A recent meetup with my old ham buddies introduced me to a range of cheap two way radios I hadn't seen before. Costing around AU$90 including delivery, these high tech radios are almost a disposable item. The bit I most like is the specs which look like they've been simply run through translator software.
Item Description :
- 99 memory channels, adoption of phrase-lock loop frequency
- synthesis, micro-computer controller, forthrigh menu, expedient operation.
- LCD apheliotropic lights of showing screen, facile operation in dark.
- Multi-function, excess value, fashion outline, pettiness, portability,
- sturdiness, durability, stable property, high quality original battery,
- long-time using, original sound, relaxed A.
- Electricity sparing functions, prolong using time.
- Earphone/Microphone/Auto-charger rabbet, expedient for talking and charging
- English Sound Reminding Function
- Rated Voltage : DC7.2V
- Memory channel : 99 channels
- Antenna disposition : inductively loaded antenna
- Antenna impedancd : 50 Ω
- Working manner : same frequency single operation or different
- frequency single operation
- Ground method : negative pole
- Size : 80X50X28 mm
- Output power : ≤5W
- Modulation mode : frequency modulation
- Maximun frequency deviation : ≤±5KHz
- Remanent radiation : <-60dB
- Preemphasis character : per fold frequency patch 6dB
- Emission current : ≤1600mA
By all accounts, these radios are pretty decent, certainly for the price. I've ordered one and will report more when it arrives.
Update: it arrived. It's a Quangsheng TG-25AT (the VHF model).
You get what you pay for. It does work as advertised but:
- I haven't figured out how to adjust the squelch. It's too tight.
- The manual is rather cryptic, the same translator as the feature list above.
- The drop in charger station came for 110V (I need 240V)
- Scanning is very slow