Baofeng UV-5R: A $30 Beast

I just added a new radio to the stable, and because it was only $30 I bought one for the wife as well. The Baofeng UV-5R series (5R+ pictured) is a substantial bang for your buck. I do not usually take kindly to cheap imported equipment, especially electronics, but this radio has proven its value […]

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Life Achievement: Ham License

These two circles and three signatures on this flimsy piece of paper mean I have successfully passed my amateur radio technician license test. Now it’s time for the fun part, getting a radio and playing around with some new tech. I will post a writeup on the what/why/how of ham radio soon, and you might

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