Who makes that radio transcever?

Discussion in 'Survival Communications' started by gunbunny, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. gunbunny

    gunbunny Never Trust A Bunny

    I was looking for a small, handheld radio transcever in the 2M and 440MHz range. It was of Chinese manufacture, and not a Yaeseu. I thought it was made by Xuan, but after a fruitless google search, I gave up.

    I'm sure someone on this board has heard of this unit.

    BTW, I also checked Giga-parts.com, and they don't have anything by that manufacturer. I thought that was where I first saw it, but I guess I'm wrong.
  2. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

  3. gunbunny

    gunbunny Never Trust A Bunny

    That's not the unit I was thinking of, but it seems to be in the same price range and has the frequency set I was looking for. I wonder if it can be hacked to recieve in the aviation frequency band also...

    External mike and earphone capable is a plus. If it has a 2.5 or 3.5mm headset jack, I'm good to go. I haven't been able to find anything about external jacks for this unit on that page. I'll have to scour the internet for the operator's manual.

    Thanks BTPost!
  4. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

  5. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    Just a Note, here:
    The units in my reference are Part 90 Type Accepted, and can be used in ANY of the Part 90 Radio Services, as well as the Ham Radio Service. They are NOT Part 80 Type Accepted, and are NOT legal in the Marine Radio Service, but they will program to any of the Marine Radio Channels in the US Allocation. The same is true for the Family Radio Service (FRS) Legal NO, programmable to those Frequencies, YES. ....
  6. Idahoser

    Idahoser Monkey+++ Founding Member

    nothing illegal about listening, and in an honest emergency, there is no limit on where you can transmit. Just sayin.
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  7. gunbunny

    gunbunny Never Trust A Bunny

    Thanks, DKR.

    It appears to use the standard 2.5 and 3.5mm jack. The big question is, which one is for the mic, and which one is for the earphone? My headset (Peltor) has a goofy plug, but I can get an adapter cable for it.

    The problem being, I can get a cable (from Peltor, with their goofy plug) that has the 2.5mm jack or a cable with the 3.5mm jack. One or the other. I'd hate to have to buy both cables just to see which one works and which one to throw away.
  8. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    The 2.5 is normally the "talk here" plug

    3.5 mm is normally the "listen here" plug. But check the radio technical manual to ensure this is the case.

    Try the ICOM HM-46/HM54/HM7s (maybe) and the HM 128 for an earpiece. The plugs will likely fit correctly.

    OR just buy the Wouxun hand mike for 16 USD. (SKU: WXSP)

    Good luck.
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