Which Handheld VHF ?
Recently purchased an Icom M31, only to find out the thing is knackered,
So now on the search for another handheld ( preferrably used - to stay within available budget ! )
Looking for a radio that will still transmit on full power 5/6W while being powered by a battery tray with Alkalines or Rechargable AA / AAA's, rather than one that will function normally only with crazy priced replacement Lithium batteries.
Just read online that the majority of handhelds only transmit 1 or 2W max when used with battery trays, is this true ?
If so, it does not seem to make sense that if the trays are mostly used as a back up / emergancy - what use is that if the radio only transmits on low power when you need it most ??
Does anyone know of a vhf that would be suitable to run permanently using a battery tray with easily obtainable AA / AAA's - AND still transmit on full power ?