I have one… Well, the Moonraker variety, which I got ‘cheap’… in my car… if someone’s going to steal my car, I’d rather have this in it than a one that costs 3-4 times as much
Never tried it on a summit, although my observations based on having it in the car would be:
- Yup, barn door filtering Driving twice weekly down the M5, constant pager breakthrough between Worcester and Cheltenham. Driving past the M4/A419 junction near Swindon, I just used to turn the rig off… constant LOUD pager noise, I assume it was from the big hospital nearby.
- Would frequently require the mic key to be momentarily pressed when changing channel, otherwise nothing would be heard.
- Every signal received just pushed the LCD ‘S’ meter to the max!
- Having a menu controlled squelch is a PITA, a knob would be far superior…
I have successfully chased a SOTA summit with it (one pointer) Although I did the same with an 857, but that was a 2 pointer
Having said all that, it’s TINY, I would imagine it would probably fit in an average pocket, and with a small LIPO, and roll up J-Pole or slim jim it would work just about OK, as long as there were no pager antennas nearby. If nothing else, it would make a nice hand warmer