[chirp_users] inexpensive Dual Band Mobile radios?

dmdfacp at gmail.com dmdfacp at gmail.com
Wed Nov 11 12:21:16 PST 2015


Hmmm. There's SOMETHING about "font size" in the '898 manual. I've not read that part. Maybe it's what you're looking to find. 

See:

http://www.miklor.com/VV898/pdf/VV898_UserManual.pdf

(As an aside, a "font" actually is a specific lettering style -- or typeface -- in a particular size. Changing size is changing "font," although this is not how the word is commonly used. I used to teach computer graphics.) 

Dave

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DSP

On Nov 11, 2015, at 2:52 PM, Bob Burkett <r.l.burkett at gmail.com> wrote:

Are there any low cost mobiles like this with and alpha/numeric display?

Bob
KF3BY

> On Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 8:48 AM, dmdfacp at gmail.com <dmdfacp at gmail.com> wrote:
> The VV-898 can be had for $70, delivered, from eBay. It's offered at $69.99 plus about $10 postage, but with the Make an Offer option. 
> I bought one for $69.99, delivered from the USA. I've tried to send a screen capture, twice, but the image exceeds the message size. 
> 
> Sent from my iPhone 
> DSP
> 
> On Nov 11, 2015, at 4:00 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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