Introducing the Leixen VV-898SP, the mobile backpack transceiver you can take virtually anywhere you need it! Leixen combined their micro-compact, 25 watt Dual Band UHF/VHF Mobile Radio with a powerful 12A Li-ion rechargeable battery and put it all in a sturdy chassis you can fit in your pack or emergency bag for use anytime, anywhere!
The VV-898SP transmits and receives on both VHF (136-174MHz) and UHF (400-480MHz) and can receive on 400-520MHz and 200-260MHz, as well as commercial FM radio stations at 87.5-108MHz. The VV-898SP has all the features of the stand-alone VV-898, such as 199 programmable channels with channel scanning, dual watch, CTCSS/DCS encode/decode, DTMF, and 1750 Hz burst tone. It has individual call, group call, user-defined channel names, VOX capability and an emergency alarm. It is also repeater capable. The Leixen VV 898P is equipped with a built-in 400mW speaker, backlit front panel LCD display and two front panel LEDs. The included hand microphone has a lighted DTMF keypad and is connected to a coiled cord that stretches over five feet. This is where it gets really interesting. The VV-898SP is enclosed in a special chassis with a rechargeable Li-Ion battery designed to power it for hours. It has a 13.8v AC adapter so you can recharge as needed or to power the unit for use on your desk as a base station! The chassis also includes a built-in radiator fan with an on/off switch to cool the unit as needed.
The Leixen VV-898SP comes with a DTMF hand microphone, AC adapter, microphone hanger, hardware, owner's manual
Antenna sold separately.
- Band: VHF/UHF Dual Band
- TX Frequency: 400-480MHz/136-174MHz
- RX Frequency: 400-52MHz/136-174MHz/200-260MHz/87.5-108MHz
- Channel Capacity: 199
- Output Power: L/M/H: 5W/10W/20W
- Operation Mode: Half-Duplex
- Dimension(LxWxH): 23cm x 16cm x 4.5cm
- Weight: 315g
- Modulation Limitation:5KHz
- Spurious Radiation: 60dB
- TX Current: 1A/1.8A/3.5A
- Frequency Stability:2.5PPM
- RX Sensitivity 0.18V
- Modulation Type: F3E
- Audio Power:400mW
- Standby Current: 78mA(Power Saving mode is 30mA)
- Rated Voltage: 13.8V
- Bar Code/EAN:
- The two radios are not compatible
The following review was made the day of receipt of the VV898SP having owned a mobile back in 2014.
The user documentation supplied is that for the Mobile not the Portable which, to some extent, would indicate that they are the significantly similar. Some aspects however are not documented.
Whilst the mobile and the portable would seem to be identical radios with slight differences in the packaging they are quite different under the skin.
According to help about in the two programms:
The mobile Leixan programmed with VV898 Radio Programming Software 1.02 Version 200.100.3 Copyright 2012 – 2015;
The portable leixan was supplied with VV-898 Padio Programming software 1.07 Version 200.100.3 copyright 2012 – 2015
So whilst the two help files seem to indicate that they are a little appart (1.02 and 1.07) They both have the same version 200.100.3 and Copyright 2012 – 2015.
However the data file from the first programme cannot be read by the second one and the first programme cannot write to the radio. It throws an error of : "Please check all connections and communication port settions!" Probably meaning settings!
Surfing the internet one discovers that others have found the issue as well but this is not published by the vendors who, in all fairness, are probably completely unaware of the Issue.
As mentioned above the portable does not have a separate user manual. Therefore it is not clear what the purpose of the switch marked "IN / OUT" is. So far I have not discovered its purpose.
This is a fantastic piece of kit, similar to the portable by Yaesu years ago..
Used as a base station at an event, 5wats mobile Antenna lasted a good 6hours with good use.
Have ordered mobile DC lead to run from car.