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hi, new to DXing, just cheking..


hi guys, im new here,
 im soon to buy an Intek HR-5500 v5 , I know it comes under different brands, but is this a good choice of radio for freebanding ? I will be using it with a 1/2 wave silver rod,
cheers rob

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Re: hi, new to DXing, just cheking..


anyone ?

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Re: hi, new to DXing, just cheking..


Hi Rob, not owned one but have heard loads on air and most sound really good, a very popular radio but there are a lot that dont like them. A good starter I would say, a lot of radio for little money. I think there is a v6 out now. If buying s/h try before you buy. Get the silver rod in the air and have fun emoticon
Al

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Re: hi, new to DXing, just cheking..


cheers kaosssss, I will probably just get it then, im not radio fussy, I own a little cheapo baofeng uv-5r plus, and although it was only £35, im quite impressed, maybe not up to the yaesu vx5r I had before, but certanly a bargain given the yaesu was £250 !, so im all good with cheap chinese radios .
thanks rob

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Re: hi, new to DXing, just cheking..


Try and go for a 5/8th wave, aerial. Only a bit more expensive and a little longer, but more bang per buck as they say emoticon

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Re: hi, new to DXing, just cheking..


too late mate, its coming today, but I got it for 15 quid, so its cool emoticon

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Re: hi, new to DXing, just cheking..


got it all set up in export mode, but not hearing much emoticon

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Re: hi, new to DXing, just cheking..


Intek / Anytone / Maas / KPO / whatever you want to call them, radios are all good. They got a slating in the early days by the "Olde Skool" brigade, but many are coming round to them now. Immesely programmable without resorting to soldering irons, veroboard and insulating tape.

Whereabouts in Scotland are you? (roughly...)
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