[amsat-bb] Re: Full Duplex HT's

David - KG4ZLB kg4zlb at googlemail.com
Wed Jun 10 11:39:42 PDT 2009

A couple or three years ago there was an influx of h/t's into the UK via 
e-bay with origins in China - I believe they were marketed under the 
name JingTong (I kid you not)

If I recall correctly, they were so bad and caused so much interference 
that eventually the Regulatory Authority stepped in and ordered a ban on 
the sale of these things.

I was going to point out that they also did not have the CE mark 
(meaning they were not type approved in Europe) but to be honest that 
really does not make a jot of difference - anything can come in the UK, 
its only when it causes so much of a problem and enough people kick up a 
stink that matters are retrospectively actioned by which time its too 
little, too late!

You just have to love "light touch" regulation!

But I am with Clint here. Steer well clear.

73's David KG4ZLB

Howard Kowall wrote:
> Hello to all
> Just a follow up to the posting of full duplex handhelds
> Came across this ht,that a local ham ordered
> He was not sure if it was full duplex or not
> I will see if I can download a manual to see
> Just for a point of interest.
> I once had a VHF of a similar ht didn't work to good in the ham band
> And not sure if theses are type approved or FCC approved
> just a little head scratched for all of you out there
> Howard
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