Suggested beginner transmitters?

Discussion in 'Communications' started by ReconCraftTheta, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. ReconCraftTheta

    ReconCraftTheta WWII Reanctor/Architecture Student

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    I'm studying for my transmitting liscense, and I was wondering if anyone could give me any idea on a good transmitter to look at? I already have a SkyChampion reciever from Post WWII, which works nicely. My neighbor is an ex-ham, and has helped me set up an antenna, and has given me some advice on wiring both the trans. and the rec. to it. My god, going on a tangent. But anyway, any comments appreciated, cheers. (I'm 16, so, I'm on a tight budget)
     
  2. frankd4

    frankd4 AK4FU

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    Flex Radio

    Look up Flex Radio it's only five watts but does full radio functiion via soft ware o your computer, so all you need is the box, computer, antena and mike look it up on the net it's a cool concept.
     

  3. The_Blob

    The_Blob performing monkey

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    beat me to it ;) ... I wonder how I missed this question the first time around :dunno:
     
  4. ReconCraftTheta

    ReconCraftTheta WWII Reanctor/Architecture Student

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    Not a bad thing to get started with. It'll probably end up happening after this summer, so that gives me some time to start looking around and junk.
     
  5. frankd4

    frankd4 AK4FU

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    Ic 718

    Also look at the Icom 718 great starting rig for about $700.00 it is full of good features at a good price I have been very happy with mine, the most important thing is your antenna with just a center fed dipole nothing more than a wire tuned right with low SWR makes the rig work at its best.
     
  6. ReconCraftTheta

    ReconCraftTheta WWII Reanctor/Architecture Student

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    I've been looking at icoms! And yeah, I know a lot about antennas, haha, got myself a nice book.