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I received this radio from Aliexpress after about a month (thanks customs..) for $13.00, and may I say.

This little radio is something else!!! Although I've only had it a few hours and it is only 16 CH(UHF ONLY). The clarity on TX and RX is UNBELIEVEABLE. The English speech synthesis is more English than it is Chienglish, it has a nice weight to it. It's about the size of Yaesu's tiny little HT. Honestly, it stands as tall as the Galaxy S4, with half the width. The scan is great on this and although it peaks at 2W and has a built in antenna, it gets out alright.

It came with a little charging dock, that uses Mini-B connector for charging. You can plug the Mini-B connector directly to the radio but only for charging. It also came with a little belt clip, almost like an Otterbox phone clip case.

The radio programs with the same type cable as the Puxing 777 and other radios of that type connector.

The programming software is straight-forward however you can't lock out TX on channels. My workaround was to put those channels on low power and put the TX frequency on a GMRS channel (I have the license for it) just in case you accidently key.

This is an interesting radio worth a $10 and some change.

If anybody has any questions about it I will certainly try and answer these as I know I left out some key points.
 
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Mine came in this morning from a US vendor, and it works well on the first frequency already programmed in it, 452.875, on the service monitor. Nice TX and RX audio. Have not programmed it yet.

Scan! I have a 12 page fold out 'User's Manual'.... mentions Monitor, not Scan.
 
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Scan!

Mine came in this morning from a US vendor, and it works well on the first frequency already programmed in it, 452.875, on the service monitor. Nice TX and RX audio. Have not programmed it yet.

Scan! I have a 12 page fold out 'User's Manual'.... mentions Monitor, not Scan.
Yeah, in that software, you can hold CH- to initiate scan. I enjoy this radio. I love that it uses a Nokia battery, such a cheap replacement.
 
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I received this radio from Aliexpress after about a month (thanks customs..) for $13.00, and may I say.

This little radio is something else!!! Although I've only had it a few hours and it is only 16 CH(UHF ONLY). .
And the most funny thing is that it's a dual band radio too! VHF/UHF mixed programming is possible. Don't know how the antenna is on VHF..
 
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I got the software, not the rar file at 409shop. I have the exe, and it works just fine in XP, with the USB cable for the Woxon.
I am totally amazed at the clear audio on both TX and RX.
 

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Also succeeded with dual band?
Watch it. The dual band hacks will transmit a full power signal on the harmonic and a very weak signal on the frequency you intend.

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FWIW, there is another clone of this radio. The Luiton 316 which Chirp also supports (though it will revert to a Retevis radio but you MUST switch it back to Luiton 316 or it won't work.
I picked up a 2 pack from Amazon to play with, $23.99 for the pair.
Does not come with a docking holder but does come with 2 mini-usb AC adapters.
 

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Watch it. The dual band hacks will transmit a full power signal on the harmonic and a very weak signal on the frequency you intend.
It's a pity that the firmware won't reject out of band programming like it should. As you've noted, it doesn't really tune to VHF frequencies at all as the circuits aren't designed to do so.
 

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It's a pity that the firmware won't reject out of band programming like it should. As you've noted, it doesn't really tune to VHF frequencies at all as the circuits aren't designed to do so.
Not to mention the antenna is only designed for 70cm.

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User manual

Mine came in this morning from a US vendor, and it works well on the first frequency already programmed in it, 452.875, on the service monitor. Nice TX and RX audio. Have not programmed it yet.

Scan! I have a 12 page fold out 'User's Manual'.... mentions Monitor, not Scan.
Is there an online link to the 12 page user manual?
 
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