Showing posts with label Yahoo Group. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Yahoo Group. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

ARRL and

I had read that the Yahoo Groups service was shutting down... they were a hotbed for ham radio groups. Some of those groups migrated to The ARRL is also going to use for some of their communications.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Not How I Would Do It

Guy posts a link to a survey on a Yahoo Group and the list owner kicks him out:
"I think you need to unsubscribe from this list of all you want is to mooch a survey. Forget that, I'll unsubscribe you myself."

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Yahoo Group Changes

People don't like change... but I wouldn't really miss the daily messages about someone's trouble programming their radio.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Wouxun Factory Yahoo Group

YAYG - Yet Another Yahoo Group... but this time it is the Wouxun factory folks. I'm not sure if this is a good way to reach if they want to primarily provide updates. It will, and already has, become a place where people are looking for support. That's fine, if help is provided.

"Dear All, 
Please feel welcome to join our Yahoo Group according to the following Groupinginformation here.
Group name: QUANZHOUWOUXUNGroup home page: email:
best regards,
Quanzhou WOUXUN Electronics Co., Ltd"

"Yes, any latest information about WOUXUN new products and technicial discussionwill be shared here timelessly...."

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Yahoo Group Numbers

The Yahoo Group for the Baofeng UV-5R is insane.

Since it started nine months ago, there have been over 11,000 messages - averaging almost 1,250 per month. September and October will both be over 2,000 each. At this point, it is almost unusable for me. I don't have the time to wade through that many messages - especially when they are mostly repeat issues. Most of which could be solved by searching the group or visiting sites like

A couple of points of reference...

The UV-3R group had about 3,000 messages over the same nine months. It broke 1,000 messages in a month once (Sept.). The Wouxun group had just over 2,000 for the same period and has never had more than 1,000 messages in a month going back to its start in 2009.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Baofeng UV-5R: Yahoo Group

There is now a Baofeng UV-5R Yahoo Group.

Two comments...

1. Quelle surprise! Hams love their Yahoo Groups!
2. That didn't take long.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Yahoo Groups: Amateur and Ham Radio

I was poking around the Yahoo Groups and noticed that under the category of "Amateur and Ham Radio" there are about 7,200 groups. There are almost 200 with more than 1000 members.

The Yaesu FT-817 has the largest group with over 12,000 members.

The Wouxun KG-UVD1 group has 2,300 members and averages about 400 messages per month.

The Baofeng UV-3R group has around 1,900 members and averages close to 500 messages per month.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Baofeng UV-3R: Yahoo Group

I was just wondering if anyone was going to create a Yahoo group for the UV-3R. A quick search and, of course, there is one: Baofeng UV-3R Yahoo Group.

My next pondering is why the Yahoo groups are so popular with the ham radio crowd.