Baofeng BF-E90 440MHz Handheld Radio Review

Baofeng BF-E90 Review The Baofeng BF-E90 is a small, pocket-sized, 73cm 440MHz radio just starting to appear online (as of this writing it is only available directly from China and not available on Amazon, although that should change soon). It appears to be a cheaper model of the BF-T1, missing some of the buttons and … Read more

Baofeng BF-X3 plus Tri-Band Handheld Radio Review.

Baofeng BF-X3 plus Review The Baofeng BF-X3 plus is another model in the UV-9x and BF-A58 family with two big differences: a claimed significantly larger battery and three working bands. Is that the only difference and is that really a big step forward? Let’s find out. I will be mainly comparing this Baofeng BF-X3 plus … Read more

Radioddity GA-2S Inexpensive Two-Way Radio Review.

Radioddity GA-2S Review There are a lot of radios in the same market as the Radioddity GA-2S, namely the Baofeng BF-888s, eSynic zESY66, and the Arcshell AR5/AR6 models. The Baofeng is clearly the sales leader while Arcshell distinguishes itself with colorful cases. So what does Radioddity bring to the table with this entry? The Radioddity … Read more

Wouxun KG-UV9p review, worth the price?

Wouxun KG-UV9p Review This was my first Wouxun, and I thought of it as a high-priced Baofeng, after all, it is just another in a sea of obscure Chinese radios, right? As you can tell, I was not going into this review with a very neutral attitude. Did the Wouxun KG-UV9p win my heart? When … Read more

Baofeng BF-88ST FRS Radio Review.

Baofeng BF-88ST FRS Radio Review The cheapest FRS radios Motorola has are their T100 which go for about $29 a pair and sell like hotcakes. Baofeng entered this market, knowingly or not, with their Baofeng BF-888s radios for around $24. The problem was that those radios were illegal for most people to use and made … Read more

Baofeng UV-5R+ plus Review, a better UV-5R?

Baofeng UV-5R plus Review I have lost count of the number of radios that have been released as “updated UV-5R!” or some such statement. Most of them are simply gimmicks to get your money, some, however, are actual improvements over the classic. Which one is the Baofeng UV-5R plus? Starting with the basics, the Baofeng … Read more

Baofeng BF-F9V2+ Plus Dual Band Radio Review

The Baofeng BF-F9V2+ a probably the second-best UV-5R variant I have ever tested coming in just a tad behind the BF-F8+ Is it another fluke or has Baofeng upped their game? Read on to see! Technically I suppose the Baofeng BF-F9V2+ might be the best-tested radio I have done so far and just not my … Read more

Alinco DJ-G7T Tri-Band Radio Review

The Alinco DJ-G7T is a very sexy looking tri-band waterproof semi-rugged radio with some good specs, but is it nothing but flash? Read on to find out! Right up front, I want to say if you bought one of these Alinco DJ-G7T radios and are looking for an article telling what a great purchasing decision … Read more

Repairing er1 on a HTX-404 or HTX-202

The HTX-202 and HTX-404 will eventually refuse to work and just flash er1 on the screen. This is due to the small coin size battery inside the radio failing. It is a pretty easy and straight-forward repair requiring just a few tools and a new battery. The best place to get a new battery for … Read more