Is any SOTA activator using or has knowledge of the WOUXUN KG-699 4m handheld, another of the latest chinese imports operating between 66-88Mhz with approximately 5w output.
I recently made the decision to buy the handheld based on my current PYE Phillips PFX 4m handheld which although in good order, is having battery problems and at £29 to replace a battery, I thought I would replace at a later date. The Wouxun although dearer at just under the £100 incl p&p, will add to my 4m activity and is lighter than the PFX to carry in the rucksack.
If all is well, hopefully it will be available on my next SOTA activation and will ensure that my portable 4m capabilities are enhanced from the summits.
So far all comments on this radio have been relatively good, those read on the 4m forum and I will be looking forward to enquiring about a suitable SMA/BNC adapter, that I may use to put the military portable 4,6 & 10m FM antenna I have in line rather than the supplied stub antenna.
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4m activations are certainly looking up for 2009. Will let all know how I get on.