Is this a Kenwood Knock Off?Baofeng in KW's Clothing?

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fourthhorseman

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I did a fast search,I found youtube vids all in russian...Im surprised KW has not dropped the hammer on these units..
Ive nothing against Russia,likely the radios are from China. Still very surprised though.
 

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There are many of these, usually from China. Kenwood and Icom are usually the target. There was an Icom IC-V8 that looked exactly like the original except for a couple of keys with different functions. Some use actual model numbers of the real radio, while others have made up model numbers. They rarely work like the original and are definitely not near the quality.
 

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Seller is in Ukraine. I might buy one for fun from a reputable seller, but not this guy.
 

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I reported it in case some poor sucker thinks it's a real Kenwood.
Curious,reported to KW or Ebay?..
I was thinking about dropping an email to KW.
I like KW's products,my trucks sound system is
KW from front to rear,and my next dual bander will
be a KW mobile...(im a lil OCD about matching
my gear up..)
 

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Curious,reported to KW or Ebay?..
I was thinking about dropping an email to KW.
I like KW's products,my trucks sound system is
KW from front to rear,and my next dual bander will
be a KW mobile...(im a lil OCD about matching
my gear up..)
eBay. At the least, maybe they'll cancel the auction.
 

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Kenwood fake

I got a fake IC-82. Icom acknowledged my report, but said there were so many that they did not pursue any legal action. The ebay seller was forced to refund all costs and then asked me to pay to ship it back! I bought a real one and the fake died soon after.
 
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