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    I ended up getting a couple of these in - Radiogearpro.com - 5W, need a bit of programming which is a pain, but once done they work well. They are currently US$60 delivered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elcaro View Post
    I ended up getting a couple of these in - Radiogearpro.com - 5W, need a bit of programming which is a pain, but once done they work well. They are currently US$60 delivered.

    which are illegal to import and if caught operating can be fined up to $10,000 . there are strict regulations on the fixed uhf frequencies civilian band UHF radio equipment is allowed operate in nz, most equipment sold outside nz is not configured to only work on the permitted channels, customs regularly intercept radios in the post and fill up pallet bins of seized uhf handsets.
    careful you don't get caught, last year i came across a guy in a sign written truck off rd near cromwell, employed purely to track and monitor use of radio signals.. kinda like a fisheries officer but for radio signals ffs
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    i heard of a guy that was on the north shore last week that was doing the same thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by chchben View Post
    which are illegal to import and if caught operating can be fined up to $10,000 . there are strict regulations on the fixed uhf frequencies civilian band UHF radio equipment is allowed operate in nz, most equipment sold outside nz is not configured to only work on the permitted channels, customs regularly intercept radios in the post and fill up pallet bins of seized uhf handsets.
    careful you don't get caught, last year i came across a guy in a sign written truck off rd near cromwell, employed purely to track and monitor use of radio signals.. kinda like a fisheries officer but for radio signals ffs
    If they are illegal, then so too are the programmable Tait units sold locally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    If they are illegal, then so too are the programmable Tait units sold locally.
    if they don't meet the requirement then possibly they are too.

    there is also the weird laws around something sold here being ok and importing the same to not be ok.. certain knives and knuckle dusters for instance, can own and buy here, cant bring in though.. odd double standard
    either way the rules on radio channels is all online

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    If they are illegal, then so too are the programmable Tait units sold locally.
    Sort off but as long as you have a bit of paper from Radio Spectrum Management saying you you can use a frequency then you can have that in your radio.
    Licenced Amaturs have different rules and regs.

    PRS frequencies you can fill your boots.
    If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikee View Post
    Sort off but as long as you have a bit of paper from Radio Spectrum Management saying you you can use a frequency then you can have that in your radio.
    Licenced Amaturs have different rules and regs.

    PRS frequencies you can fill your boots.
    Yes. And in theory the if you can have a Tait unit programmed for only UHF/PRS then there should be no issue with these as long as they can be programmed to lock out the other frequencies?
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    https://www.jaycar.co.nz/5w-80-chann...eiver/p/DC1065

    We use these around work, transmit fine through brick walls and interference from electrical seems to be minimal. good battery life.
    Work just as well as the 5W GME hand held unit we also use.
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    Any one used Baofeng units ? good ? bad ? other experiences ?

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    ive heard they are one of the top ones to use I use the uniden uh052xr if anyones got some or accessories for them I might be interested in buying them

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    Quote Originally Posted by chainsaw View Post
    Any one used Baofeng units ? good ? bad ? other experiences ?
    I picked one up dirt cheap second hand. Cant figure out how to programme it and just use it to listen to marine forcast or as a spare alongside my 2 Unidens on UHF.

    As they are a mostly duel frequency VHF/UHF, you are supposed to be a licensed amateur to be able to buy one.
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    Also, the battery life is not as good as my Unidens, despite very little use
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    @Pengy, Nelspecs or MT Campbell communication will tune the radio for you. I have a few Kirisun units I am dropping into Mt Campbell this week, I'll let you know the cost
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    The latest Jaycar catalogue arrived in the mail today.
    I see they have four diff power options x single v double packs. Most grunty are the 5W units.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    If they are illegal, then so too are the programmable Tait units sold locally.
    Not quite GM
    Tait radios are type tested. The imported cheapos arent.
    Programmable isn't the issue. It's the radio spectrum they work on and whether the radios are dual band etc.
    NZ PRS uses a very narrow band. Unless you hold a amateur radio licence you wont be able to use most of the channels or bands. Programming the radios you can turn off the channels you can't use etc.
    You can get any radios type tested though, costs are astronomical!!! Try 5 grand for size!
    Just gone through it as we have imported some radios for race radio in the car and pits.
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