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PM4HIRE
09-18-2008, 01:08 PM
I own and highly recommend the Sangean DT-400W (http://www.amazon.com/Sangean-DT-400W-Digital-Weather-Pocket/dp/B0012YHQVE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1221767918&sr=1-2) for your travel and hiking adventures, or just as an everyday carry radio.

Darcy
09-18-2008, 02:39 PM
I've been looking for a radio like that: I like the color.

PM4HIRE
09-18-2008, 03:32 PM
Darcy:

The color makes it easy to spot in my TB cafe and Imago
bags.

AVService
09-18-2008, 05:26 PM
Yaesu FT-817nd

Now this is a Travel/Hiking Radio!

http://www.yaesu.com/downloadFile.cfm?FileID=618&FileCatID=154&FileName=FT%2D817.pdf&FileContentType=application%2Fpdf

I have used mine to talk over 300 miles from a 14,000' trail in Colorado among other amazing contacts.
It will also tune standard AM/FM broadcast and Weather too.

PM4HIRE
09-19-2008, 11:48 AM
Another high performance pocket radio to consider is the
Sony SRF T615 (http://www.joynetmall.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=59&products_id=2350) @ $110 USD.

BTW, the Yaesu FT 817 mentioned on this thread sells for
$599. A bit of overkill for our purposes and requires a
ham radio license...but I'm putting on my wish list.

AVService
09-19-2008, 07:29 PM
BTW, the Yaesu FT 817 mentioned on this thread sells for
$599. A bit of overkill for our purposes and requires a
ham radio license...but I'm putting on my wish list.[/QUOTE]

I assume you mean for "Your" purposes?
For me i is exact right radio and so much more.
You do not need a License to use this radio,only to transmit with it.
It is a great receiver too.

Also no one pays $599.00 for them,Ham's are the CHEAPEST people I have ever met and I have met a lot of cheap people!

Of course,don't overlook the need for custom bags too.

http://www.powerportstore.com/Worldpouch%20AR.htm

This is my current favorite,always riding in my Brain Bag/Emergency Kit.

Trust me,right now ANYONE can easily get an Amateur Radio License if they want to.

Ed