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Talkpod N58 Network Radio

Aug 052019

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The Talkpod N58 Network Radio - Price Around £350

I currently have one of these units which I purchased for the review which will follow later.

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Vendors Website

The N58 PTT Network Touch Screen Android Radio is equipped with 2.4 inch touch screen and open Android system that brings you super usability of multiple applications by Push-to-Talk technology, It combines loud and clear audio, exceptional durability and excellent security. It redefines the new communications experience, with optimal coverage on the 2G/3G commercial networks.

This network radio is fully compatible with the International Radio Network (IRN)
Is this still hamradio? Read this article.

Screen Reliability
The N58 featured with 2.4 inch touch screen which was designed with scratch-resistance, anti-impact and its ability to show GPS position in a map will bring you excellent usage experience.
Wifi Connection
The N58 with Android system is just like a smart phone, it can connect to wifi, use a variety of applications to increase the usage experience.

 

Born for Push-To-Talk

Wifi Connection
The N58 with Android system is just like a smart phone, it can connect to wifi, use a variety of applications to increase the usage experience.

GENERAL SPECIFICATION
Model Number N58 A1
W3 W4
Frequency Range GSM: 900/1800MHz; GSM: 850/1900MHz;
WCDMA: 900/2100MHz WCDMA: 850/1900MHz
SIM Card Slot 1 x Standard SIM
Speaker 36mm loud speaker
Microphone High sensitivity
Dimensions (H×W×D) 115x54x36(mm)
Operating System Android 4.4.2
Chip set MTK6572M
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Memory 4GB storage/512MB RAM
Applications Google Play, Push-to-talk APP
Bluetooth 4.0/BLE (Low Energy)
GPS Optional
Antenna High sensitive antenna
Languages Supported English, Chinese, etc…
Ports Kenwood Standard Type
Knob Channel and Volume/On/Off
Dedicated Keys PTT, SOS, Programmable keys
Weight 280g
Operating Temperature -10℃ to 55℃
Storage Temperature -40℃ to 85℃
Operating Humidity 5% – 95% RH
Water Resistance IP54
Battery Capacity 1650/3200mAh Li-Ion Battery
Battery Life Standby: 72 h; Talk: 10 h
Certifications FCC, CE, IC
Warranty 2 Years

Anysecu's new 4G W2 radio

May 052019

Following on from the success of the Anysecu 3G W2 Network radio, they will soon be relasing the W2 4G. This includes many bug fixes in the firmware and a new style microphone.

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Panorama Antenna - Network Radio Antenna

Mar 212019

Moonraker have released a magnetic panorama antenna for the Anysecu W2, Senhaix, T320 & T199 Network radios

PANORAMA LPBEM-7-27-3SP Magnetic network radio antenna
Supplied with 2 metres of cable and fitted with SMA male (includes an adaptor for T320 & T199 radios)

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Runbo P12 Rugged Tablet

Mar 112019

Now this is a special piece of kit ideal for overland travel, it is sold under the names Runbo P12 or the Rfinder P12DV. Not only is this unit a very rugged Android Tablet it is also an analogue UHF/VHF radio. It sports 3G & 4G as well as GPS.

 

This could be the all in one Navigation, UHF/VHF & Zello communication station. Full specs below

 

 

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Runbo P12 Rugged Waterproof Tablet PC DMR Phone PDT POC MPT1327 UHF VHF PTT Analog Radio
The Runbo P1 is the first rugged android tablet pc designed by runbo manufacture. It Support Android OS,4G LTE/4G FDD , NFC , HF/UHF RFID , Barcode Reader.
Apply P1 in work with enterprise application or use it as a professional two way radio in the field.


Main Features:

MTK6735 Quad Core 1.3GHZ

IP67 waterproof, 1.5 meters waterproof level; shockproof and dustproof

7′ 1920X1200 OGS Screen high resolution

3GB RAM+32GB ROM

13.0 MP Camera + 2.0MP Camera

Built-in 4G phone, GPS, Bluetooth, FM function

Dual Sim Dual Standby

4W Analog & DMR Digital Walkie Talkie
UHF Vesrion: 400-470MHz
VHF Version: 136~174MHz

14600mAH Battery
MIL-STD-810 C/D/E/F/G
Basic Info
Display
7″ 1280 x 800 pixels
Touch Panel
IPS capacitive scratch resistant touchscreen
Touch use wearing gloves

Supported
POC
Push-to-Talk over Cellular/Wifi
OS

Android 5.1
Platform
MTK6735 Quad core

CPU
1.5 Ghz
Memory
3 Gb RAM + 32 Gb ROM
Micro SD card
Support up to 64 Gb

SIM
Support 2 SIM Cards
SIM1: Support LTE
SIM2: Support LTE

Network
FDD LTE/TD-LTE/TD_SCDMA/WCDMA/GSM

Data connection
GPRS, EDGE, HSPA, LTE CAT4

Bands
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G: WCDMA 850/1900/2100 MHz
LTE-FDD: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B17/B20 LTE-TDD: B38/B39/B40/B41

Data Rate
LTE: CAT4 (150 Mbps Downlink 50 Mbps Uplink)
WCDMA: Category 24 HSDA Category 7 HSUPA

Battery
14600 mAh Li-polymer

Colour
Yellow/Green

Size
238 x 152 x 30.5 mm

Weight
980g

Other Features
IP Class

IP67

GNSS

Support GPS/Glonass/Beidou/A-GPS

Google Maps

Yes

Sensors

Accelerometer sensor, Proximity sensor, Light sensor, Magnetic sensor

FM Yes

NFC

Optional


Multimedia

Camera

Front camera: 2/5 Megapixels (optional), rear camera: 8/13 Megapixels (optional)

Sensor type

CMOS

Flash light

Yes

Video recording
Yes

Video recording resolution
Support up to 1920 x 1080 pixels

Video decoding
MP4, 3GP, WMV, AVI

Audio decoding
WAV/MP3/MP2/AAC/AMR-NB/AMR-WB/MIDI etc.

Ringtones
WAV/MP3/MIDI

Pictures
JPEG etc.

Games
Supported

Wireless
WLAN

2.4G 802.11 a/b/g/n, 5.8G

USB
Magnetic base port

Earphone Jack
Magnetic base port

Bluetooth
BT 4.0

RugGear RG760 Launched

Mar 052019

Renowned Rugged phone manufacturers RugGear have relased a new PTT Network Radio, Here is a sneak peak & some technical specs. The price is expected to be around £300

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And here is all the technical data of the RugGear RG760:

Android: 7.1 (Nougat) - updateable
Processor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon® 625 Platform, 2 GHz
ROM: 32 GB
RAM: 3 GB
microSD memory: 128 GB
2 cameras: 13 MP (rear), 5 MP (front camera)
Bluetooth: 4.1 LE
2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G: 900/1900/2100 MHz
4G: LTE-FDD tape 1/3/5/7/8/20/28, LTE-TDD tape 38/39/40/41; TD SCDMA Vol. 34/39
PTT Frequencies: UHF 400-480 MHz / VHF 134-170 MHz / DMR Two Way Radio / Private LTE Volume 31
Dimensions: 157 x 72.5 x 28 mm
Weight: 404 g
WLAN: 802.11b / g / n / r / ac with hotspot
Battery: 5,600 mAh (replaceable); 10,000 mAh optional
NFC: Yes
Display: 4 inches (10.16 cm), Corning® Gorilla® Glass, capacitive touch screen, with hand and wet fingers
Resolution: WVGA
GPS: GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
Sensors: G-sensor, gyroscope, air pressure, humidity, temperature, magnetic sensor
PTT: push-to-talk
LWP: Lone worker protection function
Industrial and outdoor certificates : IP68 (30 minutes to 1.2 m depth, dust-tight, protected from microparticles); MIL-STD-810G (US military standard - specially protected against vibrations and falls from up to 1.5 meters); Temperature range from -20 ° C to + 60 ° C

Radio-Tone RT4 Vs Boxwood S700B

Mar 012019

A Small Review of my daily use with the Radiotone RT4 and the more expensive Boxchip S700B

The Radio-tone RT4

First Impressions, a nice solid feeling device, the unit feels more substantial than the cheaper Inrico T298S I currently owned. This radio feels like you are holding a Motorola DMR unit. The screen is very bright and responsive from the touch input. Volume is loud and crisp with minimal distortion when on higher volumes. I currently have the vehicle cradle/charger with windscreen sucker mount, this holds the unit firmly when in the vehicle. I would have loved to have the additional fist microphone to go along with it when it is sat in the cradle. Overall I am very very happy with this radio, audio reports are good, battery is good and the screen is good. This really gives you the feel of having a quality 2 way radio in your hand
I will update the blog after the unit has had more long-term testing.

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The Boxchip S700B Premium Radio 

This radio is sold under 2 versions the S700A with UHF/VHF onboard and the S700B which is cellular only. The build quality for this radio is fantastic, it sports a large clear capacitive touchscreen which is very easy to read and type texts. I read a few niggles online with the S700A but I have not witnessed any of these niggles with the S700B. 
I love everything about the S700B, The audio quality is fantastic no rattles from the speaker or distortion, the battery life is fantastic even with the location services switch on to full GPS mode. The camera is as good as my smartphone with a ton of features and the picture quality is bang on. All the APP's I installed run smooth with no lagging or issues. All the functions of the GPS were tested using GPS Test+ and locking on was almost instant.
Overall a fantastic Network radio. Responsive, clear, well built, aesthetically pleasing & packed with as many features as you need. Again I will update the blog with a long-term use review

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