Telcom TE200 Review
Information Supplied by Clive
|I have just purchased a pair of these radio's, absolutely brilliant value. They come as a pair, with batteries and two hands free kits. They stand about 3.5" high 2" wide and about 1" thick, folding antenna, 4 X AAA batteries each. They receive FM radio broadcasts as well as PMR 446. The usual 38 tones are covered on the usual 8 channels, there is also a facility to turn the tone off.|
All functions are accessible via a menu system which is a little awkward at first but you do get used to it. First menu is channel select, second is code select, third is volume, fourth is squelch level ( 4 different levels, and internally variable too !), fifth is vox and vox level, sixth is call tone select (8 different ones to choose from), ninth is monitor on/off (squelch defeat), tenth is scan on/off and scan direction (Scan also detects the code being transmitted and displays it in real time which is really handy), and finally eleventh is the display background colour (red/amber/green).
|As regards performance, they are as sensitive as any radio
I have possessed that works on 446 including some amateur gear, and the squelch level is set quite low for an
"Off the shelf" radio, and can be slightly improved without any difficulty.
Definitely one of the better 446 radio's I have seen. Oh, and it has a very discreet beep at the end of each transmission.
Overall, a very good radio with loads of features.
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Many thanks for the info Clive. They certainly sound like a good radio, packed with features and at a reasonable price - DELBOY
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by Mad Miff
Posted on Dec 2, 2001, 10:09 PM
TE200 PROBLEM - Radio changes to FRS Mode !
(Taken from my radio forum)
Date Posted: Thursday, May 06, 13:49:03
Subject: Re: Telcom TE200 in FRS mode TRY THIS !
Thanks guys! The unit is now functioning correctly.
I did what Paul suggested and tried the other modes. Checked the outputs on a spectrum analyser so frequencies are not necessarily highly accurate. The results are here:
Mode 0 - 8 Channels in the 446MHz region (PMR446 mode)
Mode 1 - 14 channels in the 460MHz region (FRS freqs?)
Mode 2 - 8 channels in the 446MHz region (PMR446 mode)
Mode 3 - 14 channels in the 460MHz region (FRS freqs?)
So it would appear that there is a repeat of the two modes. There may be other subtle differences I've not observed.
Thanks a bunch!
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