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70MHz (10 replies)

G8TAM
10 months ago
G8TAM 10 months ago

I am thinking of purchasing a 4Metre FM transceiver and would be interested to know if there is much 4 Metre activity in Essex.
Garry

M1ECC
10 months ago
M1ECC 10 months ago

In Essex & the southeast it's busier than 2m at times

Rachel
10 months ago
Rachel 10 months ago

I can recommend the Sirio 3/4 wave vertical antenna, i use one and get good results coupled with a Wouxun quad band transceiver.

M0LMR
M0LMR
10 months ago
M0LMR 10 months ago

Also there is a 4M net run by selim M0XTA once a week , on a Wednesday evening from 8pm for about an hour if that helps at all , he bases himself at Langdon hills , Basildon Essex , Nice and high up xx

Rachel
10 months ago
Rachel 10 months ago

Both Selim and myself use a Wouxun on 4m. The model number is KG-UV950PL with 50watts output on 4m

G8TAM
10 months ago
G8TAM 10 months ago

Thank you for your replies and advice. Its good to hear there is activity in Essex - as I think it varies around the UK.

Paul M0XMT
10 months ago
Paul M0XMT 10 months ago

I can recommend the Wouxun 950. It does a lot for the money. Make sure you get the 4M version. The normal one has 10/6/2/.7. You absolutely need the programming cable with it. The software is a pain to use but once you have the radio programmed its good. You have 2 radios in one so you can monitor 2 bands at the same time. It will also receive airband and 10M. It can also be "unlocked" although I don't see any value in doing that to this particular rig. My 4M antenna is down at th moment but I can put it up if you want to do some testing. My QTH is Westcliff on Sea. I have had poor results on 4M so far so need to put a bit more work in :-)

Paul M0XMT
10 months ago
Paul M0XMT 10 months ago

oh and if you are handy with a soldering Iron this might be an option: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/70-to-28-MHz-TRANSVERTER-KIT-4meters-4m-70mhz-VHF-UHF-Ham-Radio-DX-/291516788438?hash=item43dfc12ed6:g:wzsAAOSwH3NXnF8z
you would get SSB too with that. I keep meaning to order one.

G8TAM
10 months ago
G8TAM 10 months ago

Thanks Paul for the information, I am hoping to get a rig for Christmas now so it would be after Christmas before I was in apposition to do some testing, maybe take you up on your offer in January.
Garry G8TAM

G8CYK
G8CYK
10 months ago
G8CYK 10 months ago

The ukranian transverter people have a v handy website at...
http://transverters-store.com/index.html

G3ZHA
3 months ago
G3ZHA 3 months ago

Since the subject is 4m. Would anybody be interested in a Pye Westminster?

I have two up for grabs. Also have several mobile antenna, ex G4MJJ (sadly now silent key.)

George

Hoss

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