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Harris military radio clone?

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Vaporware, can't order it from that site. Alibaba has it for $188.00, but doesn't show shipping costs until you complete order, and I didn't do that. The other thing is no frequency ranges given, no power out levels or sensitivity. I agree probably a Befonger in a cheap plastic look alike case.

On another Chinese site 446shop.com it gives the specs, but I wouldn't count on it.

Found others on e-bay listings that appear to be a FRS radio.
 
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There's a number of these on e-Bay.

Cheap CCR's in a fancy box. Aimed at the Airsoft guys so they can look like real soldiers. The ones I've seen on e-Bay have no FCC numbers on them. VHF/UHF coverage. No spec's given.

I agree, not a knock off, it's a look-alike toy for grown adults pretending they are soldiers.
 
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I've seen one Chinese version of the PRC-152 and the MBITR and you cannot tell them from the real thing by looking at the case. I've had them next to the real thing and its an impressive physical copy. The internal radio is a dual band VHF/UHF and works about the same as a Baofeng, not that bad but not great either.
 
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I had the Triumph version and it was cheap. Looked good, actually performed OK, but it was a cheap radio inside. RX audio was super weak and tinny. But there was plenty of room inside it to mod it, increase audio output, add equalization, and install a better speaker.

Programming it was a stone cold b***h. REALLY non-intuitive and even with the aid of the manual, it wasn't easy. The only thing I'd say for it was that battery life was killer and it was at least a functional dual band radio. Not awful. Not even for the price. But it's just a cheap radio with a certain cosmetic to it. Expect no miracles.
 
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They did a good job replicating a Harris case but its in no way a clone. The innards are similar to a $25 Baofeng UV-5R. Kind of like a Rolls Royce kit car made from an old Volkswagen.
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There's a number of these on e-Bay.

Cheap CCR's in a fancy box. Aimed at the Airsoft guys so they can look like real soldiers. The ones I've seen on e-Bay have no FCC numbers on them. VHF/UHF coverage. No spec's given.

I agree, not a knock off, it's a look-alike toy for grown adults pretending they are soldiers.
I gotta wonder, with the way they market this, if some procurement officers in third world country's are being duped into buying these for their military.

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Vaporware, can't order it from that site. Alibaba has it for $188.00, but doesn't show shipping costs until you complete order, and I didn't do that. The other thing is no frequency ranges given, no power out levels or sensitivity. I agree probably a Befonger in a cheap plastic look alike case.

On another Chinese site 446shop.com it gives the specs, but I wouldn't count on it.

Found others on e-bay listings that appear to be a FRS radio.
The site given has a specs tab, showing the freq ranges. (Or did you mean Ali Baba has no specs given?)

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I've seen one Chinese version of the PRC-152 and the MBITR and you cannot tell them from the real thing by looking at the case. I've had them next to the real thing and its an impressive physical copy. The internal radio is a dual band VHF/UHF and works about the same as a Baofeng, not that bad but not great either.
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Somewhat more water resistant than the low priced Baofengs/Wouxuns as advertised too.
The TCA versions of the radios can use Harris headphones and batteries without modification. Where else can you get a new radio for $230 plus shipping that can use battle tested accessories?

Obviously, no manufacturer is going to be able to produce a fully equivalent copy of a PRC-152 for five percent of the real McCoy's price.

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The market for these was originally paint ball enthusiasts but their popularity has crossed over to military radio collectors on a budget and the curious.

I gotta wonder, with the way they market this, if some procurement officers in third world country's are being duped into buying these for their military.

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There is a pretty good thread on the PRC-148 clone and the various versions of the PRC-152 clones on M4Carbine.Net. It seems that one of the PRC-152 clones is advertised as have 28-30 mhz capability.

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