I was reading a Google+ article about the new VITAI Quad Band Transceiver, and someone had posted it since it is FM-only, it is useless to ham operators.
Well, no… that isn’t true, at least not in the U.S., but… here is my reply to this copy-of-a-copy radio.
I’ve been saying for a long time now – if someone were to do an all-mode 2M/440 rig, it would sell out quickly. Especially if it was a well-priced Chinese version. These Quad Band radios are nice (and they are quite useful in FM-only) but they are quickly becoming like the dual-band HTs coming out of China – EVERYONE has one, and they are all THE SAME. This VITAI radio is just a copy of the TYT TH-9800, which is a copy of the Yaesu FT-8900. Zastone has their version out now also, the Zastone MP-800. So do something new, that hasn’t been done before.
Here are just a few ideas:
- 2M/440 dual band all-mode mobile radio
- Triband 2M/220/440 (Anytone is releasing their’s soon) or Triband 2M/220/900 (In the U.S., as far as FM goes, 900MHz is used much more than 50MHz on repeaters.)
- HF/2M/440 all mode transceiver, similar to (or a copy of) the Icom IC-706/IC-7000 or the Yaesu FT-857. Lots of Yaesus are already copied, why not this one?
- An ALL BAND VHF/UHF radio. They do it with HF, why not VHF/UHF? FM-only would even be ok. Do 2M/220/440/900/1200 MHz
You can thank me later, after someone finally does this… WHO will be first??