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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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