pumbaa wrote:seah wrote:Thanks for your detail reply.
Let say we already obtain the Class B license, with budget of RM1k, what can we do with that?
Can we utilise the repeater to communicate between 2 party just like walkie-talkie in a greater distance? Or it is like a taxi radio where it is broadcast to public?
What will be the range of coverage?
U can talk from Penang to JB using the National Link Repeater !!
Hmm.. Lot of interest in HAM..Ham Radio in Malaysia have several clubs. The so called National Link Repeaters own by ASTRA which accidentally link the state which have the rail roads only (hehehe)..
From Perlis to Johor (except Terengganu)
Portable radio meant for point to point conversation at approved frequency by MCMC.
Repeater is used to have a better coverage of distance.
Both units can be programmed by the owner.
Those walkie-talkie unit i.e. portable unit sale in market is using the free band frequencies (allocated by MCMC at UHF)
Amateur usually used VHF for distance coverage better compare to UHF (actually due to the radiation pattern and characteristic of the radio frequency)
Basic rule of thumb.. the longer the antenna, the lower the frequency used and the better distance covered.
Might ask those hams better..