2M, 1.25M, 70CM Dual/Tri Band Portables (POLL ATTACHED)

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Which 1.25M capable radio do you like best?

Alinco DJ-V27T
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Kenwood TH-F6A
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TYT TH-UVF9
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Wouxun KG-UV3D220
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Wouxun KG-UV5D220
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Yaesu VX-6R
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Yaesu VX-8DR
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Baofeng UV-82X
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Total votes: 2

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2M, 1.25M, 70CM Dual/Tri Band Portables (POLL ATTACHED)

Post by KD7CAO » Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:32 am

I have been researching the idea of purchasing a 1.25M capable portable radio. There are not a lot of options from what I am finding however, here are a few that I have found:

Kenwood TH-F6A 2M/1.25M/70CM $315.95 @ MTC
Wouxun KG-UV5D220 2M/1.25M $109.99 @ MTC
Wouxun KG-UV3D220 2M/1.25M $99.95 @ AES Ham
Alinco DJ-V27T 1.25M $149.95 @ AES Ham
Yaesu VX-6R 2M/1.25M/70CM $239.95 @ AES Ham
Yaesu VX-8DR 6M/2M/1.25M/70CM $339.95 @ AES Ham *This radio supports internal APRS with GPS and Bluetooth
TYT TH-UVF9 1.25M/70CM $76.90 @ Amazon

Are their other radios that are still in production? I am finding a list of the following that are also 1.25M capable but are no longer in production:

ADI/Pryme PR-222 (1.25M)
Alinco DJ-280TH (1.25M)
Alinco DJ-296T (1.25M)
Alinco DJ-G29 (1.25M and 33CM)
Yaesu FT-33R (1.25M)
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Re: 2M, 1.25M, 70CM Dual/Tri Band Portables

Post by KD7CAO » Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:36 pm

A Kick Starter was just discovered that is quite interesting. 2M/1.25M/70CM that works on an Arduino. It is called HamShield and can be found here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/74 ... ransceiver of course this is still concept and no guarantee it will become a reality.
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Re: 2M, 1.25M, 70CM Dual/Tri Band Portables (POLL ATTACHED)

Post by K5ICR » Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:28 pm

Don't forget about the Baofeng UV-82X, which covers 136-174 and 220-260 and costs around $50. Several of us are using those radios as our primary 220 portables.

I would definitely recommend getting a better antenna than the one that comes stock on the radio.

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Re: 2M, 1.25M, 70CM Dual/Tri Band Portables (POLL ATTACHED)

Post by KD7CAO » Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:59 pm

That is what I thought but two different vendors and Baofengs own website says that radio is only 2M/70CM.
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Re: 2M, 1.25M, 70CM Dual/Tri Band Portables (POLL ATTACHED)

Post by KD7CAO » Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:35 pm

So I discovered on Amazon and through a few different vendors the UV-82X make sure you use the X on the end or it comes up with the VHF/UHF version. So, that explains a lot. Here is the link for it on their website: https://baofengtech.com/uv-82x
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