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Author Topic: Keep the Kenwood or sell?  (Read 4926 times)

NWARadio

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Keep the Kenwood or sell?
« on: April 06, 2014, 02:01:46 PM »
I've got a Baofeng UV-5R and a Kenwood TM-V71A. I've seriously considered selling the Kenwood since the Baofeng does the same thing. Any suggestions or comments?
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Re: Keep the Kenwood or sell?
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2014, 05:31:24 PM »
I'd keep it. Two is one and one is none and the Kenwood is likely to outlast the Baofeng. That's just me talking, I can't get rid of anything.

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Re: Keep the Kenwood or sell?
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2014, 06:54:03 PM »
I'd keep it too.  Although the Baofeng's seem to be great value, I can't help putting them in the disposable category.  It would be better to have a good solid backup that you should be able to rely on.

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Re: Keep the Kenwood or sell?
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2014, 09:23:23 PM »
I'll second that, keep it. The Baofeng works great but I have two and both have broken mic jacks now, and can't transmit without an external microphone. Not the same quality I suspect... Too bad because if the Uv-5R had good jacks, it would be just awesome.

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Re: Keep the Kenwood or sell?
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2014, 09:40:45 PM »
Oh what the hell, I'll buck the trend........sell it and use the funds to buy a QRP CW rig.

Nah, just kidding, hang on to it. Unless you don't have a QRP CW rig and need the funds to pay for one ;D .
"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety" - Benjamin Franklin

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Re: Keep the Kenwood or sell?
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2014, 11:01:13 PM »
sell it and use the funds to buy a QRP CW rig.
I thought about selling something to fund the purchase of something else once. I quickly decided I'd do what I've always done, patiently excevate the couch cushions until I can afford to buy what I want without selling anything.

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Re: Keep the Kenwood or sell?
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2014, 11:31:20 PM »
sell it and use the funds to buy a QRP CW rig.
I thought about selling something to fund the purchase of something else once. I quickly decided I'd do what I've always done, patiently excevate the couch cushions until I can afford to buy what I want without selling anything.
I used to be the same way but as I age I often wonder what in the hell the younger version of me was thinking when he purchased some of the things he did.  ;D
"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety" - Benjamin Franklin

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Re: Keep the Kenwood or sell?
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2014, 01:05:18 AM »
There's no such thing as too many radios! Keep one in a coffee can in case of emergency, or keep one in the car and one at home. Between my wife and I, I have 4 HTs, 2 HF radios (one of them a boatanchor), and I almost bought myself another this weekend. I've experimented with all sorts of fun digital modes using my *HT's*, just to help ensure my PCs are setup correctly without having to actually transmit on HF. You can setup a quick little repeater with just 2 HTs, even.

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Re: Keep the Kenwood or sell?
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2014, 04:55:49 PM »
What K0DEN said  :)   

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Re: Keep the Kenwood or sell?
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