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TWRS-90 - Blackbox Base Station

Two Way Radio Show
We tell you about a new desktop dual band base station from Klein Electronics that looks oddly familiar. We also review the AlertTech EA-200 Series call boxes.

Intro :00
Billboard 1:21

Discussion Topic 1:41
We talk about the Blackbox Base Station from Klein Electronics, which looks very similar to a very popular and low cost Baofeng handheld transceiver. We'll give you an overview of its features and specifications and reveal the retail price. It may not be what you expect.

Commercial Break 20:53 1:00

Product Review 21:49
We review the AlertTech EA-200 Easy Assist 200 Call Box.

Questions and Answers 33:19
Questions from readers of our Two Way Radio Blog and members of the Two Way Radio Forum.

Wrap up and Close 35:15
Send in your comments and questions for Danny, Anthony and Rick to show[at] Feedback on this and other topics will be read by the hosts and included in future episodes of the show. Visit us at!

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You should ask questions before you post ignorant comments.
Yes we use a Baofeng keypad and screen due to low cost, but the entire thing from there is custom.
The power supply is modified to accept AC.
The speaker output is 3X a portable radio (4 Ohm speaker with amplifier).
The housing is custom.
The circuitry is completely modified with high quality shielding, voltage protection, and coil mod.

So you think it's a Vega from the headlights, but we wrapped it in a Ferrari body, and put a Maserati engine inside.

We'll see. So far on the amateur forums, it is a joke. I'd like to see the FCC ID, which it has to have, so we can see the exhibits of what's really inside.

In the end, we'll have to see what actual user reviews and specifications have to say. There are folks who will put it through a meat grinder to see if it is really a "baofeng in a box" or not.

What a load of ****.

I'm yet to see any Baofeng actually have an FCC ID...I've had 3 of them from various sellers (including Amazon) and none have had an FCC ID on the radio, only text without any number saying "FCC Certified" on the cardboard box.

I'm still not convinced any of them are certified anything.

Noticed NO FCC ID OR any mention of FCC compliance..... OR no mention in the manual of this. Plus no mention of proper licensing requirements.


You will notice that Robert Klein has never made any replies to this thread, addressing any FCC certification.

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