[RFI] RFI Digest, Vol 195, Issue 2
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Wed Apr 10 18:20:13 EDT 2019
I have two comment's to make.
First, aside from China no company make a comparable HT
What I am speaking about is that no American, Japanese or Western
corporation manufactures a LEGAL HT that covers the same range of
frequencies.This invites design compromises by Baofeng that the FCC
considers illegal. Baofeng like many Chinese companies wants to take a
major market share of western manufacturing. .
Yes, I know that the official problem is Baofeng radios have a tendency to
produce "spurs" or frequencies outside generally accepted limits, I am not
defending Baofeng I am pointing out market dynamics
Many Baofeng radios are sold for the express purpose of being able operate
in the 2 meter or 70 cm Amateur bands as well as GMRS and/or FRS by those
legally licensed to operate on those bands, as many involved in emergency
Until HT's are manufactured by western corporations legally covering those
bands sales and market share loss will continue.
Second, regards the price of this model.
People will always buy a usable radio at the lowest price.
America has long been known as the mass producer of the world and America
has some of the best engineers in the world. Can't we produce a better
radio at a better price?
I recently saw a video showing a manufacturing line in China and with the
exception of testing and putting the radio in it's case every thing was
automated. No wonder they can sell for $24!
I think that most American or Japanese HT's are manufactured on the same
type of assembly line in China. Have we forgotten how to mass produce
HT's? Is the cost of putting an HT designed and assembled in American or
Japanese in its case excessive? Again, the problem is "bottom line"
economics. I believe that we simply refuse to sell for that price.
Again, produce a better HT for a better price or continue to lose market
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> Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2019 14:57:12 -0700
> From: "Dave Cole (NK7Z)" <dave at nk7z.net>
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> Subject: Re: [RFI] Interesting from the FCC, and good!
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> Point your ire at your congress person!
> 73s and thanks,
> Dave (NK7Z)
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> On 4/9/19 12:39 PM, David Eckhardt wrote:
> > How long has it been since FCC issued a stop importing and stop selling,
> > non-tested and approved BaoFeng radios?? Maybe a year?? So here is what
> > I just grabbed from the Amazon site:
> > image.png
> > The BaoFeng UV-5R for $24.? Real effective notice from the FCC, Huh?
> > ? FCC is just ignored.
> > Dave - W?LEV
> > On Tue, Apr 9, 2019 at 2:13 AM Dave Cole (NK7Z) <dave at nk7z.net
> > <mailto:dave at nk7z.net>> wrote:
> > https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-265A1.pdf
> > --
> > 73s and thanks,
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