Thursday, July 28, 2016

Afternoon Farmer

Old Fashioned Insults...
Afternoon Farmer - A laggard; a farmer who rises late and is behind in his chores; hence, anyone who loses his opportunities.
 I think that one fits me right now.

Thursday, July 21, 2016


Sorry, I would post more, but I got a new keyboard and it has really slowed me down.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Baofeng Tech UV-50X3: Miklor Review

John has reviewed the BTECH UV-50X3 tri-band mobile. The full review is here, but he sums up this way:
The 50X3 has the power, functions and quality you would expect in an upper end tri-band transceiver. It is based on a proven design, and I have found no issues with the radio over the past few weeks. A bit more power on 220 would have been a plus, but it still gets me into the local repeaters fine. This is definitely one of the nicest mobile transceivers I've used; and yes, I've owned the "big 3".

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Baofeng Tech UV-50X3: Improvements over VR-6600

Baofeng Tech mentioned to me that there are several improvements in the BTECH UV-50X3 over the similar radios that came before it. Specifically, we should find improvements to the receiver, microphone, and 220 MHz.

The UV-50X3 radios are starting to hit the street, so we should start seeing what people think of them.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Baofeng Tech UV-50X3: Test Results Pictures

One of the concerns with the Chinese radios has been spurious transmissions. Baofeng Tech posted some pictures of their testing of the new BTECH UV-50X3 tri-band mobile.

The results look good.


2 meters...


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Peak PC

I'm a dinosaur... I use a PC (or two or three) everyday: Peak PC.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Pokemon Go

Funnies... even Ham related!

More HRO and AES News

AES phone number will ring at HRO. AES website will redirect to HRO. HRO will update and run AES Milwaukee store.

AES Closing, HRO Opens in Milwaukee

I have seen various people posting that AES was closing, but this makes it official:
In related news...

Baofeng Tech: UV-50X3 Tri-band Mobile

Baofeng Tech follows up a big Amazon Prime day with the announcement of their new tri-band mobile: the BTECH UV-50X3. So let's get to it...

- It is on sale now for $339.
- It looks a lot like the Vero TelecomVR-6600P.
- 50 Watt TX on VHF/UHF
- 5 Watt TX on 220 MHz
- CHIRP compatible day 1
- VHF/UHF Crossband repeat
- Full duplex
- Separate head unit
- Separate volume, squelch, wide/narrow filters for each VFO
- 1000 Memory channels
- RX:
-- 5-1.71MHz (AM Radio)
-- 76-108MHz (FM Radio)
-- 108-135.995MHz (Air Band (AM))
-- 136-250MHz
-- 300-399.995MHz
-- 400-520MHz