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Old 06-23-2011, 7:34 PM
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Default Feitong FT-808 Is it real or vapor?

Is anyone able to confirm if this is a legit product? It looks interesting and cheap, but I have been
unable to locate any person or website actually selling it. It is billed as an approximately $420 HF transceiver.

I submitted inquiry on one or two of the websites that google turns up for this product, and the only reply I got was that the email address I submitted was promptly hacked and used to send out spam (moral here is to do what I did and always use an address that is a throwaway for such things) by someone in Beijing.

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Old 06-23-2011, 9:01 PM
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Oh, great. A cheap, Chinese wide-open HF that will TX 1.6-30 MHz. The perfect complement to our cheap, Chinese wide-open VHF/UHF HTs. Kind of a poor man's Icom IC-78.
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:23 PM
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Unfortunately it is real.... I say unfortunately because for one it will work on 11m from the factory, and two because its such a gray area radio, it transmit anywhere and so how do you license it such and such.

A Canadian ham posted this info about it on a forum i frequent, supposedly there is someone selling them as marine HF radios up there.

Factory Price 410 USD - Minimum Order 1 Piece (comes unlocked for 11m)

Dual mode: shortwave and ultra-shortwave
Dual channels to receive signals,
Distress call, selective cass, group call and all call,
Display anti-collision alarm,
Large LCD.

Specifications:
Frequency range:
Rx 0.5-29.999999MHz
Tx 1.6-29.999999MHz

Mode: USB, LSB, CW, RTTY, AM
Memory channels: 100
Power supply: 13.8V DC(15%)
Current drain (at 13.8V):
Receive Standby 1.4A
Transmit Max. power 25A

Operable temp. range: -10 - +60; 14H - 140H
Dimension(WxHxD): 240x200x65mm
Weight: 4kg

Reciever:
Reveive system: Double-conversion superheterodyne system
Sensitivity(12dB SINAD):
0.5-1.5999MHz: SSB, CW, RTTY1uV , AM10uV
1.6-29.9999MHz: SSB, CW, RTTY0.5uV, AM2uV

Squelch sensitivity(threshhold): SSB, CW, RTTY Less than 5.6uV
Selectivity:
SSB, CW, RTTY:
More than 2.1 KHz/-6dB,
Less than 4.5 KHz/-60dB
AM:
More than 6 KHz/-6dB,
Less than 20 KHz/-40dB

Spurious and image rejection ratio: More than 70dB(1.6-29.9999MHz)
RIT variable range: 150Hz
Audio output power(at 13.8V DC): More than 2.0W at 10% distortion with an 8 load

Transmitter:
Ourput power: SSB 100W AM 40W
Modulation system:
SSB Balanced modulation
AM Low level modulation

Spurious emissions: Less than -50dB Below peak output power
Carrier suppression: More than 40dB
Unwanted sideband: More than 50dB
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Default Right but who is selling?

Thanks for the specs, I've seen them all over along with the pics. However, I've yet to actually find a source
selling the things. They aren't even on east asian ebay sites I translated.

All of the sites just have an "inquiry basket" not a shopping basket for this product. If you see someone
selling it lemme know.

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I've watched enough "Deadliest Catch" to know that's not a radio I'd want my life depending on.
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Default Appoved for US Sale

This is not Type Accepted in the USA. Until they lock out the 11 meter band it will not be available to US Hams. But when it does I sure want one.
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