Retevis RT82 DMR Dual Band Hand Held Radio Review

The Retevis RT82 DMR Dual Band Handheld Radio is a Motorola Tier I & II compatible DMR radio with 3000 channels, 5 watt output power on VHF and 4 watts UHF.  The folks at Retevis provided me with this model to evaluate so first we’ll take a look at its features and specifications, and I’ll […]

Your Questions Answered and February 2018 Update

I’ve collected another batch of viewer mail. Thanks for sending those comments and questions. So for the benefit of everyone, today I’m going to pull out a few great questions and do some follow up. Please watch the video or read the transcript below. My video on MURS, the Multi-Use Radio Service opened up a […]

Icom IC-718 Transceiver Functions and Controls

Today we’re about going to talk about HF radio transceiver controls and function. We’ll also talk a bit about the vocabulary or jargon that is specific to the receive and transmit functions of an HF transceiver. This presentation is designed as a companion for chapter 5.1, Amateur Radio Equipment for the  ARRL Technician Class Ham […]

MURS, The Multi-Use Radio Service

Is this the best kept secret in 2-Way Radio Communication? The Multi-Use Radio Service, or MURS, is an unlicensed radio service that allows for personal and business communications on five VHF channels. So what’s the amateur radio connection to MURS? If you are a involved with an amateur radio emergency communications group, you will want […]

WARAC 46th Midwinter Swapfest – Ham Radio Q&A

Saturday January 6th, 2018, we’re at the West Allis Radio Amateur Club‘s 46th Annual Midwinter Swapfest at the Waukesha County Expo Center in suburban Milwaukee, WI. This hamfest happens on the 1st Saturday in January after New Years. This is one of the larger hamfests in the state, so it is very well attended and […]

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