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#1 WRCR8872

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 12:46 PM

Baofeng / BTech is coming out with a new 50 / 5 watt mobile that is type accepted.  They just posted a photo on their social media and there are more photos available on the FCC site.  FCC ID 2AGND50X1G.   It appears that this radio can do analog and digital tones, VHF recieve, and scan for a repeater tone.



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Posted 11 April 2019 - 12:58 PM

"You are not authorized to access this page." when click on the link.

 

I kinda wish it had a detachable face like the BTech UV-50X3. Gonna have to go through the whole manual to see if has a detachable face like some of the Yaesu mobile units.



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Posted 11 April 2019 - 01:14 PM

This is a UV-50x2 with firmware that makes it GMRS compliant.  I have owned two UV-50x2 radios for Ham use.  The first lasted 4 days.  The second lasted an hour or so.  I'll never buy another one.



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Posted 11 April 2019 - 01:40 PM

"You are not authorized to access this page." when click on the link.

 

I kinda wish it had a detachable face like the BTech UV-50X3. Gonna have to go through the whole manual to see if has a detachable face like some of the Yaesu mobile units.

Sorry about that, FCC site must not like sharing.

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 04:58 PM

This is a UV-50x2 with firmware that makes it GMRS compliant.  I have owned two UV-50x2 radios for Ham use.  The first lasted 4 days.  The second lasted an hour or so.  I'll never buy another one.

 

 

What went wrong?  

 

This is only the second current production wide band 95E radio I am aware of that is on the market.  The first being the TYT, which is also being re-branded apparently as well.  

 

The only other options are the Midland radios and the used Kenwood and Motorola gear.  

 

I am pleased with my BTECH GMRS V-1.

 

Thank you.  



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Posted 11 April 2019 - 05:32 PM

Ive been really happy with my UV50X2. Its been solid in my Jeep so far.

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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 11 April 2019 - 06:04 PM

What went wrong?

This is only the second current production wide band 95E radio I am aware of that is on the market. The first being the TYT, which is also being re-branded apparently as well.

The only other options are the Midland radios and the used Kenwood and Motorola gear.

I am pleased with my BTECH GMRS V-1.

Thank you.



As I mentioned... radio #1 worked great for 4 days. I went to go to use the local 2 meter repeater from a location that I normally input full-quiet (5x5) and I couldn't key-up the repeater. I switched to the 70cm repeater at the same location and no response. I tried both repeaters with my 5 watt handheld Icom. I got full-quiet replies back on the handheld, but the UV-50x2 didn't hear anything.

I had to be within a mile of any station on any covered frequency in order to hear or be heard. Then, while testing, the receiver started some kind of strange "receive strength" osculation, as the static would pulsate up and down in signal strength and volume.

I got a replacement radio a few days later... same make and model. Within a few hours, it went from rock star to the exact same problems as the first radio.

I check my antenna lines with an analyzer and had a damn near perfect match at 1.1-1.2 to 1 on 2 meter and 1.3-1.4 to 1 on 440. I am using the same power lines, antenna cables, base and antenna with another radio and its working perfectly. That all tells me it was the radio.

As an FYI, the TYT is made by the same company... they just slap different labels on the same gear. QYT is also the same company. There is 4 or 5 brands that the parent company does business as.

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 09:44 AM

As I mentioned... radio #1 worked great for 4 days. I went to go to use the local 2 meter repeater from a location that I normally input full-quiet (5x5) and I couldn't key-up the repeater. I switched to the 70cm repeater at the same location and no response. I tried both repeaters with my 5 watt handheld Icom. I got full-quiet replies back on the handheld, but the UV-50x2 didn't hear anything.
I had to be within a mile of any station on any covered frequency in order to hear or be heard. Then, while testing, the receiver started some kind of strange "receive strength" osculation, as the static would pulsate up and down in signal strength and volume.
I got a replacement radio a few days later... same make and model. Within a few hours, it went from rock star to the exact same problems as the first radio.
I check my antenna lines with an analyzer and had a damn near perfect match at 1.1-1.2 to 1 on 2 meter and 1.3-1.4 to 1 on 440. I am using the same power lines, antenna cables, base and antenna with another radio and its working perfectly. That all tells me it was the radio.
As an FYI, the TYT is made by the same company... they just slap different labels on the same gear. QYT is also the same company. There is 4 or 5 brands that the parent company does business as.


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