HR2.0 - Xiegu REVEALS the GSOC Controller for G90 and X5105

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KC5HWB, Nov 24, 2020.

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  1. KC5HWB

    KC5HWB Ham Member QRZ Page

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  2. XV9G

    XV9G Ham Member QRZ Page

    A good review of the GSOC. Hahaha!!! Very bad Chinese technology. The touchscreen doesn't even work right!
    Another bad Chinese product!! Don't buy from China
    W2TH, KR3DX, EA4CWW and 8 others like this.
  3. N1IPU

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    My question is 500 bucks for what exactly? Is it to support the PLA? When you add it all up its no great deal at all for a junk radio my 991a will outperform for less than the two pieces you need. And my money goes to an ally instead.
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  4. K9GLS

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    I think you are way too kind on this review. I would be livid if I paid over $500 for this junk. But I'm not sure... You say you don't regret buying it and yet in the description you say thanks to Radioddity for allowing you to review... which lets me believe they gave it to you? At which point I can understand why you feel obligated to be nice about it. When we settle for mediocrity that's all that's going to be left.
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  5. N1IPU

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    There is only a very small handful of real Youtube reviewers out there who are honest about anything. The rest are promoters not reviewers. I am at the point now I just about never trust any Youtube reviews. Only time I got a decent report on xiegu I found if I asked it was a new ham and their first HF rig. My first rig was a Tempo one and it was the best radio I owned at that time.
    KR3DX, OH1BOR, KT5OT and 11 others like this.
  6. K9GLS

    K9GLS Ham Member QRZ Page

    I don't trust any review. Why? At the end of the day it's all about "fit" and "personal preference". No one will ever do an honest review with my personal preferences in mind. That's why I always say "your mileage will vary" when talking to someone about a radio. Yes there are a ton of used car salesmen out there on Youtube which is another reason not to believe everything you watch. That and slick, crafty editing can make anything look good but I digress.
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  7. KN6HVU

    KN6HVU Ham Member QRZ Page

    That radio looks like a small computer. Is that where Ham radio moving to?
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  8. MW1CFN

    MW1CFN Ham Member QRZ Page

    You are (for the most part) correct. But this disease has also long-afflicted traditional outlets like magazines. A magazine is an advertising journal, with some articles thrown in, rather than the other way around, which is how we tend to think of them.

    From long personal experience, there are very few magazines who would print a generally negative review of anything, whether a book or equipment. The whole idea is that you run the review, and an advert for that product alongside. Obviously, if it's a bad review, it won't attract the advertising. So we are left with only nods to bad points, with the expectation that all reviews are generally positive.
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  9. KI5KT

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    The G90 is a great little radio. I've been using it for 7 or 8 months and really like it. Lots of amazing contacts and, for the money, unbeatable. Why would I need the GSOC? Especially for $500, which is more than what I paid for the radio!
    WD4IGX, M1WML, PE1WVD and 3 others like this.
  10. KD5BVX

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    If you watched/listened to the video, you would not have needed to post this comment as it was answered...but, since you comment instead of watching...he said he got it for a discount from them. He paid some but not full price is how I take that.
    KK5R, XV9G, ZL2WAS and 2 others like this.

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