Q&A: What is a good radio to use if I want to get involved in SKYWARN?

Question by hblr3287: What is a good radio to use if I want to get involved in SKYWARN?
I am very interested in amateur radio and SKYWARN. I am about to take my test and about to purchase a ham radio. If my main purpose will be to get involved in skywarn, what is a good radio to buy?

Best answer:

Answer by Daniel K
I just did a bit of research and it looks like the Skywarn hams use 2 meters and their local repeaters. Google "Skywarn" and you can get a lot of info.

Pretty much any modern 2 meter handheld or mobile should work great.

I like Yaesu myself but any 2 meter radio would work:

http://www.twowayradioonline.com/FT1802.asp

http://www.twowayradioonline.com/Amateur%20VHF%20Mobile%20Radios.asp

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