leixen vv898 any good

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leixen vv898 any good

Post by WARLOCK » 07 Jan 2019, 18:07

i am looking for a cheapy 2Mt-70Cmt-pmr 446 radio to fit into my car am looking at a LEIXEN VV898 anybody had or know anything about this radio or know of any other cheapy radio that would do the job , do not want a handheld radio ???

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Re: leixen vv898 any good

Post by Freddie » 09 Jan 2019, 15:02

I've got one, its OK for the money, nothing exceptional. Receiver is sensitive, but prone to picking up all sorts of noise.

There's some reviews here and here, and a fair few videos on Youtube.

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Re: leixen vv898 any good

Post by 26mb04 » 16 Jan 2019, 04:37

They're a lottery in my opinion. I had one and it was very sensitive. The receive audio sounded terrible though, even with an external speaker. It sounded like a really low bit rate mp3, just really mushy and hard to listen to. I gave the radio to a friend whose VV898 bricked itself for no apparent reason.
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