Tidy looking on the inside, more going on than with the Grant2 as was to be expected of course. PC Made from November 2013 and remember this radio was type approved only towards the end of December so really fresh off the shelf.
VFO Mode so the radio drops down for example from 27405 to 27395 with no need to change the bands. EXCELLENT, finally something better.
Use the PUSH Button to cycle through the options on the frequency change like it was with the original Lincoln where you moved it from the 6 on 26 then 4 then 3 then 0 so it changes along this way. Nice too, I like this for the idea also.
Power seems to be as quoted on the web, maybe a little more on my meter. The size is small, smaller than the Grant2 so will fit nicely into a car but please remember it has the heat sink on the back which makes it longer. Echo works well, the bleep is programmable and sounds like the Anytone or CRE series and you can delay time and pitch also.
USB Cable is there but the software is not. I see that the AT5555 cable seems to be able to be used when you take off the original socket. Not tried with any software as I don’t have any. Only the radio.
Complex Radio so please read the manual before you moan it does not do this, and does not do that. I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH, READ THE MANUAL…
Export: CUT THE WIRE. and remember the place it is told first. Nowhere else, only ME.
More about it a little later when the radio has warmed up, long way from China
If you think it’s a clone of something else. Your wrong! If you think just turn on and use it. Your wrong! Read the manual. If you think it’s interesting then your right. Another step has been taken to end the DX5000 dominance there has been for years. More reports and more tests going onwards……