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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:53 pm 
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Thank's Master SilverBeauty for ur answer....

now i have kenwood KPG-87D v1.0 software, i like to try re-setting the set using that software, but i does't have the programming cable.
Can u tell me, wicth one is the better one to use, USB / SERIAL type..?

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I will go for USB as most PC / Lappies today do not have a serial port. :-'

And those USB to serial port convertors do not always work :thumbsdown:


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Anybody know of any reputable shop to browse and look for a set of walkie talkie in SG? :tq:

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I will go for USB as most PC / Lappies today do not have a serial port. :-'

And those USB to serial port convertors do not always work :thumbsdown:




Thanks Master SilverBeauty, :)


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Anybody know of any reputable shop to browse and look for a set of walkie talkie in SG? :tq:
If you see some of the earlier posts in this thread, you will see some recommendations. Anyway, just walk around Sim Lim Tower & Sim Lim Square, you will see quite a number of shops selling. If you are buying the USA models, then I think "reputable shop" doesn't matter because there is no warranty anyway. As soon as you buy, open the package to test it out before you walk out of the shop. The advantage of USA models (FRS & GMRS) is that they are cheap and compantible with many other sets used worldwide (illegally. Haha). This is because they are so cheap that they are being sold and used illegally in many countries. If you are looking to buy Singapore IDA approved sets (ie. Singapore unlicenced walkie talkie frequencies), then they are being sold in many neighbourhood shops, and even Challenger (computer shop) sells them. I guess Challenger should be reputable enough lah.

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If you see some of the earlier posts in this thread, you will see some recommendations. Anyway, just walk around Sim Lim Tower & Sim Lim Square, you will see quite a number of shops selling. If you are buying the USA models, then I think "reputable shop" doesn't matter because there is no warranty anyway. As soon as you buy, open the package to test it out before you walk out of the shop. The advantage of USA models (FRS & GMRS) is that they are cheap and compantible with many other sets used worldwide (illegally. Haha). This is because they are so cheap that they are being sold and used illegally in many countries. If you are looking to buy Singapore IDA approved sets (ie. Singapore unlicenced walkie talkie frequencies), then they are being sold in many neighbourhood shops, and even Challenger (computer shop) sells them. I guess Challenger should be reputable enough lah.



Wah, Francis, you are from Penang and yet you are quite familiar with Singapore - Sim Lim Square, Sim Lim Tower, IDA, Challenger, etc........ :thumbsup: :mrgreen:

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ok ok....thanks Francis...

I go walk walk.... :lol:

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hi seniors,
i need help and advice.

Which channel is th ebest for long range and clear sound?

i have tested myself and i found out within 2 - 3 km, FRS Channel 8 - 14 have a very very very clear sound compare to GMRS channel 1-7 & 15-22.

Any of you tested before?
i have 4 Uniden GMR1235-2 and 2 Midland XT20.
I have tested it all and all the same.

Any ideas?


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hi seniors,
i need help and advice.

Which channel is th ebest for long range and clear sound?

i have tested myself and i found out within 2 - 3 km, FRS Channel 8 - 14 have a very very very clear sound compare to GMRS channel 1-7 & 15-22.

Any of you tested before?
i have 4 Uniden GMR1235-2 and 2 Midland XT20.
I have tested it all and all the same.

Any ideas?

There should not be any real difference between all the channels in terms of range. The two factors affecting which channels give clear sound, etc. is whether there are others using the same channel around that area, and also whether there are other organisations using the frequencies around the channel you are using. This is because you must remember that GMRS & FRS channels are not legal in Singapore & Malaysia, and the frequencies are actually allocated to other organisactions (eg. long range radiotelephones, ie. the 011 service).

The short answer is..... you have to test it out and find the best channel for the area you are in.

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hi bro,

i have tried all the 22 channel in the FRS/GMRS radio.

from my testing all the channel is empty and clear of usage.
another funny thing is that using all 22 channel i have tested and found out that FRS channel 8 - 14 have a very big difference in terms of sound and clear voice.

when i am using all the GMRS channel 1-7 and 15-22 there is so many static.

this is why i feel very weird.
they say GMRS is longer... but my GMRS is worst than FRS.
The frequency difference is only 467MHZ and 462MHZ... not much difference in terms of disturbing other legal frequency cos the frq only varies in 5MHZ which is 1 wideband...

Anyone tested their FRS/GMRS walkie talkie before for longest and clearest channel?

thanks.


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BTW seniors,

can anyone enlighten me with the walkie talkie on the market nowadays?

i saw there is a lot of walkie ranging over RM200 which are programmable. But most of it is UHF 400MHZ to 480MHZ.

some is VHF 140MHZ to something and some is combine of UHF and VHF and of course the price is RM1000 above.

Actually which one is which one?
For example Kenwood TK3107 is keypadless and uses UHF but i heard it is not really from Kenwood cos Kenwood dont have such model. Is this true? how can i differential between the original from Kenwood or not original?

And another is that some keypad radio can let us to program the frequency ourself but i dont know which one is which coz there are some walkie talkie with keypad but dunno what the keypad for.

Can seniors advice me on these?

thank you so much..


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