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Mobile Phone/Rig

Has anybody seen these, or heard anybody using one of these?

Seems like they are promoting it as a Cell phone with VHF and UHF Channels!

Seems to good to be true to me!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PUXING-PX-D03-Cell-Phone-Radio-UHF-VHF-MP3-Player-/220825464299?pt=UK_ConsumerElectronics_SpecialistRadioEquipment_SM&hash=item336a392deb

Matt G8XYJ

In reply to G8XYJ:

I can’t help thinking that it would probably be mediocre at both functions.

73

Richard
G3CWI

In reply to G3CWI:
My thoughts exactly - Do you know of anybody that has taken the plunge?

73

Matt G8XYJ

In reply to G8XYJ:

I see it even has a camera (beg pardon - camerra (sic!)) so you can take summit shots while activating and listen to the player when you get fed up with the noise of wind and skylarks! If it has half-way decent performance it might be good for ultra-lightweight activations.

73

Brian G8ADD

In reply to G8ADD:

If it has half-way decent performance

Hmmmm… it’s a piece of CCT* so what do you think?

Andy
MM0FMF

  • Cheap Chinese Tat.

In reply to MM0FMF:

Hmmmm… it’s a piece of CCT* so what do you think?

Andy
MM0FMF

  • Cheap Chinese Tat.

TBH I think I’d wait until somebody else has put a toe in the water!

73

Brian G8ADD

In reply to MM0FMF:

  • Cheap Chinese Tat.

I just don’t understand what your problem is with Chinese electronic equipment, Andy. Over the years, I have used countless items of Chinese gear, both for radio and for computing/datacomms, and have had no complaint about any of it.

Your record is beginning to sound a little scratched, OM!
:wink:

73,
Walt (G3NYY)

In reply to G3NYY:

It’s tat if it falls apart soon after purchase.
It’s tat if it’s dubious in performace.
It’s tat if it’s someone else’s design that’s copied.
It’s tat if safety standards or quality standards are ignored or simply lied about.

That describes a significant amount of consumer electronics made in China.

I have a Yaesu VX-170 made in China. It’s brilliantly built. It’s Chinese made and not tat.

I’d be surprised if the GSM phone in that device had been approved for use in the UK. I’m fairly sure you wouldn’t get approval for the combo unit. Oh, the hardware bits involved and the phone stack may have been approved in whatever it was cloned from. But does the thing really work and do what it should. Or is another rogue device causing problems for other users? Who knows.

Andy
MM0FMF

In the UV-3R Yahoo group someone posted some comments about it. ISTR the main criticisms were the phone had a proprietary ROM based OS so no chance of any apps, and the radio had bad harmonic suppression.

If it were an Android phone with an audio link to the TX so you could run APRSdroid in packet audio mode then it might be interesting.

One of these days, perhaps. The Chinese are making some interesting stuff. The new YouKits TJ2A two band 4W HF handheld could be a nice SOTA rig for wimps that find an FT-817 too heavy to carry to a summit.

Julian, G4ILO

In reply to G4ILO:

Julian

Judging by the circuit the TJ2A is hardly going to set the bands abuzzing.

http://www.youkits.com/TJ2A/tj2a%200603%20Schematic.pdf

It’s a fairly unexciting old design.

73

Richard
G3CWI

In reply to G8XYJ:

In reply to G3CWI:
My thoughts exactly - Do you know of anybody that has taken the
plunge?

According to the action listing 1 has been sold so someone out there has got or is getting one.

What is "human-based opearational interface " do they provide someone to operate it for you?

Peter

G1FOA

In reply to G3CWI:

SSB and CW are fairly old modes. And I still have an old brain (what’s left of it.) I actually prefer circuits I can still understand rather than ones containing many inscrutable rectangular boxes.

Julian, G4ILO

In reply to G1FOA:

What is "human-based opearational interface "

That’s your hand isn’t it?

In reply to M0XRS:

What is "human-based opearational interface "

That’s your hand isn’t it?

One of my mates says its a knob on the top.

I also see that the radio boasts 2 watt output.

Peter
G1FOA