is this ham radio a deal?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
---new radio shack catalog, page 34, 2 meter 12 volt 45 watt transceiver @ 189.99, think sale ends today, regular 249.99. Is this adequate for a little keeping in touch around town with friends? at this price it's almost the same for the little 5-7 watt handheld 2 meters, rather have the built in extra oomph. will pay slightly more for a better quality if you have a recommendation/source. thanks in advance gonnakeeptalkin p.s. no, do not have a license, will deal with that later
-- gonnakeeptalkin (email@example.com), November 20, 1999
It's certainly adequate for nearby communications, but I'm not convinced that model is the best idea for you.
Check out Ham Radio Outlet www.hamradio.com , they have hand-helds for under $200 that also scan much of the VHF spectrum.
Personally, I obtained a handheld from ebay for $70 that is in excellent shape.
Bear in mind, that amateur radio requires a license to legally operate.
-- Jollyprez (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 20, 1999.
Well it is, but I would have chosen what is behind door #5.
-- Monte Hall (let's@makeA.deal), November 20, 1999.
I bought one, and am happy with it.
-- Steve Heller (email@example.com), November 20, 1999.