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Categories | Transceivers: VHF/UHF+ Amateur Hand-held | Yaesu FT-65R Help

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KJ4AVH  Rating: 1/5 Mar 20, 2017 07:17  Send this review to a friend!
extremely buggy, unreliable, returning to store  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
While in scan, it will not stop on some channels with CTCSS/DCS if there is activity. The RX LED blinks on these active channels but will not land. However, if I tap the up or down button and manually land on that channel it passes audio fine. SKIP is not enabled on any of these channels and the correct CTCSS/DCS codes are programmed into memory. This error seems to occur about 60% of the time while scanning.
On the first day of owning, after a full charge and after being turned on for about 2 hours, the voice output from the audio speaker all of a sudden changed from full and accurate (normal) to extremely tinny/treble-like with no mid-range or low-range tone and scratchy sounding. A power off and power on resolved this issue. This has occurred once in the past 3 days of use.
Occasionally, if scanning and I press the up or down key to stop scanning to manually choose a channel, the radio freezes completely and displays the random channel it stopped on. No buttons work until I turn the radio off then on again.
Also, it feels very cheaply made, nothing like the ft-60r, ft-277, etc., which cost LESS! The battery is held in with a tiny, maybe 1/8" tab latch. I do not doubt one bit that it is made in Baofeng's factory. 
Product is in production.
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