The History of Ham Radio (Amateur Radio)

Amateur radio, also known as ham radio, is a wireless communication service used by enthusiasts around the world to talk to each other and to send and receive messages. It has been around for over a century and has a long and interesting history. Today, ham radio is a flexible activity; it is possible to … Read more

Radio Communications for Survivalists and Preppers

For many survivalists and preppers, communication is treated almost as an afterthought. They grab a cheap Baofeng and throw it in their backpack. How hard can a radio be to use? This guide will delve into the importance of radio communication in emergency and survival scenarios, the various types of radio communication devices, and how … Read more

Do I Need a License to Use a Two-Way Radio?

This question may be more complex than you might imagine. Then again, since radio frequencies and their use is managed by the government, maybe not 😉 I should start with a few disclaimers, the information I provide here is correct to the best of my knowledge for people in the  United States. I am not … Read more

Is Your Baofeng Radio a Fake Baofeng Radio?

Everywhere you look today there are Baofeng radios with different labels, different model numbers, and slightly different names. Will the real Baofeng please stand up? Probably not, and here is why. Let me start by trying to figure out what or who Baofeng is, exactly. This might be difficult since there is,,, … Read more

Retevis RB22 DMR 70cm Handheld Radio Review

Retevis RB22 DMR Radio Review The Retevis RB22 is billed as a new generation professional radio with advanced digital technology features. At first glance, it appears much like many other Chinese DMR radios. Is it really a professional radio or just another cheap DMR clone? The first thing I noticed about the Retevis RB22 is … Read more