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One radio for all bands?

Nov 6th 2018, 11:26

michaeldisney

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I am brand new to the HAM world and see hundreds of radios available for sale - but they mostly seem to focus on a specific (narrow) band.

are there any radios (transceivers) that operate on all (or perhaps a majority) of bands? It seems more efficient to have one radio that covers a large portion of the bands than to have 20 radios all tuned to one small area. [altho I suspect you can't have one antennae that covers all the bands - so perhaps that's a limiting requirement?]
thanks,
Nov 6th 2018, 13:03

W1VT

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It was recently discontinued, but the Kenwood TS-2000X covered the 160 to 2M ham bands, 440, and 1240MHz. Japanese rigs typically don't have the 222MHz band because the Japanese don't have that as a ham band.

Zak Lau W1VT
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Nov 11th 2018, 15:47

michaeldisney

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thanks, Zak!
Nov 12th 2018, 12:50

WB1GCM

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The Yaesu FT-991A and the Icom IC-7100 also have 160-6, 2 and the 70 cm Amateur bands.

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