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Old May 31st, 2013, 09:43   #16
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Just for arguments sake: How would any authorities know what power output you are operating at?
Dunno how they do it, but every time I transmit at 5watts a police helicopter comes out of nowhere and the radio police jack my radio

From the looks, the wouxun and puxing are pretty much the same radio
I can't find a spec on the puxing for waterproofing though....I know the wouxun is IP65
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Old May 31st, 2013, 10:09   #17
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Just for arguments sake: How would any authorities know what power output you are operating at?
If they were in the thick bush with you along with their test equipment.
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Old May 31st, 2013, 10:23   #18
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Old May 31st, 2013, 10:36   #19
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I recommend this:

Amazon.com: Midland GXT1000VP4 36-Mile 50-Channel FRS/GMRS Two-Way Radio (Pair) (Black/Silver): Car Electronics


Amazon.com: Midland AVPH3 Transparent Security Headsets with PTT/VOX - Pair: GPS & Navigation

Why?

$58--free shipping. $78 if you buy both.

1) There are 2. You loose one. (I have at my field) no biggie
2) no fucking around for hours with programming sub channels when you can be playing. (This is my personal pain in the ass as a host/field owner). Saying team 1 go to channel "x" and watching 5 guys drift off into some kind of 30 minute circle jerk to go to a god damn channel.
3) Durable as hell.
4) Cost effective as if you loose one you wont cry
5) If a buddy does not have a radio you have a spare
6) Battery life is LOOOONG.
7) More fancy earpieces are plug and play. $20 bucks for a set of the clear tube etc.
8) Includes car charger if you ever need. Again, battery lasts very long.
9) I have had clear as a bell conversations on these about a KM away through brush, rolling hills, woods etc.


Just my 2 sense. I know a lot of guys like the more complex stuff and if they are right into it and understand there gear--fine. Its just the guys who by this shit and try and call tech support when a game is starting that burns my ASS.
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Old May 31st, 2013, 10:41   #20
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If you can afford the Puxing PX-888K, it is a good radio for airsoft/MILSIM use. If you are on a tight budget, Baofeng makes a 16 channel programmable UHF radio, that is $22 USD, the BF-888S (wonder if they are playing to the Puxing's popularity?) Cheaper than FRS/GMRS bubble pack radios (two would only set you back $44).

The BF-888S is a basic 400-470 MHz radio. No buttons on the front, so it has to be programmed from a computer. It only has the on/off/volume knob and channel knob. It comes with what is labeled a high gain antenna, although I have no way to test that. It accepts Kenwood two pin accessories, so you can use Z tactical headsets and the like.

The speaker in the radio has a somewhat raw digital sound, like a lower quality mp3. You can hear clearly with it, but when compared to a Wouxun, it doesn't quite have the same quality. It works and sounds well with headset.

A programming cable will run you an extra $10 and so will a spare battery. The one that I have was purchased as a gift for a team-mate's son, so I don't know how long the battery lasts, but it is rated at 3.7v 1500 MAh. (Puxing and Wouxun batteries are 7.4v)

Although it is rated for 4 watts UHF, I am getting just over 2 watts of output on the meter.

So for $22 USD shipped, it is a good option if you can't afford a more full featured radio.
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Old May 31st, 2013, 10:52   #21
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Puxing. Pre program all the channels then you just gotta switch between em like any other radio. Airsoftdepot should have puxing 777 and or 888
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Old May 31st, 2013, 10:55   #22
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FDC 460a is a single band UHF radio - 400 to 470 MHZ they are moderately priced at about 50.00 plus shipping and batteries are under $10.0

and if you want a dual band then you are looking at the Wouxum kG-UVD1P with a spare battery you are looking at about 130.00


any radio will work as long as it can get to 400 - 470 MHz
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Old May 31st, 2013, 11:01   #23
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I recommend this:

Amazon.com: Midland GXT1000VP4 36-Mile 50-Channel FRS/GMRS Two-Way Radio (Pair) (Black/Silver): Car Electronics


Amazon.com: Midland AVPH3 Transparent Security Headsets with PTT/VOX - Pair: GPS & Navigation

Why?

$58--free shipping. $78 if you buy both.

1) There are 2. You loose one. (I have at my field) no biggie
2) no fucking around for hours with programming sub channels when you can be playing. (This is my personal pain in the ass as a host/field owner). Saying team 1 go to channel "x" and watching 5 guys drift off into some kind of 30 minute circle jerk to go to a god damn channel.
3) Durable as hell.
4) Cost effective as if you loose one you wont cry
5) If a buddy does not have a radio you have a spare
6) Battery life is LOOOONG.
7) More fancy earpieces are plug and play. $20 bucks for a set of the clear tube etc.
8) Includes car charger if you ever need. Again, battery lasts very long.
9) I have had clear as a bell conversations on these about a KM away through brush, rolling hills, woods etc.


Just my 2 sense. I know a lot of guys like the more complex stuff and if they are right into it and understand there gear--fine. Its just the guys who by this shit and try and call tech support when a game is starting that burns my ASS.
1. ok I'll give you this point
2. Puxing 888 took me about 10 mins to programme all gmrs channels in memory (and a few other channels, like local LE ). You just need to take 30secs to read the manual.
3. My px has been to hell and back.
4. A good radio pouch will prevent loss and look cool
5. If you play airsoft and don't have a radio, get one or stay close to someone that has one
6. Puxing set on low power will last an incredibly long time. On hi-power, it'll last a whole 6 hour hard command post usage.
7. Professionnal quality headset are less available with GMRS pins if you want to upgrade in the long run
8. Charge before game or get a cheap power converter to charge in the car.
9. I'm always repeating commands to the guys that run those cheap gmrs radios because the only receive half of what I said.

Buy good, buy once.

Buy cheap, buy alot.
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Old May 31st, 2013, 11:04   #24
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Depends what you want to do with the radio.
Buy a cheap one now, if you get more serious into airsoft you'll just have to buy a good one later anyway
5watt transmitting with the whip antenna means with a wouxun you can be heard ANYWHERE on a field, I was getting comms even in the black areas at claybank
ITS WATERPROOF
The battery on the wouxun lasts more than 24 hours. I used it frequently for 8 hours of claybank, then forgot to turn it off, still had power the next morning.
And they're easily programmed and cloned

We showed up to claybank with our radios all set, then they changed something on the way, took us like 15min to reprogram all the radios on the field. It's REALLY useful in MILSIM because you have comms with everyone. Just switch to their channel. Try doing that on the fly with a cheap GMRS. I had a GP68 and it was a huge pain to talk to other squads, you had to change the channel and subs every time you want to talk to someone else.
With the wouxun you just turn a knob lol
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Old May 31st, 2013, 11:27   #25
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I can attest to the battery life. I borrowed a radio (was a puxing im prety sure a 777) lasted the whole 24 hours and still showed half battery. I didnt transmit like crazy but there was a good ammount of incoming.
And yes when we needed to link up to another squad it was a simple twist of a knob to get on the alternate channel. On my moto radios i gotta hold a lock button for 3secconds then a gotta press a button a few times to get to channels then change the chanel then press the other button again to change subs then cycle through the rest of the settings to the start then lock it. Takes a full minut of more to change.
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Old May 31st, 2013, 11:28   #26
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Is this the puxing 888 people have been talking about?
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Old May 31st, 2013, 11:30   #27
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Yup. Frank is a good guy.

The difference between the 888 and 777 is that the 888 can monitor two channnels. Handy for command stuff...not really necessary for everyone. Buy the extended life battery at the same time. It'll last ages on low.
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Old May 31st, 2013, 11:36   #28
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1. ok I'll give you this point
2. Puxing 888 took me about 10 mins to programme all gmrs channels in memory (and a few other channels, like local LE ). You just need to take 30secs to read the manual.
3. My px has been to hell and back.
4. A good radio pouch will prevent loss and look cool
5. If you play airsoft and don't have a radio, get one or stay close to someone that has one
6. Puxing set on low power will last an incredibly long time. On hi-power, it'll last a whole 6 hour hard command post usage.
7. Professionnal quality headset are less available with GMRS pins if you want to upgrade in the long run
8. Charge before game or get a cheap power converter to charge in the car.
9. I'm always repeating commands to the guys that run those cheap gmrs radios because the only receive half of what I said.

Buy good, buy once.

Buy cheap, buy alot.


I have seen one too many guys absolutely fucking around with a complex radio in my short time doing this.

I get it if the more complex one gives you far more than others, but really, the one I listed fits the bill for nearly all situations.

Just as a note, the one I listed is NOT a cheapy. Its well built, water proof, and very clear. Simple enough for a new guy to use etc.

I see so many guys hanging on for dear life in the games I put on. Water, camel back, no camel back, ammo, too much, not enough, hop up, battery, spare, no spare...you name it.

When the simple thing like a radio that in most cases is supposed to be a simple listening device is tossed on, the complex ones seem to push guys further and further.

This one I listed for $58 bucks wont owe you anything and you can focus on the rest of the shit that gives most guys grief.

Just my 2 sense from seeing hundreds of guys doing radio checks. (the one thing I cringe at)

"hang on man....does anyone know how to get a !#@!# radio on chanel 5 dude?"....what model do you have?....@@#$...oh, I don't know that one man...

Then the fun begins as 30+ guys watch 6 guys fuck around....I once even saw the lap top come out IN BRIEFING.

("....no no...take your time....we have all the time for you to sort this out.....")
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Old May 31st, 2013, 11:37   #29
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http://www.northtrailsports.com/TWO-...duct_info.html

Is this the puxing 888 people have been talking about?
Yes that is the puxing 888d we all love so much. Ill be gettin mine this evening.
It is in stock here
http://airsoftdepot.ca/catalog/produ...oducts_id=1736
Dont buy em all i wants one lol
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Old May 31st, 2013, 11:41   #30
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I bought a Yaesu VX7R back in 2007. It's still going strong today and has no problems at all. All I've had to do is buy new batteries now and then, which although is a pain I never have battery issues even at 24 hour games (go Lithium-Ion). I've gone through a couple antennas as well as those typically get abused when dragging myself around the forest floor on my belly. Antennas are also easy to replace though.

You can black out all the lights on it for nighttime ops, zero LED glow emitted from the radio under any circumstance is nice. It requires minor modification so it can transmit on the FRS/GMRS frequencies.

If you go with the Wouxun radio make sure to get a spare battery as one battery won't last a 24 hour game. Also don't leave the battery plugged into the radio as it will drain it if you do so. I find this happens with most radios but the Wouxun series seems to be worse at doing so than others.

When programming your radio, most radios will have memory positions. Line it up so that you program the first 22 positions with the FRS and GMRS channels. This makes knowing which channel you are on much easier and prevents you from having to memorize frequencies or anything silly like that.

Don't use roger beeps.
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