Re: Base radio ... choices?

Simon Brown



Using the DUO in anger on HF, soon on 2m when the Q5 Signal unit arrives. Am very, very happy with the DUO.




Simon Brown, G4ELI


From: <> On Behalf Of Simon Brown via
Sent: 12 June 2020 16:42
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Base radio ... choices?




Similar to what I’m setting up for 2m and 70cms – ELAD DUO, Q5 Signal transverters, SDR Console. The ELAD DUO is too often overlooked, it’s a cracking radio.


Simon Brown, G4ELI


From: <> On Behalf Of Neil Smith G4DBN
Sent: 12 June 2020 16:24
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Base radio ... choices?


Elad FDM-DUO plus Andy's board for 144 (or an Anglian 3 transverter in my case).  I have two of each, so I can watch two band slices on each radio, each with four separate receive streams, sixteen streams at once on two different bands concurrently (or four bands concurrently with offset IFs).  Sadly, I don't have enough ears for that.

I rarely touch the radios these days even when operating portable, it all runs on screen, but they do work fine stand-alone.

Neil G4DBN

On 12/06/2020 16:12, Peter G3SMT via wrote:


Without doubt the TS2000 as it has control outputs for each band unlike the the 9700 - a design oversight.


Peter   G3SMT



On 12/06/2020 15:30, Robin Szemeti - G1YFG wrote:

The venerable FT221R is getting a bit long in the tooth and the FT817 although great for portable use is a bit fiddly in the shack ...  what suggestions for a good VHF/UHF base station radio, that will work well with transverters?


Contenders at the moment are the FT847  and the TS2000E  .. I looked at the 9700, but to be honest I am not sold on the display.


Best regards,
Robin Szemeti


Peter G3SMT


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