RadioReference on Facebook   RadioReference on Twitter   RadioReference Blog
 

Go Back   The RadioReference.com Forums > Amateur Radio > Amateur Radio Equipment


Amateur Radio Equipment - For general and technical discussion of Amateur Radio equipment such as transceivers, repeaters, controllers and receivers.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10-14-2012, 5:10 PM
cronst10's Avatar
Member
   
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 331
Default Advice on HT

As a gift to a new Ham, tech license, would the Alinco DJ-V57T be better than a Baofeng or Wouxun HT, I have gone back through a lot of previous threads and would like some input. I am not a Ham, but could use some advice on this. The Yaseu FT-60 has great feedback but would like to stay in the price range of the others, Thanks.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10-14-2012, 5:24 PM
Mark's Avatar
Member
  Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Northeast Maryland
Posts: 4,205
Default

I would pay a few more bucks personally for proven Alinco or Kenwood
before those cheap Chinese radios.. But thats just me
__________________
'Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy; its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." - Winston Churchill
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 10-14-2012, 5:27 PM
trsundstrom's Avatar
Mentor
  Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Burlington County, NJ
Posts: 1,444
Default

Wirelessly posted (Moto Droid Bionic: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_6_3; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.16 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0 Safari/533.16)

IMHO Alinco would be better than the others you suggest. But I would suggest a Yaesu or Kenwood, as discussed in other threads, and it will last for years. In addition to RR, perhaps look at reviews in eham.net as well. HTH.
__________________
Tom - W2XQ - w2xq.com
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 10-14-2012, 5:48 PM
ScanWI's Avatar
Wisconsin DB Admin
  RadioReference Database Admininstrator
Database Admin
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 684
Default

I would go with Alinco any-day over the other two. The Yaesu Ft-60r is also an extremely good radio.
__________________
____________________________________
"If it don't glow, don't buy it"

Last edited by kc0wkp; 10-14-2012 at 5:51 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 10-14-2012, 6:09 PM
cronst10's Avatar
Member
   
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 331
Default

Thanks Tom, Mark, KC0WPK for the replies and advice. I will check out eham.net, once again thanks for the help.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 10-14-2012, 7:58 PM
ranger821's Avatar
Member
  Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Posts: 640
Default

I have one of the Chinese radio's . Mine works fine. I also have a Vertex (AKA Yeasu) Ht. Works better than the Chinese radio but does not have the features the chinese radio does. I have owned Icoms and Kenwoods. I personally would go ICOM or Yeasu if I was in the market for another HT.
__________________
John-KB4OIF Freedom is not Free, Someone paid.
Home Patrol-2, Pro 651, Pro 197, Pro 97, BC 125AT
,KW TS 590, Yeasu FT-991, ICOM 7300, Icom 2730A, KW V71A , Icom 2200H
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 10-14-2012, 11:10 PM
Completely Banned for the Greater Good
  Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Illinois
Posts: 7,568
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark View Post
I would pay a few more bucks personally for proven Alinco or Kenwood
before those cheap Chinese radios.. But thats just me
I agree with this, since quality trumps price in many cases!

73,
n9zas
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 10-17-2012, 7:49 AM
K8TOB's Avatar
Member
  Shack Photos
Shack photos
Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: North Canton, OH
Posts: 17
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ranger821 View Post
I have one of the Chinese radio's . Mine works fine. I also have a Vertex (AKA Yeasu) Ht. Works better than the Chinese radio but does not have the features the chinese radio does. I have owned Icoms and Kenwoods. I personally would go ICOM or Yeasu if I was in the market for another HT.
Same here...I have a Wouxun, and for the money it is perfectly fine. I've had the Yaesu VX-3r and a Icom IC92AD. The Icom would be my choice again, if price was no object.

In my opinion, if someone gave me a Wouxun (or ANY radio for that matter) as a gift, I would be ALL SMILES
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 10-31-2012, 10:20 AM
callahanfirebuff's Avatar
Member
  Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Nassau County, FL
Posts: 14
Smile Yaesu

I am also a new ham-I have an Icom V-82 and a Yaesu FT-60R. Both work very well. Easy to use and not bad prices.
__________________
Volunteers (firefighters) aren't paid-- not because they're worthless, but because they're PRICELESS!
IC-V82/Motorola HT-1000/Yaesu FT-60R
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 10-31-2012, 10:37 AM
cronst10's Avatar
Member
   
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 331
Default

Thank's to all, I did purchase the Alinco and they even shipped it back north for free. A few days later I received a phone call from my nephew who was very thankful for the gift, once again thanks to all who helped with your input.
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 10-31-2012, 10:52 AM
k3cfc's Avatar
Member
  Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Beavertown Pa.
Posts: 708
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cronst10 View Post
As a gift to a new Ham, tech license, would the Alinco DJ-V57T be better than a Baofeng or Wouxun HT, I have gone back through a lot of previous threads and would like some input. I am not a Ham, but could use some advice on this. The Yaseu FT-60 has great feedback but would like to stay in the price range of the others, Thanks.

For a ham just starting out i would go for the Baofeng. if he/she were to drop it or loose it what have you lost? just a little bit. it's like giving a child a BMW because he/she passed a drivers test. get my point???
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 10-31-2012, 8:59 PM
AC2OY's Avatar
Member
  Shack Photos
Shack photos
Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Belleville,New Jersey
Posts: 2,286
Default

Wish him good luck with his new radio!! You mentioned up north if he is near my QTH, tell to reach out for me!! I'm usually hanging around the W2RM repeater.
__________________
Michael AC2OY
Kenwood TH-F6A
GRE PSR-800
Uniden 536 HP Kenwood TS-2000 Comet 250-B Diamond D3000N
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 11-01-2012, 10:36 AM
cronst10's Avatar
Member
   
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 331
Default

Fuzy GSXR 1000, he's about 30 miles north of Boston, I'll pass on the info, Thanks for the reply.
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 11-01-2012, 10:52 PM
AC2OY's Avatar
Member
  Shack Photos
Shack photos
Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Belleville,New Jersey
Posts: 2,286
Default

Your most welcome!! Until I get on HF wish him well!! We will one day talk to each other!!!
__________________
Michael AC2OY
Kenwood TH-F6A
GRE PSR-800
Uniden 536 HP Kenwood TS-2000 Comet 250-B Diamond D3000N
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 11-01-2012, 11:43 PM
acyddrop's Avatar
Member
  Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Delray Beach, FL
Posts: 310
Default

Don't forget to have him sign up for Echolink, it's free and a great way for techs to make DX contacts (even if it's over the net and out to a repeater). Using Echolink I've made contacts in Australia, New Zealand, England, Ireland, and Japan. It's fun and requires a modest computer, or an Iphone or Android smart phone.
__________________
Regards! -- W1GNL
FLEX-6700, FTDX-9000D, E3, IC-7000, ID-51A, TS-990
Alpha 9500/Prometheus DX2400L1 /MonstIR/ROHN 65G
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 11-02-2012, 7:13 AM
cronst10's Avatar
Member
   
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 331
Default

acyddrop, will pass that info on to him, thank you.
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 11-04-2012, 10:13 PM
62Truck's Avatar
Member
   
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: New York
Posts: 1,742
Default

FT60 is a great radio for a beginner easy to program and is pretty rugged. I have one and I love it.
__________________
Lions, Tigers, Bears....
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 11-04-2012, 10:17 PM
62Truck's Avatar
Member
   
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: New York
Posts: 1,742
Default

Oh and one thing I think should be mentioned that I haven't seen yet. If this is a radio you're going to be giving as a gift to a new ham I wouldn't buy Boafung they come out of the box pretty widebanded wouldn't want the new ham to key up accidentally out of band on the commercial/public safety channels. The wouxun's I've noticed come out of the box locked into the ham band on TX depending on who you buy it from.
__________________
Lions, Tigers, Bears....
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
All information here is Copyright 2012 by RadioReference.com LLC and Lindsay C. Blanton III.Ad Management by RedTyger
Copyright 2015 by RadioReference.com LLC Privacy Policy  |  Terms and Conditions