Budget and Entry Level Transceivers
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Often referred to as Cheap Chinese Radios (CCR)
Manufacturers' Web Sites
This is a partial list. There are many two way radio manufacturers in China.
FCC grantee codes (first three or five digits of FCC ID) are shown in parentheses.
- Amcrest (ZZ2)
- AnyTone (T4K)
- Baofeng / Pofung (ZP5)
- Baofeng Tech / BTECH (2AGND)
- Baojie (OBJ)
- BFDX / Beifeng (UUT, 2AARF)
- Boldom / iRadio
- Chierda (OA8)
- Covalue (Y4G)
- Evote / Mexun
- Excera (2AE6C)
- FDC / Feidaxin (ZS4)
- Hiyunton (2AHMH)
- Hongda (WEN)
- HQT (P6N)
- HYDX (2AB4F)
- HYS (OBL)
- HYT / Hytera (YAM, ZW4)
- Kirisun (QXH, Q5E, RL5)
- Klein Electronics / Blackbox (U7G)
- KYD / Kydera (VO6)
- Leixen (2AC2Z)
- Lisheng (XEP, 2AB2F)
- Luiton / Bond Telecom (X9M)
- Nanfone (UUP)
- Powerwerx / TERA (2ACK8)
- Puxing (AUJ, BJZ)
- Quansheng (XBP)
- Recent (2AGRS)
- SainSONIC (2ABT5)
- Samhoo (2ABUB)
- Samzuk / SAMCOM / Sam Radios (2AIOQ)
- TDXOne / TDX / Tongdaxin (QGD)
- Tietong (2AD7H)
- TYT / Tytera (POD, X24)
- Vero Telecom (XAE, ZVM)
- Weierwei (YC2)
- Wouxun (WVT)
- Yanton (SV8)
Several of the manufacturers listed above have products that are FCC Part 90 certified for use in the USA on Public Safety and Industrial/Business frequencies.
As of July, 2016 none of the manufacturers listed above have products that are FCC Part 95B certified for use in the USA on FRS.
As of July, 2016 the FCC IDs below are Part 95A or 95J certified for use in the USA on GMRS or MURS:
Many of the manufacturers listed above have their own programming software available on their company web sites.
- CHIRP programming software
- CHIRP support mailing list
- Note: This software can download conventional data from the RRDB with a paid subscription. See this page for more information
- Note: Cables bought from RT Systems Inc. may be incompatible with CHIRP. Please see the CHIRP wiki for more information.
- CHIRP_tone_programming.pdf Examples of CHIRP CTCSS and DCS programming including how to program split tones.
- KC8UNJ Commander Series programming software for some Wouxon radios
- RT Systems Inc. programming software and cables
- Miklor.com Information on Baofeng, Wouxun and other brands, FAQs, programming software, drivers and guides.
- RadioReference Budget and Entry Level Transceivers forum
- FCC ID Search
- FCC OET Authorization Search
- FCC Part 90-Private Land Mobile Radio Services
- FCC Part 95-Personal Radio Services
- FCCID.io Handy list of daily FCC equipment authorization grants.