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. KK5R

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    I bought a heater switch for a '53 Ford and it was made in Japan. Ha
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  2. WJ2L

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    good review i agree.
  3. LB4FH

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    I'll have a look, thanks for the hint :)
  4. KM1H

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    All those complaining about Chinese competition are likely using Japanese/Korean vehicles, electronics, appliances etc and are either too young or now into their senility years, to remember the Asian Invasion of the 60-80's that killed scores of businesses, seriously reduced income for others and eventually put millions out of work.

    Unlike Japan the Chinese are welcoming US businesses to manufacture and supply products to their citizens.

    It appears that the "Outdoor" version is the military model with a better stability spec. So lets see, 15-20W is all that is needed to drive my modified 9 band NCL-2000 to 1200W with ease. Or just 8 bands without adding 160. Of course there is no passband tuning, variable IF selectivity, notch filter, or all the other goodies of my ancient TS-130 which is the current bedroom radio for 8 bands.

    Decisions, decisions.

    Last edited: Aug 12, 2017
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  5. KV6O

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    Toyota, Honda, BMW, etc., all manufacture cars here in the the US. Are they American? Are Fords, Chevy's, etc., American?


    Even with tweaked criteria, only one GM product makes the list, while 3 Honda's are on there.

    A little off topic, but this is the Zed after all... Last month I picked bought a 2009 Toyota Camry, which by the previous criteria was the most American car you could buy.
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  6. LB4FH

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    I did a field test today, and changing the AGC setting made no difference to this. I'll have to do some more digging through the manuals for a solution. Thanks for the tip though.
  7. LB4FH

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    Map of todays QSO's with the Xiegu X108G
    Except from the gain issue it works very well, even on DX stations. I ran one US stations, and heard several (a US station took over my frequency, apparently he couldn't hear me or any of my pileup).

    The antenna was a 1/4 vertical.

  8. KY5U

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    Thank you for being one of the few who ask for help who is polite enough to thank those who try to help you.
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  9. LB4FH

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    Of course I do. Also, the feedback could be handy for others with similar issues :)
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  10. WB5THT

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    That's quite interesting, I had no idea there was a reverse market, i.e., US to China. Any references to this, I would love to investigate.

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