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The Best Dual Band Mobile Radio

There are a ton of mobile radio options out there, but you may be asking yourself. Which is the right one for me? Are there any good ones that are dual band and/or mobile? Well you have come to the right place for answers to all of those questions! We have carefully combed the through... Read More »

Review of the BaoFeng UV-82X

We recently had the opportunity to play around with the newly released BaoFeng UV-82X HAM handheld radio. It is a really nice addition to this great manufacture’s line of radios and a bit essentially a revamped version of the lines previous success, the BaoFeng UV-5. This electronic device is great for HAM radio users of... Read More »

Baofeng UV-5R Software

I have pretty lukewarm feelings about the Baofeng UV-5R software since there were nearly as many pros as there were cons. There wasn’t anything that really tipped the scales for me one way or another. The software definitely serves its intended purpose, but not without a few bumps down the road to installation. I am... Read More »

Review of the Baofeng UV-B5

Being a HAM radio enthusiast and relative new comer to the handheld radio club has led me to try out a few of the radios currently on the market that are not crazy expensive, but not cheap quality. My search has led me to the Baofeng UV-B5 recently and as a whole I am pretty... Read More »

Review of the Baofeng UV-5RA

The Baofeng UV-5RA is a surprising treat for radio enthusiast because of its compact size and incredible price of $50 or less. I would normally side eye any handheld radio and question what the quality was like for this price point, but I was relatively surprised by what I found when testing it out. Let’s... Read More »

Baofeng UV-5r Plus

A lot of us probably got into ham radio because we had the same fantasy: carving out a little corner of a room, filling it with radio equipment and chatting with people around the world. However, for most of us, we quickly realized that was pretty expensive. I mean really, a few of my good... Read More »

Baofeng UV-5R Channel Mode

How to Program the Baofeng UV-5R Using Channel Mode The Baofeng UV-5R Channel Mode is used for long-term frequency storage. If you have a list of favorite repeaters or simplex frequencies, you will want to save them on a channel. A channel will save all of the settings associated with a freqency, and apply them to... Read More »

Baofeng UV-5R CTCSS

How to Use CTCSS on the Baofeng UV-5R Using CTCSS in Frequency Mode CTCSS, or Continuous Tone-Coded Squelch System, is a low-frequency tone that other radios can hear. Many amateur radio repeaters use CTCSS to limit the amount of interference. Basically, if a repeater has CTCSS enabled, it will ignore any incoming transmission that does not... Read More »

Baofeng UV-5R Programming

How to Program the Baofeng UV-5R Using Frequency Mode The Baofeng UV-5R has two modes: Frequency Mode and Channel Mode. Basically, Frequency Mode is for short-term use, while Channel Mode is for long-term use. For example, if you want to quickly test a frequency, you would use Frequency Mode. When you want to save a frequency for use in the future, you use... Read More »

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