Manufacturer: RadioddityModel: GD-77Type: 2m/440 FM / 2 Timeslot DMR HT (OpenGD77 firmware adds 220 band)MSRP: $94.99 on Radioddity’s website TLDR – Outstanding, robust, and capable HT with OpenGD77 firmware I wasn’t asked by Radioddity to do this review. I’m just an average guy who wants to share his experiences. I was not compensated in any way for this review or […]
I recently ventured into the world of DMR. So far, I’m loving every second of it. Even the impending arrival of my Xiegu G90 SDR transceiver hasn’t been able to take any excitement away from the flexibility of use and depth of capability DMR offers. If you’ve followed my site for a while, you’ll already know I like to document everything I experience so that maybe you don’t have to make the same mistakes I do or maybe I can help you find something you’re looking for.
Manufacturer: SurecomModel: SW-102Type: VHF/UHF antenna/SWR meterMSRP: $60ish TLDR: Great meter! Haven’t found anything to complain about. I bought this SWR meter in preparation for doing a lot of antenna building and learning the ropes of custom homebrew antennas. So far, I have absolutely nothing negative to say about this little machine. After building a new antenna, I regularly reach for […]
UPDATE! Click to jump to update.Manufacturer: CometModel: GP-3Type: Dual band (2m/440) base station fiberglass antennaMSRP: $99.95-$125 TLDR – Good antenna. Even better with proper 1/4 wave radials (aftermarket modification)Epic Craftsmanship provided by David Thompson, Precision Machine Works, Inc… THANK YOU! First off, right out of the gate: I know this is a bad antenna situation. That shiny foil on the […]
Manufacturer: NagoyaModel: NA-771Type: 15.6-Inch Dual Band (VHF/UHF) Whip AntennaMSRP $16.99 TLDR — Great antenna for your HT. Not a miracle worker. This was among the first ever purchased I made as a newly minted HAM Technician. I’m very happy I bought it starting out as well. My first radio was a Baofeng BF-F8HP and I ordered this antenna at the […]
March 30 Manufacturer: VariousModel: LRS-350-12Type: 12v Power SupplyMSRP ($35.00 on Ebay) TLDR – LED power supply as bench DC power. Safety concerns, but I would recommend. I purchased this power supply on March 15, 2021 to function as my bench power supply for my mobile radio. There are several manufacturers like “Mean Well” and “Weho”. I reviewed other power supply […]
Manufacturer: VGC (Vero)Model: VR-N7500Type: 2m/440 Dual band headless transceiverMSRP $175.00 TLDR – Very Good Radio, Lots of features, has Learning Curve, Would recommend. I would like to start out with saying I am not an employee, paid representative, or otherwise commissioned by the manufacturer of this product to write this review. In fact, a fellow ham KI5NNL (not on Facebook) […]