Monday, November 30, 2015

QYT KT-8900R: Tri-band Mobile

Good news, bad news. Good news... QYT is working on a 25W tri-band mobile. Bad news... it is 136-174 MHz, 400-480 MHz, and 240-260 MHz.









13 comments:

  1. Are Chinese cigarette packs the same size as North American ones?

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  2. The pictures I've seen of the label on the bottom of these say "220-260MHz"...sooooo, maybe they can be reprogrammed???

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    1. Was wondering the same myself,...
      Many of the pictures of Bottom Label
      show 220-260Mhz ????
      Anybody know for certain?????

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    2. Mine goes from 240-260.997. So, no ham operation here. Anyway the 220 MHz band is not a legal ham band in Scandinavia where I live, so I do not need it. 240 and up is for Russian space communication and emergency transponders (use extreme caution). So for licenced ham operators, this is a 2 band radio.
      It is CE-marked.

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  3. Got one of these her in Norway. Was probably one of the first to order it when it became available. Really nice radio. So small, the audio has VOLUME :) Can even listen to FM broadcast on it (until it goes QRT in 2017 and DAB+ will be the only alternative. Called progress...).
    But one temporary problem. The programming soft for the older KT-8900 two-band is NOT compatible with this one. I got a new Chinese software for it, but I am not able to use it as I do not understand the language. Tried to experiment a little, but without luck. Manual programming of all the channels I need is simply not an option. I just programmed two channels and await English software. Might take some time before it becomes widely available. But, the radio is so nice... So small...

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  4. Is there a hole behind the fan?
    How about overheating when talking over 30mins or so.
    Thnx

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  5. I notice in the software you can enter 220 Mhz. With the sticker on the bottom of the radio indicating 220-260 Mhz I wonder if when programmed with the software the radio will operate on 220. Anybody tried it?

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  6. 220 NOT 240 Mhz would be a reason to purchase. Love to know definitively if the 1.25 meter ham bads are covered. for now the last thing most people need is yet another 2m/440 only radio.
    Ve6mt has a great question. Post an answer soon folks.

    ve3gob

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  7. Hello
    just bought a qyt kt 8900.
    reading discovered it is a triband and need a password to a access 240mhz band.
    Any idea what are the numbers?
    sincerely yours
    Luis Palhares

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  8. I've noticed that mine will overheat in 10 minutes of back and forth chatter. Not happy but you get what you pay for.

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    1. Mine overheats on 2m after about 30 seconds

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  9. I bought QYT KT-8900R Tri-band Mobile Radio, and it already burned the outlet tank, because it stopped the fan, and I did not understand. Caution if the equipment is defective, there will be no service manual for repair, the first one I bought burned the first day, I returned, I spent freight, and they sent another, that super heated, and burned the final tank. I've looked everywhere, it does not exist, If anyone has it and can send me a PDF, I'll be grateful. I do not recommend this product.

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