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Alinco DR-B185HT

Discussion in 'Ham Equipment' started by Mudfoot, May 22, 2015.

  1. Mudfoot

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  2. Blackcat630

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    WOW 85 watts...some serious power for a vhf mobile. Think it might need a fan?
     
  3. doctor

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    I wonder what the price is?
    DOCTOR/795
     
  4. Mudfoot

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    There is almost as much electronics in the microphone as there is in the main unit.
     
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    I noticed that. I've been wanting a 2 meter mobile and this just might fit the bill.
     
  7. RatsoW8

    RatsoW8 Supporting Member, W9WDX ARC Member - WD8T

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    85 watts is a good idea if you live in repeater fringe area or in hilly terrain.
     
  8. fourstringburn

    fourstringburn W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member K5KNM

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    If 85 watts isn't enough, DX engineering sells a 1200 watt 2 meter amplifier...:sneaky:
     
  9. Captain Kilowatt

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    If 85 watts on FM is not enough then you need a better antenna. More power is desirable however if you are running SSB or some other weak signal mode but as for FM I have never seen the need for the 50 watts I have.
     
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  10. NN7DJ

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    Specifications say only 39 CTCSS tones. Most contemporary mobiles have 50 tones. There is at least one repeater near me
    which uses a tone not included in older radios with only 38 or 39
    tones. I have such an older mobile which won't key that repeater. So maybe you should check out the tones you need before you
    purchase this radio.
     

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