- If you really want no HF coverage, you can look for any of the 6-meters-only or VHF/UHF multi-band all-mode radios made over the last couple of decades. DoMessage 1 of 4 , Sep 5, 2010View SourceIf you really want no HF coverage, you can look for any of the 6-meters-only or VHF/UHF multi-band all-mode radios made over the last couple of decades. Do your research online. I have no advice to offer, because I operate both HF and 6 meters. I own a K3, arguably the best all-band, all-mode radio out there. I highly recommend it for 6 meters.But scratch the Ranger off the list before you start. It's what Jerry said it is. It probably even comes complete with a Roger Beep. [aarrgghhhh] Not suitable for serious amateur radio use on weak-signal VHF modes.Bill W5WVODM65qh
Ian.. I had a Ranger 6M 100W Rig.. and could 'Not Get it to PTT' on WSJT ! Maybe something I was overlooking..so Sold It ! Also, if you read the Reviews on E-Ham.net, etc.. Its considered a '6M CB'.. not too many guys give it a very good rating for a 6M Rig..probably work fine as a /M or /P Rig..but for MS ? Just, I Sold mine before any 6M activity even started..so I cannot give you a 'Full, Honest Report' on the Rig !
Just my 'Honest Opinion'..
Good Luck with your choice..
Forgive the long winded post, I promise there is a question about WSJT at the end...
HF does NOT stimulate me, 6 Meter does.
Budget at some point will allow for ONE 60' tower, 6 meter yagi and rotator going on that tower.
I have no rig at the moment.
Here is the question: will the Ranger 6 Meter only rig be able to handle the 30 second full transmit of J5TM, and other WSJT programs?
Or do I have to buy one of those all mode all band rigs for more money?
Thanks in advance for your guidance.