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Replica: PRR (Personal Role Radio) Marconi, Full Set

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Speculation upon speculation.

 

Come on guys. Its a new product. It has no display so it will either have pre-programmed fixed UHF channels for different markets (e.g. UK PMT 446) or will be programmable.

 

I've had nothing but good experience of programming radios from real kenwoods, replica kenwoods to Puxing radios. I've got several puxing radios across 3 models and they have been a breeze to program from XP laptop to military rugged tablet PC's running Windows 98.

 

So much pessamistic speculation is - well very cynical. Let's give the product time to get to market. and see. I for one am 100% certain these radios will ship as Kenwood system clones just like 99% of all other chinese replicas- but that's my humble opinion.

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These are team radios. How far apart is your team going to be?? If you want range you carry a Squad radio pumping out a few watts.

 

The MBITTR replica is out shortly at around 4 watts. Combined with the PRR you can have a replicated radio environment similar to squad level comms.

The MBITR has been out since May, with versions done by Toy Soldier and Dragon Red. The TS version is just a dressed up citizens radio with 22 channels and low power, but the DR one is 5watts (or .5 watts, two settings) and 99 fully programmable channels handling 400mhz to 470mhz.

 

I'd love to combine the DR one with these for squad comms. Can't wait to see who's selling them and how they're programmed and specs. ...and a review.

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Wow a PRR, sounds interesting. I too am waiting for a review, but right now I am still learning for the DR MBITR.

 

But if this PRR turns out to be a good radio, I may pick up the MBITR and PRR (if they are compatible).

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airsoft global has them in OD and Tan.

Unbeleiveable. How can you possibly sell radios without giving more information???

 

No power spec. No frequency per channel listing, not headset interface type- nothing! This is a big indiactor that they don't know what they're selling and will give you absolutely no help if it goes wrong.

 

I think I'll wait and buy from another retailer who shows a bit more interest in their product.

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Wow they do a lot of radios and provide some information so you know what you're buying.

 

You accidentally the main verb.

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Yes, PX-Airsoft will have them. I actually had the chance to test them, but I didn't have any batteries.

That's because they require special Li-Ion batteries of the type 14500 (3.6V) - two of them. Afaik, these are UHF radios programmable from 410MHz to 470MHz. Overall build quality is amazing. No cheapo plastic and all the buttons make a very sturdy impression. I had the feeling these are real PRRs. I will test if they are real specs by replacing the single PTT with my real single PTT. But function and performance wise I will have to wait until tomorrow when I have those special Li-Ion batteries available.

 

Edit: Don't mean to spread rumours, but I was told they will make only 200pcs. in total. Unconfirmed, but could be true. :huh:

 

Here's a list with the preset channels and one more pic:

 

Photo 1/2:

PRR_Replica_Channels.jpg

 

Photo 2/2:

PRR_Replica_Tan_OD.jpg

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How exactly do I reprogram the radio? Is there some kind of input I can connect some kind of cable to my computer? Or do I need to take it to specialist and have them do it (mentioned in the posts above).

 

I am excited about this radio, because you mentioned it is solid and durable. I have to rethink and reorganize my vests now, because they are configured for the slender/tall MBITR and not the wide/short PRR.

 

edit: Can I also attach a different headset?

 

I think these are commonly available batteries, at least in America. I looked them up online (googled 14500 battery) and got a whole bunch of links and sites.

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How exactly do I reprogram the radio? Is there some kind of input I can connect some kind of cable to my computer? Or do I need to take it to specialist and have them do it (mentioned in the posts above).

 

I am excited about this radio, because you mentioned it is solid and durable. I have to rethink and reorganize my vests now, because they are configured for the slender/tall MBITR and not the wide/short PRR.

PC programmable Two-way radios have cables that plug into the headset socket. The other end is USB. The cable comes with a USB driver and software.

 

Install the software, with the radio turned off, plug the cable on radio and PC, switch on radio run the software and it will (99%) detect the radio and upload the settings from the radio onto a table to allow you to change the various settings. When you've finished, there'll be some option to download/write the new settings/changes to the radio.

 

It's really quite straight forward.

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I imagined it would be something like that, but my question was meant to ask if THIS radio would come with this USB cable and software.

 

And if not, are these things I can purchase myself easily?

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you've really got to appreciate the irony of someone cloning a radio that makes a really big point of using the universal AA battery, only to make the clone use something completely the opposite. Fail-o-rama.

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you've really got to appreciate the irony of someone cloning a radio that makes a really big point of using the universal AA battery, only to make the clone use something completely the opposite. Fail-o-rama.

Agreed- totally baffling!

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it's not that tricky to work out....the Marconi electronics are made specially to work at 3v. This uses the guts of a stock radio chipset from some chinese copy of a kenwood or similar - it needs 6-7v to do anything.

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And I had been thinking that I have a perfect Christmas gift for myself.... yea these batteries thing made whole story go down. :(

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