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Recommendations for a ham mobile with 11 meters

Discussion in 'Ham Equipment' started by 530, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. 530

    530 Member

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    Looking for suggestions for a decent ham mobile with AM USB LSB at minimum and with 11 meters. Looking to spend around $300ish. Used is probably likely from what I have been researching. Im liking the Icoms and Yaesu radios. Suggestions?


     

  2. kopcicle

    kopcicle Sr. Member

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    increase your budget
     
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  3. 530

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    Ok, and your suggestion for a radio?
     
  4. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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  5. 530

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  6. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    Then you are looking for used. $300 is restrictive.
    Maybe 20(+/-) year old Yaesu FT-757GXII...
    (10-15 yrs old) FT100D (tough to find this one $$ range)
    https://swap.qth.com/
    GL
    All the Best
    Gary
     
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  7. 530

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    Wow that far back to get in the $300 range. I guess prices don't drop that much. Ok, thank you.
     
  8. Blackcat630

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    Not a yaesu or icom but I would look for a Kenwood TS-50... I have seen these go in the 3-500 range depending on condition and owner attachment.. Had one years back, good rig.
     
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  9. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    Yes: TS-50...one just recently sold on QTH for $300...
    Another listed now for $500 with matching antenna tuner...However even the Newest TS-50 was produced late 90's...maybe 1996-7...
    You can find good working units that old in all those mentioned so far. However many internal parts...final/driver transistors...IC's etc...can no longer be purchased unless found from a parts rig or from a salvage parts dealer.
    Then this requires having mods done, to accommodate new components substituted in.
    Plus finding someone to make those mods or repairs.
    All the rigs mentioned, the Factory service centers will no longer work on those rigs in most cases.
    So just be aware.
    Shop around...Try HAMFESTS in your area for deals.
    That or "Rat Hole" some cash until you can purchase something more current.
    GL
    All the Best
    Gary
     
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  10. BigLou

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    1. Tri a OPTIMA MK 3 it,s a very good mobile 10-11-12 meter mobile I have one and love it. It,s good on AM and SSB don't no if it,s good on FM I don't use FM.
     
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  11. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    I got the impression he was looking at all the HF bands when he mentioned Yaesu and ICOM brands.
    That may be a cheaper solution if he does not require or wish to use any band below 12mtr's...i.e. 75/40/20m etc..
    Gary

    I may have read to much into his question?:LOL:
    I use presently the IC-7100 and a screwdriver antenna and can work ALL Bands mobile 160 thru 6m with it.
    I then have a Diamond antenna for 2m/440:LOL:
     
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  12. Norm Garland

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    President Lincoln III not really 11 Meter but....
     
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  14. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    I second the ts-50
     
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    AudioShockwav Extraterrestrial Admin
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    I second the second on the ts-50 but you are going to have to search and look for one in good shape at that price point but it can be done.
    Got to be looking at the right place at the right time with cash in hand.
    I also second hitting any hamfest you can.
    Deals to be had there at times.
    Good luck.
    73
    Jeff
     
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