It is a dual band radio covering 136-176/400-520MHz on transmit and receive and contains the usual features:
- Dual band, Dual display, dual standby
- 2w/3w/5w Power Setting
- Emergency Alarm
- ANI CODE(PTT ID)
- FM Radio
- Low Battery Alert
- Squelch Tail Elimination
- Power. >5W
- Channel Annunciation
- Auto Power-savimg
- Multiple Scanning
- Sound Alarm
- Keypad lockout
- Full-function keypad
- Program alphanumeric channel name
- Large Capacity Li-ion Battery
- Busy Channel Lockout(BCLO)
- Squelch Level Programmable
- 128 memory channels
It certainly doesn't have the same price tag as a Yaesu at £300-£360. The Veasu is around £35 delivered which is a bargain for a two way radio which I have no doubt works very well.
It has all the same buttons and lights that the Yaesu has which makes me think that some factory in China has gotten hold of Yaseu injection moulds and slightly modified them to produce their own radio. Note the screen size is slightly different.
Although this is a blatant copy of the Yaseu VX-8R, I do rather like it and think I'll get one in the coming weeks to test out. It is clearly a UV-5R inside as you can see from the screen layout in the image below. It claims to be submersible but that is definitely not true.
The main difference is the printing on the buttons, the keypad has different functions to the Yaesu version. Oh and the Yaesu is a tri-band radio, the Veasu is just a dual band.
|Frequency Range || 134-176/400-520MHz |
| Channel Capacity || 128 |
| Frequency Stability || 2.5ppm |
| Frequency Step || 2.5kHz/ 5kHz/ 6.25kHz/ 10kHz/ 12.5kHz/ 25kHz |
| Antenna Impedance || 50Ω |
| Operating temperature || –20°C to +60°C |
| Supply voltage || Rechargeable Lithium-Ion 7.4V/1200mAh |
| Consumption in standby || ≤75mA |
| Consumption in reception || 380mA |
| Consumption in transmission || ≤1.4A |
| Mode of operation || Simplex or semi-duplex |
| Transmitter |
| RF Power || 5W/3W/2W |
| Type of modulation || FM |
| Emission class || 16KφF3E/11KφF3E(W/N) |
| Maximum deviation || ≤±5kHz/≤±2.5kHz(W/N) |
| Spurious emissions || <-60dB |
| Receiver |
| Receiver Sensitivity || 0.2μV(at 12 dB SINAD) |
| Intermodulation || 60dB |
| Audio output || 1000mW |
| Adjacent channel selectivity ||65/60dB|
These Chinese clones usuall annoy the hell out of me but I do like this one, it looks the part and you'd easily mistake it for the genuine article at a glance. Stay tuned, I may well be reviewing this in time to come!
Thanks for reading!
73's, Lewis M3HHY.