Would you be interested in a 70mhz transceiver ( POLL )

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Would you be interested in a 70mhz transceiver ?

Poll ended at Tue 3 Apr 2012, 13:08

Yes
37
66%
NO
19
34%
 
Total votes : 56

Re: Would you be interested in a 70mhz transceiver ( POLL )

Postby PA2V » Wed 21 Mar 2012, 14:21

PD0HNI wrote:Would you be interested in a 70mhz transceiver SSB/FM.

• Frequency: 70MHz - 4m Amateur band (66-88MHz) ( software programmable )
• With the possibility for SSB and FM. (NO CW-AM)
• Operating Voltage - 13.8v
• Output Power: 5/10/25W adjustable
• 250 memory channels, every channel can be named with 32 characters.
• CTCSS/DCS/DTMF/2Tone, 5 Tone decodes and encodes
• Channel step: requires continuous tuning (SSB)
• Filter to reduce noise.
• Squelch adjustable
• DTMF Multi-Function Hand Microphone Included

1. Would you buy a single band 70mhz SSB/FM transceiver ?
2. Would it be interesting to develop a 70mhz transceiver ?
3. Would you spend $ 200 on a 70mhz transceiver ?

Vote, YES or NO


NO!
No CW means not usable on 4M.
70MHz is a weak signal band like 6 and other VHF/UHF bands.
Sure some local work will be done with FM. But there are enough surplus FM rigs for less than 50 euro available to do this.

I would say SSB, CW, FM and a digi mode connection (AF) is a need.
A tuning knob, split frequency, and large out of band coverage is necessary.
Maybe I would buy one with this functionality if the rest is of good quality.
But have my doubts. Guess my transverter with HF rig will outperform a cheap rig. For real low cost I would like to try one.
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Postby CT1HZE » Wed 21 Mar 2012, 15:43

Sorry, but a 4m transceiver without CW would be totally useless for me.
Thus my vote is NO.

73
Joe, DL8HCZ/CT1HZE
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Postby M0AFJ » Thu 22 Mar 2012, 19:30

It looks to me like this may be a modified CB rig with those channel steps and no CW.
Not for me I'm afraid without CW. I'll stick with my modified 847 with all it's faults, shame because if someone did come up with a good single band rig. I'd sell the 847 to fund it...
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Postby PD0HNI » Thu 22 Mar 2012, 19:49

M0AFJ wrote:It looks to me like this may be a modified CB rig with those channel steps and no CW.
Not for me I'm afraid without CW. I'll stick with my modified 847 with all it's faults, shame because if someone did come up with a good single band rig. I'd sell the 847 to fund it...


Hi M0AFJ,

Please reed Poll 2.
This is a new Poll.

'73 Jan
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Postby G8HVY » Wed 28 Mar 2012, 16:46

My reply would be No as you cannot buy a ready built commercial transverter for that sort of money even FM sets from China sell for around
UK pounds 150.00 and they are not renowned for their performance.
If the set are tested for compliance to the four standards for amateur radio equipment for use in the EU then the price could be inflated considerably.
Having read the specifications of some of the Chinese FM radios if is dubious
if even they are even compliant with either the Ham Radio EU directive or the mobile directive.
As mentioned by another comment earlier the set sounds like a glorified CB set for the 70Mhz band.
I think that I will stay with my HF exciter + transverter and FT-847 as a back up set.

Best regards, Graham G8HVY.
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Postby GD6IA » Sat 31 Mar 2012, 23:57

Without CW makes this is a no-no

The spec sounds like a toy

Any 4m rig needs to have: .....
CW Jack
Microphone jack for SSB and FM
DATA connector for all the new modes
Proper receive filters to suit the modes
Variable transmit power to the UK limit


NO AM Not now Not ever!
73 Alex
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Postby EI7GMB » Sun 1 Apr 2012, 16:32

I would say NO to AM if it would be as miserable as Yaesu's AM now.
Resistance is futile.
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Postby G8JGO » Sun 1 Apr 2012, 20:08

GD6IA wrote:
NO AM Not now Not ever!


Wow! :roll:

(Posting this listening to a lovely sounding AM QSO on 2M).
73, David. G8JGO

Operating from North East Herts.
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