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25 years since my last DX !


Hi all..........

Well 25 years on from running a Ham international Jumbo and having a ball on the side bands ........

I find myself with responsability .....a [sign in to see URL] the debt that
goes with it !!!! lol

living life on the road in a rather senior management position I happened to stumble across a site for freebanding whilst surfing in my hotel room ......

That led me here ..........interested again !!

Heres my question.

I spend 42 weeks a year in hotels so am interested in mobile unit.........( handheld)

here's what I am looking at

Albrecht AE2990 AFS SSB Handheld

Honest answer .............any good for the money??


thx in advance
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Re: 25 years since my last DX !


Hi and welcome back to the hobby. I also had (still have} a Multimode - good radios if looked after.

As for your handheld, I'm not sure it would be worth bothering with, but I'll leave that debate for those with 'hands on' (pun intended) experience of these things.

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 emoticon Thx [sign in to see URL] wait in anticipation
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Well I have worked guys on handhelds, its all about antennas really. You could throw a wire out the hotel window, nice high hotels emoticon And you'll do quite well, maybe with a PSU attached to conserve the battery, and I advise a small extension mic emoticon

I worked Greenland the other month, John, he was using the handheld you have listed, I think, with a wire antenna emoticon So yes it can work!

Welcome btw emoticon

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Many thx .......what i wanted to here really .........I'll purchase one and play with the whip !!....thx again emoticon
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Hi and welcome, sure youll have fun with one of those, quite fancy one myself
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thx m8y emoticon
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hello, and welcome, why not a 817 "widebanded" and perhaps some sort of say? a 2 foot firestick (as small) and a magmount? easy to put in suit case? 817 is a 5 watt YEASU amateur radio, HF,
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Andy,

Thanks for the welcome ...........

As it happens.....

I have changed my mind entirely ...

My choice is a Maas / K-PO DX-5000 10m Radio

nice little power supply and Wilson "Little Wil" Mag Mount

i''l plug it in and open the channels up ........job done !

what do you reckon lol emoticon
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Re: 25 years since my last DX !


now you talking my style
yes kpo/AT5555 anytone rig
a tape measure dipole +small 10amp psu
good to go. if you are not to sure what
 a tape dipole is x2 metal tape measure,s
 pulled out to 102 inches back 2 back
 vert or horizental conect coax with crock clips to each tape adjust to tune. way to go portable then easy to pack away after use
 in a bag or box and no sign of arial while
 standing in hotel reception good luck
           73 frm john /fbo31
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