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New Ham soon. Best bang for the buck handheld?

Discussion in 'Ham Equipment' started by K7RDN, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. K7RDN

    K7RDN Member

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    I will have my Amateur license the middle of February, test is scheduled for Technician and General.

    Been wondering about which hand-held to get. Thinking of a multi-band and of course want the biggest band for the buck.



    Looking forward to hearing your recommendations and the reason why.
     

  2. Robb

    Robb Yup

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    milkman21218 W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Robb just said it all. The Wouxun beats all other HT's as for having the most bang for the buck. Read the reviews.
     
  4. W5LZ

    W5LZ Crotchety Old Bastard

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    I would make one change in that recommendation. I would get the KG-UVD2D, or the '3' model instead. That's if you just have to have a hand-held, I wouldn't recommend one as a 'first' radio.
    - 'Doc
     
  5. KJ6HYC

    KJ6HYC Member

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    I am a new ham (May 2010). The Wouxun KG-UVD1P is my first radio. I has been excellent, no problems what so ever. I have since purchased a 2nd Wouxun for the 220 band (2M/220). My only complaint is the "S" meter reads full scale on weak signals. So if you Fox hunt, this would not be a good choice, but if not a Fox hunter, the Wouxun is a great bargain.
     
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    CamoRedneck KJ4PUF

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    I agree with Doc. I'd pass on a handheld also and get a nice mobile/base unit instead. When I got my tech. I just had to have a HT, I got a yaesu vx7r with all the gadgets and it sucked . Use my yaesu 7900r and sold the vx7r.
     
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    Ok, I got the Quansheng TG-UV2 with the 2000 Mah battery, ear piece, US 110v charger, USB cable and software and delivery for $100. Reviews were very good, figured for $100 I couldn't go wrong.

    http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/8931
     

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