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#21 WRCY896

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 05:51 PM

I am starting to realize that. I have not purchased anything from them yet. That is just who I was referred to when I emailed TYT.
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Posted 12 March 2019 - 06:00 PM

They also used to (maybe the still do) sell radios preprogrammed with what they called "race channels" which were a mix of frequencies from the business and public safety pools. They did not make it clear to the consumerthat appropriate FCC licenses are required to operate, and that the risk of causing harmful interference was very high. Not a reputable company, in my opinion.
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Posted 15 March 2019 - 11:24 AM

From my point of view, Rugged Radios' target market seems to be "wannabees".

 

They sell over-priced "wannabe" radio equipment to guys who "wannabe" Dale Junior, "wannabe" Rambo, "wannabe" Bob Chandler (Bigfoot), "wannabe" a policeman or a fireman....

 

...Whackers


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Posted 07 April 2019 - 10:32 AM

I did a short Youtube video on this.  Got a lot of flak from RR defenders.  They are sponsoring a bunch of off road channels on YouTube now so their re-badged overpriced stuff is getting more and more out there and gaining more supporters who IMO either dont' know any better or are getting free stuff from them anyway. 
 
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=ChdwiXtukR4
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A pile of "cheap Chinese radios", BF888s, UV5Rs, UV82s, KGUV8Ds, BFF8HP, UV50X2, and a few "good" radios, Yeasu FT310 (airband/nav), Yeasu FT90R (no longer in mobile service used as a base radio)


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Posted 07 April 2019 - 06:00 PM

I watched your video and gave it a thumbs up.

 

Just for the sake of information though, Bao Feng is actually pronounced as "Po Fung..." Chinese pronunciation is weird don't ya know!


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Posted 07 April 2019 - 07:53 PM



I watched your video and gave it a thumbs up.

Just for the sake of information though, Bao Feng is actually pronounced as "Po Fung..." Chinese pronunciation is weird don't ya know!


:dunno:

Pretty much all the Baofeng models have come as "pofung" labeled radios as well. But im certainly no language expert im sure they changed the labeling based on our pronunciation of their word. I dunno. 4f036e42ad36949cbb8f847d92e46227.jpg

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 09:41 AM

https://baofengtech....‘Pofung’ Hype?/

It is explained a lot better here.

Basically copyright differences and being forced to take a new name for a while. Same radios, different label.
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Posted 08 April 2019 - 04:26 PM

While the trademark issue was quite real, the reason why "PoFung" was chosen by the Chinese manufacturer as an interim workaround, it truly is the way "BaoFeng" is pronounced in Mandarin Chinese!
 

"The current name ‘BAOFENG’, a literal Pinyin translation of our Chinese character name, may be difficult for a hobbyist across the ocean to pronounce. We’ve heard different kinds of pronunciations, like ‘BAY-O-FENG’. The new name ‘Pofung’ is easier to pronounce and more friendly to our customers, while maintaining the phonetic symbolism of our brand."

Source: http://www.baofengra...wnews.asp?id=28


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Posted 30 August 2019 - 11:54 PM

My family is very close with a Chinese family (most don't speak much English). One family member, a pupil of mine since she was in elementary school up until she completed her masters degree several years ago, told me way back that Baofeng was pronounced "Bow" "Fung". However, the other family members always pick on her for having "a hick accent". Apparently, she is chinese redneck. lol So, take that for what it's worth.


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Posted 01 September 2019 - 07:15 PM

The "P" in Po is a plosive, where the a "B" is a softer sound.
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Posted 13 September 2019 - 11:39 PM

I'm quoting myself because I have experienced another data point since my post. We had a TYT TH-8600 here that was firmware locked to 2m and 70cm only. As such, I am changing my guess and say that any future part specific units based on the TYT TH-8600 will likely be locked to their appropriate frequency range if they enter the country legally. This will likely be firmware fixed so that it will require a firmware downgrade to change it.

The user programming software can be used to unlock the frequency range. At least it does on the Amateur version of the radio. Mine came locked to the Amateur Bands only out of the box.

 

Click on the "Frequency Range" tab on the left side of the TH-8600 programming software.  You should then see a small window with 3 frequency ranges on the left side, 150M 250M 450M. If you click in any of the ranges to the right you can't change the settings. Now press the "P" key on the computer keyboard. This NOT documented anywhere. Now you should get a small edit box that opens on the bottom of the frequency range window to enter a code. Type in "8600TH" without the quotes and is case sensitive. Then click "Enter". You should be able to click in any of the frequency range boxes now and change the values. Next write the code plug to the radio. Once this was done on mine I've never had to go back and change it.

 

I can't say if this will work for the GMRS version of the radio but if somebody has one and wants to try it then let us know.


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