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

Yaesu FT-65R Dual Band 2m/70cm Radio Review

The Yaesu FT-65R is a Chinese made dual-band radio at about half the price of their famous FT-60R. How does it stack up? Read on to find out! Yaesu has made some fantastic radios in their day, including the current FT-60R and FT-270R, two of my favorite radios. While inexpensive Chinese radios have taken over … Read more

TYT MD-380 70cm DMR Handheld Radio Review

The TYT MD-380 is probably the most famous DMR radio out there as just about everyone I know of started DMR with this radio. Is it worth its reputation? Read on and find out! Around the end of the 2016 year, the TYT MD-380 was released quietly to radio enthusiasts. Trying to find a DMR … Read more

Retevis RT22 70cm Budget Handheld Radio

The Retevis RT22 is another ultralight 70cm radio meant to throw in your pocket, purse, or bag without weighing you down. How does it stack up to other offerings? Read on and find out! The Retevis RT22 is basically a Baofeng BF-888S in a smaller format with a non-detachable antenna and a battery that can not … Read more

Arcshell AR-6 70cm Budget Handheld Radio

The Arcshell AR-6 is an upgraded version of their AR-5, itself a close of the Baofeng BF-888s. It is also my favorite ultra-cheap two-way radio. Read below to find out why! Before we discuss the pros and cons of the Arcshell AR-6 we first have to understand that this is a radio that costs $16 … Read more