By Len

Verified

Good little radio for the money. Excellent starter kit.

 
5.0

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  • None

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Bought for training of new ham. As a basic package, it works fine. Antenna is useless unless you are right next to your contact, use a Slim Jim and I get decent kick. Package should contain a better antenna option so new users won't think that the radio isn't working. Has some features I don't prefer, but nothing is perfect.


By Sean the Ranger

Verified

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

Solid and Performs Great!

 
5.0

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This was my first mobile basestation purchase, and the parts together are definitely worth the cost as you can't purchase them apart at that cost. This is a great starter kit for VHF/UHF operations, and it also works well to scan and monitor emergency response and informational channels. This is a great little rig to put on your desk top and one that I am going to incorporate in a Go Box for events or emergency use.


By Obed

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

well worth it.

 
5.0

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I bought this radio because of the low price. I intended to put a radio in my office and did not want to spend a ton. I was actually quite surprised at how good the radio looks, how well it sounds and how well it works. I have several other radios that cost 3 times as much and this compares very favorably. The power supply in this package is small and lightweight and works very well too. I did not use the antenna that came in the package as I put a vertical on the roof of the building. I would not only recommend this as a good economical package for a now operator, but would say that it performs as well as the better known, more expensive brands out there.


By Eugene R

Verified

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

Great dual band radio.

 
5.0

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Very well built radio. Excellent sound quality, loud speakers and very precise volume control (from very low to very high level). Good noise filtration. Well built menus and controls, all you need to control the radio is the DTMF speaker/mic (included with radio) in your hand that gives you access to all the functions. Programming is also very easy and the programming software is well made. The mic has good sensitivity and gain so you don't have to get too close to it, you can talk while holding it 4"-6" away from your mouth and have crystal clear transmission of your voice. For the price this radio is sold for, the features and quality that it offers - it's an excellent buy.


By Todd M

(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Great Starter packge - comes complete

 
5.0

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  • fast delivery
  • Excellent package
  • Good service

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bought this to start my home base station. package came in one day and came complete with all software, cables, eq, and antenna. was operating and programmed within 30 mins of box opened and transmitting to friends. excellent starter


By KD9DHL

Verified

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

good radio for a good price

 
5.0

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i used this as a base setup for a few months then here recently i installed the radio into my jeep and i use the mag mount that it cam with and it still works perfect


By John J

Verified

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

Excellent Starter Kit

 
4.0

PROS

  • Superb service
  • Excellent Value
  • Easy to program
  • Good performance
  • Everything You Need

CONS

BEST USES

  • Multiple Band Scanning
  • Great For Base Or Mobile

Comments:

This Kit allowed me to be on the air in a matter of minutes. The included software and programming cable are superb. The mobile antenna is adequate. The Power Supply is quiet and is spot on with power delivery after checking it with a multimeter. The radio performs well, has good sound and features. The only con that I can say is that this radio will pick up some pops and noise on certain frequency combinations. Not a big deal, but noticeable. Would purchase again.


By Page7x

Verified

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

Great Deal Package for any Ham

 
5.0

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Works great out of the box. I use it as a base with the Tram 1185 on a cookie sheet and can hit repeaters several miles away with no issue. Radio is easy to program with the supplied items. I am an Extra and did A LOT of research and price comparisons and ended up purchasing this kit at this website.


By Page7x

Verified

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

Great Power Supply

 
5.0

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Used with a " Wouxun KG-UV920P-A Dual Band UHF/VHF Base/Mobile Amateur Radio" (5 through 50 watts) with no problems at all.


By KB2TZD

Verified

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

Good Radio

 
3.0

PROS

  • Good reception
  • Large Amt Of Memories
  • Good Hi Power Output

CONS

  • Low Power Is Lower
  • Low Power Spec
  • Pc Programmable Only

BEST USES

Comments:

I am using this for an EOC base radio with an Arrow OSJ 144/440. One of the best things is the reception and the amount of actual power on High setting. It was putting out about 60w on High. On the other hand, the Lower power setting was less than spec'ed out. Actual wattage was about 7w. I was still able to work all of our local repeaters.


By chad

Verified

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

great value

 
5.0

PROS

  • I LOVE IT
  • Plan On Buying A Second

CONS

  • Not That I Have Found

BEST USES

  • Base
  • Ba
  • To Go Box

Comments:

i use it as a base station


By Michael

Verified

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

Great radio!

 
5.0

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This is my first radio and I use it for my base station. great performance. I can pick up repeaters a lot farther than I expected. I love the dual monitoring too, makes for a great radio, experienced used or new to a new ham.


By JRM

Verified

(8 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

Excellent first mobile/base starter kit

 
4.0

PROS

  • Best bang for the buck

CONS

  • Voice Has Heavy Accent

BEST USES

  • Good Entry Level Tranceiv

Comments:

I am using it as a base station.