I bought one of those. Mainly because of the price and the capabilities. You can do things with this radio that you can't with normal ham handhelds.
It depends on what you want. This is an inexpensive way to get into handhelds. It may not make a difference to you but this radio is ready to accept interops. That is the gov 1st responder frequencies. I have a buddy in a nursing home. I bought him one that was similar so he could get with the ham community in his area. We got our tickets about the same time and both have been involved in ham for a lot of years.Inceptor, is it a good product or am i better off investing in a expensive one?
It's a good start. It's not that hard either to get your technician license. Some like this and some don't. At least you're willing to give it try.thank you for the info ... I need some kind of radio to get into this HAM world i think i will purchase.
I am a Ham radio person.... I have that radio I bought it for fun.... it is a ok radio and its better then not having one, however it is a PAIN to program, unless you use the software that is sold separately, it is worth spending more money and getting a better radio.......KB3ZTX
Long, long ago I was into CB for traveling mostly. My wife got so mad at me because of the crap on the air. She said if I put one in a vehicle again, she would divorce me. I got my ham ticket not long after that. I still have a new cobra in the box somewhere but it hasn't seen the light of day in a long time.Does anyone even consider citizens band?
I have a scanner that can pick up HAM, but I have been thinking of comms in terms of making sure the prepper group stays connected. The little handheld CBs are find for that within a mile or so.