Saturday, May 31, 2014

Tiny 2M Receiver

I was running the other day while listening to my iPod and was wishing I had a 2M receiver in that form factor. I thought it would be nice to listen to have the option of listening to the repeaters. (Even a UV-3R would be too big for my ideal running companion.) My 6th generation iPod Nano uses the headphone wire as the antenna, but I prefer the physical buttons of my 2nd generation iPod Shuffle. Being able to easily start or stop a scan while on the move would be great. And while I am dreaming, I want to use CHIRP to load the repeater frequencies.

Anybody seen anything close to what I'm talking about? Am I the only one that would be interested in this sort of device?

(This reddit post got me thinking about this again. I think about lots of things while I run, but that's not the best time for me to record them for later.)


  1. Have you looked at Alinco's tiny transceivers/wideband recievers? there's the DJ-X2t and the DJ-x7t...
    I have one of the older models, it worked sufficiently well and was VERY compact.

  2. BTW Alinco DJ-X7 can use headphones instead of SMA antenna.

  3. I use a Zastone ZT-2R, but a form factor like the iPod Nano would great.