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Call Sign : 26-CT-3228 Ham M7VIC Posts : 4026 Times Thanked : 253 Join date : 2019-11-10 QTH or Location : Bedford Equipment Used : Various
Subject: An Ode to Chinese Radio Programming Thu Sep 16, 2021 11:16 am
I hope you're all well and enjoying your radio.
I've recently been lent a new radio from my old Ham friend to try out, a Leixen VV-898 VHF/UHF mobile.
It came in a very small box and when I opened it, sure enough it's a tiny little radio that the Chinese are so good at manufacturing. There weren't many channels or frequencies set up on it and after struggling at punching those little buttons on the front and the microphone I decided I'd have a go at programming it from the PC.........
I thought programming the Baofeng was bad enough and that was relatively easy with CHIRP!!!!
The struggle to get this thing programmed was unbelievable and it made me think about all you other poor buggers that have had to go through the same process. I can only say, flipping well done! (Now I know why I love my old radios with their simple dials and switches. )
Anyway, what followed was a moment of trying to regain sanity in my poor old brain so I took pen to paper and scribbled a little ditty. I hope you enjoy it.......
All the best, Victor
(What is it they say? "He was a poet and didn't even know it" )
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Call Sign : 26CT526/MR021/M6XXX. Posts : 256 Times Thanked : 10 Join date : 2019-06-27 QTH or Location : wooler north northumberland or some were near it Equipment Used : mobile 4000hp base A99 radio base magnum257hp mobile magnum 257 standed power Age : 65
Subject: Re: An Ode to Chinese Radio Programming Tue Mar 22, 2022 3:08 pm
had one but it would not go narrow stuck on wide there ok as a some thing radio very not user friendly but there is 100s better and at a little more ££££