[chirp_users] Recommendations on "under $400.00" hand-held

Christopher Knowles cknowles at tiac.net
Tue Apr 21 07:54:54 PDT 2020


Get a Baofeng UV-XR.  It's handheld, has a 10-watt - 5watt - 1watt power 
range, a 4800 maH battery, and can be had for around $50.  I've had mine 
ever since I got my Amateur Extra license (October 2018) and it has 
never given me a lick of trouble.  In addition to the antenna that comes 
with it, I use a mobile antenna mounted on the housing of my air 
conditioner in the window of my 2nd floor master bedroom and a Ringo 
Ranger just inside the same window.  I can switch between the two with a 
switch mounted on my drafting table where I sit when I'm on the radio.

On 4/21/2020 10:28 AM, Nigel A. Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF wrote:
> HF. VHF, UHF?
> FM, SSB, CW?
> Power output?
> Suitable for the blind?
> You're a bit vague.
>
>
>> On 21 April 2020 at 09:34 Bret Goodfellow <deuce2ii at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Hello Friends,
>>
>> I am using an 8 year old radio, Wouxun KG-UV3D.  It’s worked well for my limited use.  I’m looking to get a new hand-held radio under $400.  Any suggestions on radios not made in China?  Suggestions on Chinese radios?
>>
>> Thanks for your expertise!
>>
>> Deuce
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