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Author Topic: RW-8900QB Made by HYS for R W Antennastore  (Read 1042 times)
KE5UMC
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« on: October 27, 2016, 08:10:23 AM »

Has anyone had any experience with this radio marketed on e-bay by RW Antennastore in Lockport, N.Y.  The ad indicates a lower fail rate than other like models TYT and Wouxun and offers a 3 year warranty.  It is supposedly a clone of the FT-8900-R Yaesu and also indicates that it's made at the same factor in China that makes the Yaesu model.....I was under the impression that the FT-8900-R was made in Japan again after a short stint in China due to the nuclear power plant disaster...

The price is right, but not if it's just another piece of Chinese junk.....

thanks...73's

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KK6EFY
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2016, 01:48:36 PM »

I bought one of these quad band radios and am very happy with it. I connected it to a power supply yielding approximately 13.6 watts after installing the software. I then connected the computer cord and started up the software and plugged in the USB. Next I selected Communications/Get Data From Radio. Follow the onscreen prompts. I found that sometimes I had to press the required radio key several times to get it to respond as expected. With a little persistence, the radio entered the clone mode as called for and the data downloaded with no further problem. I then removed entries that I did not want and added those that I did. Once I had the spreadsheet formatted the way I wanted it, I pressed Communications/Send Data to Radio. Again follow the on screen prompts to get the radio in the Clone Tx mode. Press enter when ready and the operation to write your new data back to your radio should take less than five minutes.
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