Baofeng UV-82 Dual Band Radio Review

The Baofeng UV-82 is a fairly unremarkable dual-band Chinese radio based on the popular UV-5R, and that is a good thing! Read on to find out how. Wherever you look, people love the UV-5R for being an inexpensive, good, basic, amateur radio. The Baofeng UV-82 is a larger and more feature-rich version of that radio … Read more

Yaesu FT-70DR Fusion Dual Band Radio Review

The Yaesu FT-70DR is currently the cheapest way to get into Yaesu’s Fusion digital radio technology and a remarkably capable analog radio as well. Read on to get the details! Yaesu has entered into the Chinese radio market with some of its newer radios such as the FT-65 and FT-4XR, but the Yaesu FT-70DR is … Read more

Baofeng BF-F8HP Dual Band Radio Review

The Baofeng BF-F8HP is a newer, upgraded, and more powerful version of Baofeng’s famous UV-5R radio. Or is it? The ads are everywhere on Amazon, eBay, and other online sellers claiming the new Baofeng BF-F8HP is the upgraded version of the UV-5R driving tons of people to buying it instead of the venerable UV-5R since … Read more

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