Re: [ScoutRadio] Two way radio project.
- Hi, Tom... I'm not sure you're going to be able to find one nowadays for 2m FM. I've found several kitsfor "QRP", or 5-watt transmitters and recievers in kit form, but not for 2m.Several years ago, I built a Ten-Tec 1209 transverter. This converted 6m to 2m and back again.You setyour radio to 146.52 FM and it came out 52.52 FM, and if you set 144.125, you got 50.125. What I'm sayingis that this transverter kit still took around 12 hours to build, and then I did one thing wrong and I had to sendit to Ten-Tec and they corrected the problem at no charge. (wave of hat to them)But the radios are synthesized and require surface-mount construction, and I'm just afraid that it's beyondthe reach of most folks to properly assemble a 2m kit. I hope I'm wrong, but I just don't see any 2m kitsout there, altho maybe a single-frequency crystal-controlled model?I would think seriously about the QRP kits. I know they're CW only (maybe some have phone, don't know),but if you could prearrange with someone to be on frequency, even with a random-length antenna and a goodwater pipe connection, you should be able to reach a few miles easy...
Ray Brown, KB0STN
BSRTC, Nih-Ka-Ga-Hah District
Ozark Trails Council
kb0stn@...----- Original Message -----From: THOMAS BINGHAM
I am getting ready to do a Merit Badge session and would like to build and operate a 2meter radio. Anyone know how to accomplish this and where to get the parts?
- There is the MJF 2M SSB kit
running about $300.
73 Dave NM0S
--- In ScoutRadio@yahoogroups.com, THOMAS BINGHAM <dragon_slayer1980@...> wrote:
> I am getting ready to do a Merit Badge session and would like to build and operate a 2meter radio. Anyone know how to accomplish this and where to get the parts?
> Thomas M. Bingham