Equipment - Support W4VHS

Support the Venice High School Amateur Radio Club by purchasing items from the Amazon links below.  A portion of the sales go towards funding the W4VHS club.
For less than $40 this includes everything you need to have fun on VHF and UHF.
Works well for local communication and local repeaters and has DTMF tones to access IRLP and Echolink all over the world.  Note many times this can be purchased in a combo that includes the USB cable for less than $40!

Battery life and antenna on the Baofeng UV-5R seems to work well for our area.
If you want to add accessories at a later time check out below.

Upgraded antenna for the Baofeng UV-5R, gives better gain over the stock Baofeng antenna.

Programming cable, makes programming much simpler.
Software is free:
CHIRP Software Recommended
Diamond SRJ77CA
Great antenna, superior range, very nice high quality antenna.
Long antenna at 16 inches.
$25 - $30
Plug right into car socket, not needed unless you are wanting to use in a vehicle regularly.
Can be attached to roof of car with magnetic base, needs adapter from Radio Shack.
SMA Jack to SMA Jack Coupler
Radio Shack
Catalog #: 278-013
Item #: 4866422
Pocket sized book listing all of the repeaters in the United States. Great if you are traveling.
AAA battery case for BaoFeng UV-5R UV-5RA UV-5RB UV-5RC UV-5RD UV-5RE TH-F8
Allows you to operate with just five AAA batteries.
Connect your Baofeng HT radio to any antenna when used with Radio Shack SMA to SMA coupler shown above.