I’m looking for a 2m/70cm FM rig for my home QTH for chasing.
I have some summits around my home QTH and sometimes I have the luck of chasing some activators on them. I used to have a Qyt KT-8900D which was essentially a Baofeng in a mobile-rig format, but it had a very nice feature - quad standby. I could have 4 channels on the display. To the user they would behave as A/B/C/D VFOs. This was a cheap single-chip radio, so probably this was achieved by some clever background channel-jumping or a wide-band receiver. But it did what I wanted - when there was activity on our local 2m/70cm repeaters, I would hear the repeater. When there was someone on 145.500 or 550, which were on my C and D channels, I would hear those. Or whichever transmitted first.
I know name-brand radios like Yaesu, Icom or Kenwood have much better receivers and filters, but they only have 2-channel displays. Is there a TRX that has multi-channel standby or perhaps some kind of background scanning of pre-selected channels?
For example VFO A is the 70cm repeater, VFO B is the 2m repeater, but in the background it keeps constantly scanning 145.500, 525, 550?
I know many mobile rigs have a scan function, but usually you have to activate it explicitly every time and then it bothers you on the display. You see channels changing on VFO A or B or something is flashing somewhere. And I want to have the radio in this state pretty much every day, whole day by just switching it on, so it has to be unobtrusive. Does anyone know such a radio please?