This little radio is now FCC approved. That means this cheap dual-band transceiver is now within your grasp.
Already known by many, this 2 watt producing Chinese gem sells for as little as $50 on eBay. Although not a true dual-bander, it can only do one band at a time, for the price it does a lot. It comes with 2 antenna’s. One for VHF and one for UHF. These antenna’s are not that great and many users have replaced with a little SMA dual-band antenna. Comes with a LI-Ion battery, charger and ear piece/microphone. Also comes with some nifty features like an FM radio and LED flashlight.
Manual can be found here: part 1, part 2. More pictures here (1), here (2) and here (3) and some from the insides.
A Hello Kitty Family Radio, 22 channels. But no Hello Kitty image.
FCC ID: Y7SFRS-318US
Even another Chinese dual-bander. The TYT TH-UVF1, which looks like a clone of a chinese clone…
More pictures here, manual here.
FCC ID: X24-THUV
Yet another Chinese dual-bander, the Wouxun KG-UVD1P. It’s better then the KG-UVD1, and i’m not sure why. Try the Wouxun website.
More pictures here, manual here, here and here.
FCC ID: WVTWOUXUN04
There have been quite a few Chinese radio’s that have obtained FCC type-acceptance, but this is one of the few user programable Dual-Band portables.
Quansheng TG-UV Top
This radio comes with all the basic features (including):
VHF/UHF 136-174 400-470
FM Radio Receive
Wide and narrow deviation
CTCSS, DCS and 1750 Tones
This radio can be found on eBay for around $130 (or less), the package includes a Li-ion battery, desktop charger and manual etc…
FCC ID: ‘XBPTG-UV’
It’s an AM/FM radio, FRS radio, Bluetooth Headset and earprotection. This unit doesn’t seem to be just a toy, but can have some serious uses. There are two models BT-10K and BT-20K, not sure what the difference is, and no information on where to buy, or how much it might be.
Some more picture here. Manual here and here.