[RFI] Handi for line noise detection?

Pete Smith n4zr@contesting.com
Mon, 11 Mar 2002 07:27:13 -0500

I've been thinking of getting an Icom IC-Q7A.  It is a little low-power
(300 MW) 144/440 mhz shirt-pocket handitalkie that also has AM receive from
78 to 330 MHz, as well as a scanner that operates from 30-1300 MHz, and an
advertised price of under $130.  My thought was that this could make a lot
more sense than a piece of equipment that is dedicated only to noise location.

Is there something wrong with this picture?  I see that other manufacturers
have units with broadly similar specs and prices.  If I got it, for noise
location I would build up a little yagi or Moxon rectangle for directivity. 

73, Pete N4ZR

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