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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Got 2 of them, and they work like a charm, but be careful

    posted by olegon on 01/27/2014 Certified Owner

    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...
    Cons:
    Programming IS NOT EASY, the original software is poorly translated from Chinese, so be ready. There's an alternative software,...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
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    Nice quality, good price

    posted by Denenatse on 11/17/2013 Certified Owner

    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. I understand the instructions, but there is...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    one of the best Value for money election

    posted by lsailer on 10/08/2013 Certified Owner

    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 th...
    Cons:
    If i have to tell something.. I would said that quality of the sound can be improved, and cosnidering that it is programmable, ...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    very good product

    posted by rnd1rgtqobrwo on 09/02/2013 Certified Owner

    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, ensu...
    Cons:
    Nothing to discredit.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Baofeng BF-888S

    posted by Edds01 on 08/28/2013 Certified Owner

    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 battery while the belt clip is screwed on can be tricky (although there would normally be no ne...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    munja

    posted by hmunjic on 08/27/2013 Certified Owner

    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 defa...
    Cons:
    None
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Simply awesome!!!

    posted by Nubosis on 06/15/2013 Certified Owner

    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.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Great Radio for the price!

    posted by ggrivois on 06/08/2013 Certified Owner

    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.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Excelent Team

    posted by Nacho1999 on 04/04/2013 Certified Owner

    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 interfere...
    Cons:
    The box arrived a bit broken. Manual only in Chinese. If you search the internet you can find in Spanish and other languages??.
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
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    radius of very good quality, excellent reception, small dimensions and good

    posted by josuespina on 03/14/2013 Certified Owner

    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 ...
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