Herschel: Communications Gear Import Ban

And related bleg for info on basic handheld equipment and practice.

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6 responses to “Herschel: Communications Gear Import Ban

  1. Vic Diamond

    Junk anyway

  2. Multi packs in stock @ Amazon. Also- USB/disc option to change frequencies that are in compliance. Chop-chop! Just ordered a couple 5 packs.
    P.S. 1,000 packs of Fiocchi .223 on sale @ C.T.D.

    Godspeed, ALL.

  3. Bonaventure

    Baofengs were my first jaunt into the Ham world. Got me to see how things worked with the local repeaters. Are they the best? Not by a long shot. But I doubt I would’ve slapped down some serious cash for anything else before getting a license. I’m now a general, and have mostly Icom radios for HF/VHF/UHF. Still use the Baefengs to listen to repeaters, though.

    I think the people pushing for these regulations were the purists. They never liked Baofengs, especially their low cost. You won’t believe how many broke fools I’ve come across who are happier than hell that they spent $500 on some P.O.S. radio, or brag that they’ve dumped >$1k in their home rig. This ‘hobby’ is about as weird as it gets sometimes.

  4. Alfred E. Neuman

    Reblogged this on FOR GOD AND COUNTRY.

  5. Mike Bishop

    Here’s the real deal:

    If you need local/short-range comms (like, exactly what a handheld would give you) a Baofeng isn’t going to significantly outperform a blister-pack GMRS radio anyway. By that metric, the blister-pack specials can be purchased ruggedized from the get-go.

    Beyond that, all the same principles of amateur radio apply to CB. There’s nothing stopping anyone from setting up a system of CB base stations, configured with half-wave dipoles, along with the correlate of handhelds…

  6. lastmanstanding

    All of this shit is to risky. Comm’s will be non existent.

    Know who is the issue within 5 clicks of your crib…that will be enough to deal with.