CHINESE TYPE 884 VHF PACKSET
The Chinese Type 884 radio is a VHF packset that normally operates on a frequency range of 45-50 MHz. These radios have been appearing on the market recently, so I have reversed engineered the operating manual and included instructions to move the radios to 51.0 MHz.
ADDITIONAL LINKS OF INTEREST:
TYPE 884 ENGLISH MANUAL BY N3OC
CHINESE MILITARY RADIO BLOG
ARMYRADIO.COM "MERCURY" RADIOS
VA3PAW BLOG WITH SCHEMATICS
MOST HAMS USING THESE RADIOS USE THEM EXCLUSIVELY ON 51.0 MHZ, WHICH SEEMS TO BE A GOOD SPOT TO AVOID INTERFERING WITH OTHER NARROWBAND USERS OF THE BAND. YOUR MILEAGE MAY VARY. BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR WHEN USING THESE RADIOS ON THE AIR AND MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOT ON A LOCAL REPEATER OUTPUT OR INPUT!
JOIN US ON THE AIR EVERY YEAR AT DAYTON ON 51.0 MHZ ON THE COLD WAR NET AT 2PM SATURDAY.