Diamond x30 / x50 on 446

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John555
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Diamond x30 / x50 on 446

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hey all, has anyone got any experience of using an x30 / x50 on 446? Im in the market for a dual bander but would like 446 coverage too so any advice welcome. cheers!
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None, but I've been thinking of getting the Sirio mentioned in the last post in the link for homebase. PMR only though.
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Used a 510 on 446 ok
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cheers both, ive ordered an x30 so will report back when i get it up. i have a nano vna so will do a sweep and see what it looks like. chatting to a few of the locals they seem to use them on 446 and think they are alright so fingers crossed!
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chazwozza wrote: 12 Dec 2022, 10:13 Used a 510 on 446 ok
What is pmr446 like in suffolk ?
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It should work very well. Also, the advantage of using low power (500mW ERP) is that effects of SWR mismatch will be less damaging. Recall, SWR is a ratio. On the whole, a 3:1 mismatch at 500mW will have significantly less reflected power than a similar mismatch at 5W.
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