[amsat-bb] Re: Wouxun KG-UV8D
n4ufo at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 12 13:53:48 PDT 2014
> Some older full duplex HTs that you can pick up at a fest or on eBay
> include Yaesu FT-470 and FT-530 and Icom W2A and W32A.
> Glenn AA5PK
On the IC-W32A's... I read several places that the early ones with 5 digit serial numbers are okay, but that is not necessarily true from my experience. I bought two of them with five digit numbers over 11000 and still had the desense problems. The determining factor, as best I can tell, is if it receives in the 300 Mhz and 800 Mhz bands then it's possible it doesn't have the desense problem.
Just FYI for anyone looking...
And I think you can ad IC-Z1a to that list. I found a pretty good list of older compatible rigs here, not just HTs but all rig: http://herrons.com/satellite-radios/
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