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This is a discussion on Non Rugged or PCI Radios within the Audio, Lighting and Electrical forums, part of the Can-am Maverick Technical Discussions category; Iím currently running a Kenwood handheld radio connected to the Rugged intercom. It works great but I was looking for a higher powered alternative. For ...

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    Non Rugged or PCI Radios

    Iím currently running a Kenwood handheld radio connected to the Rugged intercom. It works great but I was looking for a higher powered alternative. For the guys that arenít running a mobile radio from the big companies, what are you using and how durable and reliable is it? Iím looking at the QYT KT8900D specifically but needing some real world feedback.

    Donít get the wrong idea, Iím not at all bashing the big 2 companies here, they are both excellent. Just looking for alternatives that donít cost a small fortune.
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    http://www.tyt888.com/?mod=product_show&id=39

    Small in size and waterproof. Dual band so it will cover all of the normal channels and FRS. Can be found for about $99.
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    Are you running one in your car? Has it held up well and no issues with the radio itself?

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    Holding up very well. No issues. I have bought more of these as replacements for my other radios.

    I did run an external speaker to get it up nearer to my ears as I have it mounted down in the area below the starter button.
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    Ok thanks. So you’re not running the radio with an intercom I take it. One of the issues I’m running into is dealing with the interconnect from the radio to the intercom. I can build one but have you ever tried to solder up the 5 pin connector? I think brain surgery is easier!

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    No one else is running a radio and intercom that’s not from the big 2 ?

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    Nope just a kenwood with an external speaker and mic. Work great . I have no reason for intercom for passenger and I. Mainly ride solo with my group


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    Nope just a kenwood with an external speaker and mic. Work great . I have no reason for intercom for passenger and I. Mainly ride solo with my group


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    I am running the radio above. No issues. As a matter of fact 4 in our group also run it and no issues. I used a flag mount and rugged radio antenna. I have also pressure washed the hell out of it and it works fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by concoursgreg View Post
    TYT Electronics Co., Ltd.

    Small in size and waterproof. Dual band so it will cover all of the normal channels and FRS. Can be found for about $99.
    Our whole crew switched from CBs to this radio. We bought 25 of them at one time. Came programmed and ready to go. We us the UHF bands here in the east and they work well for us.

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