Even more updates on the Xiegu X6100

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KM9G, Oct 18, 2021.

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  1. K8XG

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    last time that was brought up it was found to mean this with google searchs:

    What is baofeng?
    Literally, "Bear turd".
    A bear casting, usually from the Ailuropoda melanoleuca, better known as the Giant Panda.
    Baofeng was used in ancient civilizations as masonry mortar in the region of China known today as Baofeng County.

    Baofeng county is in Pingdingshan.
  2. KD2TTM

    KD2TTM Ham Member QRZ Page


    "Storm wind"
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  3. K8XG

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    Yes, but see the other links as well when you google what does Baofeng mean.
  4. KD2TTM

    KD2TTM Ham Member QRZ Page

    I don't Google, I DuckDuckGo! I think it's highly unlikely a bunch of folks would name their company after bear scat.

    Here's what the company themselves have to say about the name; a Pinyin translation. The Pinyin is "storm wind."


    What is Pofung?

    The sister company Pofung was founded by the same entrepreneurs at Fujian Nanan Baofeng Electronic Co, who founded the Baofeng brand. The manufacturer adopted 'Pofung', a new brand name for the international markets. The current name 'BAOFENG', is a literal Pinyin translation of the Chinese character name. It may be difficult for many customers to pronounce. The new name 'Pofung' is easier to pronounce and more friendly to the customers in the international markets, while maintaining the phonetic symbolism of the brand and eventually all international market products in the future will gradually transition to the new brand name 'Pofung'. However, the products in the domestic market of china will retain the current brand name, Baofeng, including the web domain name.

    Baofeng/Pofung Radios are one of the fastest growing brands in the industry due to their ability to bridge the gap between powerful capabilities, ease of use and affordability. These radios are dual band and designed to deliver maximum performance in varied environments. With their self-contained and compact designs, Baofeng/Pofung Radios allow you to communicate effectively across wide spectrum.
  5. K8XG

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    Po fung, to fling Po? JK

    FYI great outdoors pictures on your QRZ page
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  6. KD2TTM

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    It's all Greek to me!

    Thanks! I'm blessed to live in a beautiful part of the country. Sometimes I just wish it didn't happen to be in NY state! ;)
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  7. NM7G

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    I know at least two companies for which the name is entirely appropriate; spot-on in fact!
  8. 2E0TWD

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    +1 from me too, great set of Photo’s.
  9. KD2TTM

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    Thank you very much. I'm glad you like them.

    I love the outdoors and love to take photos. Having someone say they like a photo is sort of like having them along with you when you took it... it gives me a little feeling of sharing the moment (which is half the reason I take photos!).
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  10. KK7BMS

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