WHICH HT FOR ME?

Discussion in 'VHF/UHF - 50Mhz and Beyond' started by W1PDG, Dec 1, 2014.

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  1. W1PDG

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    Ok I'm buying an ht today. Cyber Monday don't you know. I can't make up my mind between the vx-6r or the Th-f6a. So I'm playing a game here. All I need you fellow hams to post is which one you think I should get. I'll be ordering the one that has the most recommendations in this thread along with one I'm posting on eham. I'll tell you the out come later today.
     
  2. KO6WB

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    Okay, I'll take a leap and state that you should get one or the other provided FM is your thing.
    Other than that, my post is totally unhelpful (sorry, time for my meds).

    Have fun
    73
    Gary
     
  3. KK4YWN

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    Can't recommend any ht ever.
     
  4. KM4GGD

    KM4GGD Ham Member QRZ Page

    vx-6r
    ..........
     
  5. NK7Z

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    I have used the Kenwood THF6a for years... Here are my thoughts on it:
    http://nk7z.net/review-of-kenwoods-th-f6-handheld-radio/
     
  6. AA9G

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    Get a Baofeng that will do basically the same thing as those do and save yourself several hundred bucks. ;)
    If you really insist on wanting AM reception and multi modes, the Kenwood, hands down. But if all you're looking for is local FM repeater use, anything beyond a Baofeng is wasted money.
     
  7. W5PFG

    W5PFG Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have owned both. I sold my TH-F6. I've been very pleased with my VX-6R. Still going strong after many years...
     
  8. W1PDG

    W1PDG Ham Member QRZ Page

    Still time to get your vote in! Please only choose one of these as I'm not interested in alternatives. I know what each is capable of.
     
  9. K8ERV

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    I really like my 3 Baofengs. Learned a few new words while trying to program them.

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
     
  10. K0RGR

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    I enjoy having a portable receiver that will receive SSB on the HF bands, and the THF6A will do that, so I'd probably choose the Kenwood for that reason alone.

    The VX6R does provide AM reception on HF, and transmit capability on 222 MHz, too - also a big plus. If I didn't care about actually receiving anything other than AM broadcasts on shortwave, the VX6R would seem to be a good deal. My one knock on all the VX-series radios - they get VERY hot when operating at high power - too hot to hold comfortably or put back in your shirt pocket! The Yaesu is also substantially cheaper than the Kenwood right now.
     
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