[VHFcontesting] Setting up new station

Michael Murphy michael at k5mbm.com
Sun Oct 30 00:13:18 EDT 2016

This is an opinion question, so tell me your opinion and why you feel the way you do.  I have been wanting to get into vhf contests, but haven't got it all together yet.  I currently have a Yaesu 450D and 100D.  Also have 3 Tyt 9000 (2m, 1.25m and 70cm FM).  I will be moving in a few months and have been thinking about the new shack and thinking of upgrading the equipment.  So if you were to start from scratch to build a decent single operator station primarily for Vhf contest (I've be doing HF just fine with what I've got now), what equipment would you use?  I like that the Elecraft K3 has support for multiple transverters.  I also like the Icom IC-9100 for its 2m and 70cm capability, but no transverter support.  When it comes to tranverters, I like the way the Elecraft transverters work with the K3, but Demi has more band choices.  As far as antennas go, I've only got a triband vertical for the FMs.  So any thoughts and comments are welcome.

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