The BaoFeng UV-5R can be programmed both by the keys that are on the radio, and by using software. You might for example just program the radio using the keys if you need to enter just a few memories or you are out in the field with no access to programming software or cables. Using … Read more How to program the BaoFeng UV-5R radio
The BaoFeng BF-888S is a very cool and inexpensive little radio that a lot of people purchase before realizing that there is no way to program the BaoFeng BF-888S radio with just the radio, you have to purchase a programming cable, download the software, and learn what you are doing first. This can be a … Read more How to program the BaoFeng BF-888S radio
There are quite a few reasons you might want to camouflage or hide your antenna installation. Perhaps you rent and do not have permission to mount an antenna on the property, maybe there is a property owner’s association that doesn’t like antennas, or maybe you just like to keep your home from looking like a … Read more Camouflaging or hiding your antenna, avoiding antenna restrictions
Finding the best dual band HT antenna can be a tough job. It seems every time a person gets their license one of the first questions is what kind of antenna can they upgrade to so their HT radio will work better. Unfortunately this is not as easy as it may sound. For the purposes … Read more Best dual band HT antennas for 2020
Ever since I got this radio I have wanted to do a Baofeng BF-888s radio review because I found the radio fascinating. I have to admit I have always been very nervous about trying these cheap Chinese radios. My first HTs were a Radio Shack HTX-202 and a HTX-404. From there I went to a top … Read more Baofeng BF-888s 70cm 440mhz radio review
I often get asked if the cheap Chinese radios are any good. When you can buy a Baofeng UV-5R off Amazon for $24, I can certainly see both sides of that question. When a nice Yaesu 2 meter handheld can cost $100 or more, that Baofeng sure looks appealing. Then again, can a dual band … Read more Cheap Chinese radios, are they any good?