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Discussion in 'General Ham Radio Discussion' started by Moleculo, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. Moleculo Administrator Staff Member

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    With all of the information and reviews that members post about ham radio equipment on this site, I started wondering just how much these topics have influenced others to buy. So, I figured it would be fun to find out!



    If you've purchased a piece of ham radio equipment and were influenced to do so because of this site, what was it?
     
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  2. wavrider W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Based on ROBB's recommendation and review of the IMAX 2000 I purchased it.
     
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  3. Black_Bart Member

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    i do more research, i do a google search which usually will include an eham.net review (i know eham has at least one troll who bad-mouths everything) search yahoo-groups, search blogspot and search youtube too, usually somebody will put a video on too and if something really is a complete piece of crap they will make some noise about it

    I always search the heck out of something especially if what I want costs a lot of money
     
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  4. bamacj old ham

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    I havent purchased it yet, but due to your review of the K3 it will be my next rig.
     
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  5. RatsoW8 Supporting Member

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    The Beofeng UV-3R micro HT.
     
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  6. SmackDown Active Member

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    Does my Varmint XL-1000 count?


    3's
     
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  7. st1ngr4y Member

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    Yes, my vx-8dr, based off of Moleculo's review of the vx-8r.
     
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  8. depark W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    You bet! After following the review threads of the Yaesu VX-8R and FTM-350 I purchased a VX-8DR with all the toys (GPS, Ext mic, Larger Battery, desk charger, BT board) and the original version of the FTM-350 (now updated) with all it's toys (GPS, BT Board and Voice Board). Both of which have been great investments. My next purchase will be the Baofeng UV-3R Mark II based on it's review.(y)
     
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  9. moose No good can come of this.

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    From this board, (and it's earlier incarnations) I have picked up some good used gear. Also not having and kind of HROs within a couple hours drive from here the reviews written, video or otherwise are about as close to touchy feeley as I can get to most equipment.
     
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  10. moose No good can come of this.

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    If I had the $1200 I would plunk it down on the IC-7000 I have been drooling over for months. Maybe come tax season I will unload a few amps and a radio and finally take the plunge to the 'other side'.
     
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  11. FatHam Administrator Staff Member

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    Well let's see... Because of your site, I finally pulled the trigger and crossed "Ham ticket" off my bucket list seven months ago. Since getting my license in May, I've purchased an HF/VHF radio, two VHF/UHF mobiles, two VHF/UHF HT's, a 10m mobile, amp, tuner, power supply, meters, seven antennas, and hundreds of feet of wire and co-ax, connectors, etc...

    Yes, your site has helped the economy. Had I not found it, I'd still be another one of those guys that LOVED CB as a kid and just never got around to getting the license to take it to the next level. Thanks. Thanks a TON!

    My wife wishes I'd never found worldwidedx.com :eek:

    Edit/Add - Oh yeah, and a recent battle with a balun caused a trip to the ER, allowing me to put another $1000 back in to the economy in the name of ham radio. lol
     
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  12. Mudfoot Supporting Member

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    I'm afraid Eham has more than trolls as it problem.

    Majority of dudes just don't know how to operate their equipment, then they slam it with low marks.
     
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  13. BJ radionut Supporting Member

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    ARod: Let's say congradt's...You are truley now part of the Ham radio community!

    7 Month's a ham...multiple radio set-ups up and running...
    Antennas installed out the Wazu!.... And you've had only (1!) Oh **IT...
    (You know the formula:1000 attaboys = (1) Oh **IT):D
    Your doing well my friend...
    Enjoy
    Merry Christmas/ Happy Holidays
    All the Best
    BJ

    To advoid Hi-Jacking....
    Mole: I purchased a FT2900 due to info here..73
     
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  14. Se7en Well-Known Member

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    After reading the reviews on the Beofeng UV-3R on this forum, i broke down, swallowed my American pride and bought one
     
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  15. Once Bitten Member

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    I too swallowed my buy American pride and purchased the "BAOFENG UV-3R" after following Moleculo's review.
    I am not yet dissappointed.
     
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