[chirp_users] New user, and question on diagnosing new radio

Tim Lavoie tim.lavoie at gmail.com
Sat May 12 13:15:54 PDT 2018


Sure, in this case I figured that it's reasonable to support a local 
(well, regional) retailer. Especially as a newbie to the hobby, where 
I've got enough questions without adding a translation layer.

On 2018-05-12 12:46 PM, benton at siletzbay.com wrote:
>
> On 2018-05-12 00:05, Amnon Zohar wrote:
>
> > you could have bought the same radio for much less
>
> > https://www.aliexpress.com/item/BAOFENG-UV-5R-. 
> <https://www.aliexpress.com/item/BAOFENG-UV-5R-Walkie-Talkie-UHF-VHF-Dual-Band-CB-Radio-uv5r-VOX-Flashlight-Dual-Display/32803983251.html?spm=2114.search0104.6.5.20c07690FJP3cG&s=p>..
>
> Also note that when you buy the uber cheap radios out of China, if you 
> get a dud it can be more expensive to return than the radio's cost.
>
> I don't buy Baofengs very often but when I do I just go to Amazon and 
> check that it ships from the US.
>
> Benton 12may18
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