The latest craze around here: the cheap imported handy talkies you can find on eBay. Local hams have bought Jingtong, Linton, Puxing, and a few more I can’t spell off hand.
I like the Puxing. It is FCC approved and has a lithium ion battery. It does cost a few dollars more than some of the cheaper radios, but it is still way under $100 shipped and works like a champ. The biggest flaw is the very poor manual.
So I took notes about what I know (and I what I could decypher out of the manual). You can find it in the
. A great radio at a great price!
If you know something I’ve missed, pass it along and I’ll add it to the article.