Radioddity GS-5B: Who Should Consider This HT?

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by K0LWC, Dec 29, 2020.

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  1. K0LWC

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    The Radioddity GS-5B offers some unique features and is geared toward a very specific kind of ham radio operator. Who should be in the market for this dual-band analog HT? I cover that and more in this short review on the GS-5B

    KW7SMA, W9CHM, KK4HIR and 5 others like this.
  2. N1IPU

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    Promotion without substance. No specs. No telling us it has a front end you can drive a truck through but plenty about flashing lights and rubber bouncy thingy's and you can even be a secret service man.
    AC0OB, W9QK, AA8GK and 10 others like this.
  3. KI4POT

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    Gotta agree, that was a pretty weak effort. It's nominally a field-oriented radio, but the review was nothing but a pair of ghost hands coon-fingering it while talking about superficial features. Why not take it outdoors and run it side-by-side against another radio? Take it to an RF-challenged spot, one offering lots of interference, and report on the performance? This was more akin to an unboxing video that actual review.

    That said, I do like the BT programming option and the ability to charge it via USB. The latter should be a standard feature on any HT these days.

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  4. K9GLS

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    Who should buy this? No one. I just saved you 8 minutes.
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  5. K8HIT

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    But it's got a flashlight!

    Other reviews say battery life is short.
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  6. W4NNF

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    Another cheap Chinese analog radio? <yawn>... ;)
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  7. KC2SIZ

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    I suspect lots of people will buy it. There are lots of crappy HTs out there selling like hot cakes. Why shouldn't this one?
  8. WB2JIX

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    As an aside, it's NOT "radio oddity" as he's pronouncing it!!!! PLEASE! It's pronounced "Radee-Oddity!"
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  9. NO7BS

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    It's just ANOTHER poor performing REBADGED (since this company manufactures nothing) piece of Chinese crap.
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  10. K8HIT

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    Thats not how you say POS.
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