As long as I can remember export mode radios at the least came with 120 channels (low,mid,hi) also known as inferior, normal and superior channels. But with 2018 fast approaching it’s time this was swapped for something a little more advanced. Having checked now the details of many radios on the market the following conclusions can be made.
Even the cheapest CRT, Team, Albrecht, Merx, Intek, Midland, come fully packed for the market (25.6-30.1)
tti-550 Another low end user radio also comes fully loaded (25.6-301)
So based on this the limited number of other radios that have 120 channel need to change. I’m not saying go 400 channel but why not compromise and run 26.065-27.855 (plus UK40) thus running lo-lo to high band. I’ve asked around and costings are not too serious. Advances are already made with for example 0 & 5 ending channels. As far back as the late 70’s with the Cobra 148 GTL-DX and Superstar 360 it was low, mid and hi. It’s now 40 years + later now and times have changed. It’s time now that standards were adjusted for the new generation of radios, new generations of users who expect the most for the money.
Sure, if it’s not broken then why fix it? Reason is simple. New times, new customers need new and more interesting band plan than was around the 40 years before.
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