Zastone ZT-2R: dual-band TRX and wide-band RX

SAMSUNGIt looks like a bit like Baofeng UV-3R but the specs are much more interesting, and more in line with the Yaesu VX-3 *edit* the discontinued Yaesu VX-2: the Zastone ZT-2R is also a wide band receiver. With a price of around $80 it seems a nice deal – assuming it works. I really wonder about scan speed; most Chinese radios suck at that.

TX frequency range is limited in order to comply with European rules, but I’m pretty sure these radios can be ‘opened up’ for other regions in the world.

When looking at the battery it appears to be the same one as used in the Baofeng UV-3R, but I can’t be 100% sure. If true you can buy cheap batteries in abundance.

RX Frequencies:
MW: 0.540-1.8 MHz
SW: 1.800-30 MHz
Ham Band 1: 30.000-79(59) MHz
FM Band: 76 / 59 MHz-108 MHz
Air Band: 108.000 – 137.000 MHz
Ham Band 2: 137.00 – 174.000 MHz
VHF-TV Band: 174 – 222.000 MHz
Action Band 1: 222 – 420.000 MHz
Ham Band 3: 420 – 470.000 MHz
UHF-TV Band: 470 – 800 (729).000 MHz / (757-774 MHz)
Action Band 2: 800 – 999.000 MHz (USA Cellular Blocked)

Receiver:
Modes: AM / NFM / WFM
Intermediate Frequencies: 47.25, 450, 45.8, 10.7, 1 MHz
Sensitivity: 0.18 uV – 3 uV
Selectivity: 12kHz / 35kHz / 200kHz / 300kHz
AF Output: 50 mW – 100 Mw

Transmitter:
Frequency range 144-146 MHz, 430-440 MHz
Channel Capacity: >1300
Channel Spacing: 5 / 9 / 10 / 12.5 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 50 / 100KHz
Frequency Stability: 5ppm
Battery: 1200mAH
Operating Temperature: -20 ~ + 60 degrees C
RF Power: 1 / 1.5 / 2 / 3 Watt
Frequency Modulation: Variable Reactance F2, F3
Maximum Deviation: 5 kHz(F2, F3)
Spurious Emission: H 60dB ; L 50dB
Microphone Impedance: 2k Ohm
Operating Voltage 3.7V DC ± 15%

ZastonePrice: varies slightly, around $80. Seller: Zastone (AliExpress).