Leixen VV-898S

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old4570
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Leixen VV-898S

I thought it might be safe to get one .. I was wrong …

So the radio came in the mail , I plugged it into my puter and went to program in 146.500 and 146.550 .. Two simplex frequencies ..
The result is a radio that seems to have had its firmware scrambled .

Cant re set it , cant program it , with software or manually . Cant input frequencies , cant access the menu .. The radio is completely cactus .

 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
The resulting sound may , or may not be worth listening too ….

 

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I would like to thank the Ebay seller and Leixen in helping to un brick the VV-898s Rev1.08 …

 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
The resulting sound may , or may not be worth listening too ….

 

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Glad you got it working. That being said I’ve never heard ‘cactus’ used as a euphemism before. Big Smile

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Yeah , the radio has been challenging …
Fist it bricked itself ( maybe I helped – I dont know )

Then it ran like a 2 legged dog … All sorts of problems , would or would not transmit , kept cutting out .. I traced it to a funky fuse : So the cure was to remove the fuse and just solder the ends of the wire together ( no fuse ) . Well , the radio kept giving issue , traced to the power plug .. So out with the soldering iron again , and replaced the dodgy connectors with XT60 connectors used for RC Lipo batteries ..

It’s been a long day .. There is one channel not co operating but otherwise it seems to be running ok now .

I got my moneys worth of trouble thats for sure . ( Fingers crossed I’ve run out of credit )

 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
The resulting sound may , or may not be worth listening too ….

 

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Hey mate how many watts is the radio?

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I have been after a set up like this for a while. I now have a smaller external antenna for my Baofeng radio and reception is great.

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This one is the 25Watt version … ( 5W – 10W – 25W ) 2 Banks of Channels , about 100 each .. And you can set it to band plan .. ( A must here in Oz ) Its a very basic radio , and to program it for repeaters you really need to do it VIA USB / computer . It be a very cheap radio , and paying double or triple for a Japanese made radio might be a good idea if you don’t like sorting out problems . I havent had it on the SWR meter as yet ( Antenna is fantastic – just about spot on for tune Diamond X50 . ) So cant vouch for transmitted power .

 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
The resulting sound may , or may not be worth listening too ….