Baofeng… Not for the impatient

While I was out at the Virginia Beach ham fest I decided to pick up a Baofeng radio. They’re cheap and my Kenwood Tri-band HT is out of commission until I get a new battery pack.  Leave it to the Chinese to make a radio that is a complete pain Read More …

Hands on: A Ham Radio for Makers

The RS-UV3 is a shot in the armfor amateur radio. Mobile phones and the Internet have made the basic act of talking to a faraway person an everyday experience. This means that much of the appeal of ham radio is now in things like emergency response; technically challenging exercises such Read More …

Guide to Choosing Your First Radio

You’ll often hear that a handheld transceiver is not the best first radio for a new ham, and for good reason, handheld transceivers, while they are a completely functioning station in one device, are among the most limited transceivers available but often overlooked is the value of a handheld transceiver Read More …