[chirp_users] inexpensive Dual Band Mobile radios?

Ronald Nutter ron.nutter at networkref.com
Wed Nov 11 05:59:29 PST 2015


I have had very good results in dealing with the folks at
http://www.radioddity.com/.  They are local to me in Kansas City but they
ship all over the place.

Ron
KA4KYI

On Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 3:00 AM, Dave Nathanson <KG6ZJO at nathanson.org>
wrote:

> Thanks John, Ray, Shon & Mark. All helpful info.
> And I'm continually amazed at the deep resources at the miklor site! :-)
>
> 73,
> Dave Nathanson
> KG6ZJO
>
> On Nov 10, 2015, at 8:32 AM, Mark Waggoner via chirp_users <
> chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com> wrote:
>
> Just a heads up, there is an updated version of the Juntai radio coming
> out shortly. John Miklor has been beta testing and says it's worth the
> wait.
>
> On Nov 10, 2015, at 7:45 AM, John LaMartina <johnla at usa.net> wrote:
>
> Dave,
> Here is the review of the VV898 series.
> http://www.miklor.com/COM/Review_VV898.php
> as well as the
> http://www.miklor.com/COM/Review_KT8900.php
> An updated version of the KT8900 is to be released in about 5 days.
> (no bugs and more features)
>
>
> *The VV898 is CHIRP compatible.The KT8900 is not CHIRP compatible yet.*
>
> John
> - http://www.miklor.com
>
>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, November 10, 2015 2:20 AM
> *To:* Chirp Discussion
> *Subject:* [chirp_users] inexpensive Dual Band Mobile radios?
>
> [This is sort of off-topic, but hinges on CHIRP support for the radio]
>
> Howdy, I'd like to get a recommendation for a dual band mobile radio for a
> new ham that will (probably) not use it a whole lot. But it needs to work
> reliably enough, even if not a lot of features. Actually less features is
> fine, that is just less stuff to not understand & less to forget between
> uses!   :-)
>
> Mounting a UV5R in a car doesn't seem like a good idea. Can anyone offer
> anything good or bad about *any* "inexpensive" mobile dual band ham
> radio, including the *Leixen VV-898 or Jetstream JT270M* (apparently the
> same radio). It is one of the few cheap Mobile units I see on the list of
> CHIRP supported radios.
> http://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/Home
> Amazon reviews seem fairly ok, especially for $99.  I'm interested in a
> CHIRP-supported radio. This is intended for an 1997 Jeep Cherokee, and a
> small radio is probably a better match. It does need to be a dual bander.
>
> If the cost gets anywhere even near $200, I'd just recommend the Yaesu
> 7900 or Yaseu 8800. But for this situation, I'm open to hearing about
> cheaper alternatives that I might be able to recommend until this new ham
> grows into the "sport".
>
> Thanks for your helpful council.
>
> 73,
> Dave Nathanson
> KG6ZJO
>
> PS: if you know of a better forum to ask about CHIRP compatible mobile
> radios, it's ok to shoot me a pm or direct email about it.
>
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