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vr4king
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Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:51 pm

Sooooo im in the USA as we speak and can get some good deals on handheld VHF radios but not to sure if they will be good back in NZ anyone know???

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Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:11 pm

As long as they have the international channels (and I have yet to see one that doesn't) then, yes.

Bear in mind though that all the NOAA weather stuff won't work here, neither will the charger (unless it's a dual 120/240v) ...or the warranty.
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Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:42 pm

vr4king wrote:Sooooo im in the USA as we speak and can get some good deals on handheld VHF radios but not to sure if they will be good back in NZ anyone know???
My last two have been from there and no issues :y:

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Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:34 pm

I have an iCom purchased from The GPS store. Works great, much cheaper than here (half the price even after shipping) and they were fantastic to deal with.
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Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:57 am

Good choice mate

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Boomy
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Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:58 am

I know that this is a little late, but mine charges off of 12v. The plug in transformer is 120/12v. I would guess that a inline transformer from local voltage to 12v could be purchased?
What is your local voltage? 50 or 60 hz?

deadmansradio
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Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:02 pm

Yes you can purchase a "plug pack" locally you just need to make sure it runs enough current. Mains Supplly here is 240V 50Hz.
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Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:43 pm

Boomy wrote:I know that this is a little late, but mine charges off of 12v. The plug in transformer is 120/12v. I would guess that a inline transformer from local voltage to 12v could be purchased?
What is your local voltage? 50 or 60 hz?
It is not (unlikely to be) a transformer, it is a power supply and should be putting out DC. A transformer only handles AC. Power supplies (not all) commonly now accept an input between 100 - 240 volts AC, 50 or 60 Hz, and put out what ever it is required of them or they are designed to output. Do note the current rating (Amps or mA, milliAmps) and that it is greater than the appliance requires.

"What is your local voltage? 50 or 60 hz?"

Hz is the frequency in cycles per second, not voltage and is named after Heinrich Rudolf Hertz who was a German physicist who first conclusively proved the existence of electromagnetic waves theorized by James Clerk Maxwell's electromagnetic theory of light. So there.....

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Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:05 pm

The voltage and hertz question were imho 2 separate questions. Well that was how I read it....
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Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:42 am

They were two separate questions. I do know the difference. On a daily basis, I deal with 120v to 480v @60hz.
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Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:45 am

deadmansradio wrote:Yes you can purchase a "plug pack" locally you just need to make sure it runs enough current. Mains Supplly here is 240V 50Hz.
Thank you....

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