Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Mailbag 2023 Q4-5 (Quansheng)

Part 5 of my 2023 Q4 Mailbag post

This part of the Q4 mailbag post  is dedicated to Quansheng and accessorizes (Some can also e used with other radios. 

Quansheng Radio.

Yes, i could not resist the Quansheng portable transceiver.
They are relative cheap and it is also possible to hack this radio by uploading modified firmware.
The first one did not have a USB (emergency) power port however it included the USB data cable. Therefore (and to do some experiments i did buy later a second one that had USB C.
The third one i did win in a lottery.
I expect i will put some posts about this device as it is interesting what you can do with it.
As they are not expensive, you can easy take them outside even to rough conditions.
And yes, i am a licensed HAM radio amateur, so for me (in The Netherlands) it is (currently) legal to own and use it.
Battery eliminator for Quansheng. In the charging station the Quansheng (and other porto's) should not be used (especially NOT for transmitting).
With this battery eliminator it can be used without a battery by connecting it to a 12 volt car plug (or another 12 volt power source). 

This is a cheap small Baofeng microphone
It can also be used the Quansheng. However according to posts on internet sometimes a small modification is needed.

In fact it was below 2 euro's so i did buy 2.

This headset was not sold for the Quansheng however i want to use it with my porto's and it was also very cheap.
The main advantage compared with a separate microphone is that you can listen without spreading all the sound in your surrounding.

APRS cable to connect a porto to an audio device (e.g. a smart phone.) With this cable you can e.g. do APRS radio (another interesting topic for a blog posts.)
"Relay (repeater) box" with cables to connect 2 transceivers to act as a repeater, Not only the device in the box is interesting. Also the cable with the two kenwood type plugs to connect to the transceivers 

Waterproof plastic bag / case (for Quansheng)

RH770 Dual band 144/430 MHz Antenna

Don't know if it is really worth the ten euro's, however it is always nice to play with.
Cheap Abbree AR771 SMA Antenna

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