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    Re: Short Wave Vs 2-Meter Ham Band frequencies for UT
    From: Scott Owen
    Date: 2015 Nov 9, 19:27 -0600

    As noted previously, 2M is not the place to get a time hack; you need
    shortwave capability.  You can get very good WX broadcasts on 2M, but
    again you will need to be within line of sight to the WX broadcast
    transmitter or repeater.
    
    There are a lot of "good" shortwave portables out there.  IMHO, the best
    portable SW receivers using the retractable whip antenna are the the
    Tecsun 660 or Tecsun 880 depending on how much $$$ you want to spend.
    They become truly EXCEPTIONAL portable receivers when an external
    antenna is connected.  My experience with Grundig has not been very good
    and I've owned 3 Grundig portables.
    
    The Sony mentioned earlier would be my second choice.
    
    Scott
    
    On 11/9/2015 4:07 AM, Steve E. Bryant wrote:
    > Dear NavListers:
    >
    > My question is directed to those of you who are familiar with 2-meter
    > ham radio capabilities.
    >
    > I am interested in purchasing a portable radio for the purpose of
    > accessing the broadcasted coordinated universal time such as that
    > offered by NIST or the US Naval Observatory.
    >
    > Amazon offers the following two (2) radios:
    >
    > 1. "C Crane CC Skywave AM, AM, Shortwave, Weather and Airband Portable
    > Travel Radio."  It is reportedly capable of tuning in UT Broadcasts via
    > the shortwave function.
    >
    > The second choice is:
    >
    > 2. "C Crane CCRadio-2E Enhanced Portable AM, FM, Weather and *2-Meter
    > Ham Band*."
    >
    > My question is with regard to the second choice above.
    >
    > Does the 2-Meter Ham Band frequencies necessarily mean that the radio
    > will be capable of picking up the stations that broadcasts the time signals?
    >
    > And the follow up question is: Which of the two radios would have the
    > best reception for my purpose?
    >
    > Best regards,
    >
    > Steve B
    >
    > View and reply to this message
    > 
    >
    >
    

       
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