Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wireless - Truth

I am a Comcast customer, so I have installed their certificate that lets me easily connect to their hot spots that are almost ubiquitous. The downside is the marginal associations to a network that aren't actually usable.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

TYT MD-380 - not G - for $81

"OOPS! We have Just received a full mismarked shipment of radios from the factory. We ordered MD-380G which is a MD380 with a GPS installed. What came in was a radio labeled MD380G. But it has no GPS. So we are blowing out these brand new mis marked radios. This is just a normal TYT MD-380 UHF Version that is marked as a MD-380G. This radio does not have a GPS installed. Quantities are limited and once they are gone, they are gone."
Via @HamRadio360.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Prime Deal: Baofeng Tech UV-25X4 Quad Band Mobile - $99

Baofeng Tech has a Prime Day Deal on the UV-25X4 Quad Band Mobile - only $99.00. (Normally, it is $128.86.)

Prime Day: Baofeng Tech: BF-F8HP - $44.95

Baofeng Tech has a Prime Day Deal on the BF-F8HP HT - only $44.95. (Normally, it is $62.89.)

Prime Day: Baofeng Tech UV-82HP - $44.95

Baofeng Tech has a Prime Day Deal on the BF-UV-82HP HT - only $44.95. (Normally, it is $62.89.)

Prime Day: Baofeng Tech UV-5X3 - $44.95

Baofeng Tech has a Prime Day Deal on the UV-5X3 Tri-band HT - only $44.95. (Normally, it is $59.89)

Prime Day: Buy Kindle Book, Get 40% Back for Your Next One

I've had a few Kindle books in my wishlist for a while, so I might as well pull the trigger on one since I will get 40% back on my next purchase.

Friday, July 7, 2017

TYT MD-9600 Mobile Update

"Anthony Roque, Sales Manager here at Buy Two Way Radios and co-host of The Two Way Radio Show, received a very positive update last night from TYT. Our demo unit of the much anticipated MD-9600 will be shipping out very soon!!"
"With this announcement, TYT also confirmed a couple of changes from the initial announcement. The biggest and most exciting change is that the MD-9600 will be a dual band (UHF/VHF) radio instead of a separate version for each band." 

TYT MD-2017: Programming Cable Issue

Sounds like a small problem, but I like the open response and I'm sure they and TYT will take care of those affected:
"With our first batch of TYT MD-2017's, we had a few customers call complaining of issues programming the radio. After some back and forth, we identified the issue as being a poor solder within the radio connector on the programming cable. Customers with this issue were not able read their radios from the programming software. 
TYT has confirmed the issue, and are immediately working to correct the problem. We are told that all of our future shipments will have the updated cable, so if you order a radio or a cable from this point forward you won't have to worry about this issue. 
This issue affected a very small number of customers (less than 3%), so we appreciate TYT's willingness to make the fix a priority."