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Category: Transceivers: VHF/UHF+ Amateur Hand-held

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Review Summary For : Standard C510A
Reviews: 4MSRP: 100 UK Pounds
Full featured high spec handheld
Product is not in production
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G4VRR Rating: 2019-03-24
Excellent Handheld Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I've given this five stars because even after all these years, it still looks and feels like a contemporary set. It is very sensitive and rugged. I could figure it out even without the excellent manual. (Try that with a Baofeng). It was designed for 25 KHz spacing so the filtering is outdated, but that is no reason to knock off a star just because technology has moved on. I have the 50 Watts booster (two of them actually) and the mobile adapter. Two accessory microphones, a heavy leather hip holster case and a 110 Volts NiCad charger ( but sadly didn't manage to track down a NiCad pack). It lasts for plenty of time on three alkalines. The translucent silicone screen on the little fake leather glove case disintegrated eventually but overall I got my money's worth with this radio. It owes me nothing. I would not buy one again, but only because of the move to 12.5 KHz channel spacing. If you spot one at a price which reflects the cost of a Baofeng, I'd recommend going for the Standard and giving the Baofeng the swerve. It'll still be going strong when the Baofengs are landfill, be easier to use and look better too.
M1DQI Rating: 2004-03-18
Solid Radio, No Problems Time Owned: more than 12 months.
Great little dual band radio.

Had one when they were sold off and was perfect did all i wanted from a dual band HH. lost it a few years later, but recently re-acauired one as was so impressed with it.

Also have the booster for it which is brilliant, gives you external Power Supply and 35W on 70cms and 50W on 2m through an external antenna.

Most of the features are within a scrollable menu so the manual is useful as a guide.

if you can get one of these 2nd hand + the booster (which are pretty rare now) then hold on to it, expect to pay about £65-70 for the HH and the same again for the booster if both in Good Condition
SIERRAHOTEL Rating: 2002-10-19
nice little handheld. Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I bought one of these when they first came out a few years ago. It was better than anything else that small at the time, and towers over presently made duds like the Yaesu VX-1. I never had a problem with it, and it was intermod free at my home, something a lot of scanners and HT's can't manage. I kind of wish hadn't traded it in a year or so ago. It operates a little differently than other manufacturer's HT's do, so you will need to read the manual, and unlearn Icom/Kenwood/Yaesu.
M0CUS Rating: 2002-09-09
Dual band tx & wide rx Time Owned: more than 12 months.
2m and 70cms tx-rx. 1watt high and 300mW low power.CTCSS encode.1750hz Tone burst.Wideband rx 100mhz to 1ghz AM/FM. 200 Memories. Cross band operation. Lots of accessories.
These radios are not made anymore so you can only get them second hand. I bought one of the last on sale and it performs fine. The radio can go out of lock in certain areas of the wide rx but it is as solid as a rock in the 2m and 70cm bands. If possible buy one with the optional CPB510 50 watt booster. The receiver can get overloaded by strong local signals when connected to a base antenna but I have had no such problems when used mobile or portable.This handheld is an easy match for the competition and considering the new price and spec is probably a better option.