Showing posts with label Ham Radio. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ham Radio. Show all posts

Monday, September 9, 2019

Ham Radio in Legos

Trying to connect with kids and show the many things you can do with ham radio...


Via KB6NU

Friday, May 10, 2019

IC-9700 SDR?

EME

Friday, February 22, 2019

Wouxun KG-UVD1P

An oldie, but a goodie...
"I have 6 (six) variants of this radio with the original UV-1D being my favorite! Back in 2011 when I first became a ham radio op, the Wouxun was the 'cheap' low-cost entry level rig (the world before baofeng). Coming in at nearly $80 less than the stellar FT-60 the UV-1D was right in my budget range. 8 (Eight) Years later, it's still my 'go-to' handi. While it's not my favorite HT (Kenwood TH-k20) it is the one I find myself using anytime I am forced to use a hand-held radio. Over the years I've added a pair of 2m/6m and 2m/220 versions as well as a few spare 2m/70cm rigs. When my eldest passed his tech test last year-he got a New Wouxun HT. As you can see I'm pretty heavily invested in Wouxun, and although I sometimes wonder if I'd been better off with an offering from the Big3 (unattainable in '11), when you add it all up ($) it seems like money well spent. K4CDN"

Monday, February 18, 2019

Friday, January 25, 2019

Upgrade!

Pimp my ride - ham radio style...

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Ham Licenses

It's been a year since I posted an update on the Ham licenses chart.

Up: Extra, General, Tech, and Total
This is a high water mark for all three classes and overall licenses. Total was 748,136 at the end of 2017.

Down: Advanced and Novice
Advanced and Novice will only go down since no new licenses are being issued for these classes.

MonthExtraAdvancedGeneralTechnicianNoviceARS Total
Dec-18147,36939,607175,949384,1458,360755,430
Nov-18147,13139,718175,750383,6748,410754,681
Oct-18146,89239,828175,550383,2028,459753,931
Sep-18146,77740,001175,396382,8868,489753,549
Aug-18146,56740,155175,210382,5808,544753,054


Thursday, December 20, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Life Changing

If you only watch one ham radio related video this year... make it this one:


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Hytera

Insert shocked face that anything like this could happen.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

BuyTwoWayRadios.com Web Redesign Promotions

They've announced several deals, but I've been too covered up to post about them...

Friday, July 13, 2018

BTECH DMR-6X2: Firmware Updates

Baofeng Tech has released a firmware update for the BTECH DMR-6X2 (Amazon $169.89). You can sign up here to get e-mails when they release new firmware.

Changes in 1.01:
Added Support for Multiple DMR IDs
Allow Timeslot Switching as a Side Key Option
Added International Metric Support to the GPS
Allows the Auto-Repeater to be Enabled within a specific frequency range, Auto-Repeater can be seperated between A & B VFO
Minor Bug Fixes

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

HeyPhone

Friday, July 6, 2018

Zastone Mini9+

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Radioddity Giveaway

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

VR-6900 With Band Scope and APRS Display

Copied from an e-mail from VGC:


The Feature
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Band Scope

VR-6900 support muitl band scope search
1: Frequency Mode Search
2, Band mode Search
3. Channel Mode Search
 
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Wide Band Frequency

TX:136-174&400-480MHz
RX: 78-108Mhz   108-136MHz     136-174MHz
       350-400MHz    400-480MHz   480-520 MHz
 
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High Power Output

VR-6900 has adjustable power function
1, UHF : 40w (High) 25 W (Mid) 8W (Low)
2, VHF : 45w (High) 25 W (Mid) 8W (Low)
 
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APRS Display (Optional)

TX:136-174&400-480MHz
RX: 78-108Mhz  108-136MHz     136-174MHz
        350-400MHz     400-480MHz    480-520 MHz
 
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Cross-Band /In-Band Repeater Connector
VR-6900 support connect a extra handheld radio to be a Cross-Band repeater or In-Band repeater.
 
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Zone Function

VR-6900 support A B C D zone,each zone has 128 channesl.Total 512 channels