25 watt ht

Discussion in 'VHF/UHF - 50Mhz and Beyond' started by KI8DJ, Jul 28, 2020.

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  1. KI8DJ

    KI8DJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I see Chinese manufacturers are selling 25 watt dual band transceivers. This sounds dangerous. Is this a potential brain cooker? Forgot to mention here handheld transceivers.
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  2. WA6MHZ

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    Battery won't last long enuff to cook your head!
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  3. NG0L

    NG0L Ham Member QRZ Page

    The 25W figure advertised is most often an input value or even a battery rating (VA) ... It must do a lot to improve sales to folks that don't look at the details, or so I'd imagine.
  4. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    This has been brought up many times before.

    It is the battery rating, The most that it will do is warm your hands.
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  5. KI8DJ

    KI8DJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    The radios are fan cooled that suggests higher output.
  6. WL7PM

    WL7PM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Exchange rate on the Yuan is running 6 to one with Dollar.
    25 Watts Chinese = around 4 watts Stateside
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  7. KA9JLM

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    You can here it when it is transmitting at a smoking 5 Watts out.
  8. W0MSN

    W0MSN Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have a Leixen uhf 25 watt. I think these actually put out 18 watts. I use a remote mic and hold the radio as high above my head as I can. Sometimes hold the radio above the car top if I’m sitting inside the car. Takin no chances. I still need my eyes and all brain cells.
  9. AG6QR

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    I wonder how many of those watts are at the fundamental, vs. the higher harmonics?
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  10. KF5LJW

    KF5LJW Ham Member QRZ Page

    It is Switch Bait for ham suckers and pigeons.
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