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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 3
Not too bad – Rechargeable 5W 440-480MHz 16-Channel Walkie Talkies Reviews

posted by chemist95 on 06/17/2011 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
Radio looks professional
Not bad power output at all for the price (however it isn't 5W)
CAN be programmed with kenwood software and cable so you can put the frequencies of various things like security guards, taxis, cops etc (but don't transmit!!!!)
Can be used (albeit) unlawfully for PMR and FRS
Not bad range for the price
Cons:
It isn't 5W. That is spurious. I found that on many other sites it is advertised as 3W. Whilst I'm not certain which is correct at $30 I suspect the lower one is more likely to be accurate
Charger feels cheap and nasty. It's very light and just feels "unsafe" if you know what I mean
Not really a con but almost useless without a programming cable
Other:
Bottomline:
Not a bad radio at all. But make sure you get a programming cable for it

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