I was about to start a new thread on VHF/UHF handheld performance in the presence of strong RF signals, but found that the discussion was already started here.
I’ve been using an FT-1DR for my SOTA activations and really like having APRS and two receivers. Lately, I encountered several summits that have a significant number of radio transmitters which caused severe interference on 2 meters. So now I am re-thinking the use of the FT-1DR.
My first thought is to try a single band 2m HT such as the FT-270 or similar. But I do have an FT-60 available which might be just as good. Not sure.
This leads to a few questions for the collective wisdom and experience of the group:
Has anyone done a comparison of these radio’s receive performance in the presence of interference?
A side-by-side comparison on a difficult summit would be great…a setup on a test bench would be even better.
Has anyone tried an FT-60 on a known difficult summit?
Any other brilliant thoughts, opinions or excuses?
73, Bob K0NR