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Retevis RT-95 Dual Band Mobile Transceiver Review

A few months ago, the folks at Retevis sent me an RT-82 dual band DMR handheld radio for review. After that review, they inquired if there was any other model that I’d be interested in checking out. The RT-95 dual band mobile transceiver caught my eye. The form factor and features caught my eye, and […]

Your Questions Answered and May, 2018 Update

It’s been quite a busy couple of months and I’ve slacked on the videos. The springtime tends to get very active with antenna orders and I’ve had some other projects going on. So I apologize for the delay. So to catch up with everything that’s been going on, I’ve dug through the list of questions […]

WMTV Channel 15 Madison, WI Television Station Tour

Recently I was at the Madison Area Repeater Association’s hamfest in Stoughton, WI. After the hamfest we met up with Tom, WJ9H, who is the chief engineer at WMTV channel 15, a mid-market television station in Madison, Wisconsin. He graciously gave us a tour of the broadcast facilities. Channel 15 totally rebuilt their studios in […]

SKYWARN Severe Weather Net Criteria and Report Format

Early spring through late summer are the the peak season for severe weather in the US. But our climate is quite varied and severe weather can happen at any time and anywhere. Here in Wisconsin, I’ve seen thunderstorms in January and snow in June. So being an active participant with your local storm spotter group […]

Wolf River Coils Silver Bullet 1000 Review

The Wolf River Coils Silver Bullet 1000 and the Silver Bullet mini are a variation of the popular screw driver style antenna. But instead of a motorized slider, these antennas you manually slide the tuning coupler up and down the coil. By removing all those mechanical parts and using manual adjustment, you get a rugged […]

Your Questions Answered and March 2018 Update

Thanks for indulging me and taking the time to watch the last few episodes about Digital Mobile Radio. DMR is one of the hot new VHF/UHF digital modes and is gaining popularity due to the supply of inexpensive DMR handheld radios. But it’s not without its challenges as the DMR specification was created for commercial […]

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