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Author Topic: Is the Alinco models really better then the TYT for the money.  (Read 4022 times)
KZ6TOD
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« on: January 17, 2017, 08:26:48 PM »

Im looking at 2 radios to add to my shack. Is there extra money needed for the Alinco models worth it?

TYT TH9000 220 $140 or Alinco DR-235TMkIII 220 MHz Mobile $240

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TYT TH9000D VHF $130 or Alinco DR-638T VHF/UHF Mobile $350\
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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2017, 08:46:04 PM »

1.) TYT is known junk.

2.) In your second comparison, you have a mono band, and a dual band.

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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2017, 10:03:29 AM »

Thanks you good point on that second one. Thanks that helped my choice Wink
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2017, 11:04:16 AM »

Thanks you good point on that second one. Thanks that helped my choice Wink

If you're looking for a 2 meter mobile, Icom IC-2300h, 65 watts (Made in Japan) is only around $150.

Dual bands from Icom, Kenwood, Yaesu, range from $275 to $350. Depending on if you want crossband repeat.
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KD5BVX
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2017, 02:40:57 PM »

Single band 2m I would recommend is the Kenwood TM-281a. Can't say enough good about it. But ultimately you choose the one you most prefer!
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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2017, 07:56:01 PM »

Single band 2m I would recommend is the Kenwood TM-281a. Can't say enough good about it. But ultimately you choose the one you most prefer!

Only has 2 transmit power settings, 25 or 65 watts. Doesn't have a dedicated squelch knob. It's also made in China.
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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2017, 08:57:17 AM »

Single band 2m I would recommend is the Kenwood TM-281a. Can't say enough good about it. But ultimately you choose the one you most prefer!

Only has 2 transmit power settings, 25 or 65 watts. Doesn't have a dedicated squelch knob. It's also made in China.

Also is a superb radio!  Professional quality and commercial appearance.  I stand by what I said.  Can't recommend it enough.
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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2017, 01:42:20 PM »

Single band 2m I would recommend is the Kenwood TM-281a. Can't say enough good about it. But ultimately you choose the one you most prefer!

Only has 2 transmit power settings, 25 or 65 watts. Doesn't have a dedicated squelch knob. It's also made in China.

Also is a superb radio!  Professional quality and commercial appearance.  I stand by what I said.  Can't recommend it enough.

Far be it from me to interfere with  your courtship of an entry level 2 meter mobile.
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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2017, 02:50:10 PM »


Since that's what the OP was looking for I thought I'd suggest it, for his consideration.  I'm obviously not alone - 4.5/5.0 from numerous reviews in the reviews section on here.  Interesting attitude, though. You're entitled to your opinion for sure but belittling others for theirs...wow.

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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2017, 08:55:20 PM »

The Alinco had better transmit audio,is more reliable,has a better designed microphone,has a better reputation than TYT.
I would go with an Alinco hands down back in the day,I think Alinco is made by Anytone now.
A friend I yap with on the radio bought a Alinco 735T dual band and I wasnt impressed with the sound of his audio,,I think its a
rebadged Anytone now.What a shame,Alinco was so nice and easy to use.Cant speak for the single band radios that are new,but the older Alincos were great!     The Dr-235T,435T I would say go for it.
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KZ6TOD
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« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2017, 12:17:39 PM »

Thanks guys.. lots to look over.
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« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2017, 01:26:12 PM »

Thanks guys.. lots to look over.

Actually, not much to look over. If you go for  VHF/UHF transceivers that are Made in Japan, the selection is pretty slim.
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« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2017, 06:52:32 PM »

Thanks guys.. lots to look over.

Yes, definitely a lot of good options for you. Best of luck in your search!
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« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2017, 01:56:13 PM »

Take a look at Bridgecom as a 220 option.
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