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Red Ham Radios?

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I bought one of those cheap POS radios (it was black) from Hong Kong awhile back for use on my Fire Dept, it sucked.
 

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A"Buy Now" price of $21.99 and shipping cost of $35? For something
that looks really cheapo? I wonder if they just don't understand the
language, or calling it "ham radio" is meant to skirt some sort of
regulations...

Look at the frequency on the display. Sure looks like VHF to me.
I'd pass.

Dave
 

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lol....

ham is exempt from type acceptance,but still must comply with bandwidth/emmision type regulations....

so, it's an amateur radio....

and for less than 75 bucks, 5 watt 2m HT, it's not that bad....
 
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phil_smith said:
I bought one of those cheap POS radios (it was black) from Hong Kong awhile back for use on my Fire Dept, it sucked.
Did it have any FCC numbers on it?
 
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jparks29 said:
lol....

ham is exempt from type acceptance,but still must comply with bandwidth/emmision type regulations....

so, it's an amateur radio....

and for less than 75 bucks, 5 watt 2m HT, it's not that bad....
For the radio to be "offered for sale", "Sold" or "Imported" it must meet Part 15 (even for "Ham" gear).

I think there are also requirements that any literature CLEARLY indicate that it is not approved for other then amateur use.
 

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n4voxgill said:
this is not a ham radio, ham only covers 144 to 148 MHz.
Kinda like the '10 meter' ham radios that don't cover 27mhz....
 
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Are there FCC Type Accepted for any particular service?
Are they FCC Part 15 type approved?

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Thank you for your message.We have shiped many to your country the buyers always say the quality is good you can check our feedback.Do not worry about it.Have a good day!
 

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Quack about an ugly duckling. That's a radio that not even a beaver's mother could love.

Ham here apparently was just a catchword. Listed in the Business & Industrial section.

Yeah, ya can make cheap stuff man when ya got a free labor force compliments of the Chinese Prison and Happy Fun Ministry
 

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N_Jay said:
Question asked:
Are there FCC Type Accepted for any particular service?
Are they FCC Part 15 type approved?

Answer given:
Thank you for your message.We have shiped many to your country the buyers always say the quality is good you can check our feedback.Do not worry about it.Have a good day!
Gotta love the "Don't worry about it" part....lol
 

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phil_smith said:
I bought one of those cheap POS radios (it was black) from Hong Kong awhile back for use on my Fire Dept, it sucked.
You bought it for your FD why:confused:
 

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KG4WHM said:
You bought it for your FD why:confused:
Letme say that again: I bought it to use with in conjunction with my Fire Department service.

Just to have my own personal handheld that I could program the way I wanted and didn't have to leave at the station when not on duty.
 
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