Baofeng 4 X radios £30.41 delivered at gear best
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Baofeng 4 X radios £30.41 delivered at gear best

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Found 27th Nov
Functions:
-50 CTCSS/105 CDCSS
-VOX Function (Note: need to use VOX headset, our product have not included the VOX headset.)
-Voice Prompt
-PC Programming
-Emergency Alarm
-Intelligent Charging
-Battery Save
-Low Voltage Alert
-Time-out Timer
-Torch Light
Specifications
Frequency Range: UHF 400-470MHz
Channel Capacity: 16
Channel Spacing: 25 kHz
Operated Voltage: 3.7 V
Battery: 1500MAh Li-ion
Battery Life (5-5-90 duty cycle): About 8 hours
Frequency Stability: more or less than 2.5ppm
Operated Temperature: -30 more or less than 60
Antenna Impedance 50ohm
Communication Range about 6km
Dimensions: 120 x 58 x 33 mm
Weight (with battery/antenna) 175g

- Transmitter
RF Power Output
Modulation 3W
Spurious Emission 65dB
FM Noise -45dB(W) -40dB (N)
Audio Distortion 5
Transmitting Current 1.3A

Note: Licence may be required to operate handheld radios.

Top comments

0901salmoc1 h, 18 m ago

Thanks for the info. Didn't have a clue. Are these like signal scanners …Thanks for the info. Didn't have a clue. Are these like signal scanners then?



No. These are transcevers allowing to listen and broadcast on those 'signals'.

It's split up into multiple blocks of freqency ranging (on these radios at least) 400 to 470mhz.

Head over to static.ofcom.org.uk/sta…tml and put in the values 400mhz to 470mhz.

You can see what is allowcated already and what is free to use. Keep in mind that it's not illegal to own these radios, but unless you're authorised to, it is illegal and potentially life threatening to broadcast on some freqency, such as those reserved in that band by Ministry of Defence, or for the emergency services to use.

Most services using these bands are encoded, digital and you won't be able to listen in on the army, or the police for example.

Unless you have a license from ofcom to use a set freqency on these bands, it's best not to waste your money on these radios... unless you're feeling a little daring, or know how to use and setup PMR446 properly.

The best thing to do, if you're wanting to get into radio is visit one of your local ham operator groups. You'll be able to learn a lot about radio with a short course and get a license to use a lot of the ham radio allowcated bands allowing for you to purchase and use some of the cheap radios from china, as well as have someone to talk/listen to on them.

More information about becoming a licensed ham can be found here rsgb.org/mai…aq/
19 Comments

Are these digital receivers?

Oooh can recreate stranger things prog. Sweet. Lol

Just be aware you need a licence to use these

windta1ker3 m ago

Just be aware you need a licence to use these


What for? Lol

windta1ker4 m ago

Just be aware you need a licence to use these


And most likely programming to use available bands - some are allocated already to users.

0901salmoc6 m ago

What for? Lol


Frequencies in use and I believe, I don’t mind being corrected if I’m wrong, maximum power in uk is 0.5mw these are kicking out 3mw

windta1ker13 m ago

Frequencies in use and I believe, I don’t mind being corrected if I’m wro …Frequencies in use and I believe, I don’t mind being corrected if I’m wrong, maximum power in uk is 0.5mw these are kicking out 3mw



These are 3W output power so require a Amateur radio licence to use. They cannot be used without one legally.

windta1ker18 m ago

Frequencies in use and I believe, I don’t mind being corrected if I’m wro …Frequencies in use and I believe, I don’t mind being corrected if I’m wrong, maximum power in uk is 0.5mw these are kicking out 3mw


Thanks for the info. Didn't have a clue. Are these like signal scanners then?

0901salmoc9 m ago

Thanks for the info. Didn't have a clue. Are these like signal scanners …Thanks for the info. Didn't have a clue. Are these like signal scanners then?


They are what they say on the tin but too powerful without licence and not on the dedicated frequencies of ‘free for use’ radios. Chances of getting caught...slim but if you do Ofcom can fine you thousands

I got these from Ebay for GBP 10.99, two units. Seller named Loyalmehr

SixtyFive1 h, 22 m ago

These are 3W output power so require a Amateur radio licence to use. They …These are 3W output power so require a Amateur radio licence to use. They cannot be used without one legally.


Are there similar restrictions in the US?

0901salmoc1 h, 18 m ago

Thanks for the info. Didn't have a clue. Are these like signal scanners …Thanks for the info. Didn't have a clue. Are these like signal scanners then?



No. These are transcevers allowing to listen and broadcast on those 'signals'.

It's split up into multiple blocks of freqency ranging (on these radios at least) 400 to 470mhz.

Head over to static.ofcom.org.uk/sta…tml and put in the values 400mhz to 470mhz.

You can see what is allowcated already and what is free to use. Keep in mind that it's not illegal to own these radios, but unless you're authorised to, it is illegal and potentially life threatening to broadcast on some freqency, such as those reserved in that band by Ministry of Defence, or for the emergency services to use.

Most services using these bands are encoded, digital and you won't be able to listen in on the army, or the police for example.

Unless you have a license from ofcom to use a set freqency on these bands, it's best not to waste your money on these radios... unless you're feeling a little daring, or know how to use and setup PMR446 properly.

The best thing to do, if you're wanting to get into radio is visit one of your local ham operator groups. You'll be able to learn a lot about radio with a short course and get a license to use a lot of the ham radio allowcated bands allowing for you to purchase and use some of the cheap radios from china, as well as have someone to talk/listen to on them.

More information about becoming a licensed ham can be found here rsgb.org/mai…aq/

Need a programming cable
And either an Amatuer licence or one of several OFCOM licences. The Ofcom licences are only £75 for 5 yrs use.
And the radios can be found cheaper

andygoole19 m ago

Need a programming cableAnd either an Amatuer licence or one of several …Need a programming cableAnd either an Amatuer licence or one of several OFCOM licences. The Ofcom licences are only £75 for 5 yrs use.And the radios can be found cheaper


Cost of amatuer licenses?

Ahmed.Shumayal38 m ago

Cost of amatuer licenses?



Foundation licence exam is £27.50, and you'll take it at one of the local groups. You need theory and a little practical use of the radios (to demonstrate you know how to use them and how to conduct yourself on air). There is a very small amount of morse code needed, but you're provided with a cheetsheet and plenty of time to receive it.
Your local group may charge a little extra to cover costs of the venue or if you've taken up the opertunity to learn indepth with them over the weekend or weeks that they provide the course.
Once passed, you'll be given a certificate and you can either post it off to the RSGB or apply for a call sign online. Once you have your call sign you can use the freqency allowcated to foundation, within power you can make contacts and use the radio equitment.

Si__1 h, 10 m ago

No. These are transcevers allowing to listen and broadcast on those …No. These are transcevers allowing to listen and broadcast on those 'signals'.It's split up into multiple blocks of freqency ranging (on these radios at least) 400 to 470mhz.Head over to http://static.ofcom.org.uk/static/spectrum/fat.html# and put in the values 400mhz to 470mhz.You can see what is allowcated already and what is free to use. Keep in mind that it's not illegal to own these radios, but unless you're authorised to, it is illegal and potentially life threatening to broadcast on some freqency, such as those reserved in that band by Ministry of Defence, or for the emergency services to use.Most services using these bands are encoded, digital and you won't be able to listen in on the army, or the police for example. Unless you have a license from ofcom to use a set freqency on these bands, it's best not to waste your money on these radios... unless you're feeling a little daring, or know how to use and setup PMR446 properly.The best thing to do, if you're wanting to get into radio is visit one of your local ham operator groups. You'll be able to learn a lot about radio with a short course and get a license to use a lot of the ham radio allowcated bands allowing for you to purchase and use some of the cheap radios from china, as well as have someone to talk/listen to on them.More information about becoming a licensed ham can be found here http://rsgb.org/main/faq-2/how-to-become-a-radio-amateur-faq/



You cant even use them legally on PMR in the UK as they have removable antenna.

Si__18 m ago

Foundation licence exam is £27.50, and you'll take it at one of the local …Foundation licence exam is £27.50, and you'll take it at one of the local groups. You need theory and a little practical use of the radios (to demonstrate you know how to use them and how to conduct yourself on air). There is a very small amount of morse code needed, but you're provided with a cheetsheet and plenty of time to receive it. Your local group may charge a little extra to cover costs of the venue or if you've taken up the opertunity to learn indepth with them over the weekend or weeks that they provide the course.Once passed, you'll be given a certificate and you can either post it off to the RSGB or apply for a call sign online. Once you have your call sign you can use the freqency allowcated to foundation, within power you can make contacts and use the radio equitment.



The foundation amateur radio licence quiz sounds daunting but it's very simple & the vast majority pass.... rsgb.org/mai…ng/

Mitch_s_s1 h, 23 m ago

Are there similar restrictions in the US?



I have no idea about America but this site is likely the best place to look. arrl.org/

andygoole13 h, 56 m ago

Need a programming cableAnd either an Amatuer licence or one of several …Need a programming cableAnd either an Amatuer licence or one of several OFCOM licences. The Ofcom licences are only £75 for 5 yrs use.And the radios can be found cheaper



I bought a pair of these earlier in the year before realising they needed programming & licence. Ended up sending them back. Too much hassle trying to find legitimate a cable to program them.
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