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EDC COMMS -- What Radio do you carry (HT/Mobile)

Discussion in 'Electronic Devices' started by OpusX, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. OpusX

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    I have to figure that I am not the only ham on a board like this .

    I got my tech ham license less than a year ago and have enjoyed the hobby so far. After getting the license I grabbed up two different rigs. My mobile out in the car is an ICOM 2350. Nice dual band rig with crossband repeat.

    The handheld that I have on my edc bag is a Baofeng UV-3R. This little 2watt cheapy has done a great job for the price and size. It will transmit and receive out of band, which is convenient, and fits in a molle strobe pouch right on my laptop bag.

    ---My Baofeng UV-3R---

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    I carry a modded Kenwood TH-F6. I have had it for years. A very dependable radio.
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    -N0USM
     
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  3. kc0cat

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    I'm currently carrying an Icom IC-91AD. I chose it for it's size, build quality and that it has not only VHF and UHF conventional but also D-Star allowing almost worldwide comms with a handheld. Also, during ARES call outs we have the ability to talk utilizing a codec that almost no one outside, or even inside of the ham hobby has, allowing somewhat private repeated or simplex comms.
    Gerry
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    My son has a Baofeng UV-3R, and I carry this.

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  5. Finnigan

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    The only current HT I have is an old Alinco DJ-162. It's rather big by today's standards. I have been considering a Wouxun but I can't decide if I want the 2m/440 or the 2M/220. I think I'll look into that Baofeng brand though. I'm mostly on the air mobile during my commute.
     
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    Yaesu fr 60r
     
  7. LauraQ

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    FT-60 handheld in the pack and FT-7900 in the SUV. FT-897 is the VHF/UHF/HF rig at home.

    - Laura
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  8. Kripto

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    I carry any or all of the following depending on what I'm doing..

    Kenwood TH-D72 (APRS)
    Kenwood TH-59 (1.2G)
    Kenwood TK-481 (900MHz pro radio)
    Icom IC92-AD (D*)

    I'll usually grab the 900 or D72 with me for daily carry.
     
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    Wouxon VHF HT and Motorola HT 1000 UHF.
     
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    Yaesu VX6R, great little HT.
     
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  11. Boy SureFire

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    Old pic, but you get the idea.
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    HAM Radio

    I'm looking to get into HAM Radio and am currently studying for my technician class license.

    What if anything do any of you EDC as far as mobile HAM Radio's and a little off subject for this forum what do you use for base (at home) radio?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  13. temujin

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    Take a look through this thread: "EDC COMMS -- What Radio do you carry (HT/Mobile)"
     
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    My APX7000 from work does both 700/800 and VHF so it's got a bank of local 2 meter repeaters and simplex frequencies in it. Double duty!
     
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    I don't have a "base" setup yet, but I actually use my HT from home to make contacts on local repeaters. I also made a TV twin lead j-pole for a bit of gain to get a bit stronger signal out. Works great!
     
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    I always carry a radio, usually the UV-3R or my Yaesu VX-7R it all depends on where I am going.
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    Agreed! :agree: Dependable, highly portable, has a LONG battery life, covers the widest range of frequency and modes than any other HT that I know, even single sideband! The Kenwood TH-F6A has been my EDC radio since the Peoria Hamfest on September 14th, 2002. Almost a decade! It's a tri-band transceiver with wide FM, AM, HF, etc. What's not to like?

    My other HTs are:

    Icom 91AD (for D-Star and *GREAT* audio)
    Kenwood TH-D72 (for GPS/APRS/Packet)

    The Home radio is an Icom IC-706 MKIIG, and I have another one in my E150 Van.
     
  18. Kripto

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    I've usually got this one :

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    Or either an ICOM IC-92AD, or Kenwood TK-481 (900MHz) with me.

    Used to have both the VX-8R and the TH-F6A but got rid of them. The TH-F6A is the only radio I miss. :)
     
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  19. bzimmerly

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    I completely understand!

    I usually carry the TH-D72 in my computer bag as I like to keep an eye on APRS on the computer's display. (I use Xaster under Ubuntu Linux.)
     
  20. Kripto

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    Aha! like minds! :) I run Xastir on numerous machines including my Macbook Air, Macbook Pro, and a my desktop Linux host at work (Running Centos 6.2) It's a great free app for APRS.

    I used to run a TM-D700 in my car for years, but living in this city we don't really need cars, so mine has been in the garage for 5 years. This is why I got the TH-D72! It's like running a TM-D710 in your pocket.

    K0WBZ de K6EF, 73.