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SenhaiX GT-12: Legal Use in Canada for New Amateur Radio Operators?

Nick12138

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Hi everyone,

I recently purchased a SenhaiX GT-12 handheld radio from China, and I was wondering if it can be legally used in Canada. I am planning to take the amateur radio operator exam in October and will apply for a call sign afterwards. Do I need to ensure that my radio meets specific certification standards for it to be used legally once I get my license?

Thank you all for your help!
 

rescuecomm

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Looking at my GT-12, the only certification is a CMIIT one for devices sold in China. Basically it is a gray market radio for North America and Europe. Did you read the two threads here about issues with the radios? Some issues were deal killers for many users, although I don't think those guys were using them primarily for amateur radio.

I like mine for what I use it for. Like many inexpensive import radios, the 55 hertz squelch tail elimination is not compatible with the common reverse burst used by most repeaters in the USA. To use the memory scan function, the radio has to be powered up on zone one.

Otherwise, it has a good case, 3000ma batteries, and a strong belt clip. The included antenna is a bit unwieldy, but works very well. You will want a replacement.
 
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