New Chinese multi-mode HF rig – Xiegu X108
Steve, G1KQH has sent this link about a new Chinese multi-mode transceiver. See http://www.brickolore.com/ . Prices start at 2800 Yuan apparently. It is called the Xiegu X108. There is a video and some pictures of the rig.
To my mind, this still looks like a “back shed” radio, rather than a mature, well engineered and thoroughly well tested radio. I may be wrong. I am still waiting to see when the Chinese launch a proper Yaesu or Icom competitor. These will come but I’ve not seen one yet. Maybe in the next 12 months?
Looks like the big brother to my X1M, which is a little rough around the edges, but a great deal of fun!
73 /paul W3FIS
no 6m ?? Nice display though
These are made by the same company behind the platinum X1M and wouxun.
The platinum x1m had some build quality issues and lack of a signal meter which hopefully will have been addressed with this New model.
Ładny ale kiedy będzie na rynku.
Well, I’m in a rather unique situation- I spent 3 years on the air in the US Army, have had my Ham License for 14 years and out of that 14 years have spent exactly 10 minutes on the air- and that was 1.75 Meters 500mW across a 100 meter field so I could learn civilian radio technique. Now I have my “Extra”, still haven’t been on the air, and hunting around for a good general purpose transceiver. Like G1KQH/Steve said- “Wait till the Chinese come out with their version of Icom or one of the high end models”. Since I have no yardstick to really compare it with (An AN/GRC-50 that weighs 1500 pounds, 10KW, but transmit’s only 250mW with a range of 50 miles doesn’t count- nor does a ANGRC-103a) I can wait until the knockoff comes out and save $$$$$. Its like the goldfish who never knows air- all he knows is water- and thats where I am at.