Radioddity GD-77 DMR Dual Band Radio Review

The Radioddity GD-77 is a dual-band DMR radio that looks like a copy of the Baofeng DM-1801. Is it worth the extra money? Let’s see! There are several DMR radios under $100 so the competition is pretty fierce. While the Radioddity GD-77 is at the high end of the spectrum facing competition from the TYT … Read more

Icom ID-31a Dual Band D-STAR Radio Review

The Icom ID-31a is a UHF (70cm) D-STAR radio and currently the least expensive new option for getting into D-STAR digital radio. When talking D-STAR, the least expensive is still expensive, is it worth it? Let’s find out! I originally bought the Icom ID-31a as an introduction to D-STAR to see if it was something … Read more

Baofeng UV-9S Plus Tri-Band Band Radio Review

The Baofeng UV-9S Tri-Band is a tri-band (2m/1.25m/70cm) radio that comes in standard black or this bright red version. Let’s see how it stacks up with other Baofeng offerings. I was really looking forward to playing with the Baofeng UV-9S since my favorite cheap Chinese radio is its cousin, the UV-9R Plus. From looking at … Read more

Baofeng BF-888s 70cm Budget Radio Review

The Baofeng BF-888s is an inexpensive 70cm radio which is one of the most popular cheap handheld radios in the amateur radio hobby. These Baofeng BF-888s radios are not what you normally think of when you are talking about amateur radios as they are all but worthless without programming from the computer. You could, in … Read more

Alinco DJ-MD5 Dual Band DMR Radio Review

The Alinco DJ-MD5 is a dual-band (2m/70cm) DMR radio with probably the nicest color LCD screen I have seen on a handheld radio for less than $300. You don’t hear a lot about Alinco when looking at amateur radio gear although they make a range of handheld, mobile, and even a few desktop radios. While … Read more