jet stream makes a 21 inch long HT antennae with the reverse SMA connector 9 so no adapters are needed.
Also MFJ has a thin wire one as well. if she isnt going to walking around with it. get one of those "hershey kiss" antennaes and put it on her fridge or soemthing else wider than 19 inches.
One of my new Tech students has a Baofeng UV5R - it's certainly a nice looking radio! We listened on it, and I thought it sounded pretty good. I see that CHIRP supports it now, so maybe for next week's class, we can try programming it.
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have had a pair of Puxing HTs for over three years
payed almost nothing for them
got extra battery, car adaptor, hand mike
programing is a pain
The Baofeng UV-5R, that is!
Wouxun KG-UVD1P was my first Amateur Radio Transciever. I procured this from a vendor in eBay. As part of the deal
1. I got a Radio Zone external Mic,
2. a programming cable as well as a software C,
3. Drop-in charger and a Li-On battery
4. Cables to power the Drop-In Charger from an AC socket and DC socket (car cigarette lighter plug)
I mention the accessories as well, because I have seen some vendors who only sell the radio (without the software CD or programming cable).
My experience with this VHF/UHF dual bander has been quite good. The Chinese announcements when you changed menu options was a bit of an overkill, but I could switch it off. The software provided by Wouxun had some problems in initial installation (especially on selecting the COM Port settings). But The KGUV Commander came to my rescue.
The Tx and Rx of this radio is quite good. Even with the small rubber ducky antenna provided, I did manage to pick up some signals which my ICOM base station was not able to pick up. The set is not too big or too small (like Baofeng), and can be easily clipped on to the belt. I have also seen that there is a good battery backup.
For the INR 7500/- (approx) I paid, this walkie talkie has been doing a fantastic job.
The Baofeng UV-3R+ has a serious display issue. Just like the old TUBE days, you have to wait for it to "WARM UP" before you can use it. When turned on, the display will be all fuzzy and freaked out. Completely unreadable. But after being on a minute or so, it settles down and is usable. I have heard I ain't the only one with this problem. Send it back? Baofeng HTs are DISPOSABLE HTs!
I also found that the KNOB on the UV-5R is easily pulled loose and lost, as that is what happened to mine after it fell off at Pacificon. WHO KNOWS where it is. Somewhere in the Exhibit hall. I will put some LOCKTITE on it when a new one comes in from 409SHOP, which probably will be in a month or so.
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I have both the Wouxun and the Baofeng UV-5 with the 3300MAH battery it will go for five days on that battery great radios you can spend more but you will not get a better radio.