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THENUTS15

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« on: November 11, 2017, 02:56:11 AM »

i,its been long i last left Radio Amateur after passing my exam.Planning to restart this hobby.

I am planning to get this set:
Transceiver TYT TH-8600
Antenna Diamond X700
Power supply maybe: Diamond GSV1200 or Diamond GSV3000 or Diamond GZV4000
still figuring out on swr+dummy load+antenna tuner

I got advice from friends saying if I am playing VHF/UHF,i wont be needing dummy load/tuner.Is it true?How about SWR?

Thank you.
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W9IQ
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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2017, 03:07:53 AM »

Godfrey,

Welcome back to ham radio.

Be prepared to be disappointed by the lack of FM VHF/UHF activity, depending on your area. It has tapered off substantially since the 80's and early 90's. There are still lot's of repeaters, just not much activity in many cases. Also be aware that some cities have more digital voice mode activities than FM. You may want to check with some local hams to gauge your area.

Most antennas for VHF and UHF bands have a wide enough 2:1 SWR bandwidth that a tuner is not necessary.

- Glenn W9IQ
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