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PostSubject: 4 metre Band   4 metre Band Icon_minitimeTue Dec 05, 2023 6:55 pm

Hi, 
I was seduced by a little anytone 4m box on ebay and bit the bullet, is the band busy or very quiet?
I don't mind either way as i'm happy playing around trying to pick signals up.
Having never tried 4m, I'm unsure what to expect.

Tam

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Equipment Used : kenwood ts 2000x ascom 70mhz icom vlf/hf/uhf receivers multiband antennas
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PostSubject: Re: 4 metre Band   4 metre Band Icon_minitimeTue Dec 05, 2023 10:57 pm

hi tam i live in teesside i have 70mhz an ascom fm and a spectrum 25 watt transverter i have a 4 band vertical and a hang up wire dipole not much local qso some locals prefer yagi for dx if you have a local net its very much like 145mhz fm i fitted my ascom with the rats 4 chip and the build of the ascom is very good ask local hams in your area as you will find them very helpfull my qso is very local with some stations on ssb i listen on 70.450 fm enjoy paul m0kbd 73s

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PostSubject: Re: 4 metre Band   4 metre Band Icon_minitimeWed Dec 06, 2023 6:15 am

Nice one Tam. 4 metre Band 1f44d 

I've played on almost every band allowed under the Foundation ticket but must admit I've never used 4m.

Hope you have a lot of fun with it and you'll have to let us know how you get on.

73
Victor

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PostSubject: Re: 4 metre Band   4 metre Band Icon_minitimeWed Dec 06, 2023 1:43 pm

rabbi wrote:
hi tam i live in teesside i have 70mhz an ascom fm and a spectrum 25 watt transverter i have a 4 band vertical and a hang up wire dipole not much local qso some locals prefer yagi for dx if you have a local net its very much like 145mhz fm i fitted my ascom with the rats 4 chip and the build of the ascom is very good ask local hams in your area as you will find them very helpfull my qso is very local with some stations on ssb i listen on 70.450 fm enjoy paul m0kbd 73s
Thanks for the reply rabbi, I am very wet behind the ears with all this stuff but happy to play around and see where it takes me. I struggle for antenna possibilities so it will be a whip or dipole in the loft. Hey, what is there to lose? Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 4 metre Band   4 metre Band Icon_minitimeWed Dec 06, 2023 1:46 pm

Victor wrote:
Nice one Tam. 4 metre Band 1f44d 

I've played on almost every band allowed under the Foundation ticket but must admit I've never used 4m.

Hope you have a lot of fun with it and you'll have to let us know how you get on.

73
Victor
Thanks Victor, as I say I will play around with wires and maybe even get up my local hills in the car and see what happens, i'll certainly post how I get on.

Tam

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PostSubject: Re: 4 metre Band   4 metre Band Icon_minitimeThu Dec 07, 2023 6:08 am

When four goes it goes.
When I first got going on four I used a Spectrum transverter kit.
In the summer it was very easy to work Gibraltar with 10watts and a coaxial dipole in the loft.

There were very few countries on four back then but now a good portion of Europe is on four.
Look out after April and through to September for the Es, you will find there are Europeans on FM.

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