23cm band

Discussion in 'VHF/UHF - 50Mhz and Beyond' started by DL2JML, Jul 1, 2021.

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  1. DL2JML

    DL2JML Ham Member QRZ Page

    Simple question: are there any commercial transceivers available for the 23cm band? The only one I am aware of is the IC-9700, are there other ones? Portable/handheld ones?
  2. G8FXC

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    It was an option on the Kenwood TS-2000 which has only recently gone out of production. I seem to recall that either ICOM or Yaesu had an HT which covered 23cm, but that has been out of production for a long time.

    Martin (G8FXC)
  3. DL2JML

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    Icom, Kennwood and Yaesu all had 23cm HT in the late 90s, but I cannot find anything equivalent today.
  4. G8FXC

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    It's difficult to justify the cost of putting 23cm into an HT in marketing terms - the range is short and the number of repeaters is small. It's certainly not something that I would pay any price premium for.

    Martin (G8FXC)
  5. IK0ZSN

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    I'm wondering what's the activity on 23cm like these days? Repeaters? Satellites? EME maybe?
  6. SM0AOM

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    The only significant 23 cm terrestrial activity I know of here is weak-signal, and it is mainly concentrated to one contest day of the month. A few EME stations exist.

    About 20 years ago, there were FM repeaters built in two metropolitan areas but from what I learned, very few used them.

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  7. DL2JML

    DL2JML Ham Member QRZ Page

    A quick search in repeaterbook.com shows 191 repeaters with confirmed online status in the USA for the 23cm band.
  8. G8FXC

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    How many of them are analogue voice? We had quite a few in the UK, but they tended to be TV... Not really suitable for use via HTs.

    Martin (G8FXC)
  9. DL2JML

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    Only 6 of them are ATV. 68 are analogue voice, the rest D-Star.
  10. K3EO

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    Alinco makes an handheld with the model number DJ-G7T. It is a 144MHz, 440 MHz and 1.2 GHz, three band hand held transceiver.
    I believe Ham Radio Outlet in the US sells them:

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