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Ailunce HD1 DMR Dual Band Handheld Radio Review

In previous videos we looked at the Retevis RT82 and the RT3S DMR handheld radios. Both are great handhelds serving particular price points and market niches. But the Ailunce HD1 is a little different. As the flagship of the Retevis line, the HD1is much less a commercial style radio destined for the amateur market, but […]

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 […]

Buying your first Amateur Radio – Ham Radio Q and A

Alright, you just got your amateur radio license and you’re itching to get on the air. But first you need a radio. What type should you get? As a volunteer examiner, I’ve been asked this question scores of times. It’s a common question of the new ham, and one that doesn’t have an easy answer. […]

Using an external antenna with your handheld radio

Starting out in amateur radio, our first rig usually is the venerable handheld radio. Compact and all-in-one design, these HT’s or handi-talkies are an inexpensive choice. In fact, now with the Chinese handhelds flooding the market, a ham can get on the air for as little as $30. But soon after buying one, you realize the […]

Get a better signal out of your handheld radio

We’ve all done it. Standing on our tippy toes. The dance, slowly swiveling around, alternating holding our arms up in the air and hands close to our ears. I’m talking about the weird contortions we do until we get the best signal out of our handheld radio. “3 tips to get better reception and a stronger […]

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