Xiegu X108G Portable 20 Watt HF Transceiver Review On-Air Test

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KJ4YZI, Aug 6, 2017.

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  1. W5TXR

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    The big five are established Pro-American amateur radio companies, Xinghe, and zxebra and all of the others are just copycatters.
    Yaesu Icom, Kenwood, Alinco and Elecraft have real R&D engineers , the chinese companies reverse engineer our stuff and sell it for a fraction.
    I know this to be factual. There are several copycat look-a-likes example, the FT-8800, the FT-2900 .
    I mean lets face it, China's economy has exploded ofver the last 10 years, it's not because of China, It's because of reverse engineering our stuff!
    I don't like it, they have been in the technology theft business since before Clinton!
    look: https://www.alibaba.com/countrysearch/CN/2-meter-radio.html


    "What's in your hamshack?"
    De , W5TXR Mark
     
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  2. KD6VXI

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    Seeing as how connect systems has, in their web page, they are selling xeigu equip at cost, there will be no support, and they are discontinuing carrying xeigu due to them being, basically, crap...... Why would you spend as much as a used ft857?

    I mean, if you want 20 watts out, do the brown wire mod.

    And you have 100 Watt capabilities. As well as v/uhf.

    Never understood the want for the chicom garbage.

    --Shane
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  3. KB2SMS

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    Elecraft.
     
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  4. AH7I

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    What/who's radio have 'they' copied with this 108? One of your design?
     
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  5. N2ASD

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    I think I found a new rig for camping and my BoB.
     
  6. K0PG

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    Nice. Too bad it doesn't cover 6.
     
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  7. N5SMO

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    Connect systems had issues with the prototype models. To my knowledge, those issues were resolved, and they are indeed now selling and supporting these radios. The details of the prototype issues were on their FB page a couple of months back, right before Dayton Hamfest date.
     
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  8. KY5U

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    The AGC is probably set to slow (AGC-S) on your display. I don't have one and the manual does not cover changing this to fast AGC (AGC-F I guess). But this is your problem I am sure. Perhaps playing with it you can find the setting.
     
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  9. W1YW

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    If you guys want a laugh, and play guitar, check out a google search on "Chibson guitar:.....
     
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