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UHF/VHF Weekender Transceiver Kit Review

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by M1MRB, Mar 17, 2019.

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  1. M1MRB

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    ICQ Podcast Episode 289

    In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell M0SGL and Frank Howell K4FMH to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is a review of the UHF/VHF Weekender Transceiver Kit by Martin M1MRB.


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  3. G1ZRN

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  4. AG6ZZ

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    I can't find any links to the kit itself.
  5. KG4YUS

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  6. K4FMH

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    Thanks KG4YUS! I've asked Colin Butler to add a link the show's description at Sorry for this omission! We appreciate your listening to the show.

    73 de K4FMH
  7. N2OBS

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    While reading the 2 meter side, there's no 5 khz step? Is this correct?
  8. AD0HT

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    it appears so:

    User can select step from 12.5 kHz, 100 kHz, 1 MHz and 10 MHz with a short press to encoder switch.


    Frequency coverage from 134 MHz to 480 MHz with 12.5 kHz spacing*
  9. N5KBP

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    They are using the DRA818 module which is available in either a vhf or uhf model but not both. As far as the step size goes I'm sure the 12.5 step size comes from the uhf instructions. Even if that is not the case it looks like the source is available. Editing the step size should be very simple to do.
  10. KC9DAX

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    do you have the schematic to that radio

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