Leixen VV-808U Single-band UHF mobile transceiver

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Mobile (vehicle mount) VHF or UHF transceiver, suitable for the 70 cm range. Also available as 2 meter rig as the Leixen VV-808V.

Frequency range

RX-range
400-470 MHz
TX-range
400-470 MHz
HAM bands
-
Stability
± 2.5 p.p.m.
Tuning steps
5 / 6.25 / 10 / 12.5 / 25 kHz
Filters
-

Receiver

Modulations
FM   W-FM  
Sensitivity
-
Selectivity
25 / 12.5 kHz
Receiver system
-
IF-frequencies
-
Image rejection
-
Audio output
400 mW into 8 ohms

Transmitter

Modulations
FM   W-FM  
RF-Output
10 W

Connections

Antenna
BNC
Impedance
50Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
13.8 V DC
Current drain RX
-
TX
1.8 A

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
120 × 40 × 90 mm (4.72 × 1.57 × 3.54 in)
Weight
275 gr (9.7 oz)
Form factor
Mobile
Manufactured
Between 201x and 20xx in China
MPN

Other features

Memories
199 channels in 1 bank(s)
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
Alpha tags display
Big/small fonts
VOX
DTMF
Accessories
-

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Leixen VV-808 User manual.pdf submitted by RigReference
 
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  • USD 83.00
Price Condition Year User
USD 102.00 Good / Used 2013 elmer

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Leixen VV-808U, Single-band UHF mobile transceiver

I purchased the VV-808V model (V= VHF, 136-174 mhz). I was initially struck by actually how small the unit was. It mounted easily in the Honda CR-V and connected to an external antenna performed quite well with the 10 Watts (measured with an inexpensive output/swr meter I got readings of around 12 watts out. It isn't a 50 watt mobile but sure beats the Wouxun HT with a mag mount. There is no English manual but the radio tends to be fairly intuitive. The free downloadable software is in English and of all the various versions of Chinese proprietary software this was by far the most extensive and easy to operate (Chirp excepted). I had no issues with software drivers and the 50 some frequencies downloaded to the radio in 30 seconds. Audio reports have been good and unlike the UHF model I have not noticed any cracking or other noise. Right now the only thing holding back the radio from more extensive use is the lack of readily available domestic suppliers and a huge variation in asking price (mine was under $90US including dtmf mic and programing cable. Overall well worth the price. k8sar

Written by k8sar on Jun 27, 2013

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Value for money
Aquired
Mint condition in 2013
USD 90.00