This is going to be MAD! Multi-Mode QRO TS-2000 HF & VHF Mobile – Part 2 :)

This is going to be MAD! Multi-Mode QRO TS-2000 HF & VHF Mobile – Part 2 :)


so in the last episode we looked at the
RC 2000 remote head with the TS 2000 and how we’re going to fit it to my
original install into my old Mercedes here .. in the next episode were actually
gonna clean the car and that’s something I like to do every five years or so(!) but
we also fired up the TS 2000 and managed to get an installation into the car but
that’s still in production so I’ll be launching that in the next week or so
but I did get it firing up and I’ve yet to install the antennas. So in this
episode we’re going to look at the now out of production RC 2000 and my old TS
2000 the original kit came with a microphone – a long microphone lead it
came with a long control lead and also a long speaker lead I originally had these
installed in a narrow boat 70 foot long with the TS 2000 end and the RC 2000 the
other and I used to something called Van
Damme classic quad microphone cable I bought a hundred meters of that so I
could get all my cables from here all the way to the front and James M0YOM helped me wire all that up because he was better than with a
soldering iron than I was particularly when we had 20 connections or
something so the reason for the splice here is because when I took it out
the boat I put it into the car now the remote head and the back of the TS 2000 has got got a couple of sockets the slightly larger one goes into the TS2000 and a
smaller one that goes into the side of the unit now bearing in mind I haven’t
fired this up for maybe 10 years this was my first time at having a go at
making sure it works before we went to through the hassle of fitting it into
the car the VFO is not moving on its own there that’s my hand but whatever you
can do with the remote you can do at the head the front of the radio and whatever
you can do with the front of the radio you can do with the remote act it really
is there’s multiple multiple menus but once you get used to the Kenwood RC mm
it’s very handy unfortunately they are very scarce and you can either listen to
the speaker on its own or the speaker and the radio or the radio or to speak
if you know to me now the microphone came with this strange little socket
thing I guess to help some sort of installation this is the original cable
I’ve had this in the vehicle before so that’s a standard microphone input
them and I just wanted to make sure that we
had the loudspeaker the control line and the microphone all working see that
little plastic block there is that for some sort of holder that I’ve missed I
don’t know just test it actually transmits watch it okay all good and we’ll have to
adjust the brightness appropriately once it’s right in front of my eyes will turn
it very very low or off indeed and then I just played with some menus getting
used to and familiar with the unit again and the last episode I discussed
antennas and how I was concerned about the rail mounts which are now on order
and whether I should ground the antenna to the car body or not and there’s been
an element of confusion here so what I decided to do is get my multimeter out
and find out if this short 50 centimeter antenna is actually a quarter wave or
not if it’s a quarter wave then I shouldn’t be able to get a reading
between the body and the element but I am so there’s some sort of circuitry in
here which I don’t understand I have a feeling I don’t need to earth it in any
case the outside of the braid will act as a bit of a radial anyway now I wanted
to relook at this plate which I installed many years ago and I’ve never
happy with these bolts which protrude I can either cut them off but it would be
better if I just put some shrink shrink Rampone or something because every time
I install the TST this housing don’t take it back out again there’s a chance
of it scratching the surface and although my t s2000 is rather beaten up
I might as well keep it in fairly good condition and a next problem is I couldn’t
understand why I had used such a long bolts here with the nighlok’s on the end
I honestly carry on but maybe it’s all I had in stock so I decided to remove the
nighloks and just tension up some old nuts and
bolts against it now I apologize in advance the state of my car is a bit of
a well it’s slightly wrecked but I have Ashley cleat it’s it’s for the next
video so there’s the length of the bolt here looks very low so we might deal
with that but I found some penny washers because the material that Mercedes have
used here it’s not actually a wood it’s some sort of particle board and it’s not
very obviously being a car it’s not very heavy but look I found the slightly
smaller bolts I wonder why I didn’t use these oh that’s why that’s funny when you
revisit a project so we either cut this down or find a different bolts but I’ve
got a funny feeling I only had the two size bolts I was just about to cut it
off when I spotted a different style of bolt here and after a good rummage
around has managed to track down four of these I didn’t want to over-tighten it so I’d
crush that particleboard but that gets covered in a carpet anyway so I don’t
scratch my drums and things that I put in and then actually finished off with
the nylon right then I kept brush the hairs off
before the YouTube people complain but it doesn’t matter because I’ll I’ll
cover it with a carpet and you’ll never see it look so the external loudspeaker that came
with a kid I’ve got the one milled knots but not the other but I I have spotted
on eBay exactly the same with loudspeaker I think for sale so I’ve
bought one of those that’s in the post I can either use the bits or transfer the
innards or whatever I need to do but I’d like to fit it between the headrest
posts there I don’t know I’m still thinking about it but I have found this
and stacker car headset tablet mount which I might be able to carve up and
turn it into a speaker mount but brought it actually do this really cool mount
here which I’ve bought to off now one for the remote ahead which she’ll be
about here and I’ll put the speaker may be further up I don’t know yet they’re
in the post so we can’t test that out right now but we’ll revisit the idea of
maybe putting the speaker just behind my head potential safety issue who knows oh
don’t forget to keep your old stainless nuts and bolts ok so in the next episode
we’ll look at the wiring and how I’m gonna move that up will actually bolt in
the TS mm we’ll get it all up and running will fit the antennas and then
we’ll go for a drive and see if it all works but that’s for next time in the
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with each other bye for now.