hf handheld raidos

Submitted: Saturday, Aug 31, 2002 at 00:00
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I was looking into hf walkie talkies in the hope of getting a little extra range whilst bushwalking, fishing or 4wding. Presently I own a couple of cheap uhf handhelds which are fantastic for a cheap set. Any recomendations for hf. Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Nigel - Sunday, Sep 01, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Sep 01, 2002 at 00:00
Do you mean HF as in 27 MHz CB or do you mean HF as in Flying Doctors and VKS737?

Flying Doctor type HF's aren't available in a walkie talkie. QMac do make a portable (read lug-able) HF, but they aren't cheap.

If you mean 27 MHz CB then there are two that I know of: One is the Mundara SY-201 which is available from bleepsmith stores and details are at http://www.alphalink.com.au/~gfs/products/sy-201.htm
The other is the Dragon SS-201 that I last saw advertised at Harris Communications
http://www.harrisguns-n-radios.com

You need to be aware that 27 MHz CB isn't a reliable form of communication. In AM mode they aren't any better than UHF. In SSB mode you may find that you can't talk to someone 3 km away but can talk to someone 2000 km away, and an hour later you can only get someone 10 km away. To get reliable communication on HF requires a wide range of frequencies from 2 MHz to 17 MHz to cope with all ionispheric conditions (ie Flying Doctor radios).
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