Showing posts with label Vero Telecom. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vero Telecom. Show all posts

Friday, September 13, 2013

Vero Telecom VR-6600P

Hans has an update on some new Vero Telecom (VGC) products including the VR-6600P that looks a lot like a Yaesu FTM-350.
Whatever happened to their UV-X5 tri-bander? Maybe it ended up as this?

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Vero Telecom UV-5E: Update - 520MHz

I got an e-mail from Vero Telecom regarding the UV-E5 Mark II. At first, I thought it was just a repeat of a previous e-mail, but showing the UV-5E in the usual color varieties. However, I quickly realized they were pointing out the range up to 520MHz. The note on the side also says "You Can Control The TX and RX Frequency Range By Yourself Via Software. The Vero Telecom website does not seem to have been updated yet with the new information.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Vero Telecom UV-E5

I got an e-mail from Vero Telecom this morning. PDF brochure here. Product page here.

Looks familiar.

High output power,1800mAh Li-ion Battery Capacity,128 memory channels,rugged construcion, rich in analog features-the UV-E5 offers practical 2m/70cm dual band operation anthed ruggedness ,updated for today's ham radio enthusiasts.

Our UV-E5 with some attractive features.For European customers,1750Hz Burst tone is a impressive function.And the dual-band,dual frequency,dual-standby are also the big selling ponit for this radio.

There are other common features of this radio,such as high/low power switchable, 25kHz/12.5kHz switchable, emergency alert,CTCSS/CDCSS,low battery alert,battery saver,time-out timer,keypad lock etc.

Our UV-E5 has got the CE,FCC and ROHS approvals.

Our UV-E5 with a bottom-line price.We are willing to receive your specific enquiry at an early date!
Dual-Band ,Dual Frequency,Dual Standby
  • 136-174 & 400-470 MHz (TX/RX)
    65-108MHz (FM Radio )
Wideband Coverage
Two bandwidth versions (400–470MHz&
136-174MHz) all have switchable 12.5/25kHz width by channel, and 5/6.25kHz frequency pitch making all the new UHF&VHF channels available for trunking.
Channel steps (2.5/5K/6.25K/10K/12.5K/25K)
Different channel steps 2.5/ 5K/6.25K/10K/12.5K/25K is optional to confirm with the different need.
Scan Function
The UV-E5 allows CTCSS/DCS Tone scan,FM
Radio frequency scan,VFO scan.

500mW Loud Audio
  The 36mm large speaker delivers 500mW of loud and intelligible audio even in noisy environments
Wideband Coverage
  Two bandwidth versions (400–470MHz&136-174MHz) all have switchable 12.5/25kHz width by channel, and 5/6.25kHz frequency pitch making all the new UHF&VHF channels available for trunking.
Dual-band ,Dual display,Dual Watch
  UV-E5 work in two bands,Display two bands on the screen and with dual watch function
Powerful 5W of Output Power
  The UV-E5 offers a just-right mix of power and size 5 watts of high power which will work to get your message through. Get up to 19 hours* of operating time with the Li-ion battery pack (BP-1805L) . All that power comes is an easy to hold and use size – not too big, not too small.
* Typical operation. 5:5:90 duty cycle with power save on.
Channel Name Editing
  You can edit the channel name by yourself,it is very useful for the user.
Internal VOX function
  The UV-E5 has an internal VOX (Voice Operated Transmission) function for convenient hands-free operation when used with a compatible optional headset and adapter cable. Also, the VOX level and VOX delay time are adjustable.
Built-in CTCSS/DCS
  CTCSS and DTCS tone codes provide quiet stand-by and allow you to use tone-access repeaters. Pocket beep alerts you when a
matching tone frequency is received. Tone scan detects the subaudible tone that is used for repeater access.
128 Memory Channels
  Up to 128 regular memory channels can be stored with a 6-character channel names, tone and duplex settings.
Wide/Narrow Bandwidth Selectable
  Different channel spacing 25KHz/12.5KHz are optional to confirm with the regulations of different countries.
Scan Features
  The UV-E5 allows CTCSS/DCS Tone scan,FM Radio frequency scan,VFO scan.

Technical Specification
  Frequency Range
136-174 & 400-470 MHz (TX/RX)
  Channel Number
  Channel Spacing
  Frequency Stability
  Operating Voltage
  Battery Type
1800 mAh (Lithium Battery)
  Operating Temperature
  Standby Current
  Antenna Impedance
  Dimension(without antenna&battery
58*110*32 mm
205 g (with antenna&battery)
  Power Output
5 Watts/1 Watts
16K?F3E /8K?F3E
  Spurious and Harmonious
-36dBm<1GHz -30dBm>1GHz
  FM Noise
  Adjacent Channel Power
  Audio Distortion
(12dB SINAD) 0.2uV
  Squelch Selectivity
  Adjacent Channel Selectivity
  Spurious Response Rejection
  Audio Power Output
  Audio Distortion

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Kight Radio - Post Dayton Updates

More updates from Kight Radio posted on 21 May 2012:
"We are back from a long trip to Dayton. We have the TYT Dual Band Mobile now (This was displayed at Dayton Hamvention) I will be taking pictures of it in the morning and then its going back to TYT in China. Thank you TYT for letting us have this to show at Dayton. (TYT was happy to supply the Dual band Mobile, Wouxun was not interested in having theirs on display ???)"
I'm not sure which specific model he is referring to when he says the "TYT Dual Band Mobile." I thought the TH-9000 was a single band radio. The TYT TH-9800 is supposed to be the quad band mobile. He mentions it below. I need to finish my post about the TH-9800. I spent a few minutes looking and didn't see the dual-band pictures on his site either.

I thought there might be some news from Ed about the Wouxun KG-UV920R - I was predicting that he would have a demo unit. Based on the current chatter (here and here), no response from Ed (to his credit he is usually really good about engaging with the on-line community), and comments like the above, maybe we should be looking at TYT or Vero for the amazing value in mobile rigs.
"We also had the New TYT Th-UVF9 4 watt HT. Ed and I both have one and testing it now. This will be available within a couple weeks. I will post detailed pictures of it on this site in the morning. I will also post the New Specs for the TYT mobile too on the catalog page. They added AM receive coverage for the Air Band. This F9 HT does have the dot matrix readout."

Air band. Cool. Dot matrix readout. Also cool. I don't see the pictures and specs on the catalog page. Maybe I need some glasses or more coffee.
"TYT DUAL BAND MOBILE expected to ship in October. This is the mobile to watch for ... its actually a Quad Band Mobile covering 10, 6, 144 and 440. The other Chinese mobiles are only 144 and 440. Those of you that have waited for the Wouxun mobile should wait for the TYT first before buying one."
Earlier in the month, Nate pointed out in the comments that there could be some photoshop action going on in the TYT TH-9800 Dual/Quad band - a Yaesu FT-8800R screen? It doesn't mean the radio is fake by any stretch as I can image the marketing designer grabbing something convenient to complete the image. At least there is hard date for availability - October.

I'll keep looking and see if he posts any additional information.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Vero UV-X5: Preliminary Pricing

From a Vero Telecom e-mail posted on the UV-3R Yahoo Group:
"Item:UV-X5 Tri-band dual display two way radios with 2W output power
Frequency range:136-174&400-470&245-246Mhz
MOQ Price:100pcs---USD38.00/PC(Ex work price)
Sample Price:USD43.50/PC(Ex work price)
Shipping cost:USD29.00 for 1pcs ship to USA by DHL"
I would obviously expect street pricing to be higher. It will be interesting to see who will be selling this unit, how much higher the price will be, and if it will be re-branded by the sellers.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Vero UV-X5: Manual

Thanks (again) to Mike (G0CVZ) of for getting the manual for the UV-X5.

UV-X5 User Manual

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Vero UV-X5: Micro HT Tribander

My previous post said that the HT in the picture looked like a TYT TH-UV3R, but Mike (G0CVZ) of has identified it as the Vero UV-X5 - a tri-band radio: 136-174, 400-470, 245-246 MHz.

Vero Telecom 2012 HK Electronics Fair

Looks like the VR-2200 (aka TYT TH-9000) and something that looks an awful lot like a version of the TYT TH-UV3R. I will, unfortunately, not be attending...

Dear our valued customer,
We treasure every opportunity to meet  you.
From 13 Apr. - 16 Apr. 2012, we will attend the exhibition of "HK Electronics Fair (Spring Edition)" in HKTDC

We cordially invite you and your colleagues  to visit our booth
3D-A25 in Hall 3.

Thanks and best regards!  


 3 floor,No.3 Chongxiang St,Quanzhou,Fujian,P.R.C 362006
 T: 86-595-22496660 | F: 86-595-86761912 | M: 86-159 6055 9990

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

TYT TH-9000: Reviews and Notes

This guy (see video) likes his TYT TH-9000. I don't have much interest in 440 or 220, but this doesn't dampen my interest in a 2M version (or the Vero Telecom VR-2200). According to this article, the unit is fairly large - his actual words are "fat piggy size." Lastly, I do know how I missed it, but Ed is selling the 220 version for $224.95. He doesn't say in the description that it is a TH-9000, but one of the comments does.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Chinese Radios - The Center?

The Baofeng UV-3R is a re-branded Vero Telecom UV-3R.

The Vero Telecom VR-2200 is a re-branded TYT TH-9000.

The Baofeng UV-5R (which I cannot find on the Baofeng site) is similar to the TYT TH-F8.

When the UV-3R came out, I thought VeroTelecom was going to be the actual manufacturer - if not the design house, too. The UV-3R was availible as a Baofeng UV-3R, Magiksun UV-3RComtex UV-3R, and a Zastone ZT-UV3R. Vero Telecom was going to be the source.

Now it appears that the VR-2200 is actually a TYT TH-9000. And the UV-5R looks like it has it origins in the TYT TH-F8.

Is TYT going to be the center of the ham radio world for China manufacturers?

Does ICOM buy Yaesu radios and re-brand them? Is Elecraft reselling Ten-Tec rigs? The game is different in China. Maybe they just like to keep us on our toes. I am going to need a map.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Vero VR-2200

I got this e-mail from Vero Telecom and others have asked me about the VR-2200, but I don't really know anything about it. Anyone?

"Dear valued customer,Many thanks for your continuous attention!Now, we would like to show you our new products in this year! These products with best value,powerful functions and excellent performance. We have confidence that they will come to be the hottest sellings in current market!

Need offer? Contact us! Need quantity and accessories? We have them in stock!Click here to learn more information about them!"