More great advice, thank you.
I got on the phone
to the "paid" part of the VMR service
in South Australia
, and he was a great help. His take on the 27Meg was interesting, he says it is still supported, however he was really recommending the VHF
, but in the same breath said keep both as, of course, the VHF
might die at a bad moment.
BillR you have made a really good point, there is a feel of quality and substance to these units that I have not seen for a long time. I had originally thought I would swap at least the VHF for the new one I bought for the Austral, but after your comments and some of the earlier remarks, I have decided to leave it alone.
However the Wagner SSB
really is a problem. It was probably great once but it is taking up a HUGE amount of room and so far I don't get the impression anyone is really suggesting I keep it (but I admit I am a bit confused now). The VMR guy was pretty non commital about it also, but seemed to be suggesting it was for talking to land stations. So far, my instinct says take it out. Any thoughts on it particularly...?