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Old August 12th, 2009, 13:43   #1
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Question Linton Radios.

So I need to get a radio. Linton radios seem to fit the bill. LT-6288s are not as easy to find as what they once were it would seem. I think that THIS should be very similar and is readily available.

But do I need something with all those capabilities? Would THIS do the trick? Obviously it does not have all the buttons on the front, which probably means it is not as versatile in the field as frequencies change or are game specific.

I know very little about any radio, most of the language means nothing to me. I don't want to buy something that I am not happy with. I implore the help of those of you who are more experienced than me.

Thank you.
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Old August 12th, 2009, 14:15   #2
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Those look very similar to the 6288 series, I've noticed that the 6288's are really hard to find now. perhaps the end of that product cycle. The 5500 that you linked is more powerful than the 6288's that most people are using more programable channels etc.

In Alberta Linton is the standard you may want to consider what other people are running Garmin, talk abouts etc before you make the decision.
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Old August 12th, 2009, 14:17   #3
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Those are pretty good, but you are paying about twice as much as you need to. Check ebay for uhf radios. 50 bucks a radio (after shipping) should be doable.
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Old August 12th, 2009, 14:23   #4
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The ones you linked did not say if they had a head set jack or not.

Found this one on e-bay but know not a thing about it.

http://cgi.ebay.ca/Linton-LT-6100-Pl...d=p3286.c0.m14

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Old August 12th, 2009, 14:30   #5
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Check eBay. I got my 6288 there for about $80 shipped. Best little radio ever IMO.
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Old August 12th, 2009, 15:21   #6
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One thing about one of the models you listed, it only has 16 memory channels. Even with nothing else than the base channels (7 FRS channels + 7 shared FRS/GMRS + 8 GMRS) it means you'll always be short 6 slots to program all of them in.
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Old August 12th, 2009, 19:05   #7
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Thanks for the input so far. More than 16 channels for sure then. I have been looking at the Puxing brand of radios as well... Too many options
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Old August 12th, 2009, 19:13   #8
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Is there an actual DEALER for this Linton Line???
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Old August 12th, 2009, 21:56   #9
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Thanks for the input so far. More than 16 channels for sure then. I have been looking at the Puxing brand of radios as well... Too many options
I have a PuXing PX-777+

Overall it's an excellent radio. I changed the stock antenna for a 68cm whip, but under most circumstances I think it probably wasn't even necessary.

Biggest gripe is with the slightly buggy programming software (you're supposed to be able to set "tags" for channels., i.e., FRS-1, ADMIN, SQUAD, etc instead of just Ch.001, Ch.002, etc) but for some reason the software isn't doing it so I have to set it manually on the radio which is tedious.

Other than that it's an excellent little unit.

The PLUS version (which I have) is overkill, btw... ANI and scrambling features are all but useless.
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Old August 17th, 2009, 11:10   #10
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I have to second the recommendation for Puxing radios. I use the PX-888 (similar to the PX-777) and had it at Pine Plains. I had two 1200MAh batteries, and the first one lasted 12 hours with moderate use. I was the B4 squad leader so I was talking to command a lot on 4 watts. Either the 777 or 888 will perform well.

I bought my first one (UHF) from asiaradiosales. http://www.asiaradiosales.com/ I bought my second one (VHF) and my team mates bought theirs from 409shop. http://www.409shop.com/

Both are good retailers, but 409shop seems to be a little cheaper. Plus, they have a 1600 MAh spare battery for the PX777/888 radios. http://www.409shop.com/409shop_product.php?id=101390

They take Kenwood two-pin headsets and lapel mics. I use a Cavalvy bowman headset with mine with a custom dual comm switch (so I can use two UHf's or a UHF and a VHF with the same headset.)

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Old August 19th, 2009, 09:44   #11
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I have a PuXing PX-777+

Overall it's an excellent radio. I changed the stock antenna for a 68cm whip, but under most circumstances I think it probably wasn't even necessary.

Biggest gripe is with the slightly buggy programming software (you're supposed to be able to set "tags" for channels., i.e., FRS-1, ADMIN, SQUAD, etc instead of just Ch.001, Ch.002, etc) but for some reason the software isn't doing it so I have to set it manually on the radio which is tedious.

Other than that it's an excellent little unit.

The PLUS version (which I have) is overkill, btw... ANI and scrambling features are all but useless.
Another fan of the Puxing 777 here and I can also recommend 409shop.com. Out of interest, Drake - what is the 68cm whip antenna you are using?

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Old August 19th, 2009, 10:49   #12
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Another fan of the Puxing 777 here and I can also recommend 409shop.com. Out of interest, Drake - what is the 68cm whip antenna you are using?

Cheers

Hey, sorry it's 38cm not 68 (dunno where I pulled 68 from). It's a Nagoya one off eBay. I wanted something longer than the stock one that would clear my body/gear.
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Hey, sorry it's 38cm not 68 (dunno where I pulled 68 from). It's a Nagoya one off eBay. I wanted something longer than the stock one that would clear my body/gear.
Cheers for the reply, Drake. Sounds like we've got the same 38cm antenna. I've found it makes a difference on the lower UHF freqs but no some much on the higher ones...
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Old August 19th, 2009, 13:24   #14
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you could always get a motorola GP68 UHF
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Old August 23rd, 2009, 10:18   #15
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Avoid Linton/Puxing products like the plague. I speak from experience.
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