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Re: Inexpensive 436 FM receiver?





On Mon, 07 Feb 2000 20:36:56 -0600 Jon Ogden <jono@enteract.com> writes:
> on 2/7/00 5:26 PM, RogerKola@aol.com at RogerKola@aol.com wrote:
> 
> > A while ago there was a discussion concerning the conversion of an
> > inexpensive (cheap) portable handi-talkie for reception of the 436 
> down links
> > of the FM sats...
> > 
> > I think it was in reference to 9600 baud conversion..
> > 
> > well I am in need of an inexpensive receiver for this band and am 
> willing to
> > modify a rig to do it.....I don't think I am interested in using a 
> "scanner"
> > type radio because they tend not to be too sensitive...and 9600 
> baud isn't
> > necessary at this time...
> > 
> > I would appreciate any input or ideas...
> > 
> > If you are not comfortable recommending a particular radio on the 
> BB please
> > email me direct @    Rogerkola@aol.com
> 
> The Radio Shack HTX-404 can be bought used for about $100.  It can 
> be
> modified very easily (via a button combo) to transmit and receive 
> all the
> way down to 430 MHz.  It is also a radio you can work on as it is a 
> much
> bigger size than the mini-HT's of today.  It seems to have a good RX 
> as
> well.
> 
> Have fun!
> 
> 73,
> 
> Jon
> KE9NA
> 
> 
> -------------------------------------
> Jon Ogden
> KE9NA
> 
> Member:  ARRL, AMSAT, DXCC, NRA
> 
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> 
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Jon If you know of such a mod Please post it. All the info I've ever seen
on the 202 and 404 state that there are NO mods for these radios, and any
attempt to modify the frequency will result in the distruction of the CPU

                                   73"
                                        John
                                               KG5ZA
In The Twinkeling of a Star,
            All That Glitters is Not Gold!

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