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TacAir wrote:If I may ask
5W VHF / 4W UHF
How does it handle cross or co-channel interference? (bleed over)
Bleed seems as good as my yaesu. I'd set the Wouxun on one channel and set the Yaesu one increment on either side and it wouldnt break squelch on the default setting (I didnt try it on lower settings, I guess I could later, though)
Battery life? Battery connector type? IS the AA battery tray solid or flimsy (your call, was wondering)
The 1400maH batt is on day 2 of me fucking around with it for 5 hours a day on the initial factory charge. It seems better than my Ni-Cd radios, thats for sure. Internally, the battery has 2 connectors to hit the radio. Externally, it has a 4 button contact to hit the cradle. The AA tray feels as solid as the yaesu but lacks a gasket. (so did the one in my Yaesu, though.
Backlight change colors or is only (blue, brown, white)
Does the any seem to be well built or thinly coated wound sire?
Its not as solid as the thick rubber duck on a VX-170, but seems as solid as any other fibreglass dual-band antenna.
Software Windows comparable? Any version restrictions? Pretty easy to use? (vs PC Commander or ADMS)
Software is windows-only, runs on XP/Vista/7. Skip the CD that comes with the cable and download the programming kit from Wouxun, it comes with new USB drivers for the cable for all windows versions. Ive seen third-party programming apps for other OS's.
Programming cable USB or 9 pin?
You can order either version. I got USB. The DB9 serial cable obviously doesnt require a device driver like the USB one.
Thanks in advance, I have been looking at these, the price point and warranty seems attractive, but I always worry about the 'you get what yu pay for.."
crypto wrote:But yeah, I was favorably impressed. The radio passes my "creak test" too, which the FT-60 didnt.
( The creak test is where I grab it with both hands and torque twist it until it starts to creak and pop or I run out of torque )
Radio guy wrote:A 1400mha battery? These have been shipping with a 1700mha battery for about 6mo, are you sure about your battery capacity? FYI these are not FCC type accepted for GMRS or MURS, I'm sure they pass all the specs but the mfr has not submitted them for part 95 operation, only part 90.
Sorry to hear you didn't order from the original importer of these which is Ed at http://www.wouxunus.com, great guy to deal with and his prices are about the lowest out there. I'll second the comments on a great little radio, maybe not for the new ham but you can't beat the features and performance for the price.
GlockASP wrote:Crypto, How about an update on the KG-UVD1P you have.
I would like to hear how you feel about the unit now that you have had it for a few months.
I have just picked up two of them and for the most part am quite impressed with them.
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