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Re: Offroad Walkie Talkie FAQ

Post by Luit » Sat May 18, 2019 12:10 pm

Hi Kumar,
Thank you for the response, I'm a little relieved now. Keeping fingers crossed.
Cheers!!!
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Ive had the Kengda unit since January, and its been a tank so far.
Battery life is amazing and I charge only once a month out of habit, not coz the bars fell below 2/3. Most people are amazed at how long the battery actually lasts.
The range on this unit is great and I’ve never had any issues so far. Absolutely love this model.

Now, as far as online support/reference material, there is none— I did the same searches as you when I got the unit and hit a brick wall.

I firmly believe that as long as the unit helps in communicating with the convoy, holds charge like a boss and feel as sturdy as it does, you haven’t made the wrong choice.


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Post by handle9 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:52 pm

Hi all.
I just bought a Motorola MT-777
I've programed all the frequencies but for channels 5, 8 and 12 instead of showing "5"as the small digit to the right of the programmable frequency it shows "25"

EG for channel 1 it shows 462.562 with a small "5"to the right
for channel 5 is shows 462.662 with a small "25"to the right

Is this something to worry about?



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Post by Pav » Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:23 pm

Just wanted to recommend a supplier of radios (and all sorts of other goodies!)
The best bit is they deliver anywhere in the UAE so no trip to the dreaded DMart required...

Visit: https://edragonmall.com/
or call / whatsapp Irfan on 055 984 9691

I ordered a radio from them two years ago (a Crony 888) and it's still going strong. The chap is very helpful and the site carries Crony, Baofeng and other brands.

I'm in no way affiliated to the shop but it's always nice to pass on a really useful contact!
(Just bought a tripod light for camping from the site most recently)


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Post by Dharma » Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:35 pm

Just for info, I also bought the radio from DM and Baofeng UV-5R cost me AED 80, in dragon mall all on your bargaining.



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Post by Pav » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:31 am

Brilliant!
I just got the Crony DT8188 and I am struggling to tune it in - wish I'd got the Baofeng >:) >:) >:)
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Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:35 pm
Just for info, I also bought the radio from DM and Baofeng UV-5R cost me AED 80, in dragon mall all on your bargaining.


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Post by Dharma » Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:42 pm

Pav wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:31 am
Brilliant!
I just got the Crony DT8188 and I am struggling to tune it in - wish I'd got the Baofeng >:) >:) >:)
Dharma wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:35 pm
Just for info, I also bought the radio from DM and Baofeng UV-5R cost me AED 80, in dragon mall all on your bargaining.
Sure Pav, its working nice, however channel frequency was not set as per our norms which later manually I adjusted.



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Post by amogford » Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:19 am

Hi, I bought the Motorola MT-777 but can't program the exact frequencies suggested in the post. The frequencies suggested in post have 4 numbers after the decimal point, the MT-777 only has capacity for 3. Also the lowest frequency step is 5K, so I can't program the exact frequency (3rd number after the decimal place there is some rounding-up). Is this going to be a problem? Apologies for the newbie question.



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Post by Eldikp » Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:17 pm

amogford wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:19 am
Hi, I bought the Motorola MT-777 but can't program the exact frequencies suggested in the post. The frequencies suggested in post have 4 numbers after the decimal point, the MT-777 only has capacity for 3. Also the lowest frequency step is 5K, so I can't program the exact frequency (3rd number after the decimal place there is some rounding-up). Is this going to be a problem? Apologies for the newbie question.
Hi Andy. The answer to both questions is No. this will not be a problem and your radio should work fine.


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Post by Newbieoff-roader » Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:19 pm

Hi all found various UHF walkie/talkie online - as a newbie, have no clue if they are really worth going for.. reuqest advice if any one have used any of these.
A. Baofeng UV-5R around 100-120aed
B. Festnight f8+ on amazon. .around 100aed.

They show freq coverage around 480, however don't want to get stuck with something which I have to throw away after few usage..

Has anyone used any of these and can advice if these are any good. Thanks for your advice.



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Post by amar.mohamed » Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:57 am

Baofeng UV-5R is the most commonly used walkie-talkie around. Quite reliable. Bought it in Jan'20 and used it for quite a few rides and so far, not a single issue



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