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    Default Opinions please on a pair of Quad banders

    Any one got an opinion on a couple of Quad banders they would like to impart. Wouxun UV950P or the TYT TH9800
    Please ?
    Are they worth a punt?
    Would you buy one?
    73s Fred

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    I have privileges on all the amateur bands, so having just four of them isn't a good deal as far as I'm concerned, I'd rather have them all. I'm also a bit put-off by those two brands. I'd rather spend a bit more for something from a 'reputable' manufacturer. That's -opinion- so take it for what it's worth...

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    I own the TYT TH-9800 and I LOVE IT.

    But... Here's the catch. It is really a 2 band with 6 and 10 FM thrown in. And what I mean by that is that there are almost no repeaters on 6 and 10 FM and you have to be a General to even use 10 FM. Not to mention that the legendary performance of 6M and 10M is in SSB/AM and using a horizontal dipole or other high gain antenna with elements. So while technically it is a quad band, you have two of the most useless parts of 6&10.

    If you want to get into the 6 & 10 range, get something that does SSB. If you are more interested in 2/70 get something that has digital. And if you want a radio with more than 2 bands, get something like 33cm/220mhz.
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    Thanks Guys some interesting comments there
    I have been offered a FT 8900 quad bander for 160 now thats a bargain but like you said is 6 and 10 good bands?
    You also talk about working thr repeaters I am not sure how it works these days but back a while here in the UK repeaters were only used when mobile.
    I have only just got back into the hobby after ten years away in France and at a loss as to what rig (second hand) to buy plus its budget.
    So any advice is very very welcome
    Thanks
    Fred G1SCY

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    I don't know what your privileges are so don't know if you can access the FM repeaters on 6 or 10 meters. So, if you can, why not? If not, then why bother, right?
    I think I'd find out how active the bands in question are near you. If they aren't active...
    Last edited by Paul-w5lz; Mon 17th Jul 2017 at 13:45. Reason: new idea.

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    I don't think people bother about only using repeaters when mobile. Around here in the Midlands area I can regularly hear nets running for a couple of hours on a repeater and who won't shift to another frequency for anybody.
    The FT8900R is a great radio but is limited without SSB and AM transmission. You can switch on AM receiving if you want to list to AM stations.
    I made a unit that let me send Morse on FM via the Mic input.
    I'm leaving now to go find myself....if I arrive before I get back, please ask me to wait!

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    I just put a TH-9800 in my truck. I have the TH-7800 as my base 2m/70cm station. I like both of them alot. The TH-9800 works the same. I think the 6m/10m bands are not that useful except I can listen for CB on the road
    I don't have or want a Quad band antenna on my vehicle, also, since the radio only modulates FM, not really useful given sporadic repeaters.

    In any case, for $207, for me, it is a great dual band radio with extended bands for listening , especially CB which cam be good for hearing traffic information via truckers on the highway.

    Btw, fit and finish looks great and the power output measures as advertised.

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