bridged it out then fitted the RF gain pot mod - much better, works very well, never used the tone control so that's the RF gain!
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