Monday, July 20, 2015


Painfully funny.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

AnyTone Tech ANILE-8R: UHF and VHF

This kinda slipped by me, but you can get the ANILE-8R in both UHF and VHF now.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

FEMA Administrator on Amateur Radio

FEMA Administrator on Amateur Radio:

Monday, July 6, 2015

Large Ground Plane - To Go


Wouxun Radios Yahoo Group Moderator Needed

Wouxun Radios Yahoo Group Moderator:
"I've lost 2 Wouxun radios to the "Suicide Chip" bug.  Additionally, the popularity of this brand has waned.  When my third radio fails, I'll no longer have any interest in Wouxun radios. 
As a result, I'll be leaving this group after a new owner is found.  If interested, please let me know.

Thanks... John KD8DVR"

Congrats to the USWNT!

A very surprising match... I was expecting a very close game, not:

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Zastone ZT-2R+

I don't know if the ZT-2R+ is truly an update to ZT-2R which is the Yaesu VX-2R clone. Here is a review of the ZT-2R+, but it doesn't offer any comparisons to the original. I will mention that Hans liked the original ZT-2R.

The ZT-2R+ is one of Zastone’s newly launched miniature dual band, dual standby handheld wireless walkie talkies. With an aluminum housing, this hand held radio is shock proof and durable. With its anti-slip design, the grip is comfortable. With a 0.5-999Mhz wide band signal receiver, it is easy to hear communications coming through the walkie talkie. This ZT-2R mini walkie talkie can meet your needs, as it has over 1300 memory channels with sailing, shortwave and weather related channels. It easily supports HAM technology, making this a popular preferred product.

Main Features
1. Miniature dual band handheld transceiver
2. 0.5-999Mhz Wide Receive Band
3. Over 1300 memory channels
4. Sailing, shortwave, weather channel
5. CTCSS and DCS codec
6. Tone scan and independent tone mode
7. WIRES connection shortcuts
8. Rugged aluminum housing
9. Automatic Repeater Shift (ARS)
10. Dual tone multi-frequency
11. Automatic power saving
12. Busy channel lockout

Frequency Range Wide Receiver Band List(RX List)
BC Band 0.540-1.8 MHz
SW Band 1.800-30MHz
50MHz Ham Band 30.000-79(59)MHz
FM Band 76(59.000)MHz-108 MHz
Air Band 108.000-137.000MHz
144MHz Ham Band 137.00-174.000MHz
VHF-TV Band 174-222.000MHz
Action Band 222-420.000MHz
430MHz Ham Band 420-470.000MHz
UHF-TV Band 470-800(729).000MHz/(757-774MHz)
Action Band2 800-999.000MHz(USA Cellular Block)
TX & TX Frequency
Channel NO. 1300
Operating Voltage 3.6V
Temperature Range -20°C~+60°C
Frequency Stability ±5ppm
Volume(mm) 47*81*23
Weight (g) 132

Output Power 1/1.5/2/3W
Modulation F3E
Spurious Radiation < -60 dB
Adjacent Ch. power < -60 dB
CTCSS/DCS deviation < 5KHz
Audio Distortion ≤5%
SNR >35 dB

Sensitivity 0.18 uV - 3 uV
Adjacent CH. Sensitivity (W/N) ≥55dB
Audio Power 50 mW 100 Mw
Audio Distortion ≤5%
Intermediation ≥55dB

Standard Accessories:
ZT-2R+ Radio *1
3.7V 1500mAh Battery *1
Charger *1
Antenna *1
Back clip*1
Manual EN*1

Via Chinese Ham Radio Equipment on Google+

Monday, June 22, 2015

Baofeng Tech: Baofeng UV-82HP

Much better news for the Baofeng UV-82HP coming from John's review on
"- The original UV82 took a traditional UV5R, and added design features such as an upgraded case design and Dual PTT switch. (comparison
- Next came the UV82C which included the options to synchronize the Dual PTT function to emulate a Single PTT, and the ability to lock out the VFO to prevent accidental field programming. 
- Next came the 8W F8HP. This was the radio that started the HP / TP movement. 
- An expanded feature added is R-Tone, a repeater tone for those requiring a 1000, 1450, 1750 or 2000Hz audible tone for access. This is not to be confused with CTCSS or DCS. Prior models provided Tone Burst for 1750Hz only. 
The UV82HP now includes all of the above features in one package. The PTT synchronizing, VFO lockout, High Power, R-Tone, and newest generation chipset. 
It has kept the traditional UV82 case design to ensure compatibility between all existing options, including Dual PTT Spkr/Micr, battery cases, holsters, battery eliminators, etc."