Author Topic: Hand Crank Ham Radio (walkie talkie)  (Read 377 times)

Offline SCWolverine

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Hand Crank Ham Radio (walkie talkie)
« on: July 13, 2017, 09:05:02 AM »
I am in no way or fashion promoting the purchase of the following item.

Helida SY-UV99 Dual Band Amateur Ham Prepper Radio W/ Dynamo Crank Charger and USB Battery Bank

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Every preppers dream radio! One that can be charged by a hand crack, and used to recharge USB devices via its built in 5V DC output (1,800 mAh Maximum Capacity). Dual band frequency coverage, and a full 5W make this one of the most robust radios we have ever offered.

Also includes a desktop charger, and 110V AC adapter.

PRE ORDER: Expected ship date August 1st, 2017[/size][/size][/size]

https://www.fleetwooddp.com/products/helida-sy-uv99-dual-band-amateur-ham-prepper-radio-w-dymo-crank-charger-and-usb-battery-bank


when they start the ad copy like that, you should take notice.  For me, it's another bad idea for a potentially uninformed consumer base that is clamoring for anything to fit a supposed need, but I digress.

Caveat emptor.

« Last Edit: July 13, 2017, 09:19:51 AM by SCWolverine »
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Re: Hand Crank Ham Radio (walkie talkie)
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2017, 09:52:06 AM »
  It needs solar too because your emergency could be a broken arm   :rofl: :facepalm:
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Re: Hand Crank Ham Radio (walkie talkie)
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2017, 05:40:31 PM »
Actually, it's a "hand crack" charged transceiver according to the ad.  :o


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Re: Hand Crank Ham Radio (walkie talkie)
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2017, 05:45:42 PM »
It's a repackaged Baofeng!  Hide your money and hasten away.

Thanks for pointing this out before any of my friends encountered it in the wild and asked me about it.

I swear, there are times it seems like "Baofeng" is Cantonese for "hot mess."

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Re: Hand Crank Ham Radio (walkie talkie)
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2017, 06:19:41 PM »
Yes, save your money for their much more practical wrist transceivers.   ;D




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Re: Hand Crank Ham Radio (walkie talkie)
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2017, 06:20:19 PM »
Those wrist mounted things made me thing of the old "Get Smart" tv show.  :rofl:

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Re: Hand Crank Ham Radio (walkie talkie)
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2017, 06:36:55 PM »
  I think he used a shoe phone with rotary dial...
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Re: Hand Crank Ham Radio (walkie talkie)
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2017, 08:45:30 PM »
  I think he used a shoe phone with rotary dial...

Depended on generation, but shoe was best!  Oh how I miss the cone of silence.








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Re: Hand Crank Ham Radio (walkie talkie)
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2017, 07:07:25 AM »
  It was a simpler time,I do love the old shows and most can be seen again FREE on you tube ...going to watch RAT PATROL now..
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Re: Hand Crank Ham Radio (walkie talkie)
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2017, 10:21:04 AM »
  It was a simpler time,I do love the old shows and most can be seen again FREE on you tube ...going to watch RAT PATROL now..

It is off topic, but I still watch them on broadcast TV.  The channel METV still airs them: http://www.metv.com/shows/.  I use a tablo DVR to record my favorites off air.  I dont pay for cable/satellite.