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Old June 16th, 2009, 03:16   #1
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What is the best kind of radio should I first start out with?

Hello again, I was just wondering what sort of radio should I purchase for a guy who is just starting out? I mean, if what should I buy if I don't want to spend a lot of money upgrading to better equipment later on, a good investment if you will?
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Old June 16th, 2009, 04:11   #2
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Reasonably priced 5-watt programmable radio.
Look them up, do some research.
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Old June 16th, 2009, 09:16   #3
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Check out, this web site. Best prices I have found so far.

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Old June 16th, 2009, 09:37   #4
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Depends on who you play with. If they run private channels, you're going to have to get something along those lines. If they run public stuff, then stick with FRS/GRMS radios.

On the low end...the "stronger" Motorola talkabouts are ok. Or the Kenwoods. Take a look at some of the accessories (i.e. headsets, etc.) that you'd want first...and buy whatever works with that. They're low powered but they work.

On the higher end, there's the 4-5W china made radios (i.e. Linton, Puxing, etc...). Lots of guys use those. Again...most are either Motorola/Kenwood compatible (I think the majority are Kenwood compatible).

If I had to do it over...I'd jump straight to a 4-5W radio that's programmable right on the keypad. Kenwood compatible.

Having said that...the Motorola talkabouts that I have as spares always get used by someone who doesn't have a radio. Or I run one on game control and my main setup on a team channel. So in the end...nothing gets wasted.

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Old June 16th, 2009, 11:56   #5
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I just started with a Linton, came off eBay and a Cavalry headset from our local guy.

What do the locals use? All talkabouts or other?

I found programing the Linton a bit tedious and it would be best if another guy in the area has the software then they can just copy the frequencies over to your handset.
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Old June 16th, 2009, 13:23   #6
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Over here, the radio of choice for serious airsofters are Lintons.
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