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BTECH QHM22 Platinum Series IP54 Rainproof Shoulder Speaker Mic for BaoFeng BTECH Kenwood Radios

Last Updated: 2 Jan 2019 (Refresh Now)
8.5
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Sound Quality
 88
radio, speaker mic, speaker, mic, transmit
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Sound from speaker is decent enough but will distort at a lower volume than the built in speaker on my uv-82.  ...  "
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" ...  Works well and gets good audio reports.  ...  "
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" ...  Well constructed, clear loud audio on the receive, and good reports from those on the other end.  ...  "
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" ...  It has very good receive audio and the transmit audio reports I have received are very positive.  ...  "
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" ...  I get excellent audio reports from other Hams in my area.  ...  "
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" ...  The speaker on this mic has good sound.  ...  "
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" ...  The speaker and microphone are exceptionally of good sound quality .  ...  "
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" ...  Super heavy-duty unit, very pleased with speaker/mic good quality.  ...  "
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Build Quality
 34
durable, mic, metal, feels, rugged
+74%
-26%
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" ...  Well built, good quality feel and snug plugin if you don't have a shield over it.  ...  "
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" ...  The QHM22 is just the right size and weight—not bulky, but definitely not flimsy—and has a very strong swivel clip.  ...  "
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" ...  Seems rugged built!!  ...  "
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" ...  This one is perfect - these are heavy duty vs. the light plastic ones I ordered in the past.  ...  "
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" ...  The coiled cord hasn't stretched or lost its elasticity, and the belt clip spring is still strong, but the belt clip's mount  ...  "
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" ...  This product has worked as stated in its product description and of good quality construction.  ...  "
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" ...  Pretty solid build, seems durable.  ...  "
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" ...  Clip is strong and holds well.  ...  "
Price
 25
money, mic, waste, definitely worth, worth the price
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Worth the price 2 times over.  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely worth the few extra dollars for this versus the cheap Baofeng speaker mics when are garbage really.  ...  "
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" ...  This is truly an awesome mic for the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Great price, works well .  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome for the price  ...  "
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" ...  It may cost half of what a UV5R do, but it is very sturdy and do feel "expensive".  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely worth the buy.  ...  "
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" ...  I expect to pick up a couple more of these, before jumping for a pair of the higher priced brand  ...  "
Fit
 25
radio, mic, strong, spring, screws
+76%
-24%
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" ...  Great fit, works with my headset, heavy duty and can be used without the external cord as a regular speaker if necessary.  ...  "
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" ...  The coiled cord hasn't stretched or lost its elasticity, and the belt clip spring is still strong, but the belt clip's mount  ...  "
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" ...  Nice addition to my hand held radio.  ...  "
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" ...  I use mine in my 4x4 when off-roading in a group and it's nice to have this smaller item hanging from the mirror than the whole radio.  ...  "
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" ...  good sound quality butThe clip on this thing is so weak it keeps on Popping off no matter where you place it.  ...  "
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" ...  Not only does the two pin plug seat properly (unlike the stock shoulder mic), the audio is clear and it works great with the clear tube ear piece that I have to use at work.  ...  "
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" ...  The clip holds pretty well and I was able to weave everything into my chest rig so that it didn't get caught on anything.  ...  "
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" ...  Clip is strong and holds well.  ...  "
FM
 22
baofeng, well, dmr, works great, works
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Nice addition to my hand held radio.  ...  "
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" ...  Works great for my radio.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a great add-on to the radio.  ...  "
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" ...  works well with a beofeng radio  ...  "
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" ...  A very handy addition to this handheld radio.  ...  "
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" ...  nice addition to the handheld radio.  ...  "
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" ...  Top notch quality and is used with my main every day radio, also will get one for my work radio as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Works perfectly with my radio.  ...  "
Volume
 16
loud, volume, loud and clear, hear, clear
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Speaker not same quality as Motorola (less volume and more distortion) but works.  ...  "
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" ...  Loud and clear  ...  "
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" ...  Works well, the speaker output is nice and loud.  ...  "
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" ...  The speaker portion of the item is clear even with the volume on high.  ...  "
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" ...  Great audio reports and nice loud and clear speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  I am hard or hearing and wanted a speaker/mic that was loud and clear, and this is the best choice.  ...  "
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" ...  Once attached to the radio I could hear the quality of the speaker sound.  ...  "
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" ...  Its actually more clear than the HT unit speaker.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 16
worked, month, stopped, radio, far
+56%
-44%
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" ...  LOL I sure hope it holds out and keeps working like it has so far!  ...  "
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" ...  I've been using this mic for about a month now and am very satisfied with it.  ...  "
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" ...  They went out of their way to ensure I was happy and this is rarely seen these days.  ...  "
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" ...  So far these are working pretty good.  ...  "
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" ...  Haven't had the chance to really put it through its paces, but it's been working well so far.  ...  "
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" ...  Been using this for about a month without any issues.  ...  "
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" ...  Works well - I use it on the ski patrol - so it gets a little snow on it from time to time and keeps working  ...  "
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" ...  Has worked flawlessly.  ...  "
Cables
 13
works, wire, soldered, plug, nice
+85%
-15%
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" ...  I ordered a low cost speaker mic at the same time for a project (cut off the mic and keep the cord). ... The case, cord and clip are all professional quality.  ...  "
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" ...  I re-soldered the wire and added a zip tie around the cable inside the mic as a future wire pull prevention as I use this hiking and camping besides the normal daily type of usage.  ...  "
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" ...  Best of all is the longer cable.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice long cord.  ...  "
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" ...  Great fit, works with my headset, heavy duty and can be used without the external cord as a regular speaker if necessary.  ...  "
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" ...  The coiled cord hasn't stretched or lost its elasticity, and the belt clip spring is still strong, but the belt clip's mount  ...  "
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" ...  Works great and the earphone connector on it is nice for discrete communications.  ...  "
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" ...  that doesn't solve the problem anymore as it's actually the cable right where it enters the plug housing!  ...  "
Water Resistance
 11
waterproof, water resistant, yet, water, sound
+91%
-9%
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" ...  I hope never to have use them in the rain or a wet environment .  ...  "
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" ...  As an official with USA Swimming, I use this product on the pool deck while working meets.  ...  "
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" ...  Clear sound and water resistant, I use it with a radioddity GA 5S and it works nicely when riding a Can am outlander.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm very happy I got this, worked great on a bike in the rain.  ...  "
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" ...  This microphone appears well sealed and waterproof.  ...  "
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" ...  Haven't tested the rain proof claim yet.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm not an experienced radio tech but I do like the water resistant feature and so far it has worked great.  ...  "
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" ...  It says clipped and has been through rain and countless fights.  ...  "
Marketplace
 10
described, amazon, exactly, back, works
+100%
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" ...  Item as described.  ...  "
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" ...  works as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Preformed as described  ...  "
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" ...  Great value, works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Will buy again !  ...  "
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" ...  Product performs exactly as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Exactly as described.  ...  "
Call quality
 10
voice, much, clearly, understanding, understand
+90%
-10%
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" ...  Good quality handset.  ...  "
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" ...  Voice transmission is quite good, clear but abit too crisp.  ...  "
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" ...  Specifically my voice was transmitted much more clearly.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound is great and others can understand me when I speak.  ...  "
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" ...  I've found that the clarity of sound and the tone make listening easy, and enhance understanding of the other caller.  ...  "
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" ...  The most important part is there is a dramatic change for the better in the sound of your voice.  ...  "
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" ...  Everyone I have talked to say they can hear me clearly.  ...  "
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" ...  To listen to a broadcast, voices are clear and easy to understand.  ...  "
Comfort
 10
hand, clip, well built, mic, looks
+70%
-30%
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" ...  its really comfortable to use i advice every one to use it  ...  "
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" ...  I haven't used it yet for any length of time, but I checked it out and it looks great, feels great, sounds great and works fine.  ...  "
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" ...  The right size for the hand  ...  "
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" ...  It feels good in my hand and I have no complaints so far.  ...  "
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" ...  The convenience of wearing the radio on my belt with the mic on my lapel is what works for me.  ...  "
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" ...  Well built, good quality feel and snug plugin if you don't have a shield over it.  ...  "
Product As Described
 9
described, exactly, works, product, advertised
+100%
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" ...  Preformed as described  ...  "
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" ...  Item as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Product performs exactly as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Exactly as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Great value, works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  works as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
Headphones
 8
earphone, speaker, plug, mic, headset
+88%
-13%
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" ...  Has a 3.5mm jack so you can plug in a cheap comms headset as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Works great and the earphone connector on it is nice for discrete communications.  ...  "
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" ...  It has a 3.5mm aux jack to connect a headset.  ...  "
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" ...  I haven't used the earphone jack on the mic yet, but the speaker has more than enough volume when wearing  ...  "
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" ...  I like the convenient earphone jack on the side of the mic and the rear clip is handy.  ...  "
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" ...  Really like having the headphone jack.  ...  "
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" ...  Another nice feature is the ability to connect a headset with a standard 3.5mm plug.  ...  "
Design
 7
looks, feels, durable, well made, well built
+100%
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" ...  Seems like a rugged piece.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice and rugged!  ...  "
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" ...  Great product, very durable, used in airsoft mine took a direct hit and still looks brand new.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 6
use, radio, plug, understand, durable
+100%
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" ...  so its easy to attach to all sorts of places.  ...  "
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" ...  A totally easy-to-use rig when the radio is carried on you belt or packstrap.  ...  "
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" ...  Great sound and install was easy (once I realized that you have to plug it into the radio and press pretty aggressively to ensure it snaps into place, my fault though not the product's).  ...  "
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" ...  To listen to a broadcast, voices are clear and easy to understand.  ...  "
Controls
 6
button, work, transmit, radio, top frequency
+50%
-50%
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" ...  One of them didn't work, PTT did not toggle radio to transmit. ... BTech needs to work on their quality control.  ...  "
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" ...  Very cheap build, PTT button did not work - internal connections were poorly soldered and disconnected.  ...  "
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" ...  Really poor quality control.  ...  "
Delivery
 6
price, good, delivery, works, time
+83%
-17%
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" ...  The delivery was quick and the price was reasonable.  ...  "
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" ...  Just as ordered works perfect .  ...  "
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" ...  Met all expectations and was delivered on time.  ...  "
Remote
 5
mic, speaker, baofeng
+100%
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" ...  (PMMN40xx series remote mics)  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome remote speaker and microphone.  ...  "
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" ...  This is the best remote mic there is for Baofeng.  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely a quality remote mic for the price.  ...  "
Returns
 5
refund, ordered, 4
+20%
-80%
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" ...  had to return it  ...  "
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" ...  sending it back .  ...  "
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" ...  Filed for a refund and re-ordered.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a piece of junk, I ordered 4 and returned 4.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 5
baofeng
+100%
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" ...  I recommend this unit for use with Baofeng handhelds or any radio with the dual pin "Kenwood" type of connection.  ...  "
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" ...  Only used as a speaker, works great.  ...  "
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" ...  I also like being able to use earbuds with them to avoid bothering my wife while she watches TV .  ...  "
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" ...  This QHM22 has been connect since I have received it.  ...  "
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" ...  I have the baofeng bf-f9 v2+ and this speaker connects fine with no issues at all.  ...  "
For Travel
 4
road, worked, trips
+100%
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" ...  Used them on a 3,000 mile over the road trip and they did awesome.  ...  "
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" ...  Use every day, in road construction no problems.  ...  "
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" ...  It will be used as a convenience at home, in the vehicle and fair weather hiking.  ...  "
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" ...  Used these on an ATV ride and they worked very well.  ...  "
Overall performance
 4
works, job
+100%
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" ...  I am satisfied with it's performance for my applications.  ...  "
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" ...  Connections are solid and quiet.  ...  "
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" ...  Does the job well.  ...  "
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" ...  Works very well.  ...  "
Ports
 4
baofeng
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Once again having issues with plug properly seating into connections.  ...  "
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" ...  Plug ends were broken somewhere.  ...  "
Capacity
 3
+100%
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" ...  great signal reports from various stations around my area .  ...  "
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" ...  I plan on buying three more, one for each member of the family.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for desk use also.  ...  "
Network
 3
base
+67%
-33%
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" ...  great signal reports from various stations around my area .  ...  "
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" ...  The sound was clear and signal reports were very good.  ...  "
Size
 3
use
+100%
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" ...  also its very durable so if you have to use it to disipline your car passenger, you can do so with confidence that it will work afterward.  ...  "
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" ...  Very much unlike the cheap or inexpensive items sold everywhere.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for desk use also.  ...  "

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