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You are not alone. I would be glad to see a 6
meter or 2 meter or even dual band radio for AM or SSB or both.
It would be easy to conceal from the HOA people. A small self
contained unit would be awesome. Steve kb1chu
On 04/26/2018 05:00 PM, Ken Hansen
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?
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.
my attention has turned to building a single band rig for
2 meters and I am curious who might also be interested in
such a device. my initial plan is to build the main circuit
board the identical size of the uBITX and later reduce it
to within the confines of the common 20 by 4 line LCD
character display. in an attempt to build this as a Handi