I understand the motivation, but the Chinese are mass-producing dual band HTs for less than $30 delivered to your door, and the Japanese are producing higher-quality units starting at about $120, how much of a premium over these off-the-shelf solutions are you willing to pay to build your own VHF radio? Are you hoping for SSB operation or FM?toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Personally, I'd love to see an extremely simple version of the old Heathkit Two'er lunchbox that handles either SSB or AM on 2 Meters for under $40 all-in, as a fun club build, but I suspect I'm alone on that desire...
I think it would be fun to have a local net based on low-cost radios and antennas so small no HOA could object to.
On Apr 26, 2018, at 3:44 PM, freefuel@... wrote: