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You get what you pay for
29 October, 2014
Definitely get what you pay for. I tested several radios on the same antenna and typically saw 1.2-1.3 SWR and much less incoming interference (less than S4). This radio never could get below 1.6:1 on channel 20, and typically saw 1.8-2.0 with this cheap radio. On almost every channel is loads of incoming static at 3-4 bars and needs squelch at least 50-75% of the way up.
So overall, this is only good for transmitting a few miles in town and 3-5 miles outside of town, even over flat terrain. I get better performance with my 10 year old Radioshack handheld 21-1679, so I am not impressed.