Amateur radio fan saves 12-year-old girl's life

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Re: Amateur radio fan saves 12-year-old girl's life

Postby unsure » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:58 pm

oldman wrote:
unsure wrote:can i ask what may be a daft question .

if the shtf or your in need of emergency help , who would be that bothered if you had a license or not .

i can`t say i know the rules on using them , but willing to learn .

may be these .

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2PCS-BAOFENG- ... SwNRdYB0BV


Why do you need two radios ? If you do not have a licence you'll not be able to use them to talk to each other until the end of the world.

Try this option:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BAOFENG-BF-F8 ... 2749.l2649
This comes with the programing cable (£17 on its own) and you will have enough left over to pay for your Foundation radio licence.

I can't get the marine stations here as I'm too far from the water (VHF is only "line of sight") so I'll have to look for other options in an emergency.






sorry i should have said that they were just an example .
i`m not clued up on these at all but trying to find my way .
YES i walked away mid sentence , you were boring me to death and my survival instincts kick in .

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Re: Amateur radio fan saves 12-year-old girl's life

Postby Wingfoot » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:39 pm

unsure wrote:sorry i should have said that they were just an example .
i`m not clued up on these at all but trying to find my way .


In my opinion the link to the two UV5Rs would get my money, with two radios you can do more, like give one to a partner or travel companion in another vehicle etc, it 2 is better than 1.

Nearly all the Baofengs that share the same basic UV5R outer case are to all intense & purposes the same.

You can program frequencies, repeaters & create channels without the cable, but if your looking at storing a lot of channels & on more than one radio then the cable & the free chirp software becomes a must.

My family have half a dozen UV5Rs in daily use around our property & all are still going after almost three years in daily use, we have the larger capacity batteries on them which make the radio easier to hold & operate.

Good luck
Wf

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Re: Amateur radio fan saves 12-year-old girl's life

Postby oldman » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:08 am

unsure wrote:sorry i should have said that they were just an example .
i`m not clued up on these at all but trying to find my way .


It depends on what you want it for. If you are just going to keep it for emergencies then no. You just wont get the return on your cash outlay, £20 for something you may never use. If the first time you are going to use it is in an emergency would you know how.

If you want to get into radio communication then these radios are a good starting point. Baofung radios require a licence to transmit. The licence is not hard to get. Once you have a licence you can practice using the radio, then, if you ever need it in an emergency, you're good to go.

All the reviews said that the Baofeng was difficult to program using the keypad, they're right! When I tried using the keypad I had to do a factory reset in the end. Get a programming cable.

You could get a better radio but I would sooner drop a £20 radio rather then a £100 one.

I don't know if this helps or just confuses things. :)
"Just when one least expects it, the unexpected always happens" - Dr. Rance

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