[Linux-ham] Which Xband Radio ?
gwbrown1 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 18 10:50:41 EDT 2009
That is the most complicated handset I've ever seen!
Pretty cool though, I'll put it in the running with two positive reviews.
On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 10:39 AM, David Black <dave at jamsoft.com> wrote:
> Yes! A bit old if you can find one. BTW, the Mr. Potato Head mic takes
> some dexterity to work - it's covered all 'round with
> buttons/knobs/joystick. Not for large hands.
> Solid rig though, plenty of power if you need it, and fairly tight front
> end (I have one). And probably like any mobile with 10W+ output, best
> directly connected to the car battery.
> Dave AD6Q
> ----- donroden at hiwaay.net wrote:
> > http://www.rigpix.com/yaesu/ft8500.htm
> > High power / cross band repeat / very sensitive receivers
> > assorted memory scans / band scope for finding activity
> > Great mobile walkie extender.
> > Don WA4NPL
> > Quoting "Greg Brown" <gwbrown1 at gmail.com>:
> > > Too bad my HT was so badly drained after 45 minutes that I could not
> > push
> > > more than static to the repeater. :| Time to upgrade.
> > >
> > > I'm going with the cross-band repeater in the car, I think.
> > >
> > > Time to flex the debit card. Tomorrow I'll run some various kinds
> > of
> > > equipment by the list to see if anyone has any feelings on the
> > matter. I'm
> > > going for the highest power dual band (2m/70cm) with cross-band
> > repeat.
> > > NOAA weather would be a nice plus but not required.
> > >
> > > After that is the same setup, I think: dual deep-cycle batteries,
> > battery
> > > isolator, 2nd battery tray and dual-band antenna (or whatever is
> > called..
> > > one antenna).
> > >
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