A good hand held transceiver for a great price
This little radio I purchased on Ebay for $46.00, postage free. The transceiver is a VHF/UHF FM radio covering the FM (commercial radio reception only band 65Mhz to 108Mhz), VHF 136Mhz-174Mhz (Rx/Tx) and UHF 400Mhz-480Mhz (Rx/Tx). The specifications are too long to write down here, you google them, they are impressive. The radio not only has a robust feel to it but also looks good. All the function keys are well placed and easy to use. The radio preforms very well in both the Rx and Tx modes. A very useful radio at a very cheap price, nor...mally a radio with this performance would sell for $350.00+. The radio also comes with many accessories, some you get for free with the radio and others you pay for. I am always a little skeptical with products made in China, but this little gem is in a class of it's own. There are two small issues with this radio, first, the manual is very basic and not that much help. You will learn much more by watching a few 'youtube' clips on how to use the radio then by reading the manual. Secondly, the programming of channels is not the simplest I've ever seen, but once you have done a few it becomes a lot easier. I use this radio for the UHF CB band (40 channels, simplex and duplex), the VHF Marine band, the SES bands, the CFA bands, the amateur 2m and 70cm bands. At 5 watts output its a great little radio for the glove box of the car or for hiking, etc. I give it 5/5 because of price and performance.
Questions & Answers
The UHF range is 400 to 540 Mhz?
The transceiver is a 2m/70cm transceiver covering the frequency range from 136 - 174Mhz (2m band) and 400 - 479.995 MHz (70cm band).
This transceiver will cover the 40 channel FM UHF CB band and can operate in simplex or duplex mode making it very versatile. By googling various services like CFA, SES etc you can also monitor these communications, I say monitor because you cannot Tx on these frequencies they are restricted. Hope this answers your question.
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