Where to buy baofeng 1801 in EU

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vselic
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Where to buy baofeng 1801 in EU

Post by vselic » Mon Feb 21, 2022 7:23 am

Dear All,

because of the lackage of materials, it really hard to get any new or used station on a market here in EU. Does anybody sell or have info, where to buy Baofeng 1801 here in EU, so we can avoid from China: tolls, long delivery dates etc.

Thank you in advance

OE1MWW
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Re: Where to buy baofeng 1801 in EU

Post by OE1MWW » Mon Feb 21, 2022 11:30 am

Hello OM,

why a Baofeng ? The GD77 is available in Europe
https://de.radioddity.com/products/radi ... -way-radio

and see the difference:

https://n2rac.com/radioddity-gd77-vs-ba ... ef7a733a7d

73's de OE1MWW
Wolfgang

M7PKY
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Re: Where to buy baofeng 1801 in EU

Post by M7PKY » Mon Feb 21, 2022 2:13 pm

OE1MWW wrote:
Mon Feb 21, 2022 11:30 am
Hello OM,

why a Baofeng ? The GD77 is available in Europe
https://de.radioddity.com/products/radi ... -way-radio

and see the difference:

https://n2rac.com/radioddity-gd77-vs-ba ... ef7a733a7d

73's de OE1MWW
Wolfgang
They seem to be very much equivalent. Unfortunately though, selecting EU on Radioddity shows no EU stock either. Neither the G77 nor the DM-1801 appear to be in stock in the EU. Facing the same problem myself looking for one

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Re: Where to buy baofeng 1801 in EU

Post by vselic » Mon Feb 21, 2022 2:47 pm

I have tested both: gd77 and baofeng 1801, which wasnt mine - i think cca 3 weeks ago.
Differences? Oh yes, there are quite few:
- keys on a gd77 are much more cheapy look and feel than baofeng one. If you press key on gd77, you hear cheap gummy noise, baofeng doesnt have those problems
- taster, ptt key - on gd77 plastic, baofeng one much better feel, gummy one
And now two big differences:
- rx and tx, baofeng had much better rssi, rx than gd77. I didnt have option to try, but i assume the same is on tx. Sometimes, even with good signal, it happens, there are some short distrubion
- Baofeng radio is much louder, which means it has better speaker, which means if you give it on some normal level, you hear much better, richer sound than on gd77, which i have volume most of the time alomst on 100%. Especial problem is in a car or noisy environment
Another difference:
- sma antenna connectors. I prefer sma anytone female option...

There are probably some other chip differences i dont know, but here you got a reasion why i would exchange or buy baofeng rather...

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Re: Where to buy baofeng 1801 in EU

Post by OE1MWW » Mon Feb 21, 2022 7:00 pm

Baofeng 1801 or GD77 - a matter of taste. Maybe you had a GD77 'monday production' in your hand...
I can not confirm your observation for the GD77. Volume at 25% is enough. Buttons are crispy and clicky.

1801 ? Did you look at ebay ? ebay 324072235346 - from Italy, but a little bit expensive

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Wolfgang

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Re: Where to buy baofeng 1801 in EU

Post by vselic » Tue Feb 22, 2022 9:31 am

Hello,

yes. I'm suspicious, that it's a little bit problematic series/charge... I think, i will open up the station and make a quick check. Few HAM operators told me, that their station recieves very good/transmits good, and that it's even higher volume than Hytera for example.

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Re: Where to buy baofeng 1801 in EU

Post by M7PKY » Thu Feb 24, 2022 8:22 am

1801 ? Did you look at ebay ? ebay 324072235346 - from Italy, but a little bit expensive
Overpriced certainly and also doesn't help those in the UK where they don't ship. May get to other parts of Europe but for the price and lack of images and translations I wouldn't feel particularly confident.

We'll keep watching the market I guess

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Re: Where to buy baofeng 1801 in EU

Post by vselic » Fri Feb 25, 2022 7:47 am

I have few sites, but everything with shipping costs is around 120-150€...

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Re: Where to buy baofeng 1801 in EU

Post by M7PKY » Thu Mar 17, 2022 7:31 pm

Edit: Fasttech don't have it and have given me a refund

Found https://www.fasttech.com/products/9674951

Don't know how they are rated but I just ordered one so we'll find out

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