After my posting about Sporadic E a couple of days ago, I had an interesting email from Steve G1KQH who pointed me in the direction of a simple way of getting onto 29MHz FM (and AM) using one of the Intek CB radios, the M60.
You do need to pop the cover off and remove link LK2 – this allows the rig to cover 25.610 to 30.100 in ‘PO’ mode (the rig is configured with different settings for different adminstrations’ CB allocations, but PO allows the widest coverage).
Here’s a video from Simon Parker on the modification required
Here Simon shows cycling through the various modes
I’ve not tried this, but it looks a temptingly cheap way to get on 28/29MHz AM/FM for the Es season if you don’t already have a rig.
Thanks Steve for the tipoff and thanks Simon for the video ‘how to’.