BAOFENG 999S WALKIE TALKIE US VERSION, SAVE 55%, £7.52 delivered priority mail  @ gearbest
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BAOFENG 999S WALKIE TALKIE US VERSION, SAVE 55%, £7.52 delivered priority mail @ gearbest

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Found 16th Dec 2017
This is an updated version of the 888s, the charger should be 110-240v so just need to change the us plug to a UK plug, see image below.
Frequency range: 400 - 470MHz ( UHF )
- RF rated power: 5W and less
- Channel: 16
- Channel spacing: 25KHz
- Operated voltage: DC 3.7V
- Battery: rechargeable 1800mAh Li-ion battery ( included in package )
- Frequency Stability: 2.5ppm
- Operated temperature: -30 Deg.C - 60 Deg.C
- Antenna impedance: 50 ohm
- Communication range: about 2 - 4km
- Transmitter RF power output: 3W
- Modulation: F3E
- Spurious emission: 65dB
- FM noise: 45dB ( wide ) / 40dB ( narrow )
- Audio distortion: 5 percent
- Transmitting current: 1.3A
- Receiver sensitivity ( 12dB SINAD ): 0.2uV
- Selectivity: 55dB / 50dB
- Intermodulation: 65dB
- Adjacent channel selectivity: 60dB
- Spurious response: 60dB
- Audio power output: 1000mW

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Thought I would post before anyone got worried that there had not been a walkie talkie deal today.
Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 16th Dec 2017
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Thought I would post before anyone got worried that there had not been a walkie talkie deal today.
Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 16th Dec 2017
SOUTHWALES30 m ago

Thought I would post before anyone got worried that there had not been a …Thought I would post before anyone got worried that there had not been a walkie talkie deal today.


We had started to get worried you'd been abducted or something, thanks for appearing before we sent out the search parties.
Presumably you need to buy two of these or do you wander around South Wales saying "Breaker, breaker!" into one and hoping for a reply?
Good deal over
Froddo_Baggins22 m ago

Good deal over


No it's not you're wrong. They're still available for this price. Over.
I have no idea why but I LOVE walkie talkies. I have a couple of sets and never use them.. is that sad
I’ve no use for these.
BUT I want a pair.
AGHHHHHHHHHH
Might be a silly question, but will these work in the UK, with them being the US version anyone please?
Do you need a licence to use these in the uk?
These are not walkie talkies, these are high powered 2 way radios, which does require a license to legally use.
patrick_0004 m ago

Do you need a licence to use these in the uk?


Yes
liverpoolla10 m ago

Might be a silly question, but will these work in the UK, with them being …Might be a silly question, but will these work in the UK, with them being the US version anyone please?



Yes, but you need to change the american plug on the charging cable to a UK plug.

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^^^^ awesome film and actor. Rip.
The.Crew.Designs53 m ago

I have no idea why but I LOVE walkie talkies. I have a couple of sets and …I have no idea why but I LOVE walkie talkies. I have a couple of sets and never use them.. is that sad


No, I'd have loved these as a kid. If I'd have gotten these in 1995 I'd have been extremely happy. And still like them now.
All my walkie talkies then sucked over a hundred or so yards

While they was out then, we be poor and wasn't cheap
Edited by: "DuckDuck86" 16th Dec 2017
Reynoldsday58 m ago

No it's not you're wrong. They're still available for this price. Over.


Don't think you got it! Read over what you quoted. Over
Would these be OK for use in Disney World, Florida?
Edited by: "Mitch_s_s" 16th Dec 2017
Mitch_s_s11 m ago

Would these be OK for use in Disney World, Florida?


They'll work but not legal to use without a licence. Even licence free radios sold in the UK aren't legal to use in the US. So not worth the risk.
More info here:
walkie-talkie-radio.co.uk/inf…ues

Best bet is buy something cheap in Walmart when you're in the US or couple of phones with Three's pay as you go sims that have world wide usage 'Feel at home'
Edited by: "spannerzone" 16th Dec 2017
Mitch_s_s15 m ago

Would these be OK for use in Disney World, Florida?


Probably not, I think in Florida a lot of emergency services are still using these analogue frequencies. The UK emergency services use a system called Airwave. This uses a technology called Tetra which replaced uhf and vhf radios, so you will not interfere with emergency services here in the UK.
Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 16th Dec 2017
northwales1 h, 36 m ago

Yes


Ideally yes, but there is no reports of a private individual being prosecuted by ofcom, It is a bit like using a TV without a TV licence, the main difference is people get prosecuted everyday by TV licencing, mainly because they admit guilt or allow them into there home which by law you do not have to do.

The main people you are likely to annoy are HAM radio users as they want to protect there hobby.

Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 16th Dec 2017
SOUTHWALES4 h, 15 m ago

Thought I would post before anyone got worried that there had not been a …Thought I would post before anyone got worried that there had not been a walkie talkie deal today.



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Mitch_s_s2 h, 11 m ago

Would these be OK for use in Disney World, Florida?




They look a bit Mickey Mouse to me!
SOUTHWALES2 h, 5 m ago

Ideally yes, but there is no reports of a private individual being …Ideally yes, but there is no reports of a private individual being prosecuted by ofcom, It is a bit like using a TV without a TV licence, the main difference is people get prosecuted everyday by TV licencing, mainly because they admit guilt or allow them into there home which by law you do not have to do. The main people you are likely to annoy are HAM radio users as they want to protect there hobby.[Video]


Could be because its in the BBCs interest to prosecute, its not in anybody's to chase people using these (don't mention it to graham though)
In which way is this better than the 888S?
Ahmed.Shumayal14 m ago

In which way is this better than the 888S?


Slightly more out put power, and at the moment about £4 cheaper. other than that it is probably more down to which one you like the look of the most.
Why does someone keep posting these Chinese walkie talkies for sale at their normal price? They arent computers either.
trevcjohnson2 h, 24 m ago

Why does someone keep posting these Chinese walkie talkies for sale at …Why does someone keep posting these Chinese walkie talkies for sale at their normal price? They arent computers either.


This is not there regular price, read the title again ( save 55% ) you try find me this radio for £7.52 from another seller.
Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 17th Dec 2017
I got 2 x Baofeng 888 from a seller on ebay last month for GBP 11.99 . Now I am searching to give my exam and get the Amatuer License but no clubs here in Leeds:(
Edited by: "Ahmed.Shumayal" 17th Dec 2017
SOUTHWALES17 h, 8 m ago

Ideally yes, but there is no reports of a private individual being …Ideally yes, but there is no reports of a private individual being prosecuted by ofcom, It is a bit like using a TV without a TV licence, the main difference is people get prosecuted everyday by TV licencing, mainly because they admit guilt or allow them into there home which by law you do not have to do. The main people you are likely to annoy are HAM radio users as they want to protect there hobby.[Video]


Can these be reprogrammed using a PC and software to use other UHF channels? I know many cheap radios like this can. That's when the problems start, using a frequency that is used by a legitimate licenced user such as a shopping centre, airport, mine, power station, taxi company etc.
spannerzone27 m ago

Can these be reprogrammed using a PC and software to use other UHF …Can these be reprogrammed using a PC and software to use other UHF channels? I know many cheap radios like this can. That's when the problems start, using a frequency that is used by a legitimate licenced user such as a shopping centre, airport, mine, power station, taxi company etc.


Yes, Just use the same software and cable for the 888s model.
Of course now the deal has finished if the charger is only US voltage then you have bought a £7.52 brick.
aggala23 h, 18 m ago

Don't think you got it! Read over what you quoted. Over




Ah but I did get it, it is you i think who did not get it. Over and out.
SixtyFive8 h, 32 m ago

Of course now the deal has finished if the charger is only US voltage then …Of course now the deal has finished if the charger is only US voltage then you have bought a £7.52 brick.


To be honest, for the Baofengs I've bought I've opened the cradle and thrown away the insides. All you need to keep are the cradle and the contact pins. I just enlarge the hole where the flex goes in to take a micro USB port and hot glue in a charging PCB with USB input from ebay. Solder the contact pins to the PCB terminal and you're set. It's a really simple job and requires no skill. Might even be a good project for a child with some adult supervision.
Ahmed.Shumayal16th Dec

In which way is this better than the 888S?



It was cheaper. As I understand it's not better than the 888s, just a different shape. I think I read that the stated battery capacity is 100mAh larger but I think we all know what good stated capacities for Chinese batteries are like. I'm not sure what the reason for remaking the 888s, unless they were hoping the newer styling would bring in new users, but with the 888s being tried and tested for years now I still advise going for that. Access to cheap spare batteries is another plus point for the 888s.
SixtyFive16 h, 7 m ago

Of course now the deal has finished if the charger is only US voltage then …Of course now the deal has finished if the charger is only US voltage then you have bought a £7.52 brick.


Oh yeah so true, because no one sells chargers in the UK.
omgpleasespamme7 h, 47 m ago

It was cheaper. As I understand it's not better than the 888s, just a …It was cheaper. As I understand it's not better than the 888s, just a different shape. I think I read that the stated battery capacity is 100mAh larger but I think we all know what good stated capacities for Chinese batteries are like. I'm not sure what the reason for remaking the 888s, unless they were hoping the newer styling would bring in new users, but with the 888s being tried and tested for years now I still advise going for that. Access to cheap spare batteries is another plus point for the 888s.


I really need an Amatuer License. How do I get it asap and how much will it cost? What will be the validity? If validity is lifetime, I don't mind paying a bigger than intended amount for the license. There is none in my city at Leeds and I can't travel a couple of hours everyday for classes and so on
northwales7 h, 23 m ago

Oh yeah so true, because no one sells chargers in the UK.



Not for that particular radio they don't. read it's reviews. it's not a standard baofeng charger.
Edited by: "SixtyFive" 18th Dec 2017
Ahmed.Shumayal6 h, 42 m ago

I really need an Amatuer License. How do I get it asap and how much will …I really need an Amatuer License. How do I get it asap and how much will it cost? What will be the validity? If validity is lifetime, I don't mind paying a bigger than intended amount for the license. There is none in my city at Leeds and I can't travel a couple of hours everyday for classes and so on



It's valid all your life & is free...The test costs money.
You can find out all about it at rsgb.org & the cost of the exam.
Reynoldsday22 h, 55 m ago

Ah but I did get it, it is you i think who did not get it. Over and out.


I thought he was saying it was a good deal, not that the deal was over! Your answer implied you thought he was saying the deal was over since you said no it's not it's still £19.99! Silly me
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