Re: 2M Century possibility
John - KK4ITX
I have always been a fan of low power communication and have found (again tonight) that a good antenna along with helpful propagation is truly the most gratifying experience you can have.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
2 meter (FM) can be an exciting, educational an affordable not to mention life long endeavor into Amateur Radio. I do find it disturbing that the major manufacturers have pretty much eliminated AM, CW and SSB from just about all lower cost (entry level) 2m equipment. 70cm also fits here.
I have used 2m HTs for base, mobile and RV portable all at 5w and consistently get superior results because of antennas and height. 65+ miles using various antennas like Flexible “J” Poles, Moxon’s and homebrew beams.
Perhaps this is a new opportunity for 4S Kits can be towards 2m and/or 70cm CW ? The frequency is there, great local coverage and with some easy to build antennas great regional coverage.
I think you have a good idea here.
Tonight I made my first 1,000+ MPW CW contact on my homebrew EFHW at 1w. Florida to Maine, what a thrill....... I’m sure you all remember your first 1K !
Good luck in your new endeavor I think you’re on to something.
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On Oct 3, 2021, at 16:55, Mlike McEwen <michael.t.mcewen@...> wrote:
John, KK4ITX # 1603