Friday, July 6, 2018


Via the CS7000 Yahoo Group:
"Today the US government starts charging a 25% import duty for radios from China. Almost all the DMR radios are made in China. We will honor the pre tariff price as long as we have stock of radios we bought before we have to pay extra for the radios. That applies to the CS580, CS800D, CS750, CS800, and CS801. The AnyTone price is set by AnyTone and they have not indicated how the tariff is going to affect the price. I would expert the AnyTone MAP to go beyond the $169 so now would be a good time to get one from us before we are forced to raise our price.

Jerry Wanger KK6LFS
Connect Systems Inc."

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
Band Scope

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

RX: 78-108Mhz   108-136MHz     136-174MHz
       350-400MHz    400-480MHz   480-520 MHz
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)
APRS Display (Optional)

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

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

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

BaofengTech DMR-6X2 Review by Miklor

John got his hands on the BTECH DMR-6X2 (Amazon $169.89) and his review is here...

He starts:
"Several Dual Band DMR handhelds have been introduced into the market in the past few months. Having owned most of them, I would have to place this one toward the very top of the list. The DMR-6X2 is both VHF and UHF, Tier II DMR digital as well as a FM analog with many features geared strictly toward ham radio use."
And concludes:
"If you think the BTECH DMR-6X2 very closely resembles a D868UV, you are correct, but it is definitely not simply a rebadged Anytone. There are features and enhancements that set these two radios apart. I think BTECH was wise to wait for the bugs to be ironed out before introducing the 6X2 to the market.

If you're waiting for this radio to drop down in price, don't hold your breath. Its features and performance make it well worth the price."
Lots of good stuff in the middle, so read the whole thing.

Friday, June 22, 2018

BaofengTech DMR-6X2 Digital (DMR)

From the BaoFeng Tech website:
"BTECH DMR-6X2 Digital (DMR) & Analog Two-Way Radio (with GPS and Recording) 
The BTECH DMR-6X2 is the most versatile dual-band DMR radio available. Designed for both amateur and commercial usage with its large, bright 1.77" color TFT display.The DMR-6X2 can store 4,000 Channels with 10,000 Talk Groups and 150,000 Contacts. 
The DMR-6X2 is a true dual slot DMR radio compatible with DMR Tier I & 2"

Available via Amazon for $169.89.