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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 4
Tech Specs from my Test Equip posted here – Dual Frequency Display Multi Band Walkie-Talkie with VOX/Flashlight/FM Radio (VHF/UHF) Reviews

posted by halfrecycled on 08/18/2011 Certified Owner

Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month

Pros:
SMA-Male adapter for an antenna on the radio. SMA-Female adapter on the antenna.
Cons:
The charger doesn't really behave itself. It seems to blink red on a charged battery, but does charge batteries when they are less than half charged. I measured the power output with a Diamond Antenna brand SX-1000 SWR & Power Meter. Low power is 0.25 watts PEP. Medium power is 1.5 watts PEP. High power is 4.0 watts PEP. All these were measured at 146.280 MHz.
Other:
I measured the Antenna with aMFJ-259B Antenna Analyzer. The lowest SWR was 1.2:1 between 143.6MHz and 146.0MHz. The SWR at 146.280 was 1.4:1. The SWR at 148.0 was 1.7:1. My antenna was biased towards the lower end of the 2 meter HAM band. (Your antenna might vary.) Please do not trim your antenna unless you have away to measure it. I could not test on the 70cm band, due to limitations in the my test equipment.
Bottomline:
This antenna is much better that I thought, but not a hand-calibrated item for US Hams. The radio puts out less power than is claimed. It's a rugged, useful handy-talkie.

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