Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KA4DPO, Apr 22, 2016.
Need we say anything else....As American as Yaesu and Apple Pie!
Love your Sarcasm..post of the year award!!
This applies to all hand held radios that come with a rubber duck. I've replaced every single one of my antennas with Larsen helical quaterwave rubber ducks and the difference is amazing. It is also amazing that the major radio manufacturers put so much effort in bringing out a quality radio and put the cheapest rubber duck on them!
That's OK. You won't hear me on your repeater with my Standard or Kenwood H-T's either. Not ever. (As if I even wanted to visit your area. It's NOT worth the drive. A waste of time and money.)
189 Baofengs were tested, according to the November 2015 QST. I wonder if it would be a good exam question to ask how many need to be tested for a statistically significant sample?
BaoFeng should have donated a case of their higher end HT's to the League, then they would have been the Go To radio.
Who cares about spectral purity on 2 meter repeaters. As soon as you add your PR-40, IHY or Behringer processing, wide filters and other "mods" to any HF rig and legal limit amp it will fail miserably. Get real people.
That (in the words of Spock) "that is too logical." The radio is merely a "tool," sometimes the user is a fool.
Not as happy as he is I'm sure.
I won't dispute his right to ban whoever he wants from his repeater, but his attitude toward what has become an entry-level radio isn't consistent with his position of recently-appointed Youth Coordinator for the Nevada Section. It's not going to be too welcoming to a kid (or their parents) new to ham radio when they're told not to buy the $40 Baofeng but instead buy the $250 (or more) Motorola.