[amsat-bb] Re: Radio Pirates
Alan P. Biddle
APBIDDLE at UNITED.NET
Sat Jan 14 09:03:40 PST 2012
Many of those same radios are being sold through legitimate/commercial
dealers for FRS/GMRS rigs. For instance, the same Puxing I use for a
WIDE1-1 digi was bought in large numbers in the Palm Springs area for backup
coms between all the gated communities in case of an earthquake.
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Bob Bruninga
Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2012 10:49 AM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Radio Pirates
Went to local flea market today (34F degrees out) for a wwod stove and was
shocked to see a guy selling brand-new boxes of VHF and UHF, and Dual band
HT's fully programmable from 140 to 170 and 440 to 570 MHz 5 to 7 watts.
He had several brands and some were even dual band. Most boxes had chinese
Radios were between $65 to $80 each.
I guess I knew that these were available, but now that they are being sold
in large quantities at general (non ham) flea markets, I guess the cat is
out of the bag.
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