Every now and then it pops up, either via email, messenger or on air. And with the evolution of the Anytone Apollo II from CB/10m into VHF/UHF then you'd think the grounds are set for something. My view is yes but not now. The time isn't right, and it would need an investment in time, testing, design, costing so it's not a simple "please make me this" Years ago I had a thought of a Uniden being changed from UHF to SSB it's on the blog. It was ahead of its time, product of my mind.
Above the Apollo II. Yes can be re-designed for SSB. Needs time. Like all radio stuff the issue would be price. Especially in UK where they are too used to cheap and expect it always. In this case it wouldn't be cheap and they'd not buy it (only limited sales) But the UK isn't the world so can sell well many other market areas.
FM: 4 / 8 / 15 / 20
SSB: 4 / 10 / 15 / 20
AM: 4 / 8
Then amplifiers can be used with no troubles. You'd need move or replace FP1 – FP6 so same face can't be used so more cost involved as need new front, not same one.
10m Ham Band / 12 metres
Freeband 12 / 10 metres
Needs new board, new software. Long process to get it right
Yes fully programmable, change TX and RX frequencies, Bands, Bleeps etc
Software update (Ability to update only if error found or improvement made)
It's impossible for CRT / Midland / Team / Avanti and multiple others to sell it as a price war and territory war for sales would be unleashed. So you'd need just one who could afford the research, design, testing, big enough orders to make it viable. It has to make profit, it's not a dream just to make it and it'll sell itself.
Won't be coming shortly to market……..
It's about two possible radios:
A: Ham 12/10m
B: CB Multi Norm Use
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