Exciting news for 70MHz FM enthusiasts: Wouxun and TYT mobile offerings on the way
Interesting news that I’ve picked up over the last couple of days is that both Wouxun and TYT will be offering a version of their quadbander mobiles which will include 70MHz.
In the case of the Wouxun KG-UV950PL you lose 28MHz, which makes good sense to me, giving you 50/70/144/432MHz. Although 28MHz is a great mobile band, – FM only is maybe a bit restricted. Martin Lynch & Sons’ website carries a link to the new rig, which is not yet available – but hopefully not far off. There’s talk of 50W output on 70MHz.
I have it on good authority that the TYT TH-9800 will also be available in a configuration which includes 68-88MHz. In the case of the TH-9800, this is at the expense of the 50MHz band – so you would have 28/70/144/432MHz. The TYT version will hopefully be in the UK from mid-December.
All of this sounds good for 70MHz FM activity – particularly being packaged with other bands – whereas PMR boxes used for the band tend to be big and don’t do anything else for you (albeit they are the right price!)
I wonder if we’ll see triband 70/144/432MHz mobile antennas available?
Tim….Good news for FM types, but not me……have fm rigs coming out all over. What I would like to see are some stable ssb rigs (2m,70cm etc.) Wonder what it would take to get Icom,Kenwood,TYT et al to produce some quality rigs?
Doesn’t do us any good here in the States, we don’t have 70Mhz band.
With bandconditions going down this is not really a wanna have for me.