Just looked at the 409shop web site and they now list the Ronson UV-8R as a 5 watt unit. The manual shown in the pix says 7W. I still say it is a copy of the Baofeng UV-5R and it probably is only a 4 watt unit. But, you still can't beat it for 55 to 65 bucks depending on where you buy it. It's definately a throw away, but it is worth it. I never thought I would say that about a Chinese unit. Oh well, things change.
I don't see any HTs on this ronson site.
Pull my finger. Part II. On second thought, pull your own finger.
Thank you for the info you provided here. That cleared up what I was wrongly thinking.
Thought abt getting one of those cheap HT,s but the local repeaters have maybe ten minutes of conversation on them a day so why bother. Oh, wait, they do have a "save the world 2m net" once a week and a "pass the traffic" net once a week , maybe I will get one after all.
I measured my UV-5R and found it to be more than 4W on 440 Mhz
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PHOEBE and PENELOPE MEW!