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HandHeld Ham Radios

Feb 7th, 12:17

shully13

Joined: Jan 26th, 13:43
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I am new to ham radio, taking the technician class. i would like to start out with a handheld radio. looking at a few different ones. what would you suggest as a good starter radio? what extras would i need to get on the air.
thank you
Feb 8th, 10:35

W1VT

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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Ask your technical class instructor what he would recommend. He may program his radios and be able to "clone" it in a few minutes--if you have the exact same radio he does.

While popular, HTs aren't always the best choice for a new ham. It may not enough range in rural or mountainous areas. Its receiver may be lacking in dense urban areas. A base station may make more sense.

Zak W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer

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