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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 […]

PWRgate PG40S Battery Charger/UPS Review

Last weekend I was at the South Milwaukee Swapfest in Oak Creek. This is a classic tail-gate style hamfest, and was a great way to spend a Saturday morning. While I was there to sell antennas and chat with fellow hams, I also enjoy browsing the tables and picking up interesting items, like a rotary […]

Iso-Tip #7700 Cordless Rechargeable Soldering Iron Review

Long time viewers of my Youtube channel know that I periodically do reviews of products that I find may be of benefit to the amateur radio community. Back a few months ago I reviewed the Iso-Tip Pro 50 butane soldering iron. This inexpensive portable iron has been an indispensable part of my field kit for […]

KB9VBR J-Pole Antenna Field Test and Demo

Thank you Justin for creating this unsolicited independent review and field test of the 2 meter J-Pole antenna. It’s greatly appreciated. If you are looking for mounting ideas for the antenna, Justin used a J-mount that screws into the roof with four large lag screws. This is a common mount for the small DTV satellite […]

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