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Radioddity Baofeng UV-5RX3 Tri-Band Handheld Radio

I’m a bit of a 220 aficionado, but decent 220 equipment can be hard to come by. The 1.25 meter band has some unique properties, blending the propagation advantages of the 2 meter and 70cm bands. So 220 radios and repeater systems tend to have better range and coverage than similar VHF and UHF systems. […]

Retevis RT3S Dual Band DMR Handheld Transceiver Review

The Retevis RT3S DMR dual band handheld radio is an update to their popular and long running RT3S DMR handheld. The RT3S has some new features, most notably, the RT3S is now a dual band handheld. The RT3 was just a single band model. In full disclosure, the people at Retevis did provide to me […]

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 […]

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