Which VHF Radio

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Which VHF Radio

Post by offroadbiker » 09 Nov 2012 12:57

I can get the following two radio's which is the best option?

Kirisun PT8100 for R1500 (nicer radio?) displays the names of the channels - or a
HYT TM600 for R1200 - HYT just show the number and it is brand new.
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Re: Which VHF Radio

Post by ChristoSlang » 09 Nov 2012 14:25

Kirisun have local distribution & a good reputation. I personally have one of their portables, and the Nissan club have two further Kirisun portables.

I'm afraid I don't know the HYT brand at all :think:
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Re: Which VHF Radio

Post by offroadbiker » 09 Nov 2012 14:38

I just cant win :doh:

On the Community website they also talk good about the Kirsten, but the "radio dealer" in my area says they only had trouble with them :think:

Also can not give me an arial for one, but has the HYT for me at R950 and arial for R90, so is he only trying to make a sale here??????? ( it is cheaper including the arial than what I could get WWW )

Taking into consideration should i need assistance he will most probably be the one I have to go to..............
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Re: Which VHF Radio

Post by ChristoSlang » 09 Nov 2012 22:08

Hmmm... that HYT radio only has provision for 8 channels. ORRA currently has three frequencies, and with various permutations of tone/no tone you won't be able to program them all into the HYT.

1. ORRA 1 – regular member communication
2. ORRA 2 – regular member communication
3. ORRA 3 – regular member communication
4. ORRA 4 – regular member communication
5. ORRA 5 – emergency, logistical & remote
6. ORRA 6 – emergency, logistical & remote
7. ORRA 7 – compatibility with old ORRA 1
8. ORRA 8 – compatibility with old ORRA 2
9. ORRA 9 – compatibility with old ORRA 3

You'll have to skip some of these frequencies (probabbly ORRA 7-9) if you chose the HYT, which means you won't be able to chat to folks who have not had their radios re-tuned yet (quite a lot of them still out there, believe it or not!).

The advantage of not worrying about those "old" frequencies is that your antenna can be better tuned to your radio (lowering the standing wave ratio results in more efficient transmission).
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Post by duckitt » 12 Nov 2012 16:44

die nuwe HYT 610 kan oor die 100 kanale vat met tones en ook groeperings n paar rand meer en jy kan met almal praat ek kan dit verskaf en my verskaffers is om die draai van my sowel as hulle raio mac as daar dalk n duiwel iewers uit spring ek het self nou so een aangeskaf en hy werk soos n droom
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Re: Which VHF Radio

Post by offroadbiker » 13 Nov 2012 06:33

Price on the HYT??

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Re: Which VHF Radio

Post by beast » 13 Nov 2012 07:37

:woo: I have used the clubs radios once or twice and they worked well. Can we as the club not negotiate a good price so we can buy. I need radio, but am lost were to start.

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Re: Which VHF Radio

Post by Grant » 13 Nov 2012 10:18

I have both the HYT handheld and radio built into the Troll. Not very clued up but they work well. Just need to read the manuals. Had no problems in the last 18 months.
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Re: Which VHF Radio

Post by Jorrie » 01 Dec 2012 04:32

Chisto
Wat is stand van sake met radio lisensies? Is lisensie nou weer bekombaar en is dit van toepassing op hierdie radios?
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Re: Which VHF Radio

Post by ChristoSlang » 01 Dec 2012 13:56

Yep ORRA have received a batch of VHF licenses (applicable to these radios).

The HF licenses have always been available...
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