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quad verses dual band radios

Jul 29th, 15:19

N8MTT

Joined: May 19th, 18:53
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This is my 1st post so I'm not sure where to post this. I have been a ham for about 14 years but have been inactive for several years. I want to work mostly in ecomm. I need to get a radio. Looking at the new rigs I have seen several designated as quad. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the quad verses a dual band radio.
THANKS for your help
Jul 29th, 15:45

WB1GCM

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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You will have 6 meter and 1 1/4 meter in addition to the 2 meter and 70 centimeter Amateur Bands. The advantage is having the extra bands, the disadvantage is a four band transceiver will cost more. The extra cost may not be justified if your primary purpose is emergency work and there is no emergency coordination in you area on those bands.

I would look in the ARRL Repeater Directory to see how many 6 and 1 1/4 meter repeaters are in your area to start with.

Bob Allison
WB1GCM
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Jul 29th, 21:29

N8MTT

Joined: May 19th, 18:53
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