Sunday, January 29, 2012

My 5 Most Wanted

Playing along with everyone... What 5 firearms would I purchase, should price nor practicality be an issue?

1. Smith & Wesson M&P 9
2. Glock 19
3. An AR-15
4. A Shotgun
5. Maybe a .308

See, being new to the game means a lot of my desires are both "practical" and not priced in such a way that I will never get them.


  1. Should I get a UV-3R or a KG-UV6D?

    I'm a new HAM, technician license. I can afford the price difference, but to start out, which is better? Is the Wouxun overkill?

    Concerned also that the UV-3R does not have 2.5 kHz step size.


    1. I think the Wouxun is a better radio over all. If I could only have one, I would pick the Wouxun. But, as my father-in-law says, these radios tend to multiple. And you can always sell the radio later if you don't like it. It will hold a lot of value.

  2. Another question is, what would I do with a handheld like these? I got my technician license just for fun, because it was easy to do. But I don't really have anybody to talk to.

    I suppose I could get 2 UV-3Rs and teach my 10 year old how to use one in an emergency. Keep one in the car and one at home.

    Also how does one connect to a repeater?

    Other ideas?

    Thanks again

    1. Hams are a pretty social bunch, so you don't have to know anyone when you start. You can find out if there are repeaters near you by going here:

      Programming a repeater is not too hard. You just need to know the frequency and the offset (+ or -). If you get the programming cable, it is very easy to do on either radio.