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|Maximum Output Power||4 Watts|
|Privacy Codes||Analog/Digital (CTCSS/DCS)|
We use radios in our CERT team (called NET in Portland, OR), and in our 30 story steel and concrete apartment building. This radio perfrorms better than we had hoped sending clear signals 30 stories and throughout our dense, urban, highrise neighborhood. We are very pleased.
The radios Minimalistic design works perfect. Well thought out and very easy to use. Sound and build quality is very good. Although only 4 Watts Transmit Power, the radio performs well. In fact, performs so well for a small package, I have bought three of these radios.
Really nice radio. Do not think you can beat it at this price. Great sound and really good reach with the higher wattage. I live in a rural area branching into a small town. Great travel on send and receive. Clear and crisp. Kicked on the FM radio function and it works great!
It is about time that a company produced a portable that has the repeater frequencies built in and 4 watts of power for the GMRS frequencies. Midland produced the mobile radios but this is the first portable that really works. Very easy to add and edit CTCSS tones for both transmit and receive frequencies.
I have just started testing this HT, but it beats my Btech GMRS-V1 for range (both with factory antennas). So far, I have been able to hit my base station (30' AGL antenna) from up to 10 miles across rolling terrain. The PTT button frequently sticks in the XMIT position, and I have to flick it to release it. I would like to see a Firmware? change that would allow for programming multiple custom "channels", by which I mean combinations of frequency+PL tone+name on the FCC-allowed frequencies with the appropriate power level and bandwidth. The KG-UV6D parent radio of the 805 can store 199 memory channels, so I do not see why the 805 could not store about that many as well. So far, I am impressed with the radio.
I wish Wouxun or another company would make a 50W mobile GMRS unit with wideband capability, and the programming featrues I listed above. I have the Btech GMRS mobile,and it seems like a good unit, but lacks the custom channels feature.
the other thing needed for GMRS is IP67/ruggedized transceivers.
At this point, I will recommend this radio to my family and friends,as I am the "commo guy" for them.
No item is perfect but I still give this radio 5 stars. Great sound quality and performance. Very well made and I will be ordering more for the family. I have tested this over the last two weeks and am glad I purchased it. Nice to have a good GMRS radio that is repeater capable and strong battery.