Transmission1 takes a look at this ever popular and controversial legal 80 channel rig.
Upon unpacking the compact blue and silver box, the sight of the Realistic TRC-1080 is very familiar. Many people will certainly recognise this radio instantly as a Maycom EM-27. The Maycom 80 channel mobile has been around in the UK for about 2 years now.
The 80-channel standard became legal in 1997 – This being the original 40 UK 27/81 channels and the CEPT FM (Mid block).