If you're adventurous you could use a SDR on receive (Airspy, SDRplay, FUNcube, ...) and any radio which transmits the desired mode on 2m / 70cms.
Myself I'm using an Airspy / FT-991 combination, in a week or two it'll be fully automated by the computer.
Simon Brown, GK4ELI http://sdr-radio.com
-----Original Message----- From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Gerald Payton
EXCLUDING the radios used for portable and with handheld antennas, what are the radios used for FIXED operations? I have my IC-2730, which I understand can be used, but wonder what other radio options are there out there. Are the older second-hand radios (hard to find) the answer?