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Cheap 10 Watt mobile radio

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Cowthief

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Hello.

Yes, it is the classic cheap Chinese radio.
If you make it free band, the thing will do 136 to 174 and 200 to 260 and 470 to 512, receive and transmit.
That covers 2, 220 and 440.
10 watts, almost a talkie.
 

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If it could actually do three bands don't you think they would advertise it as three bands and get more money?
prcguy



Hello.

Yes, it is the classic cheap Chinese radio.
If you make it free band, the thing will do 136 to 174 and 200 to 260 and 470 to 512, receive and transmit.
That covers 2, 220 and 440.
10 watts, almost a talkie.
 

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At $113 you could pay your money and take your chances. Longevity? Hah! If it breaks in six months, buy another... and that one will prob be even cheaper.
 

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Found a Kirisun dual-bander for even less than the eBay one listed in this thread. Tri-band, 25W. Amazon selling for $99
Amazon.com : Uhf/vhf Mobile Radio : Car Electronics

Specs: PT8200 - Products - Kirisun Communications Co.,Ltd
I don't think that is a dualbander. The specs indicate a range of frequencies but it doesn't say anything about transmitting on all of them all in one radio.

One of the people who answered the questions on amazzzon also said it's not a dualbander.
 

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I guess we should clarify what is meant by "dual-band". I have an Alinco DR-635 and that is dual-band in the design in that it has two separate receivers that can be operated simultaneously, and it operates in cross-band repeater mode if you wish. I'm guessing the Kirisun does indeed cover the full frequency range shown in the specs (136-520mHz with gaps) but only one channel at a time.
 

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Kewl Find!~

hmmmm, looks like I found my MURS mobile unit LOL. I'll just use a Motorola Spike on the trunk or in the back window on 4 watt mode, instead of a hi-gain roof center loaded antenna with 2 watts, No one will hear the difference ;)

Tanks!
 

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If it could actually do three bands don't you think they would advertise it as three bands and get more money?
prcguy
Hello.

My guess is that it did not pass FCC testing for 3 bands?
It is a real crap 220 radio.
 

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I guess we should clarify what is meant by "dual-band". I have an Alinco DR-635 and that is dual-band in the design in that it has two separate receivers that can be operated simultaneously, and it operates in cross-band repeater mode if you wish. I'm guessing the Kirisun does indeed cover the full frequency range shown in the specs (136-520mHz with gaps) but only one channel at a time.
No, I'm not talking about have two separate radios in one. I don't think it will do vhf and uhf in the same radio, period. Even if it's operated individually.

When you order a radio, you pick a band split.
Of course I didn't see that option in the amazzzon listing. However I suspect the seller doesn't know what they have and there are no reviews.

If I'm wrong about that, someone please correct me because I would buy one at that $90 price.
 

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Ahh crap, I really don't need to blow anymore money right now. I kind of went thru my windfall with 4 pro-197's, a GRE 600, a 396t (waste of $), a 996xt, a hp-1, a pro-2001, a pro-2006 (for the nostalgia), a bc250d w card, 2 pro-164's, a pro-21a(nostalgia), a pro-37 & 42 (nostalgia), 2 Discone, a bunch of various whips, & 2 speakers (those older rat shacks) etc... I might mention this is all the fault of these forums! ;-)
 
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