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Review of Radioddity GD-77 DMR Tier 2 Handheld (#93)

The Radioddity GD-77 is their 2nd Generation DMR Tier 2 radio and it looks like they’ve done a fine job. It’s a solid, useful radio, and I recommend it. If you’d like to purchase it and support Ham Radio Answers … Continue reading

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Using CHIRP to Program your Handheld Ham Radios, AD#38

Use your programming cable with CHIRP software from I show how to download memories, change them, and upload. Also how to transfer from one radio to another. You can see a list of Ask Dave videos by clicking here. … Continue reading

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Review of Baofeng GT-5TP 2m/70cm Handheld

The Baofeng GT-5TP is a new offering in the competitive dual-band ham radio handheld market. This Chinese-made radio has lots to offer for a very low price. To order this radio, if you order from this link, a little of … Continue reading

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Sponsored Product Review: TYT UV8000E Dual Band Handheld

Okay, with trepidation I announce a whole new area for me, that of sponsored product reviews. Regarding this review, let me be crystal clear. Yes, they provided the radio and I get to keep it without charge. Second, if you … Continue reading

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BaoFeng UV-5R+ ham radio — incredibly inexpensive dual-band handheld

I’m always on the lookout for inexpensive equipment to recommend to new hams, and the BaoFeng UV-5R+, at around $60 including shipping on Amazon, fits that bill. Here’s the review I wrote for Amazon: “I put my new Chinese Baofeng … Continue reading

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APRS vs Handheld GPS: Discrepancies Explained

GPS precision is a function of the number of decimal places after the decimal point. Why is that important? Well, the APRS tracks that I’ve taken recently while riding my motorcycle do not agree with the track taken by my … Continue reading

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Wouxun KG-UV3D: Inexpensive Dual Band Handheld

I recently purchased the very inexpensive ($119.95) new Chinese-made Wouxun (pronounced OH-shing) KG-UV3D radio and am quite delighted with it. However the user interface is drastically different from the Japanese equivalents. I put this presentation together for the Montrose Amateur … Continue reading

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Two New Inexpensive 2-Meter Handhelds

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Ask Dave Episode Content Ask Dave Episode 295Erecting the EFHW-8010 End-fed Half Wave Antenna and Initial Testing We erect the MyAntennas EFHW-8010-1K end-fed half wave antenna that covers a small portion of the 80 meter band, plus all of … Continue reading

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KEØOG’s Reference Station

A reference design is exactly that: a design that can be used as a reference for building your own. Not mandatory design, nor for that matter a suggested design. The amateur radio station components listed here will provide you with … Continue reading

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