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HAM Radio

Discussion in 'GATE Survival & Preparedness' started by DeltaBravo, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. DeltaBravo


    Dec 16, 2009
    The South
    I have a question about HAM handhelds. I am looking to get certified in a couple weeks with a technicians certification and am getting ready to purchase a hand held to get started with. The three I have searched and seem to like are:

    ICOM IC-V82 (7W): (

    ICOM IC-T70A(5W): (

    Yaesu FT-270R (5W): (

    Any pros/cons/experiences/insights? I like the weather resistance that I keep reading about with the Yaesu
  2. JC Refuge

    JC Refuge

    Oct 8, 2007
    A HAM I am not, I'm afraid.

    Let's open this up to someone out there with credentials. Anyone?

  3. W4CNG


    Sep 19, 2002
    In the Gun Room
    The question from the person needs to go to where can you try and use one of these radio's before buying one. I live in North Atlanta near the Ham Radio Outlet which has all radio's available for use before buying one and have very good local advice on what to use. If you do not live near one of these, go find a local club and inquire members as to what they like and use before buying.
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 16, 2010