Interesting new Dual and Quad band mobile radios

Discussion in 'Survival Communications' started by stg58, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    There a few new dual and qaud band radios that look interesting

    The TYT TH 980 and Wouxun KG-UV920.


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  2. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    Main Functions:

    1. Frequency Range Suitable for any Region of any Country:
    (TX / RX): 136-174MHz & 400-480MHz
    (RX) FM : 65MHz - 108MHz (100K Frequency Spacing)
    2. Band can be Set Freely: V/U U/V V/V U/U
    3. Dual Reception: Twin Band Simultaneous Reception
    4. Dual Display: Large LCD Dual Frequency Display, Two Completely Independent Operating Systems
    5. Over 999 Memory Channels: Area Scanning Management
    6. Remote-head Mounting Capacity: Multiple Installation Types, Convenient Usage
    7. Full Duplex Cross-Band: Offset Frequency & Frequency Shift Direction Programmable; UHF/VHF or VHF/UHF Cross-band Repeater Function
    8. Both Stations can Form Combined Same: Band or Different Band Repeat
    9. High Output Power (VHF: 50W / UHF: 40W)
    10. CTCSS/DCS Encode/Decode
    11. Multiple Speaker Channel Settings
    12. DTMF Hand Microphone: with Speaker, TX/RX Indicator and Volume Controller
    13. Incoming Message Display
    14. Caller ID Display
    15. DTMF Encoding and Decoding
    16. Group Calls, All Calls and Selective Calls
    17. 8 Groups Scrambler
    18. Priority Channel Scanning
    19. APO Power Management
    20. English Voice Guide
    21. Minimum Operating Voltage Settings
    22. Stun and Kill Function
    23. Single Tone Pulse Frequency: 2100Hz/1750Hz/1450Hz/1000Hz (Used when Activating Repeater Signal)
    24. Selected Three Color Backlight
    25. Reduced Noise Settings
    26. Remote Control Setting
    27. Frequency/Channel Scanning with CTCSS/DCS Detection
    28.Multiple Cooling Paths Fan

    I love Item #22 Is this thing also a StarTrek Phaser?????
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  3. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

  4. Airtime

    Airtime Monkey+++

    Item 17 sounds interesting for OPSEC. But also kind of curious especially given the FCC requirement that amateur band transmissions be free of secret codes etc. I presume one just may not use that feature when in the ham bands (assuming it means what it sounds like it means). Any idea how it works (both functionally and quality wise)?? Does anyone know if the Wouxun/TYT hand held units have a similar and compatible feature?

  5. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    The scrambling function uses voice inversion some call it Donald Duck. Open ended like the old analog sync suppression video scrambling that was defeated very easily as is voice inversion. And as you noted illegal on the ham bands.
  6. DarkLight

    DarkLight Live Long and Prosper - On Hiatus

    To the best of my knowledge no, none of the Wouxun handhelds have the scrambling feature. I have a KG-UVD1P (which is the first of the handheld line and the base that all of Wouxun HTs are built on with very little and in some cases zero internal difference) and it doesn't/isn't capable of that.
  7. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Some Wouxun do have scrambling.

    WOUXUN KG-669 Plus VHF136-174Mhz + Scr
    Amateur Handheld Transceivers
    Transceiver with FM RADIO
    • Scrambler set BUILT IN
    • 99 DTMF encoding and decoding, CCIR standards
    • Full frequency range
    • Output power VHF 5W
    • VOX transmission(VOX level adjustable)
    • 105 groups D.C.S/50 groups CTCSS
    • All call, group call and select call.
    • ANI ID code(Caller ID)
    • 128 memory channels and 1 group emergency channel
    • Voice prompt (Chinese /English)
    • Width/Narrow brand select (12.5KHz/25KHz)
    • Three color back light can be selectable .
    • 1200mAh Li-ion battery and intelligent charge
    • Frequency/Channel/Frequency+Channel display mode
    • Multi scan mode(TO/CO/SE)
    • Calling ring and ring overtime auto answer
    • Multi silent mode(QT/QTADT/QTXDT)
    • Alarm/Emergency calling
    • Keyboard lock(Auto/Manual)
    • Talk around function
    • Busy channel lockout
    • Menu/Channel reset
    • FM radio function
  8. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    The Question IS, do these two units have Compatable Scrambling Capabilities???
  9. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    I have a Puxing and Wouxun with the scramble function and they did not seem to be comparable with each other but I did not do extensive testing.
  10. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    There are Muliple Inversion Schemes around, and few are comparable....
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