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  • posted byolegon on 01/27/2014

    Involvement:Novice  (still getting used to it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week Pros:It's quite small and light, with a good, pleasant grip. Looks sturdy and not too cheap, also, but they ARE cheap. Programming of these boys can be a MAJOR PAIN, but once you're done, you can forget about it, since the use is quite simple, they work exactly as ex... Read more

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  • posted byDenenatse on 11/17/2013

    Involvement:Novice  (still getting used to it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month Pros:It is a really good quality build and the battery last longer than the ones that we use at work. The charger is good quality build as well, easy to use and plugs in well. Cons:I do not know what channel to use in Canada, there doesn't seem to be any activity.... Read more

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  • posted bylsailer on 10/08/2013

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month Pros:Excelente quality and battery autonomy, acceptable range of communication, I've check on the city with building, traffic and so on... and I have reception in 7 to 10 blocks. For 21 bucks it is a very good option as a normal handy usuability. I'm wainting the i... Read more

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  • posted byrnd1rgtqobrwo on 09/02/2013

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month Pros:I liked the unit. Its structure is strong, buttons easy handling and sound volume is very good. The LED flashlight is very useful, you can search for other objects in places with low light. The plug headphone and external microphone is well reinforced, ensuring a perfec... Read more

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  • posted byEdds01 on 08/28/2013

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:less than 1 day Pros:+ Sturdy housing, rugged appearance + Solid construction in terms of belt clip and battery pack (No wobbling or loose parts) + Flexible antenna + Mine came pre-programmed in English + Announces Power-On and Channel Nr. (in English!) Cons:Minor: - Removing/Replacing the ba... Read more

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  • posted byhmunjic on 08/27/2013

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month Pros:Cheap, well build, nice range in urban cca 2km, open space (seaside) more than 10km (boat to land) , easy to program. I use it as PMR radio to contact family members. Battery last about one day on light use. You must program it before use because it is default... Read more

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  • posted byNubosis on 06/15/2013

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month Pros:Absolutely awesome, the working distance in an urban enviroment is 1200meters with buildings in the middle (not a straight line) in open country/open land it is for sure more. Cons:None. OtherThoughts:Simple, very well built, it has nothing to envy the expensi... Read more

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  • posted byggrivois on 06/08/2013

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week Pros:Worked out of the box. Good range. I bought 2 of these and they will be used around my property. Cons:No adapter to charge from the car. OtherThoughts:You will need a cable and software to change frequencies. I got a cable (found one on eBay for $14.98 w/free shipping/it... Read more

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  • posted byNacho1999 on 04/04/2013

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week Pros:Excellent quality and price. Very easy to use. Everything works fine. The transmit and receive sound is excellent. The buttons work well. It has a flashlight. The range in city is very good. The quality of the plastic is very good. It receives UHF interference.... Read more

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  • posted byjosuespina on 03/14/2013

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week Pros:radius of very good quality, excellent reception, small dimensions and good value for money, recommended uhf Cons:Radio is a very good Chinese monoband, solid construction and good material, the large buttons and easy to use, the Senan very good, excellent audio, works pe... Read more

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