What is the most useful HT band?
March 21, 2011 5:52 PM Subscribe
I am getting my Technician ham license next month. Which alternate band do I want for my HT ham radio? 216 - 280 mhz, 350 - 470 mhz, or 420 - 520 mhz?
posted by jstef to technology (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am about to buy my first handheld ham radio, but I'm still confused about which bands I'll be using. I've heard good things about these Wouxun radios, and they're cheap.
The Wouxun KG-UV2D
comes in three bands:
136 - 174 mhz & 216 - 280 mhz
136 - 174 mhz & 350 - 470 mhz
136 - 174 mhz & 420 - 520 mhz
Which band do I want? I live in the SF Bay Area, if that matters. And if anyone has used this radio, I'd love to hear the experience of a seasoned ham.