No Baofengs Allowed

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KA4DPO, Apr 22, 2016.

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  1. K1FBI

    K1FBI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Need we say anything else....As American as Yaesu and Apple Pie!:rolleyes:
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  2. K1FBI

    K1FBI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Love your of the year award!!
  3. NK2U

    NK2U Ham Member QRZ Page


    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!

    de NK2U
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  4. WA9SVD

    WA9SVD Ham Member QRZ Page

    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.)
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  5. W1VT

    W1VT Ham Member QRZ Page

    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?
  6. K1FBI

    K1FBI Ham Member QRZ Page

    BaoFeng should have donated a case of their higher end HT's to the League, then they would have been the Go To radio.
  7. K1FBI

    K1FBI Ham Member QRZ Page

    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.
  8. WA9SVD

    WA9SVD Ham Member QRZ Page

    That (in the words of Spock) "that is too logical." The radio is merely a "tool," sometimes the user is a fool.
  9. K4PIH

    K4PIH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Not as happy as he is I'm sure.
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  10. K6CPO

    K6CPO Ham Member QRZ Page

    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.
    Last edited: May 5, 2016
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