Suggestions for a Mobile Rig for VHF / UHF

Discussion in 'On the Road' started by KG5WEJ, Feb 9, 2019.

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  1. KG5WEJ

    KG5WEJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I am looking suggestions for the best budget rig that I can use mobile or at base camp with a battery. It will be used in the desert mainly for emergency or local communication within 30 miles of a local repeater.
  2. KE5PPH

    KE5PPH Ham Member QRZ Page

    More information is needed. 2 / 70 / 222 ??? any cheap base model will be ok there are a couple are "higher" power models at 65w output. Also get the best antenna you can, it is as important as any part of the system.
    I'd suggest you read the Mobile forum.
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  3. KN4GEX

    KN4GEX Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have a BTECH 2 bander that isn't bad, its 25 watt and seems to hit all the repeaters fine. They can be had for about $130 on amazon. They also make a tri-band.
  4. W5LZ

    W5LZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Not cheap but TMV-710.
  5. W4EAE

    W4EAE Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    If 2m only suits you, nothing is better value for money than the Yaesu FT-2980R. Rugged, excellent 80w 2m radio for $119.95.

    I use mine at full power with a 20Ah LiFePo battery.
  6. W5LZ

    W5LZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Or the '71a. Same radio as the '710 just a different control head.
  7. 4E9VVN

    4E9VVN Ham Member QRZ Page

    for me i go for yaezu ft-2980r with larsen antenna po-150 for vhf the whip is very flexible and tested by me...

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