Thursday, February 19, 2015

Baofeng Game Changer - The Plot Thickens

So everyone's talking about this new game changer that is coming from Baofeng at the moment. There's tonnes of speculation on various sites as to what it will amount to. It is becoming clear that this radio is being produced under license from Baofeng by the American company Baofeng Tech and that Baofeng are not actually releasing it themselves as there is no mention of it on their website.

There's reports of 4 radios being released; one for every type of user. The info that has been provided so far suggests that this radio is aimed at the American market fueling the speculation that it is going to be a Baofeng Tech radio rather than a Baofeng radio which is a shame.

It has also emerged that the new radio or at least one of them may be a re-brand of the Anytone AT-398UV as the picture on the Baofeng Tech suggests. See the comparison below:



They look similar right? All in all the hope of a game changer for the UK radio community seems to be slipping away to our American friends. Maybe we'll have to wait for Baofeng themselves to get their act together but with manufacturers like Wouxun bringing better radios out all the time that are better suited to the UK and pack many more features, it may be a little too late.

Thanks for reading!

73's, Lewis M3HHY.

Manchester, UK.