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Survivalism & Self Sufficiency Topics => The HAM Radio Board => Amateur Radio Gear Reviews => Topic started by: ForgedPatriot on December 15, 2012, 09:01:23 AM

Title: Duet DT-UVD1P
Post by: ForgedPatriot on December 15, 2012, 09:01:23 AM
Hello All,

I recently purchased this Duet handheld 2m/440 from a friend practically brand new. So far I have really enjoyed it, and for the price (roughly $80-90 at a local Ham shop, but I paid $50) you really can't beat it.

http://duet-radio.com/DT-UVD1P.html (http://duet-radio.com/DT-UVD1P.html)

It has some great points;


One con that I have found with it is that there is no auto repeater function. You have to program in the offsets. The only other thing is the manual programming takes a bit of getting used to, but it's that way with any radio. I have had a Yaesu FT-60R in the past, and to be honest with you, this Duet out performs it in more ways than one. Also, the Duet is the EXACT same radio as the higher priced Wouxun KG-UVD1...check out both the links provided.

http://www.wouxun.com/Two-Way-Radio/kg-uvd1P.htm (http://www.wouxun.com/Two-Way-Radio/kg-uvd1P.htm)

Overall I think these are a great buy. A friend of mine that works for Homeland Security/OEM says that these are flying off the shelf and that all types of departments are using them. I also understand that these will have/already have FRS/GMRS radio service as well, although I don't use those and have not tested them myself. I am looking forward to trying some satellite work with it. Have any of you tried this radio? And yes, I am a HAM, I hold a General license.