Friday, March 18, 2016

Shi Ying SR-224

Ed updated his site with a note about the Shi Ying tri-band mobile ($335). I don't remember seeing this and I still wouldn't have if Gwen had not commented about it here.

First the usual overview:

Shi Ying SR-224
Manufactured by Anytone - Serviced in US
(with removable face)

Frequency Range:
Left Side RX/TX 136-174 MHz, 200-260 MHz, 400-490 MHz
Left Side RX Only AM: 108-134 MHz (Airband)
Right Side RX/TX 136-174 MHz, 400-490 MHz
Right Side RX Only AM: 108-134 MHz (Airband)

Working Mode Full Duplex - UU, UV, VV
Repeater Mode* - UV, VU
Dual Receive Side A & Side B
Output Power 50 Watts VHF, 40 Watts UHF
25 Watts 220
Low Power Steps, 5/10/20w (5/10/15w on 220MHz)
Other Functions

758 Memory Channels / 10 Memory Groups
2-Tone / 5-Tone encode and decode
Bandwidth: Narrow & Wide
Channel Steps: 2.5/5/6.25/10/12.5/15/20/25/50 kHz
ANI Function: DTMF/ANI, 5-Tone/ANI
DTMF Microphone
*Cross-band Repeat Mode:
144 <-----> 220 No
220 <-----> 440 Yes
144 <-----> 440 Yes

Certification for this radio will not be Part 90
(recent FCC rules make it impossible to obtain Part 90 certification for an analog radio)

And a picture:

And now for Ed's recent update:
"Update: March 2016. The final sample of this radio is being tested in the US and upon approval, factory production will begin by the end of March."