Another controversial subject and something that pisses me off to the teeth. How some good for nothing radio amateurs bleat on about how the radios are unlocked and can transmit from 136-174 and 400-470MHz. What the hell is your problem? These radios will bring more people to the hobby and that’s maybe the reason as the too snooty gin and tonic swigging old timers are upset that something could be different. BUT what else do we know about these on air preachers who on the repeaters make there fake sounding ha ha at anytime during a QSO
Example on a GB3** Repeater
“I am driving and talking now ha ha and soon back at my office he he”
Boring mindless idiot. Not anyone is interested in the crap you spout on the airwaves.
M3’s using 200w when they should use 10w, M0,1,2,3 running there Expert 2k and other massive amps outside of there legality.
THEN you can buy a handheld that works 400-470 for £15 or a dual band Baofeng for £23 they are up in arms and turning red with anger, some writing emails to manufacturers asking them to release stuff locked or withdraw them from sale *News from a hand held maker*
Have a day off. Program the radio so you can speak to your own small minded like wise idiots and get on with it. Some allow in software disabling the VFO Mode and only allow memory, so program ALL legal stuff and then all is well? Or not?
Amazing. For 1 person, am happy to have a radio for the car for £25 instead of a Yaesu for £200 so not complaining. Have a radio on the hills monitor and transmit on PMR, sure I have done it sometimes. Radio on a battery eliminator and dual band antenna on the roof working simplex and repeaters for an outlay less than £50 BRILLIANT. Long may these radios exist if you ask me. The more the merrier, the more features, more programming options and more interest in using them,