Saturday, May 15, 2010

HF handy

It's a pity that the Mizuho MX7S HF handy is no longer in production. It would be wonderful for portable operation. Just for holidays to take it with you. Have a nice weekend, 73 Paul

5 comments:

  1. Morning Paul,

    That Mizuho looks cool! BTW hope your wife has a hassle-free trip to Ireland and that the weather is good for her.

    73 Adam

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  2. They were exciting radios for their day, but not all that much smaller or lighter than an FT-817 which is much more versatile and has more than twice the power. They suggest you could use it as a walkie talkie but the chances of making an SSB contact on 40m with 2W to a telescopic whip are not very great.

    A 10m one might be interesting. There was also a 2m version which I owned years ago, but I think the output power was very low as it ran off a 9V transistor radio battery.

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  3. I think there is a market for similar radios today. That is why we see those Mizuhos are going for such silly money on eBay. Like Julian I would like a 10m SSB rig similar to the Mizuho and I really can't understand why none of the manufacturers don't put SSB in their hand portables. It cannot be that hard.

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  4. Hello Adam, I am afraid the ash is going to give problems, I think she'll have to cancel the trip. Keep my fingers crossed. 73 Paul

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  5. hello Julian and Steve,
    Yes, I think a SSB handy would be nice for 10 or 6 meter. But only FM is available. I too think there is a market for small SSB handy's. 73 Paul

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