[Linux-ham] need equipment suggestions
gwbrown1 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 15 19:00:57 EDT 2009
Life with only a 2 meter/70 cm/5 meter radio is getting a little tiresome.
I'm looking to upgrade my equipment and get a proper station on the air. I
have about $1500.00-$2000 max, and the less I spend the better.
Here's what I'd like:
If I'm going to go with a vehicle setup I'd like to have, at the very least,
a dual band 2m/70cm radio capable of cross-band repeating. NOAA weather
would be nice as well.
If I'm going with a home station I'd like a 2m/70cm cross-band repeating
setup. I am able to install an antenna on the house but nothing
"spectacular"- the neighbors might get bitchy if I try to put up a massive
tower in the back yard.
Two radios at home, one for 2m one for 70cm (but this sounds repetitive).
And with this setup I can't cross-band repeat so... well, it's just not
idea. I like to be mobile while I'm on the radio. But at the right price I
could go that route.
Some kind of software radio interface with a hardware back-end. It has to
work with OS X and from my searches on the Internet such a beast does not
appear to exist. For shame. If it did I could potentially connect via
software over the Internet to my home station. That would be pretty cool
Anyway, like I said, just looking for ideas.
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