low cost 10 meter rig
Dan Romanchik KB6NU
cwgeek at kb6nu.com
Tue Jul 6 12:21:15 CDT 2010
What about CB conversions? Wasn't that all the rage during the peak of the last sunspot cycle? I still have a Maxon CB and KD1JV conversion kit that I never got around to building.
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On Jul 6, 2010, at Jul 6,9:33 AM, Robert E. Seastrom wrote:
> Bill Liles <lilesw at gmail.com> writes:
>> Folks, the new techs hams can use the old novice and tech HF spectrum.
>> I am trying to find a low cost way for these new hams to get onto 10
>> meter SSB. Does anyone have any ideas? There are some 10 meter kits
>> available but still expensive.
> The solution that comes immediately to mind is CB-inspired rigs from
> the likes of Ranger that weigh in at a bit under $300 street price.
> Not QRO, and not cheap compared to a 2m only mobile, but they'll get
> you on 10 and 12m for a budget price.
>> Most of the high school students I run into have computers. Is there
>> a cheap SDR option of using their computer for most of the processing?
> Not sure that this is necessarily cheaper, all-in, and in any event
> it's generally QRP compared to "real rigs", and while that's fine for
> those of us who are up for a challenge, with the still dismal solar
> flux numbers we're seeing it would be even worse for sustaining
> interest than:
>> I find that some kids get the tech license and all they ever find out
>> about is 2 meter repeaters and give it up. I want to help their
>> interest grow.
> that. I agree.
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