[aprssig] Two meter radio
Stephen H. Smith
wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Thu Aug 28 20:52:50 EDT 2014
On 8/28/2014 7:25 PM, Bill Vodall wrote:
> Has anybody discovered a good 2 meter data radio?
> There's a market here for somebody that knows how to program and tune
> up the used commercial radios.
> This IC-2300H looks nice but it's a little pricey and it doesn't
> appear to have the 6 pin data jack.
Yaesu FT-1900 Direct descendent of one of the best APRS data/APRS radios of
all time (the FT-1500). 50+ watts 2M monobander. 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 1.6"
and CHEAP. Currently $127.00 at
Unfortunately, unlike it's predecessor, it doesn't have the 6-pin mini-DIN data
port. However, the mic jack does use a standard 6-contact RJ-13 jack that
should be easy to make up cables for.
[If you ever see an FT-1500 at swapmeets, flea markets, etc, GRAB IT. It's
incredibly compact (less than an inch thick), has the data port, puts out
50-plus watts, and is cased in a nearly indestructible CAST-aluminum clamshell
case. Another nice touch is that it has a built-in digital voltmeter that
shows the supply voltage on the main display for a few seconds when you first
turn it on. Makes for a perfect high-power ammo-box tracker with built-in
Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf (at) aol.com
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