Stop the Nay Saying

I want to take a moment and address something I’ve been seeing in our hobby. I’ve seen plenty of arguments both online and in person about the less expensive HT and mobile rigs put out by Chinese manufacturers.

My first radio was a Baofeng UV5RA and it saw me through four ARES events (including Hurricane Matthew). I upgraded recently to the UV82HP which I just used during the Hurricane Irma Activation after my Yaseu FT-8900R bit the dust during a power surge.(Yes even the big three can’t escape power surges).

These inexpensive radios if programmed correctly will stay within the bands programmed and they are a great little radio for emergencies and for the new amateur radio operator just getting started. Give people a break. Don’t talk down to them about their rig choices, not everyone can afford the big three. Teach people the hobby not nastiness. Just my two cents.

73,

KC1FLG

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Author: Padre Tatro

I'm an ordained Anglican minister and a consecrated bishop, as well as a mental health professional. I also have Fibromyalgia and I am an Amateur Radio Operator. My call sign is K1RET.

4 thoughts on “Stop the Nay Saying”

  1. It’s funny – my first radio was a Yaesu mobile rig, 2m mil-std job. FT-2400 I believe it was. Traded up to an FT-5100 dual band mobile. The 5100 was stolen out of our basement. I still have the original receipt and documents for that radio.

    Since I got a Yaesu VX-7rb quad band handheld, does 6m, 2m, 1.25m and 70cm. Plus I also have a Baofeng B580T dual band (2m and 70cm) and a TYT MD-380 DMR radio all on 70cm.

    Gotta say I like the Baofeng and TYT radios. What I like most is that if I trash them I’m not our $400 but less than $100. That’s a big selling point for me.

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