[arm-allstar] Baofeng Products
kb4fxc at inttek.net
Wed Jan 10 16:28:50 EST 2018
Speaking from my our experience, the audio quality of the 888 radios is
excellent---assuming the radios are on frequency and working properly. In
fact, they are so good that if I did an A/B test between a pair of 888
radios setup as a backyard repeater and my bench Kenwood TKR-850
repeater, I doubt you could tell difference!
The problem is that there are clones of clones of Baofengs now coming out
of China. For example, most of the 888 radios listed on ebay are not real
73, David KB4FXC
On Wed, 10 Jan 2018, "Justin Reed via arm-allstar" wrote:
Iâve bought several 888âs for walkie-talkies for my children, just to have a pair that work. They are that bad. And my kids would still rather play with a real radio.
And Iâm kind of confused when the self-appointed gatekeeper of Allstarâs superior audio quality even mentions using these as hotspots. Ugh.
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> On Jan 10, 2018, at 11:04 AM, Chris Souleles via arm-allstar <arm-allstar at hamvoip.org> wrote:
> I have recently had quality problems with new Baofeng products purchased from Main Trading Company. I am wondering if anyone else has experienced problems with Baofeng. On two BF888 radios, one arrived stuck on VOX no matter what (tried turning it off with CHIRP, Baofeng SW and manual), and the other is ok. On three UV-82HP radios the DTMF buttons for A,B,C are in the wrong order on the keypad. On all the radios the keypad instead of A,B,C order the buttons are C,A,B. Once I figured this out I can work with it since I now know what buttons do what. One of the UV-82HP charging cradles didn't work and I had to have a new one sent. The dual PTT speaker mic arrived stuck on transmit even when no are buttons pushed and I am having to have it replaced. Is it just my bad luck or is anyone else experiencing this type of thing with Baofeng. I realize the stuff is inexpensive but for me the minimum threshold is that it actually works. Chris - W6CS
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