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The Top-Notch Radio Ailunce HD1-Review from KK4DIV

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The Top-Notch Radio Ailunce HD1, this conclusion was given by Bob Plank, KK4DIV. If you want to learn more, please take some time to watch the video.


The video is a little long. If you have no much time, we have distilled some of his ideas. You can refer to them.

The good:

1, Just the Right Weight: It’s a little bit weight, nice in hand. Not too large. Good well-made Radio, weight is one of my favorite things about this radio.

2, Long Battery Life: On receiving it lasts almost 2 days and on Transmit, it lasts almost 1 day. Very impressed on the battery life.

3, Good-quality Knobs: Two knobs of HD1 next to the antenna, the power and volume on/off Knob and channel switch knob. There is a little bit of resistance, not hard to turn but it just feels like a good-quality knob.

4, More Information on the Screen: The screen is easy to read inside and give you plenty of information, everything you need to know about operating the radio. Like the frequency, channel,  zone, time slot, battery bar, analog or digital mode, wideband or narrow band. power and so on.

6, Reasonable Screen Background Color: With the blue color on the screen, make it easier on the eye when you are inside.

7, Motorola GP328Plus Interface port: Similar to the Motorola radio’s interface, it is on the right-hand side. It is the waterproof port, and will not break off, good thumbs up.

8, IP67 Waterproof and Dustproof: this radio with the IP67 waterproof, no worries to use outdoor, like on the boat, in the wet weather or by the river.

9, Programming cable: Bob said, it is a bit surprised to him because of no need to install any drivers. But if your PC needs the driver, please go here to download: 

https://www.retevis.com/resources-center 

10, Front Panel Programmable: This radio’s menu with lots of functions, you can program it by its keypad, very practical.

Here I want to add a few more here. you can download all the resource from Ailunce website. We support the brief introductions about the radio operation and the software. You can download different version firmware and software. and here you also can found many codeplugs provided by ham friends(you also can share your codeplug, just email to hams@ailunce.com)

http://www.ailunce.com/Support/HD1/Software

Where there is a need for improvement:

1, Antenna: A little Stiff, need more flexible

2, Screen: can’t see clearly in the sun. And screen a little small.

The specifications:

1, Frequency range: UHF: 400-480MHZ and VHF 136-174MHZ. It is a wide range, you can transmit under your country’s regulations.

2, 3000channels: A lot of capability of memory channel, with 256 zones, each zone with 64 channels.

3, Battery: Li-ion with 7.4v. 3200mah capacity.  Give you plenty of power.

4, Antenna: The Impedance 50Ω

5,10W power

6, FM radio.

The conclusion:

At first a little skeptical, but once I got it and opened it, Ailunce HD1 give me the super impressed with the overall built-quality. The plastic shell doesn’t feel cheap, it is well-engineered and well-made radio. I like very much.


Thanks to Bob for making this great video, and give many suggestions. If you have any questions about it, please do not hesitate to leave messages to us.


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