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[aprssig] Radio Pirates

Mike Besemer (WM4B) mwbesemer at cox.net
Sat Jan 14 17:44:54 UTC 2012


Bob - I forwarded this the my O-O Coordinator.

Thanks for the head's-up.

73,

Mike
WM4B

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On
> Behalf Of Bob Bruninga
> Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2012 11:56 AM
> To: aprssig at tapr.org
> Subject: [aprssig] Radio Pirates
> 
> Chinese Radios invade:
> 
> Went to local flea market today (34F degrees out) for a wwod stove and
> was shocked to see a guy selling brand-new boxes of VHF and UHF, and
> Dual band HT's fully programmable from 140 to 170 and 440 to 570 MHz 5
> to 7 watts.
> 
> He had several brands and some were even dual band.  Most boxes had
> chinese instructions.
> 
> Radios were between $65 to $80 each.
> 
> I guess I knew that these were available, but now that they are being
> sold in large quantities at general (non ham) flea markets, I guess the
> cat is out of the bag. They have full TT pads too..
> 
> watch the airwaves...
> 
> Bob, WB4APR
> 
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