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New 2chn time. What to buy? AM or FM which is better?

Old 06-04-2005, 07:26 AM
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Default New 2chn time. What to buy? AM or FM which is better?

Ok its time to upgrade the radio in my buggy. I'd like to get a new 2channel radio w/ receiver. Something with a lcd screen on the side but not those crazy big ones.

I have a few questions:

1) Do they make 2channel FM radios?
2) What is better about FM?
3) Would a 75mhz am interfere with a 75mhz fm on the same channel?

Thanks!
Old 06-06-2005, 07:01 AM
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Default RE: New 2chn time. What to buy? AM or FM which is better?

1) Do they make 2channel FM radios?
I think there may be a couple, but i doubt they are computer (lcd screen) radios.

2) What is better about FM?
Longer range, better resistance to interference (glitching). Some may have better response time.

3) Would a 75mhz am interfere with a 75mhz fm on the same channel?
My JR XS3 interfered with a RTR Futaba 75Mhz am radio (from a duratrax evader) when both were on channel 70. My XS3 worked fine, but my buddies car was uncontrollable.

Might as well go 3 channel. You don't need to use it, but it'd be nice to already have if you happen to need it in the future.

3 nice affordable computer fm radios:
Airtronics MX-3
Futaba 3PM
Hitec SRX

I have a JR XS3, and highly recommend it. It is a little more money because it is synth. (no crystals, pick whatever channel you want)
Old 06-07-2005, 08:23 AM
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Default RE: New 2chn time. What to buy? AM or FM which is better?

You can get a 2-channel FM radio that has the screen and all the fancy programming options. It also has synth so you don't need to think about crystals. It's the Husky & Ken system.

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