Ok, so I finally put my license to work at NEFR, since Brian was nice enough to loan me a radio.
While I'd prefer to spend much less, I have $150 in my budget.
I want a handheld at this time.
It will be used occasionally at rallies to work a ham station. It will also go in my co-drivers bag if I'm in the silly seat. I have no plans for other uses at this time.
Brian loaned me a yaesu this weekend, but I have no idea what model it was, but seemed to work well for me.....but I sure as hell have no clue what most of the buttons did. It dual received, which was neat, but also a little distracting for a novice.
Simple is better for me. SIMPLE. Think of me as a driver who got suckered into co-driver spot....i'm not that smart. Hooking it up to a computer for programming is fine by me...rather use a pc keyboard than a bunch of little buttons.
is the newer yaesu ft-252 or 257 a good solution?
It would likely be used for North east area events. So that would be NEFR, maybe STPR, ESPR and BRS. It will likely sit in a box 350 days a year.
Just tell me what to buy. Don't try to explain too much unless you speak slowly and use small words.