jwilkers Posted August 2, 2021 Report Share Posted August 2, 2021 Tidradio TH-H5 GMRS Radio Review. FCC ID: 2AWL3TD-H5 Part 95E certified. NOTE: THIS RADIO REQUIRES AN FCC GMRS LICENSE TO OPERATE!! THIS IS NOT A LICENSE-FREE FRS RADIO. NOTE:This is quite possibly the same radio as the Radioddity GM-30. CPS is identical, however there is a firmware version 06.03.006 Upon opening the box I found a quick start guide along with a user manual. The quick start guide had me up and running easily. The only thing incorrect was this radio is not compatible with Chirp. The kit contains two of the following: USB charger and cables. Speaker Microphones, belt clips, carrying strap and of course, two radios. A total of *four* batteries are included. The user manual has the license requirement printed in the front pages. The manual is well-written and easy to understand. The factory programming software is easy to use and is not at all confusing. The channels have a default designation, however you can alpha-tag them however you want. The radios come with a USB charging cable, rather than a desk charger. The antenna is non-removable. GMRS regulations permit the use of external antennas. These radios, however, have access to the 7 low-power FRS frequencies, therefore, in order to be compliant with FCC regulations, the antennas are fixed. (A hex net secures the antenna. Undoing this, allows the antenna to unscrew from a standard SMA connector) Power output of the radios are slightly below 500 mW on low and 4.91 watts on High. This is according to the FCC grant. I consider them to be *real* 5 watt radios. This is something rarely seen in the GMRS market. The radios feel solid in the hand. Battery life exceeds 8 hours Operationally, they are outstanding. Receive and transmit audio quality is superb. Range is about a mile and a half outdoors in a suburban environment on high power. Unfortunately, in my area, there are no open repeaters. The ranges I received were better than I expected. Low power yielded the same range. I expected that, as UHF range is more dependent on antenna quality and environment, more than power. Overall impressions: Solid feel, effective range, excellent sound quality. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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