Who makes a good new 2M mobile with a good front end?

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Equipment Reviews' started by KC3ECJ, Feb 28, 2018.

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  1. KC3ECJ

    KC3ECJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Good front end.
    Either single band or dual band.
    VFO front panel programable.
    200 or more channels. If many channels, banks a big plus.

    FM, digital mode would be neat too but not a deal breaker. Narrow band capable.

    Must have VOX.

    Dual watch or recieve would be nice.

    Capable of 20-30 watts with a low power option of 10 watts or less(preferably 5).

    Remote head or a compact is a big plus.

    Recieve of commercial and public service VHF high would be nice as long as the front end isn't over loaded easily.

    No BCL enabled by default(darn TYT-9800).
  2. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

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  3. AC9SF

    AC9SF Ham Member QRZ Page

    +1 for Kenwood.
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  4. KC3ECJ

    KC3ECJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    What radios though will automatically transmit for a data mode like SSTV?
  5. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    SSTV using FM ? Mobile.
  6. N5YM

    N5YM Ham Member QRZ Page

    SSTV on 2 meters? You're just jerking us around now, aren't you?
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  7. KC3ECJ

    KC3ECJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    What band does the ISS use for SSTV?

    There are people for whatever "reason" use PSK-31 on FM eventhough there are quicker text modes to use for that bandwidth.
  8. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    145.80 MHz Down, I do believe.
  9. KJ5T

    KJ5T Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    We used to have a group that owned a repeater in the Waco area that was used for SSTV, they used to have a nightly net, I joined in a few times, it was a lot of fun. It does happen though I would agree not very common.
  10. KC9YGN

    KC9YGN Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    2 Meter Slow Scan TV Net - Monthly
    Hams in range of Appleton, WI are invited to check into the Fox Cities Amateur Radio Club (FCARC) SSTV net. The purpose of this net is to help hams learn, experiment and use Slow Scan TV in the quiet and safety of 2 meters. This net meets at 6 pm on a designated Sunday each month. We use the FCARC repeater frequency, 145.330 MHz with Tone 100.0. If that is busy, we will use the SSTV national calling frequency for 2 meter simplex which is 145.500 MHz.

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