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Old 06-08-2017, 7:47 PM
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Update: I've been using my new Jetwstream JT270MH mobile and really like it. It had a few intermod issues on a big Comet GP-9 base antenna but driving all around LA, CA mobile with a Larsen 2/70 dual band antenna its working as good as any Yaesu, Icom or Kenwood mobile I've owned in recent times.

Jetstream is made in China but its a US specific brand as far as I know and sold through all the US amateur dealers. It cost under $90, is real easy to program via the radio or supplied software and its the smallest mobile radio I've seen. If it breaks in 5yrs you won't feel so bad compared to a broken $350 radio.
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Thanks for the update. I did look at that and I am considering it. Looks like it can be had for just under $90 with free shipping from randl.com.
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One thing I have not seen mentioned, is are you willing to have a used radio?

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Yes, I am willing to consider used and I've been watching the classifieds (craigslist, ebay, ham outlet, etc) a couple of times a week.
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I have had my Baofeng UV5R for 8 months now still going good. Infact looking into getting thier new tri band HT for Christmas this year still uses the same batteries and mic and such. I get out great thru the DFW Metroplex
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I have had my Baofeng UV5R for 8 months...
The OP is looking for a mobile radio.
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Yes, I am willing to consider used and I've been watching the classifieds (craigslist, ebay, ham outlet, etc) a couple of times a week.
The best places to watch for used amateur equipment are eham.net classifieds and QRZ.com online swap meet. Nearly ALL of the listers are hams.

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