More Chicom: CH-3300H VHF Mobile

At first glance all the Chicom radios seemed to be well known models with just another label sticked to them. When browsing the website once more, I ran into this very interesting 65-Watt VHF mobile, the CH-3300H.

All controls are on the microphone instead of on the box itself. I know from experience that this is very user friendly, and will prevent you from getting too much distracted while driving. Pity it ain’t dual band! No price is mentioned.

Chicom-VHF-Mobile-CH-3300H

Specifications

General:

Frequency coverage: TX/RX: 136–174MHz
Number of channels: 207 (including 6 scan edges, and 1 call)
Type of emission: F2D, F3E (FM)
Power supply requirement: 13.8V DC ±15%
Current drain: TX (65W) 11A
Rx Stand-by: 0.4A     Max. audio: 1.5A
Antenna impedance: 50Ω (SO-239)
Operating temperature range: –10°C to +60°C; 14°F to +140°F
Dimensions: (projections not included; W×H×D): 140×40×162 mm
Weight (approx.): 1.1 kg

Transmitter:

Output power (at 13.8V DC): 65W, 25W, 10W, 5W
Max. frequency deviation: Wide ±5.0kHz Narrow ±2.5kHz
Spurious emissions: Less than –60dBc
Frequency stability:±3ppm
Microphone impedance: 600Ω (8-pin modular)

Receiver:

Intermediate frequencies: 46.35MHz/450kHz
Sensitivity at 12dB SINAD: Less than 0.18μV

Selectivity:

Wide: More than 6kHz (at 6dB)/Less than 14kHz (at 60dB)
Narrow: More than 3kHz (at 6dB)/Less than 9kHz (at 55dB)
Spurious response rejection: More than 60dB
Audio output power: 4.5W typ. (10% dist. 4Ω load)

Chicom CH-UVQ9 – 145/220 MHz

Seen on the UV-5R group: a Chicom handheld for sale on eBay doing 2 meters and 1.25 meters (220MHz band).

Chicom

The official Chicom website does mention the CH-UVQ9, but only in the usual VHF/UHF configuration. When looking at the radios on offer, I recognize all kinds of models known to us under other names. The CH-UVQ9 for example resembles Puxing to the last detail.

This radio is something for my American friends to look into – 220 MHz isn’t a ham radio band here.