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Do you have a 2 Meter radio in your Personal Vehicle?

Discussion in 'Survey Center' started by N6OPS, Mar 30, 2019.


Do you have a 2Meter radio in your personal vehicle ?

Poll closed Apr 13, 2019.
  1. YES

  2. NO

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  1. N6OPS

    N6OPS Ham Member QRZ Page

    If you took your personal vehicle to a disaster area, do you have a 2 meter mobile radio inside it so that you could do communications from your vehicle.
  2. W6TAB

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    2m, 70cm, and HF.
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  3. AC0GT

    AC0GT Ham Member QRZ Page

    I do not keep my dual band mobile in my truck but if needed then I can easily put it on the passenger seat with a magnet mount antenna on the roof. When planning for long road trips I will often take my Amateur mobile and a CB radio.
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  4. ND5Y

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    A 2 meters-only radio or a multiband radio with 2 meters?
  5. N6OPS

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    Anything with 2 meter.
  6. N6OPS

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    In advance, Thank you everyon for your participation. This is being used as part of a study for Agencies and Non-Profits to help them determine if they should equip their facilities in advance, or take a chance on someone to show up with the correct equipment or not. It is difficult to explain to new people why an expense is necessary or not.
  7. N8AFT

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    NO WAY.
  8. K0UO

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    Yes for the last +50 years, started out with an old Motorola commercial rig converted it had a dyna motor
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  9. WB2WIK

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    Me, too.

    First 2m FM mobile rig was an FMTRU-80D made by Motorola c. 1960 or maybe earlier. "Conversion" to 2m really only involved new crystals and very slight re-tuning.

    Vibrator power for RX, dynamotor power for the TX power amplifier.

    It was in the trunk, with a fat cable (about like a Python) running from the trunk to the dashboard for the control head, which had nothing more than an on/off switch, volume and squelch control. Complex programming! To program it, you'd get out of the car, open the trunk, remove the cover and change crystals.:)

    My little Plymouth Valiant with its 225 cid 6-cyl motor and stock alternator would almost stall if I transmitted while not moving. Actually, I think it did stall sometimes.

    Good times.

    And for the survey: "Yes," since 1968.
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2019
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  10. W5LZ

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