2 Meter and 440 Analog or Digital or Both

Discussion in 'Survey Center' started by N6OPS, Dec 26, 2019.

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What do YOU recomend be installed in a personal vehicle for Disaster / Emergency service

Poll closed Apr 26, 2020.
  1. 2 Meter Analog

    6.3%
  2. 2 Meter Analog and Digital

    3.1%
  3. 440 Analog

    3.1%
  4. 440 Analog and Digital

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Dual Band Analog 2 M 440

    40.6%
  6. Dual Band Analog and Digital 2 M 440

    56.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
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  1. N6OPS

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    What to you recommend to install into a personal vehicle for disaster relief support.
     
  2. KN4GEX

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    Icom 706mk2/mk2g and a hustler trapped antenna. Then you've got it all.
     
  3. KC2RGW

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    It’s very regional when it comes to digital. Which mode? DSTar, DMR, Fusion, P25 etc. Find out what is used most. A dual band 2/440 is most flexible, added options depend on where you are.
     
  4. KK4NSF

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    in a disaster, it makes sense to be able to communicate using as many modes as possible. Personally I prefer analog for disaster use, but having the ability to use digital if required certainly would not hurt. The only problem I have with digital modes for Em-Com is that they are proprietary and there are several incompatible modes out there. Analog doesn't have that problem.
     
  5. K5UNX

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    Problem is there are too many digital voice modes, you would need several radios.
     
  6. K8HIT

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    In SW Michigan DStar radios are in the Hospitals and EOCs. I vote 2m/70cm analog + digital. That said, my cell phone will probably work.
     
  7. K5UNX

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    i would like to see D Star take off . . I hate DMR and Fusion is such a small number than it doesn't seem to register.
     
  8. K8HIT

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    DMR can't be programmed without a computer. Repeaters and TGs seem to be in a constant state of flux.

    Fusion was OK but I really disliked every Yaesu 2m/70cm rig I have owned. Sold them all.
     
  9. KK4NSF

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    agreed. That is why an Analog capability is an absolute must-have. Then if the local systems use a digitial mode, that is the one to use as well.
     
  10. KG5THG

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    Depending on what you are looking to do, I would contact the emergency management coordinator in your area and see what their needs are.
     

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