Very good for the money!!,
This review is from: Mitex Site Two way Radio (Electronics)
Having had a few different handsets now, these are the best for the money so far! The Mitex Site is actually a rebadged chinese radio, the SFE S880 to be exact. In fact all the Mitex radios are actually SFE units. But don't let that put you off!
The 'feel' of the 'Site' is nice, it is quite a lump though. The battery in mine (came as standard) is a 2200 mah. Couple that to the slightly bulkier, ip rated handset and you have a fair old lump of a radio! Superb! It is definitely not a toy, nor does it look like a toy radio!
The sound quality, although not as good as a TAIT handset, is still very very good for the price, especially when you consider the TAIT handsets are approximately 3 times the price. The range is terrain dependant of course, but I have reached distances of around 10 miles with fantastic signal/clarity - worth noting with out much in the way!
The other thing worth mentioning, if you browse around the SFE website, when you find the SFE S880 details, you may notice the transmit power listed on the website for a UHF handset is NOT 5 watts, it is in fact only 4 watts. The VHF version handset available in China is the 5 watt radio. I've not hooked up any sort of power meter to the Mitex Site, but I wouldn't be surpised if they were in fact 4 watts and not 5 as advertised.
People say that if you want to buy a longer antenna you need to buy it through Mitex UK - I promise you this is not the case! Take a look on the well known auction site (rhymes with flea-bay) and look for a Nagoya female SMA tuned whip antenna - delivered from china for a fraction of the price and its a better antenna.
I personally think that the 'Site' is the best model, rugged, ip rated, massive battery as standard, comes with desktop charger, and a case - all in for the price. Super.
Now, I would have scored it a 5/5, however the down side to the Mitex branded radios is that you struggle like a flippen hamster on a merry-go-round to find the software to re-program to different frequencies. I've not asked Mitex UK myself for a copy of the software, but I am lead to believe that they do not sell it, or give out copys of it. For me that would have been a real show stopper, however I have managed to get a hold of the software for the Mitex Site.
So, a great radio for the price! I will definitely buy another before to long - but ONLY because I have the software! If you're happy to buy the radio and use it as is on a license, then crack on and buy it! You won't be disappointed :)