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Alinco DJ-V57E - Twinband VHF/UHF 145/433Mhz Amateur Radio FM Handheld Transceiver - NEW LOW PRICE
Alinco DJ-V57E - Twinband VHF/UHF 145/433Mhz Amateur Radio FM Handheld Transceiver - NEW LOW PRICE
Offered by Nevada
Price: 159.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Good radio. Easy to program and use, 1 Sep 2014
Good radio. Easy to program and use. Battery life very good and for the price, good value. Quite light so won't be a burden to use and the waterproof feature is useful although I wouldn't want to immerse it but for mildly wet weather it works fine. All in all a great radio


Nagoya antenna NA-771 SMA for Yaesu 2R 3R 6R 7R
Nagoya antenna NA-771 SMA for Yaesu 2R 3R 6R 7R
Offered by easybuyEUR
Price: 8.49

5.0 out of 5 stars If purchasing for a Baofeng GT3 please note that the ..., 1 Sep 2014
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If purchasing for a Baofeng GT3 please note that the radio has a lip around the antenna mounting and this obstructs the fitment. This is not the fault of the antenna but due to the design of the radio. A small amount of modification to the radio is required, ie trimming the lip off. For most other radios the antenna makes a marked improvement over the stock antenna.


Two-Way Radio BAOFENG UV-3R Professional FM Transceiver Dual Band Frequency Protable Radio
Two-Way Radio BAOFENG UV-3R Professional FM Transceiver Dual Band Frequency Protable Radio

4.0 out of 5 stars Good value, 31 Aug 2014
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Despite its diminutive size this little handset works very well. The supplied antenna is a bit weak but for the money this represents reasonable value. I use mine as a stand by set and it is small enough to fit in a shirt pocket. The usb charge facility is good - I charge mine almost exclusively in the car.

Programming is quite difficult but a programming cable and Chirp software makes this a breeze.

All Li all not a bad little radio but somewhat limited in capability. A fraction of the price of more establishes manufacturers so good value.


SainSonic Two Way Radio Walkie Talkie Protection Soft Case for Baofeng UV-5R, UV-5RA, UV5R+ Plus (Black)
SainSonic Two Way Radio Walkie Talkie Protection Soft Case for Baofeng UV-5R, UV-5RA, UV5R+ Plus (Black)
Offered by Barsoom.eu
Price: 23.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Snug Fit, 31 Aug 2014
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Snug fitting but no provision for charging or removing battery pack. The cover has to be stretched and folded back on itself for charging, which may be a little tedious. Fits perfectly, however, so good for protectoon


BaoFeng PoFung GT-3 Mark II Two-Way Radio Walkie Talkie, Dual Band UHF/VHF 136-174/400-520MHz with 23CM High Gain Antenna & Car Charger, UK Plug
BaoFeng PoFung GT-3 Mark II Two-Way Radio Walkie Talkie, Dual Band UHF/VHF 136-174/400-520MHz with 23CM High Gain Antenna & Car Charger, UK Plug
Offered by Barsoom.eu
Price: 49.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Good value for price, 16 Aug 2014
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As a licenced Radio Amateur I am familiar with most Baofeng / Pofung products. The GT3 offers little over the UV5 but does feel more robust in the hand. The supplied antenna does an adequate job but a replacement higher gain item would be a worthwhile addition. The reverse back lit display takes some getting used to but adds to battery life as less power is required to illuminate the display. If you expect this handheld to perform as well as more expensive units, you will not be disappointed. Whilst performance is adequate, it is as much as you could expect from a radio in this price bracket. The manual programming procedure is quite difficult to master initially but once acquainted with it it is quite intuitive. Another accessory to consider would be a programming cable to use with proprietary software, this would be an advantage in setting the radio up.

TIPS
Find a location in the open to operate the set - range is typically "line of sight"
If purchasing to use PMR446 frequencies, be aware that due to the output power it is not within the law to transmit, however monitoring is fine.
If using on Amateur frequencies (2m/70cm bands) a licence is required.

CONCLUSION
An adequate handset with full features and represents good value for its price. Standard antenna is merely adequate. Receive quality is good, transmit audio is ok but could be better.
For an introduction to Amateur radio it's not a bad set to start with.
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Intek MT-5050 MT5050 UHF FM PMR446/LPD 433MHz Handlheld Transceiver
Intek MT-5050 MT5050 UHF FM PMR446/LPD 433MHz Handlheld Transceiver
Offered by parachinishop123
Price: 63.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Pro quality handheld at a good price, 27 May 2014
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Good quality and feel. RX is good and battery life is excellent. S meter is a useful item and hi/lo power is good if you don't need full power (saves battery life as well). Rocket Radio are also an excellent supplier


Midland G7 XTR PMR446 Single Two Way Radio - Black
Midland G7 XTR PMR446 Single Two Way Radio - Black
Price: 44.19

5.0 out of 5 stars Great quality, 27 May 2014
As a legal (on PMR446, but not LPD in the UK) handheld this is amongst the best. High quality and worth the price. The only (slight) niggle is that when scanning it scans ALL channels, 8 PMR446 and 69 LPD. It would be better if the two bands could be separated v


Extended 6x AA Battery Case Pack Shell For BaoFeng UV5R UV5RB UV5RE
Extended 6x AA Battery Case Pack Shell For BaoFeng UV5R UV5RB UV5RE

1.0 out of 5 stars Good idea in principle but......, 27 May 2014
The two items I purchased fitted very badly and once forced onto the handheld it was a right pain to get back off again. I also found that once forced into place I could receive signals but could not transmit. My advice would be to buy a genuine Baofeng standard battery and keep that charged as a spare. On the plus side, they're cheap as chips so I haven't lost a lot of money - what should I expect for a couple of quid?


Original Handheld BAOFENG UV-5R Speaker-mic for dual band radio
Original Handheld BAOFENG UV-5R Speaker-mic for dual band radio
Offered by 3C4U
Price: 6.10

5.0 out of 5 stars Quality speaker mic, 27 May 2014
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Works great on Baofeng models but be aware that the plug is reversed. This will not work with standard plug fittings. I would recommend you check before buying. It is, however, perfect on the Baofeng handhelds


NAGOYA NA-771 SF SMA UV antenna Wouxun TK-3207 KGUVD1P Beifeng 5118A
NAGOYA NA-771 SF SMA UV antenna Wouxun TK-3207 KGUVD1P Beifeng 5118A
Offered by Hielec(Ship from China)
Price: 3.20

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Angora NA 771, 27 May 2014
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Significantly increases range. Very flexible so no worries when transporting your handheld. If you have a Baofeng UV-5r or UV-82 it's ideal.


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