Very low cost 70cm UHF handhelds

See http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2014/october/price_of_70cm_handhelds_falls.htm#.VDP48MnTCSo  .
This is incredible: a 5W handheld for less than £8.

Looking on eBay, just £6.99 ($11) will buy a 70cms unit with charger from Singapore. Tell  me, how can ANYONE make money on these?

Thanks to G1KQH, a link to a review:
http://hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/08/11/review-baofeng-bf-666s-bf-777s-bf-888s-and-look-alikes/

Roger Lapthorn, G3XBM, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Cambridge, England.

One Response to “Very low cost 70cm UHF handhelds”

  • Hans PD0AC:

    This is indeed a crazy price. My review linked to here is quite old, and it might be good to give some updates:

    1. Phase noise is extensive, which is the cause of intermod problems.
    2. Harmonic suppression is excellent; 2nd below noise floor of analyzer
    3. Battery life is amazing.
    4. We developed a mod to fix the raw RX audio.

    Additional links:

    Phase noise: http://goo.gl/BrBqtE
    Modification: http://goo.gl/Ln8nyw

    Hans

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