Discussion in 'General Technical Questions and Answers' started by KI4QFL, Aug 9, 2009.
I am not having problems trying to find a cheap 2 meter rig that does SSB. Any ideas ?
Me, I have problems finding them, maybe I'm too cheap.
Then count yourself lucky. 2M SSB rigs are usually not all that cheap. The fact that you have no problems in finding them is a good sign. Maybe more on the market now than in the past. That would be my idea.
I am guessing that "not" was not what you meant. (?)
Look to spend more money maybe???
One of the main ones i find is an MFJ model. Are the MFJ models that good? I know there antennas are awesome..But never seen or worked on one of there rigs?
I think they run about 269 dollars..
Try finding an inexpensive 432 SSB radio. I think that is an oxymoron..
I know, I have seen some of those.. OUCH
Figure at least 250 for a decent 432 SSB mobile rig and add a 100 more for a base radio. I am looking for a IC490A 432 SSB radio to match my IC290A 2M multimode. I got a good deal on my IC290A though, I paid 225 for the radio AND a 70W KLM linear amplifier..
Many Kenwood all mode 2M rigs go for about as much as you might pay for a used, all mode HF rig.
The Kenwoods are the ones I typically see on ebay, that's why I compare.
Much more SSB action on HF and it's only a test away.
Yeah but its simple to make long distance contacts on HF. I get more thrill and satisfaction making a couple hundred mile contact on 2m SSB than I do HF.