[Chugalug] To fellow Hams: inexpensive 10m rigs

Lynn Dixon boodaddy at gmail.com
Wed Mar 26 14:29:13 UTC 2014


Rod,
Depending on the final cost, I might be interested.  I liked to DX on 10m
for the challenge.


On Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 10:19 AM, Rod <rod-lists at epbfi.com> wrote:

> Until I can fab that circuit board and make my USB linux driven SDR, I'll
> need an inexpensive 10m rig.
> Unfortunately the same Software Define Radio revolution has killed off the
> the single band HF and 6m rigs in the Ham market.
> If you want 10 meters, or 6M with AM and SSB, you need to by an expensive
> multi band HF rig.
> While I am interested in the rest of HF, I don't see the need to buy a
> radio with capabilities I can't use at the moment.
>
> That has led me to the murky world of import CB's. While it is definitely
> illegal to use these as CB's in the US, it is legal to use them on 10 and
> 12 meters if you have privileges to do so.
> I had been looking at the Anytone Apollo 1, sold in this country as the
> Stryker SR 89MC, for $150.
>
> https://www.bellscb.com/products/tenmeter/Stryker/Stryker_SR-89MC.htm
> While it does AM and FM, it doesn't do sideband. I could use it for data
> and CW but not phone since techs only have sideband phone privileges.
>
> I have been hearing good things about the Yeticom Optimas.
>
> http://www.transmission1.net/2011/06/yeticom-optima-ssb-radio-review/
>
> Done in short batches and they seem to be of a higher quality than many
> export CB's. In fact the above article calls them true ham rigs.
> But they are about $300. And the Grant 2's and Lincoln's  2's by President
> Electronics which have excellent quality sideband are north of that in
> price.
>
> The only thing I found near that $150 to $200 price range is the AT-5555.
> Still researching the quality. However I been contacted by overseas
> suppliers that might be able to give a price break. They also have the
> AT-6666 and the AT-5555N.
>
> So maybe if we get a large enough group we might get a good discount from
> fair Cathay.
> Anyone up for it?
>
> PS it is programmable by software.
>
> http://youtu.be/whrGw-uUtRw?t=3m56s
>
>
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