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If you wanted a perfect office clock, what would the features require? What makes a good clock for home or office use? Maybe a Digital Battery Atomic Alarm Clock (hito) would be the ultimate office clock, especially one that keeps military time. Operated by 2 AA batteries, a key feature is the auto night light […]

The little BaoFeng UV-5R Dual Band Two Way Radio is a great little radio for what it is. Well, anyways I like mine and I finally got around to the accessories for it. The antenna for my Baofeng is a real diamond, the Diamond RH77CA Dual-Band Antenna that is… Yes, some say that analog radio […]

Turn your non-Bluetooth TV, computer, iPod, stereo, radio, or MP3 player into a Bluetooth machine with these gadgets. Get your bluetooth freedom and get capability at once. These toys will work with the ICOM IC-7300 HF transmitter. 1. TaoTronics 65ft Bluetooth Transmitter Long Range 3.5mm & RCA Wireless Audio Adapter — Broad 65ft / 20m […]

Any experienced ham operator will tell you—height is everything. If you want to be heard, if you want better ears, if you want respect, height is the goal. Not many of us have the resources for the 100 ft. tower, but maybe you have a tall tree nearby that is sufficient. Get your dipole into […]

How To Program Baofeng UV5R

New out of the box—one must visit the Idiots Guide to programming your Baofeng UV-5R radio (W7DTG). This guide is useful especially for using repeaters with tones. I’m mostly interested in programming simplex type applications, along with local emergency frequencies. Sometimes I forget this simple process because I don’t do it very often. I will […]

FCC: Radio Buoys Operating in the 1.900 to 2.000 kHz Band [ET Docket No. 15-99] 1. The Commission proposes to amend Section 80.375 of its Rules to make the 1,900 kHz to 2,000 kHz band available to commercial fishing vessels for use by radio buoys on the open sea and to include them in the […]

Email With Or Without The Internet Is there an emergency and you need wireless communication? Got Winlink? “Winlink is an all-volunteer project of the Amateur Radio Safety Foundation, Inc. (ARSFI), a non-profit public benefit corporation.” BTW, you need an amateur radio license to operate. “Winlink is a worldwide radio messaging system that uses amateur-band radio […]

Is The TYT-9800 Getting Popular?

Is the TYT-9800 getting popular? I’m hearing more of these radios every day and there’s a reason why. What is it? Without a doubt it’s the price. The “other guys” sold a VHF/UHF transceiver of excellent quality, all equipped with four bands, but the price was kind of hefty. This is a point in time […]

Although software-defined radio is nothing new, the technological aspects keep expanding and exciting breakthroughs are advancing. What do have when you mix Kiwi with Beagle? Here’s a new one for you: KiwiSDR Kit Software Defined Radio with BeagleBone Green by Seeedstudio. SDR that covers 10 kHz to 30 MHz. The KiwiSDR Kit is plug and […]

Any outside event that is planned has a chance of being stifled. You plan, hope, and then wait. Hopefully mother nature will cooperate. The clouds are always a threat. On August 21, 2017, all things agreed for most of us in America. Did you see the eclipse? Honestly, some solar glasses were bought previously, but […]

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