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DMR446 radio to give to the kids

Posted: 21 Jun 2018, 12:25
by troffasky
Zastone Mini9+ seems to tick all the boxes:

http://www.zastone.com/product/showprod ... =en&id=691

About £40 a pop.

2W/0.5W output, USB charging, fiddle-proof controls [hopefully]. I think with the 0.5W output it might even be legal as well!

The manual comes in what must be my favourite file format ever, a pile of JPEGs with chinese filenames that unrar chokes on [7Zip was fine]:

http://www.zastone.com/upload/file/1524559483.rar

From one of those tedious "unboxing" videos it looks like it emits an annoying low battery message every 10s once it gets down to 25%. Hmm. Not so sure any more...

Re: DMR446 radio to give to the kids

Posted: 21 Jun 2018, 12:47
by MrWeetabix
Personally I just use these. I have programmed them with the PMR freqs only.

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They are cheap to replace, easy to use and work alright. ideal for the kids to use IMHO. Ideal for the kids checking back to you on a camp site or similar or shouting them back for food etc. brilliant for them to play with amongst themselves too. :-)

£18.89 delivered from a UK vendor for a pair. few more quid for the programming cable. Job done :thumbup:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-Baofeng- ... Swi49bKv5L

Re: DMR446 radio to give to the kids

Posted: 21 Jun 2018, 13:20
by troffasky
Also from the same video, the charging plug might be USB-shaped but it's 4.2v so it's not really USB. Another one for the "Hmm" list.

Re: DMR446 radio to give to the kids

Posted: 21 Jun 2018, 13:54
by Mitch
MrWeetabix wrote:
21 Jun 2018, 12:47
Personally I just use these. I have programmed them with the PMR freqs only.
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Me too, I think they're great for the price. Did you know they do them in different colours too - https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Origina ... 72273.html :lol:

Re: DMR446 radio to give to the kids

Posted: 21 Jun 2018, 14:01
by MrWeetabix
Oh god...that's horrendous! :lol:

Re: DMR446 radio to give to the kids

Posted: 30 Jun 2018, 08:37
by Mikel
MrWeetabix wrote:
21 Jun 2018, 12:47
Personally I just use these. I have programmed them with the PMR freqs only.

Image

They are cheap to replace, easy to use and work alright. ideal for the kids to use IMHO. Ideal for the kids checking back to you on a camp site or similar or shouting them back for food etc. brilliant for them to play with amongst themselves too. :-)

£18.89 delivered from a UK vendor for a pair. few more quid for the programming cable. Job done :thumbup:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-Baofeng- ... Swi49bKv5L
These radios work remarkably well by any standards. There is a school that is 2 - 3 miles away as the crow flies from me that has purchased a load of them. They have been programmed with a mixture of 446 and 'other' frequencies shall we say. Hard to believe the signal strength I get some days from them!