Friday, 1 October 2010

Wouxun KG-699E 4m Hand Held

I had my first 4m QSO this evening, on the Wouxun KG-699E, with Guy G0UKN, who lives about 6km from me. With the supplied antenna I was 5-8 to him, but with the longer Garex centre-loaded whip ( ) Guy gave me 5-9+, so at least a 6dB improvement.

Guy said the audio was a bit thin, but this improved when I switched to 'wide' mode. Unfortunately there is no mic gain menu on the 699E (or if there is, I haven't found it).
I will write a longer review of the Wouxun, when I know it a bit better, but for now:

"六九九" 是 很 好 !


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