That's way more tuning range than it needs, since 100% of ALL CW and SSB activity on two meters is 144.0 to 144.3 or so. If you ever hear an SSB station above 144.3 it's probably an accident and the guy didn't really mean to be up that high in the band.
Originally Posted by N3HNA
The transverter can only "convert" the TS-520S to two meters, it can't add new modes! The 520S is CW-SSB-RTTY only, so that's what the TV-502 would be on two meters.
They were pretty popular (as was the TV-506 for six meters) in the late 70s and seemed to work okay. Low power, though.
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