I wouldn't even care about AM. AM operation greatly increases the
complexity of thermal design. SSB would be all I would want -
especially with a good receiver!
On Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:00:38 -0500
"Ken Hansen" <ken@...> wrote:
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
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
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:
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 Talkie rig.