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

Baofeng UV-5R5 Dual Band Radio Review

The Baofeng UV-5R5 is an interesting variant on the popular UV-5R. I was not very impressed with its improvements but maybe you will be. Read on to see why! Just from the pictures of the Baofeng UV-5R5 I wanted to try it if for no other reason than I really liked the lime green letters … Read more

Baofeng UV-5R Dual Band 2m/70cm Radio Review

The Baofeng UV-5R is the radio responsible for a renaissance in the handheld radio market. No longer do you have to spend hundreds of dollars on a useful amateur radio. Is it worth the hype? Read on! Let me start by saying that no, the Baofeng UV-5R will not hold its own against high-end radios … Read more