Looking for a suggestion on a 2+ 6 meter mobile FM with SSB

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I am Looking for a suggestion on a 2+ 6 meter mobile FM with SSB I've been off the air for quite a while N1TNP

Also I have posted a few Liner amps and a SWR Meter in the yard sale section Also I posted 2 Astron Power supplies on EBay today

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Hi Mike,

As far as I know, there are no 2mtr/6mtr only fm/ssb rigs out there. Icom made a IC-706 series that was HF through 440 and was all mode. I own the earliest model that they made in that series and it's HF through 2 meters. The head was removable and you could remote the RF deck part but those remote kits are now very difficult to find. The newer "Mk" series included 440 all mode and I think the power on 2 meters was boosted to 35 watts. On mine, it is (I think) 10 watts.

Search on those rigs for specs and it will tell you more than I can tell you here. They can be had for about $400 for the earlier models and $5-600 for the Mk series. The whole line has been discontinued so you would have to buy a used one. I think Yaesu is still making HF through 440 mobile rigs and from what I understand, they are quite nice....and remote kits are probably still available for those and at a more reasonable price too.
 
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I am Looking for a suggestion on a 2+ 6 meter mobile FM with SSB I've been off the air for quite a while N1TNP

Also I have posted a few Liner amps and a SWR Meter in the yard sale section Also I posted 2 Astron Power supplies on EBay today

MikeL131 N1TNP
Even if you found one I think your limiting yourself but if it's what you want okay. I've never heard or seen a rig like that though.
 

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Careful with the 706s. They are great radios, but they have a lot of custom parts that are not obtainable anymore. If something blows, Icom will not service them in most cases. You'll be stuck with a paperweight.

Icom does make a 706 replacement.

IC7100.

 

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Careful with the 706s. They are great radios, but they have a lot of custom parts that are not obtainable anymore. If something blows, Icom will not service them in most cases. You'll be stuck with a paperweight.

Icom does make a 706 replacement.

IC7100.

Not so much custom but discontinued power fets discontinued by the manufacturer (I think Sanyo). For some years they were available but like everything else something better comes along and over several years the manufacturer will no longer make the parts. I think the power fets used in the latest iteration of the 706’s are still available or at least they were about three years ago. Again, things change.
 
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