Radio Selection

Handheld Transciever

What we Like

What we DON'T Like

Baofeng BF-888SBF888s2

2 Watt Transmit Power

16 Channels

Pack of 2 radios $20 on Amazon

Single Radio $12.55 on Amazon

 

Very small

Light wieght

Exremely easy to operate

Low transmit power means this radio might not work well deep inside a house especially one with metal backed insultation.

There are also a few places in 95120 that are behind hills that block good reception.

If you would like to test this radio before making a decision, we will be happy to bring a selection of our radios to your location for demonstration.

Baofeng UV-82uv 82

4 Watt Transmit Power

VHF/UHF Dual Band

128 Channels

$27 on Amazon

This 4 watt radio gives you a boost over the 2 watt radio and a stronger signal for reaching the repeater.

The other features and operation are the same as the Baofeng UV-82HP below.

The accessories are also compatible with this model.

Because of the many features in this radio, it is more complicated to learn and operate.

Baofeng UV-82HPUV82HP

7 Watt Transmit Power

VHF/UHF Dual Band

128 Channels

Chose from 4 colors

$65 on Amazon

7 Watt transmit power is sufficient to reach the repeater from anywhere in 95120 including inside most houses.

Dual band means you can listen to two frequencies at the same time or scan multiple frequencies while monitoring AVPSN.

There are many accessories available for this radio:
Extra snap-in batteries
Dual Push To Talk Speaker Mic
Battery Eliminator with DC Adapter for automobile
Cup holder for automobile
Covert Air Acoustic Tube Earpiece

Because of the many features in this radio, it is more complicated to learn and operate.

The higher power isn't really required in most locations.