Re: New Ht
Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
The Baofeng radios have their place in the world of amateur radio. For me, that place is as an inexpensive radio to go in get home bags, bugout bags, etc.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
As a first radio for a new ham, I think they’re not that great. The user interface is horrid and that’s a source of confusion and frustration for new hams, who are often already struggling with repeater offsets, CTCSS tones, etc. On top of the UI issues my experience is the Baofeng radios are not really stellar performers on receive and many of them are very dirty transmitters I can live with those shortcomings in a radio that spends its life in a bag being a cheap backup radio but that’s not what I’d suggest for a new ham.
I’ll cast my vote in the Yaesu FT-60 column.
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