Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Ham Radio And The Chinese Market

by Don Gallauher www.streetarticles.com

As I pull the small BaoFeng UV-5R dual band out of my shirt pocket i cant help but feel a sense of amazement at how tiny the radio is, and yet so capable. I flick the ON/OFF switch up to turn the radio on and tune to my favorite FM broadcast stations as the sounds of music fill the speaker. Good solid sounding audio without that tinny sound like so many other small portables. I then tune up into the UHF portions and listen to the local FRS operators chatting away. I know I can't use the radio here but it sure is tempting at times. I suppose that if it were an emergency situation and someones life were at stake that maybe the F.C.C would slap me on the wrist and tell me not to do it again without fining me some outrageous sum of money.  READ MORE


Steve said...

I bought two of these: http://www.powerwerx.com/wouxun-radios/kg-uv3d-dual-band.html

I liked that they could also be programmed to communicate with the FRS and GMRS frequencies.

W7DTG said...

These radios will transmit on all VHF/UHF frequencies, although the legalities are a bit fuzzy since the F.C.C. rarely fines anyone these days. As far as I know these have only been type accepted for commercial and ham radio use and using them for other services is against the law.

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