Wednesday, May 20, 2020

439 MHz FM: How far can you talk on a cheap handheld?

A few days ago I went for a walk along the beach. Taking my handheld. There was activity on 439 MHz, the main FM simplex frequency. A 46km contact was made despite being low and just having the handheld's standard antenna. More here!

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