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hunter2005
December 31st, 2005, 01:04 PM
:BangHead: where can i get a ham at.. found some on e-bay... got a bid on them 3 hand held 1 charger with 3 mic.. $21.00 plus 8.00 for shipin.. and where do i find out on the lic part....

Roadhouse
December 31st, 2005, 03:06 PM
http://www.glfwda.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=933

MuddyPaws
December 31st, 2005, 03:33 PM
Oh yea, great thread to point him to.... :rolleyes:

Roadhouse
December 31st, 2005, 05:33 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(MuddyPaws &#064; Dec 31 2005, 02&#58;33 PM) 7413</div>

Oh yea, great thread to point him to.... :rolleyes:
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Okay hunter2005 just read the first part of that thread....don&#39;t read the last part with the Flatlander and Yooper argueing

Brian
December 31st, 2005, 08:01 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(hunter2005 &#064; Dec 31 2005, 12&#58;04 PM) 7399</div>

:BangHead: where can i get a ham at.. found some on e-bay... got a bid on them 3 hand held 1 charger with 3 mic.. &#036;21.00 plus 8.00 for shipin.. and where do i find out on the lic part....
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This is a good place to get stuff from. HRO (http://www.hamradio.com/)

kb8ymf
January 1st, 2006, 11:28 AM
Hunter2005, what made you decide on a handheld? Depending on what your needs are, I would tend to favor a mobile unit as your first radio assuming your intent is to use it out fourwheeling. I say this from experience. My first radio was a handheld and found it very cumbersome with trying to attach it to an outside antenna. It also had much more limited communication range due to it&#39;s 4 watts out -vs- 50w to 75w output from a mobile.
Most of my radio&#39;s are Kenwoods but I will be upgrading my communication to one of the new breed of radios this spring. Most likely a ICOM 2200H @ 65watts (&#036;229)which has GPS interface. 50 watts is the typical output of mobiles. The other choice is the ICOM IC-8000 mobile @75 watts (&#036;185) with the IC-V8 handheld to go along with it. Just getting started you can get a new mobile for &#036;150 Antenna for about &#036;50.
Because your just getting into it, used radios are a good place to start. What radio on EBAY did you find? For &#036;21 for 3 radios I&#39;d be a bit leary. They may need new batteries which can be a bit costly if you replace them all. The other item you&#39;ll need is a good antenna. Don&#39;t skimp here. The better the antenna, the better you&#39;ll get your signal out. All my antennas are Diamonds.
If your comming to the quarterly I&#39;ll have some catalogs with me. Another good retail site that i get my stuff through is http://www.aesham.com
Both HRO that Brian gave you and AES are the two top selling Amatuer radio outlets.

jim - kb8ymf

IBJeepin98XJ
January 15th, 2006, 03:02 PM
i agree with jim. i still have my first handheld, it sits next to my computer.

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