Ham Radio Starter Kit - HT - Reviews

The Ham Radio Starter Kit from BTWR Essentials is your discount ticket to the exciting world of amateur radio! Compiled by hams for hams, this kit has everything you need to get you started as an amateur radio operator at minimal cost! more

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$59.99

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By Texas BBQ Ham

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

Outstanding Customer Service and a Great Radio

 
5.0

PROS

  • Customer service located in USA
  • Everything worked right out of the box

CONS

  • None

BEST USES

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YES I will buy my next radio from them! Now I'm new to Ham and am still studying for my license. So all I can say is that I received everything listed in their ad and all functions work on both radios.


By wonder

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

Nice package for a starter kit.

 
5.0

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Nice package for a new ham to get started and experience a little of the ham world.


By bob

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

nice

 
4.0

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yes


By None

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

Great product. Great Supplier.

 
5.0

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Use for hobby


By Ron

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

Great introduction to ham radio

 
4.0

PROS

  • price
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to program

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The small hand-held unit is very inexpensive, but does a good job of reaching repeaters with a good quality signal. The unit was pretty easy to program with both 2 meter and 70cm repeaters - and with 120+ memory was able to program repeaters along a 4 state trip. This unit makes it easy to get into ham radio without having to invest a lot of money. The starter kit has everything you need to get on the air once you have your license.


By ftwildernessguy

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

Great for a new Ham

 
5.0

PROS

  • Easy to set up
  • Great price
  • Great Upgrades Included
  • Easy to program

CONS

BEST USES

  • Travel
  • Extra Radio
  • First Radio

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As a new Ham, I was a bit skeptical of the UV 5R from the reviews I had read. I decided to take a chance with this set. No regrets. The guys at Buytwowayradios.com. have taken the time to correct all the problems associated with this radio. I followed the directions exactly using their cable and driver program and was able to program with Chirp easily. I now use this radio daily. I am able to hit all the local repeaters and did well on simplex during a recent club exercise. I am now thinking of buying the Wouxoun mobile kit buytwowayradios has put together! I highly recommend this set, especially as a first radio for a new Ham!


By John C

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

Fantastic Baofeng Ham radio Starter Kit

 
5.0

PROS

  • Long Lasting batteries
  • Durable
  • Great accessories

CONS

BEST USES

  • Public Safety
  • Ham Radio

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Excellent value for the price. Very well built, durable unit. Lots of great accessories included. Worth every penny.


By PaulRS

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

Good Buy

 
4.0

PROS

  • Good Value

CONS

  • Programing Disc Doesn't W

BEST USES

  • Nice Way To Get Started

Comments:

Good value. Has all the things needed to get started in Ham Radio. Too bad the programing disc and cable don't work.


By SAG 1

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

EXCELLENT VALUE

 
5.0

PROS

  • Everything You Need

CONS

  • Buggy Program Software

BEST USES

Comments:

YouTube is an excellent source for learning how to program, though I have yet to conquer the programming software. Scan function is a bit slow, you won't want to pre-load too many repeaters into the memory anyway. You will want to pick up a rubber washer to fill the gap on the antenna upgrade, but worth the minor hassle. Love this radio, has replaced my Yaesu ft290 as my primary, unless it is raining!!!


By KK4VZD

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

Excellent value - complete kit

 
5.0

PROS

  • Chirp Software Included
  • Usb Driver Included
  • Can Transmit While Chargi
  • Complete Kit
  • Good price
  • Can Use While Charging
  • Battery Life

CONS

BEST USES

  • Base
  • Mobile

Comments:

I've used this HT as a mobile and as my base with an additional Nagoya magnetic mount antenna and speaker/microphone that i purchased separately. I can run the radio with the mic and antenna connected, sitting in it's charger base which also adds stability. It works well, easily hitting a local repeater that's 10 miles away.