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TK 790 Amateur Bands

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ramal121

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Anytime you try and take a commercial radio out of the advertised band spread you are at the mercy of "how far will it go" buffer zone. Sometimes you'll have to twiddle the VCO a little to lock above or below the rated frequencies.

The 790 software will error on 2 meter frequencies, but you just hit enter and it will accept them anyway. Of the several I have programmed and used, no problem tx or rx even down to the 145 repeaters.
 

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Of the several I have programmed and used, no problem tx or rx even down to the 145 repeaters.
I agree. I programmed one that worked flawlessly at 144.890 MHz for a repeater input. No tuning required! Don't let the out of band notice scare you in the software.
 
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