Re: This was really great thanks


Gary Vaught - W9TIG
 

Wow, Chris.  You just like poking the bear, don't you?

My understanding is that SOME of the Baofeng models do not PREVENT you from transmitting in certain, prohibited frequencies.  In other words, they will allow you to transmit on frequencies where it is illegal for amateur license operators to transmit.  I've read a few articles, and a lot of opinions, which say that this makes the radio illegal.  I'm not a lawyer and I've not seen a conclusive ruling from the FCC, but I do believe there is a difference between the radio being illegal and the radio allowing an uninformed or malicious operator to perform an illegal act.

Again, my 2 Lincolns

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Gary D Vaught

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On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 11:51 AM Chris Swisher <Komu8ce@...> wrote:
Mike,
Could you show me where the Baofeng is illegal?

On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 11:39 AM Mike Morgan <cavecritter@...> wrote:
I recommend the Wouxun. The Beofeng is illegal. You might invest in the longest antenna you can find. 73', km0mvr.


From: "Gary Vaught - W9TIG" <gdv.pops@...>
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Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 7:21:01 AM
Subject: Re: [CMRA] This was really great thanks

I'd suggest asking around the guys in the club/group.  A lot of the guys who have been doing this for a couple of years (or decades) have HTs and mobiles that they might let go for under a couple hundred dollars.  I got my first HT from a club member, and added an aftermarket antenna - it served me well for a couple of years as long as I stayed within transmit range of the repeater.
The $35 Baofeng looks appealing, but you really need to know what you're doing there or it can encourage some undesirable habits.

But that's all just my opinion.  Welcome to amateur radio!!!

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Best Regards,
Gary D Vaught

We can engineer a solution to nearly any problem you can accurately define.

- somewhat anonymous



On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 7:16 AM James Wiles <wilesjw@...> wrote:
Being newly Hammed, and looking for a dual band radio,this Baofeng is appealing because I they’re cheap. But I guess you get what you pay for.  I want to make the right choice and not buy junk.  I don’t understand harmonics, but this article explains some of it, and now I’m think or looking at this Wouxun KG-UV9D, please if you have suggestions and where to buy, it would be most appreciated. I don’t have a call sign yet but I go by JW and my email address is wilesjw@...

Thanks




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Gary Vaught


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