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Discussion in 'Ham Equipment' started by Moleculo, May 1, 2012.
Maybe someone told them to call it a 'Johnson' - lol.
Didn't read where they said it did 7 watts. Wouldn't make much difference anyway if it did. If it is just the same radio that has been re-branded - like the TYT is - then what they hey? Y'know?
Since the battery is the real limiting factor in the radio's output and the largest LiOn battery available is firstname.lastname@example.org; then providing a step down power supply using an 13.8 source would make it more stable in an automotive environment than it already is. I have zero problems hooking up with most repeaters in the Bay Area (including the N Bay Area) with just 1 1/2 watts and a mobile antenna. But if that could be made to do a solid 5 watts or more continuously (with a better power supply); then that may prove to make this radio unstoppable. That - and re-flashing the firmware/bios to something better too.
That is the biggest thing that would improve this radio. If they would get rid of some of the quirks in the firmware, it would be a winner.
- to get rid of overstock due to no debbuging on the way
- new revised version to be released
- other cheap 5W brand competitor soon
- none of above
It would be nice.
I have owned countless HT's over the years. I don't know why I do because I seem to never use them, so I end up selling or trading them off.
For some reason, I really like this little HT and have been using it more than any other. I think the MIL-SPEC look turns me on.
Brick O'Lore: Baofeng UV-5R: Ronson UV-8R
Hahaha. That's it for sure...clever marketing.
I like hearing all the different pronunciations of the current lot of Chinese HT's.
A cute little Chinese girl that works in a local restaurant that I frequent, says the "W" in Wouxun should not be there. She still pronounced it as "O shin".
Sure glad the name of the radio isn't 'Wouxit' . . .
Actually, they work quite well.
Really like my Baofeng.
Check out Ed's site - you can listen to Wouxun being pronounced.
Wouxun - Correct Pronunciation in English
What about Baofeng's pronunciation? I need to take mine to her, lol.
New Ronson UV-8r: same as Baofeng UV-5r?
I bought a Baofeng UV-r5 a month or so ago and am very pleased with it. I got the programming cable a use Chirp programming software with it ans my Yaesu 857d. My opinion on the UV-5r is it is an excellent radio, I use it by itself with rubber ducky antenna or connected to a magnet roof mount 144 and 440 antenna or connected to my beam when I am hooked to my dialysis machine. I don't have any complaints works fine for 60 bucks to me..