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  • Good old Kenwood

    posted by TexTCR on 07/07/2012
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    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:

    - Best quality/price ratio.
    - Very solid construction.
    - Lots of stuff in a small gadget.
    - Easy to operate.
    - All Kenwood-type handsets compatible.
    - 99 channel.
    - 38 CTCSS tones.
    - Adjustable power output: 1W/5W.

    Cons:

    - 110V charger.
    - Li-Ion or LiFePo battery would do better.
    - No end-of-the-transmission-signal.

    OtherThoughts:

    - I'd change stock Ni-MH battery to Li-Ion or LiFePo battery of higher capacity.
    - This model is not dual-channel.
    - This model doesn't work on FM band.

    Bottomline:

    - Excellent radio unit for outdoor activities.

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