Without much (if any) advertising the Google+ ‘Chinese Ham Radio Equipment‘ community reached a 1000 members today. I intentionally made the community public, so there’s no need for a Google account in order to read there.
The downside of a community becoming larger is spam. Some of it is captured by Google itself and kept in a moderation queue, but some of it slips through and has to be deleted by the moderators. Because the moderators live in different time zones, spam never lives long.
What I still miss a bit there is the interactive part. If the community would be just another URL with the same content, it’s basically pointless. Questions about Chinese ham radio? Ask there, there’s a lot of knowledge and experience there.
Also nice: a carton box.
The carton box didn’t waste much time to cover the distance between the USA and Europe, but took almost the same amount of time to travel from Amsterdam Schiphol airport to my QTH — a one hour drive under the most challenging traffic conditions. Customs took their time…
Price, price, price.
Unknown, unknown, unknown… but I mailed to ask.
Known, known, known.
I know it’s US pricing, but indicative of what they will price them at worldwide.
Hans can you please post the FCC ID numbers on those boxes?
I can’t read them in the photo.
OBLTR-8R and TERMN-8R: TK4-QZQX3318; T4K-8RSERIES
Thanks. It looks like those are going to be repackaged existing radios.
T4K-8RSERIES isn’t in the FCC database yet. It is probably for the firmware or mods to get approval for GMRS and MURS.
Or perhaps it’s not in the public database yet because Anytone has requested that the FCC restrict it until a certain date.
I’m already an Anytone Dealer, so I am sent an inquiry to my contact over there about getting some of these radios in the States. I’ll provide any updates I can when I have them
I think this brand is exclusive to AnyTone Tech. It’s their brand name. You likely will not be able to get them, unless you enter into a 1000+ unit order and design your own model.
>> … perhaps it’s not in the public database yet because Anytone has requested that the FCC restrict it until a certain date … — Can anyone cite in the history of the FCC when a commercial manufacturer requested that the FCC hold back the traditional documentation release procedure? Michael, c’mon … (grin)
It is very common… Companies do it all the time – Apple with their iPhone, for example. That’s how they can keep it secret until its official release.
$138/$99 for the TERMN-8R/ OBLTR-8R but those Amazon links don’t work yet!
Slightly more than I was hoping for, but slightly less than I was expecting. Hope they’ve worked the FCC stuff out.
Oh and here is link: http://slickdeals.net/f/7713609-ham-radio-anytone-termn-8r-cross-band-repeater-6-band-rx-vhf-uhf-gmrs-murs-amateur-138-89-or-obltr-8r-98-89-shipped-amazon-anytone-tech