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2 Meter SSB radios

Discussion in 'General Technical Questions and Answers' started by KI4QFL, Aug 9, 2009.

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  1. KI4QFL

    KI4QFL Ham Member QRZ Page

    I am not having problems trying to find a cheap 2 meter rig that does SSB. Any ideas ?
     
  2. KC9IUX

    KC9IUX Ham Member QRZ Page


    Buy one?

    No problem.

    Me, I have problems finding them, maybe I'm too cheap.
     
  3. K7JEM

    K7JEM Ham Member QRZ Page

    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.

    Joe
     
  4. K7MH

    K7MH Ham Member QRZ Page

    I am guessing that "not" was not what you meant. (?)
    Look to spend more money maybe???:confused:
     
  5. KI4QFL

    KI4QFL Ham Member QRZ Page

    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..
     
  6. KX0Z

    KX0Z Ham Member QRZ Page

    Try finding an inexpensive 432 SSB radio. I think that is an oxymoron..
     
  7. KI4QFL

    KI4QFL Ham Member QRZ Page

    I know, I have seen some of those.. OUCH
     
  8. KX0Z

    KX0Z Ham Member QRZ Page

    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..
     
  9. KC9IUX

    KC9IUX Ham Member QRZ Page

    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.
     
  10. KX0Z

    KX0Z Ham Member QRZ Page

    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.
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2009
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