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What radio do I get? The Ultimate question!

One of the most common questions we get here at the club is “What Radio should I get?”

This is just one of the many questions we get from both new and experienced hams.

The answer is “what are you wanting to do?”  Yes that is a question, but it’s the ultimate question/answer to the dilemma with answering the main question.

The answer can only be obtained by the person asking that question, because what I use my radio(s) for might be different than what they will be using it or them for.

Some tell new hams, “Get a Baofeng radio, they are only $35”!  Some say, Kenwood, Yeasu, Icom, or TYT.

So as a ham, then next time you get ready to ask the ultimate question, step back and ask yourself, “What are you wanting to do with it?”, or “What am I expecting?”

I always tell new hams to never get a Baofeng radio as your first radio.  Here is why.

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Updated: July 19, 2017 — 14:30

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