Nevada Space Grant
Max Transmitting Power: 300 mW
This is our Alinco handheld we bought ours used, they are being replaced by the DJC5T ($160). We used this handheld in our old secondary communication payload because it is lightweight and small. It requires an external TNC (e.g. TinyTrak). The DJC5T has an external speaker which adds size and weight to the radio. Since we don't need to hear anything from the radio since it's in the balloon we use the smaller cheaper DJC4T, but they are getting very difficult to find.
This handheld is very small and light. This is more important for the handheld sent up with the balloon than any other radio since weight is an issue.
Battery life of >5 hrs when transmitting, full power at the 10 sec interval.
300 mW Transmitting power
Needs an external TNC.
Telescoping metal antenna (easy to break on landing)