BridgeCom Systems BCH-220 HT for 220 MHz now shipping

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  1. KC0QVT

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    October 20 2015

    BridgeCom Systems, Inc

    Phone: (816)532-8451 E-Mail: tim@BridgeComSystems.com

    Contact: Tim King



    Press Release: NEW BCH-220 Handheld Radio Now Shipping

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    Bridgecom Systems, Inc is pleased to announce the BCH-220 Handheld radio for the amateur radio market is now shipping.


    Introducing the BCH-220 Handheld radio. It operates between 222-225 MHz, 1.25m, and features user selectable 5 or 2 Watts. Other features included: LCD Display, DTMF Keypad, 199 channels, 50 CTCSS/105 DCS, durable, good battery life, light weight at 230 grams and it is a perfect size to fit in the palm of your hand. For a full list of features and a specs visit http://www.bridgecomsystems.com/products/bch-220 or call 816-532-8451.



    Bridgecom Systems, Inc. was established in 2004 and is located in Smithville, MO. We specialize in the development of communications equipment for land mobile radio and remote monitoring industries. Our first product to market was an analog FM community repeater available in both UHF and VHF. Since that time, we developed an LTR controller and a new repeater series called the BCR available in UHF, 220 MHz and VHF. Bridgecom Systems signature product is called TL-NET. TL-NET is a multi-site wide area linking product that links RF sites including: LTR, conventional, digital, P25 and more. As a third-party developer for MOTOTRBO products, TL-NET also allows for various enhancements to MOTOTRBO digital repeaters operating in IP-Site connect mode.



    In addition, we offer concept to reality engineering for your design and manufacturing needs. Our services include electronic and software engineering and complete turn-key communication solutions.

    As the industry evolves we are committed to developing outstanding products that meet our customers' needs.



    BridgeCom Systems, Inc

    102 NE State Route 92 Hwy, Ste C

    Smithville, MO 64089

    www.BridgeComSystems.com

    (816)532-8451
     

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  2. KI4YZN

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    How much money are we talking about????
     
  3. KC9UDX

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    And where is it made?
     
  4. KC9UDX

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    :eek::eek::eek: $85!!! :eek::eek::eek:

    I wonder if it's a rebranded Baofeng or Wouxun with custom firmware or something.
     
  5. KC9UDX

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    I guess I'll find out about it. The video sure didn't tell me anything.
     
  6. KB0HAW

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    Is this a paid commercial announcement? ...just wonderin'.
     
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  7. WA7SGS

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    Looks like a rebranded cheap Chinese HT to me. An UV-82X will cost less.

    Rick
     
  8. KC9UDX

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    But a UV-82X is a dual-band radio. A mono-band may theoretically have a better receiver. I'll find out.

    Nice Avatar, Rick!

    Matt
     
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  10. KC0QVT

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    I see some questions that I can help answer. The radio is manufactured in China to BridgeCom's specs. It is $85, as you'll see on the web page, and can be purchased there too. It is not a rebranded Baofeng or Wouxun radio. We believe the specs liken it to a quality, less costly, commercial radio geared for the 220 ham radio user. One thing BridgeCom will not do is put our name on something we don't believe has good quality. We believe we have a good reputation because of our repeaters and good customer service.
    Sorry the video was limited. It was filmed with the first working prototype and was to demonstrate that the radio was "real" to our pre-order customers. We intend on having a basic radio programming video in the future. This is not a paid advertisement, but a press release to announce the radios availability. Also, we will have the radio out at Hamfests throughout the year, beginning 11/14 at the Fort Wayne Hamfest. See our schedule for more details.
    Thanks for all the questions. I'll try to answer any others that end up here.
    Regards,
    BridgeCom Systems
     
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