Radtel RT-490/Socotran FB-8629 Two Way Radio Review

The Radtel RT-490 Two Way Radio in a scenic location/!

The Radtel RT-490 is a very versatile two way radio. It contains some exciting features including Bluetooth for programming via an Android App and erven GPS positioning! The most remarkable thing about this radio is the price as it’s available for below $100!

It is available under several brand names including, Socotran FB-8629 and HamGeek HG-590 plus several others that have appeared recently. This is typical of Chinese manufacturers so check around for the best deal.

VHF, UHF and even coverage of the US 1.25m band plus some other interesting frequencies. It can be used for commercial, PMR and Amateur Radio use and also doubles up as a wideband scanner as it includes AM Airband and the international FM Broadcast band.

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