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#1 WRAK968

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Posted 01 April 2020 - 06:11 PM

So, checking out facebook when an ad poped up for the PowerTalkieX as a family emergency communications device. Heres the link to it :  https://preparedhero...hv6sTRTcfA63Mlc

Now, I have a couple of issues with this product and I haven't even bought it yet. First is that the company is taking advantage of the pandemic as in the ad it mentions that many utility workers are now sick and soon the infrastructure will fail. Causing fear to sell your product doesn't sit well with me. My second issue is that the ad's and even their page is somewhat deceitful. For instance, in the facebook ad, they claim the radios are packed with the latest digital tech and that using digital signals reduces interference over long distances. In the specs it says they are standard FM. Another thing it said was that it transmitted a full 8 watts of power, but in the specs they say 3 watts. Nowhere does it discuss what frequencies they are using, but they are willing to sell it for a whooping $129 after they give you a 35% pandemic discount.

I am a little curious about the radios, but not that curious, and I wouldn't want to buy from a company who is clearly taking advantage of people. Moral of the story, research research research before you buy so you can avoid things like this.



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Posted 02 April 2020 - 01:54 AM

More's the pity, it's a good looking radio.  Reminds me pleasantly of the Xiaomi Mijia handies.



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Posted 02 April 2020 - 11:36 AM

It's a company that sells survival/preparedness products. Their entire company is built around that premise. I wouldn't be too concerned about how they market the radio in light of what their company is all about. It makes sense for their company model. People who are going to their site normally, are there for that reason. If you like the radio, buy it. 



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Posted 02 April 2020 - 11:56 AM

Actually, I was more curious about the radios specs. All I could find was that it was thin, output 3W, and transmits F3E (FM). I am thinking its a GMRS radio, though the ad doesn't say, so it could also be 900MHZ, though if thats the case I think the radio would be locked in at .5W. Given the other falsehoods (Digital transmissions, 8W power output) on the site I wouldn't purchase the radio myself. But as a radio geek (otherwise known as a ham) it still makes me curious about how the radio works lol.


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Posted 02 April 2020 - 01:34 PM

up to 3 watts, nice looking, not bad specs. I guess I should consider reviewing a pair.  a bit pricey



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Posted 02 April 2020 - 02:07 PM

up to 3 watts, nice looking, not bad specs. I guess I should consider reviewing a pair.  a bit pricey

I look forward to hearing about it if you do get them.



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Posted 02 April 2020 - 05:43 PM

If they're 900 MHz, I'm all over them.


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Posted 02 April 2020 - 06:46 PM

So, checking out facebook when an ad poped up for the PowerTalkieX as a family emergency communications device. Heres the link to it :  https://preparedhero...hv6sTRTcfA63Mlc
 

 

I scrolled down the page at the link above and the spec's given were:

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Technical Specs:

License Free FRS Radio
462 - 467 MHz
Exceptional conditions: Approx 20 Miles range
Everyday use: Approx 3.2 Miles range
Rugged city use: 50 floor penetration
One-piece back clip
9-level noise reduction
80 decibel speaker output
16  Memory Channels
8,000 mAh internal battery
Type-C fast charging
Only 1.5CM thick (as thin as an iPhoneX)
Under 5oz weight
15 day standby
LED dot matrix display
Headphone charging interface

Transmitter

    Output Power: 2W/0.5W
    Modulation: FM (F3E)
    Max.Frequency Deviation: ≤5KHz
    Sparious Radiation: ≤7.5μW

Receiver

    Sensitivity: 0.16μV(12dB SINAD)
    Audio Power: ≥300mW
    Audio Distortion:
    80 decibel speaker output


Receiving Current: <300mA
Standby Current: <200mA
Emission Current: <1800mA
Audio Distortion: <5%
Intermodulation: >60dB
Max Frequency Deviation: <5KHz
Supply Power: DC3.7V
CTCSS/DCS: The transceiver has 50 CTCSS and 208 DCS, also non-standard subaudio can be programmed

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To me it just looks like a cheap DSP based "radio on a chip" type hand-held. This is common in the "Baofeng" type Chinese radios. They use the RDA1846, or a derivative of it.

 

You can get the datasheet and programming guide for the chip here:

 

https://github.com/p...ster/Datasheets

 

I would like to see the FCC ID, which it should have to be sold in the US. From the FCC web site can you see what parts the radio has certification for by looking at the grant.


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Posted 02 April 2020 - 07:10 PM

I scrolled down the page at the link above and the spec's given were:

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Technical Specs:

License Free FRS Radio
462 - 467 MHz
Exceptional conditions: Approx 20 Miles range
Everyday use: Approx 3.2 Miles range
Rugged city use: 50 floor penetration
One-piece back clip
9-level noise reduction
80 decibel speaker output
16  Memory Channels
8,000 mAh internal battery
Type-C fast charging
Only 1.5CM thick (as thin as an iPhoneX)
Under 5oz weight
15 day standby
LED dot matrix display
Headphone charging interface

Transmitter

    Output Power: 2W/0.5W
    Modulation: FM (F3E)
    Max.Frequency Deviation: ≤5KHz
    Sparious Radiation: ≤7.5μW

Receiver

    Sensitivity: 0.16μV(12dB SINAD)
    Audio Power: ≥300mW
    Audio Distortion:
    80 decibel speaker output


Receiving Current: <300mA
Standby Current: <200mA
Emission Current: <1800mA
Audio Distortion: <5%
Intermodulation: >60dB
Max Frequency Deviation: <5KHz
Supply Power: DC3.7V
CTCSS/DCS: The transceiver has 50 CTCSS and 208 DCS, also non-standard subaudio can be programmed

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To me it just looks like a cheap DSP based "radio on a chip" type hand-held. This is common in the "Baofeng" type Chinese radios. They use the RDA1846, or a derivative of it.

 

You can get the datasheet and programming guide for the chip here:

 

https://github.com/p...ster/Datasheets

 

I would like to see the FCC ID, which it should have to be sold in the US. From the FCC web site can you see what parts the radio has certification for by looking at the grant.

They must have changed it since I posted it as none of that info was there, In fact they had claimed it was 3W output at the time while the picture and their ad showed 8W (The pic still says 8W on it). Thanks for finding the data on them though :)


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Posted 05 April 2020 - 05:49 PM

They must have changed it since I posted it as none of that info was there, In fact they had claimed it was 3W output at the time while the picture and their ad showed 8W (The pic still says 8W on it). Thanks for finding the data on them though :)

Well, they're lying to someone, at this point.



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Posted 13 April 2020 - 12:31 PM

And... as of today that 'ad' is 404'd... :lol:


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Posted 14 April 2020 - 12:06 AM

https://www.aliexpre...2969333677.html

 

Bingo.



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Posted 14 April 2020 - 12:43 PM

The girl down the page, with the yellow mini, she is hot!


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Posted 14 April 2020 - 05:08 PM

Confusing yellow radios with girls now axorlov???

 

I don't see no girl there... 

 

LOLOL

 

The girl down the page, with the yellow mini, she is hot!






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