Thursday, January 29, 2015


Anyone need any help freeing up some conventional memory?


Via Nate...

A sorta big brother to the TDXOne TD-Q3... the TD-Q7 even has an external antenna! While a "FUN" button is always nice, I'm still looking for the tiny VHF radio.

TDXONE TD-Q7 Black 400-480MHz 3W Radio

Is Customized : Yes
Talk Range : 3.0Km
Type : Two Way Radio
Radio Type : Portable
Storage Channel:99
Maximum Range : 1.5km-3 km
Is Display : Yes
Dimensions : 10 x 5 x 2 cm
Frequency Range : 400-480MHz
Model Number: TDX-Q7
1.       Delicate and  ultrathin appearance, Small and exquisite, Convenient to carry
2.       Various function,prolonged standby time,loud and clear sound.
All of our item are brand News
Frequency Range
Channel capacity
Output power
Operating Voltage
Working Temperature
Frequency Spacing
Battery capacity
Weight(Include Battery)
FM radio
Emergency alarm
Flashlight function
Scan function
Monitor function
Key lock function
Volume adjustment
Low battery indication
Voice purification function
TOT(timer-out time)

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

US Licenses as Percentage of US Population

Next comment, next chart - licenses as a percentage of US population...

Licenses Source
US Population Source

US Licenses vs. US Population

More playing... prompted by this comment.

Licenses Source
US Population Source

"Friends of Miklor" Discount at BaofengTech

Original here:
" is running a Friends of Miklor promotion as a way of saying thank you for the assistance that the Miklor website and everyone has given helping new owners of the Baofeng BF-F8HP, UV82, etc.

Starting at 10PM EST (7PM CST) this evening, Jan 26, by entering entering promo code
 Starting at 10PM EST (7PM CST) this evening, Jan 26, by entering entering promo code  miklor10 the price of the Baofeng F8HP will be reduced by $10.

This is the 1, 4, 8W handheld with High Capacity battery. (30% larger than the standard battery) They will be running this promo for 1 week. They will be limiting the promo to One per Customer." 
Link to BF-F8HP on Amazon.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Just Say No

A PSA...


The QYT KT-U980 VHF (40/10 Watt) and UHF (30/10Watt) mobile transceiver for $151 at the 409Shop.

Via Nate:
"On a first glance, it looks like a Anytone AT-558/TYT-9000, then I noticed the dual band display. 
Looks like you can get a dual band single receive for the price of a single band radio (similar to the Baofeng UV5R), $151 on 409shop. 
Pufang BF-9500U (another clone of the Anytone AT-558) sells for $148."

  • Model: KT-UV980
  • This product has the function of the new development menu Personalized design operation, male it easy for you to use Exquisite volume and reasonable price will meet you requirements.
  • Frequency Range: 136-174/400-480MHz SW Receiving
  • Phase Lock Step: 5/6.25/10/12.5/15/25KHz Working Voltage: 13.8V DC
  • Aquelch Way: CTCSS/DCS/5 Tone/2 Tone/ DTMF
  • Output Power : 40W/10W(VHF) 30W/10W(UHF)

1. Dual Band Frequency waiting
2. Step Frequency 5/6.25/10/12.5/25KHz
3. 10 Level Squelch step
4. High/Low Transmitted Power
5. Voice Encryption
6. Time out Timer
7. Launch end early warm
8. Wide/Narrow switchable
9. Auto light
10. Voice to switch
11. Receiver retuned/ Receiver analog retuned
12. Launch digital retuned/ Launch simulation retuned
13. Lateral sound switch
14. Busy channel lock
15. Add Scan Channel
16. Priority Scan/Channel
17. Scan back way
18. Optional signaling
19. Horn loudspeaker
20. PPT launch
21. Sending additional
22. Issue informational
23. Alarm Mode
24. Alarm Channel
25. Ring time
26. Channel name edit
27. A/B Channel display mode
28. Key lock
29. Boot mode
30. Standby/Receiving/Transmit light choice
31. 200 Channel Memory
32. Erasure Channel
33. Frequency direction
34. Repeater activate/mode

Total US Ham Licenses - Zero Base

With a fixed zero as the base this time... The change is much less dramatic using this scale.

Date Source: ah0a

TERA TR-590 Dual Band VHF/UHF 200 Channel Handheld Commercial HT

TERA TR-590 Dual Band VHF/UHF 200 Channel Handheld Commercial Radio:
"Dual-band, 200 channel Part 90 commercial transceiver w/ Alpha-Numeric Display and True Dual Receive (V+V, U+U, V+U). Ideal for Fire, Search & Rescue, EMS, Sheriff, Forestry and Security operations. Includes dual control volume knobs. 136-174/400-470 MHz. 
TERA TR-590 is a rugged, high-performance, simultaneous dual receive VHF/UHF commercial handheld transceiver with a six character back-lit alpha-numeric display providing up to 5 watts of RF power. 
True Dual Receive
Allows reception of two communication channels simultaneously (V+V, U+U & V+U) in dual receive mode. Single receive mode is also available.

Dual Volume Knobs
Controls the main and sub band speaker audio independently. Ideal for critical communications.

200 Channels
Store up to 200 memory channels with back-lit LCD display. User programmable 6-character alpha-numeric display.

2 Year Warranty
Backed with an industry leading 2 year limited warranty. Supported and serviced in the USA."

Garmin Connect Full-screen Map Fix

When you do longer runs, the map of the route on Garmin Connect is woefully inadequate. It is way too small. I found this fix for the problem. It adds a button to the map, so you can do full screen. It does not work for me with the "Modern" view.