- Amateur Radio (Ham Radio) Community

Call Search

New to Ham Radio?
My Profile

Friends Remembered
Survey Question

DX Cluster Spots

Ham Exams
Ham Links
List Archives
News Articles
Product Reviews
QSL Managers

Site Info
eHam Help (FAQ)
Support the site
The eHam Team
Advertising Info
Vision Statement

Reviews Categories | Transceivers: VHF/UHF+ Amateur Hand-held | Pryme (ADI) PR-52 Help

Reviews Summary for Pryme (ADI) PR-52
Pryme (ADI) PR-52 Reviews: 2 Average rating: 3.5/5 MSRP: $299.95
Description: 6 meter hand-held with ctcss encode and decode plus 40 memory channels
Product is in production.
More info: http://
Email Subscription
You are not subscribed to this review.

My Subscriptions
Subscriptions Help

You can write your own review of the Pryme (ADI) PR-52.

KD5SPO Rating: 4/5 May 10, 2003 23:15 Send this review to a friend
Solid 6M HT  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
This is a solid, no-frills HT. I bought it used and have had good reports and no problems. The programming takes a bit of getting use to, but you quickly get the hang of it. Overall, it's a good radio for local 6-meter FM operations.
N2CKH Rating: 3/5 Nov 16, 2001 13:27 Send this review to a friend
Ok, cheap 6 meter HT  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
As of now I have given my PR-52 a 6 month workout with out fault. It is a big, boxer, not user friendly radio. The display and programming leave a lot to be desired. However, what can one expect for under $150 USD ! The battery on low power lasts about 4 days with a decent 30/70 ratio of talk listen. As my 6 meter system now has IRLP, the PR-52 is getting a good workout.

6 meters is somewhat different that 2 meters, at approximately one third the frequency of 2 meters the wavelength will be 3 times as long. This means that a short rubber duck will work worse on 6 meters than a similarly-sized rubber duck will work on 2 meters. Pryme supplies a decent size rubber duck, however not with a commonly used BNC connector, instead they use the more commercial TNC connector.

I use my PR-52 at my residence, which is the site for my 6 meter repeater. For me this HT suits the bull. However, from due to the nature of most 6 meter repeater systems using unity gain antennae and the characteristics at 6 meters, don't expect 2m like HT performance with any 6m HT walking about or inside a vehicle, 6 meters won't work as well as 2 meters taking all factors into consideration. So basically we are talking outside antenna on the vehicle. Don't get me wrong, a portable, a.k.a. HT on 6m is great, but you need a large 12 inch or long rubber duckie, not a good length in a vehicle. The upshot of this is that 6 meters isn't really a handie-talkie/rubber duck sort of band unless you are very near the repeater site.

/s/ Steve, N2CKH

If you have any questions, problems, or suggestions about Reviews, please email your Reviews Manager.