01-26-2012, 05:12 PM
Crotchety Old Bastard
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Join Date: Apr 2005
First, I would not recommend a hand-held as your first radio. All hand-held radios are very limited in ability.
Having said that, if you need a hand-held radio -and- a commercial radio, then the KG-UV6X is a nice one. It doesn't have all the 'bells-n-whistles' the big names do, but in my particular case who needs'em?
If you don't need, or are not able to use the thing on commercial frequencies, why bother? There's no huge benefits other wise.
One thing that I've found is that especially with the change in antenna connections on the newer Wouxun(s), that adapter thingy is a very nice thing to have! Extra batteries are nice too.
One thing to watch with programming the new '6' radio is be sure to have the program software required for it! It isn't the same as for the older Wouxuns.
There's a lot I definitely do NOT know about the new '6', I don't have one yet. It would fit my needs (amateur and commercial use) but hasn't found a 'slot' in my budget yet. it ain't easy being this cheap!