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#1 WPXM352

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Posted 07 December 2019 - 06:49 PM

I usually avoid these sort of products because in my opinion Cheap Chinese Radios are usually a Low Parts Count hot mess with crappy receiver performance.

 

For some stupid reason this caught my eye. I am sure it will be disappointing. Should I buy one? Has anyone bought one opened it up and found the manufacturer went the extra mile in RX design, or should I let the fact that it has an FM 88-108 receiver built in confirm my misgivings?

 

Well here it is, probably not FCC certified . But it is kind of cool.

 

 

I am verklempt,  talk amongst yourselves...

 

https://www.verotele...ng-p541441.html



#2 berkinet

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Posted 07 December 2019 - 07:33 PM

For $75 I’d buy one just for fun. But, at ~$200 I would make sure it is returnable. Also, it appears they saved money by not hiring a translator.
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#3 WRAF213

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 02:05 AM

Doing some research, it doesn't have any FCC type acceptance, including Part 15. Shouldn't be allowed to be sold here in the US, but they can be imported solely for amateur radio use and not resold. The only Vero radio I could find certification on was the VR-6600PRO, which is only certified in China for 430-440 MHz on the UHF side. I'm sure transmit is wide open, since there's people using these on 440-450.

 

Given the size and feature set of that radio, I would be surprised if it weren't an AT1846S chip under the hood, like the BTech UV-25X4.


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#4 gman1971

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 03:56 AM

I would avoid that thing.  For ~200 dollars you can find a great deal on an XPR4550 Motorola Mobile that will draw rings around that.

 

G.


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#5 kipandlee

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 11:04 AM

 it is kind of cool but no not  For 200 dollars could get several good used radios for that price 



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Posted 08 December 2019 - 01:47 PM

It also requires that one have a 'smart phone' they don't mind being dedicated to act as the control panel for the radio...

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 02:03 PM

It also requires that one have a 'smart phone' they don't mind being dedicated to act as the control panel for the radio...

For $200, I'd like to at least have a basic control head, whether it's a detachable head that mounts to the radio or a handheld control head. It's a brick without a working software environment.


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Posted 28 January 2020 - 10:42 AM

I just got two of the retevis rt99's which appear to be the same thing.  About 150 each off ebay.  Pretty easy to program, pairs well.  Not sure how to gauge the performance as this is my second radio.  Other's a baofeng hand held.  I like the idea of no programming cables, etc.  I'm using them with the midland mobile 6db antennas at the moment.  Still testing and learning.



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Posted 28 January 2020 - 07:48 PM

Thank GOD for Amazon, Nothing needs any more acceptance Than an Amazon product code.

Be vewy vewy quiet.
I'm listening to my wadio!


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Posted 04 February 2020 - 08:00 AM

Thank GOD for Amazon, Nothing needs any more acceptance Than an Amazon product code.

 

You've confused me on that one...



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Posted 13 May 2020 - 11:15 AM

Got it and love it...

I use a dedicated 8" tablet to control the radio and it works great.

You can use the wired mic or remove the mic all together and use a BT headset and PTT button 

The app works like the walkie-talkie Zello as a stand alone walkie-talkie or to link your phone to a repeater.

Frequencies are stored in banks of 16 channels each with the choice to monitor 2 frequencies or scan all 16 

 

The APRS function shows where other hams are on the map.


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Posted 13 May 2020 - 03:02 PM

Got it and love it...

I use a dedicated 8" tablet to control the radio and it works great.

You can use the wired mic or remove the mic all together and use a BT headset and PTT button 

The app works like the walkie-talkie Zello as a stand alone walkie-talkie or to link your phone to a repeater.

Frequencies are stored in banks of 16 channels each with the choice to monitor 2 frequencies or scan all 16 

 

The APRS function shows where other hams are on the map.

Wife had ordered one. I told her cancel that order. I couldn't find any information on how to scan a band unless the frequency was in memory. Can you do that even?



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Posted 13 May 2020 - 03:33 PM

Those things have been around for a while; there was some chick on many other sites jumping in to push them onto anybody who would read her spiel. 






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