View Full Version : What is a good handheld radio with VHF/UHF that can be used on 11 meter band?

Thu 17th Sep 2020, 23:38
I wouldn't use the CB band, I would just like for my radio to be able to use it if I really needed to. I'd buy a $600 radio if I could use it. If it has 33cm that would be a plus but I imagine there is no way one would have all four.

Fri 18th Sep 2020, 10:30
A handheld radio that can do 27MHz (I assume you mean SSB and AM/FM), as well as 144MHz and 440Mhz, and you'd like 900MHz?

I hope you've got deep pockets, because you are going to have to build it yourself.

Alinco make a hand held that does 144MHz/440MHz/1200MHz, but not 900MHz or 27MHz

Wouxun make a mobile that does 28MHz/50MHz/144MHz/440MHz, but not 900MHz, it doesn't do AM or SSB though, so no good for CB.

Even the expensive high end Icom base stations will not do everything you want out of the box, and they start at $1200 and go up to $7000+

You might want to temper your expectations, or just consider doing what the rest of us do. Buy more than one radio. ;)

What do you think you will be using 900MHz for?

Fri 18th Sep 2020, 19:24
Theoretically I could use 900mhz to communicate with my job's two way business radios. I suppose I will make one when I finish my ee degree. Or before.

Steve French
Wed 7th Oct 2020, 18:37
I have never heard of any handheld that has VHF/UHF and 11 meter.

Thu 5th Nov 2020, 11:36
Another VHF marine radio Horizon (https://www.hamtronics.com/best-vhf-marine-radios/)
This radio allows access to different stations in the USA, Canada, and other areas. You can select the output power (1W, 2.5W, and 6W) for the best communication quality. The standard reception range for WX and FM channels is between 76MHz and 108MHz.

Mon 28th Dec 2020, 21:39
If you use a ham radio to transmit on the 11 meter or cb band you are breaking fcc regulations! You can monitor them but cannot transmit!
cb radio is limited to 5 watts ( but many people exceed that and there is no policing of them since the license requirement ended)
Ham radio on the other hand is self policed by other ham members. and yes your signal source can be located by operators monitoring it.
hams actually have practice games to do just that (Its called fox hunting) tracking down the location of a hidden transmitter.

with exception of qrp. many ham radios can be modified to 11 meter But because many of these radios exceed 5 watts they seriously override frequencies of nearby tv, radio,and other equipment and may cause damage.
for instance some of the baofeng uv5 radios can be programmed in the frequencies used by police, fire, and ems. the problem here is in hi power they can overload and override crucial frequency communications