After several years of holding a novie class license and never getting on the air, I have finally up graded to tech and purchased my first radio. I purchased a wouxun 2m / 70cm ht, and have added a mfj mic and better dual band rubber duck ant for it.
Now that I have made a few local contacts, trying to make it to club meetings and operating the radio better, I would like to try something new. This is where my question come into play.
1. Can I do digital modes with this radio?
2. What modes can I perform?
3. What equipment do I need to build or purchase?
To be even more of a pain, Im a minimalist and dont have a permant shack. So everything has to small, battery powered, easy to set-up / break down, portable and fit into my edc pack. I want to be able to get as much use and function out of my ht as possible until I decide on what my next rig will be. Im still undecide if I want to stay with vhf/uhf or venture into hf ops. If I dont purchase the mfj 2meter roll up ant I have been looking at, I will probably build a dual band j-pole that I will be able to set-up on a tri-pod or my edc pack (book pack I'm moding with a light wieght frame to support antenna on).
Appreicate any help that you guys can offer me.