Kenwood TM-D710GA Review

If you’re looking for a feature-rich VHF/UHF radio with a built-in GPS for APRS, the Kenwood TM-D710GA is definitely worth a look. Good Two-color LCD backlight – The LCD panel is large and easy to read, and can be toggled between a green and amber backlight depending on your preferences and where you’re using this… Continue reading Kenwood TM-D710GA Review

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Kenwood TM-281A Review

If you’re looking for a no-nonsense 2-meter band FM radio with plenty of power, the Kenwood TM-281A is a great choice. Sure, it may not have the frills or the bells and whistles of some more modern ham radios, but its time-tested design offers a great price-to-performance ratio. Good Amazing value – It’s pretty hard… Continue reading Kenwood TM-281A Review

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Icom ID-5100A Deluxe Review

If you’re looking to upgrade your D-STAR rig and still maintain excellent analog radio functionality, the ICOM ID-5100A Deluxe is a great option. Thanks to the intuitive 5.5-inch touchscreen, it’s exceptionally easy-to-use, and despite a relatively low price, Good Bright, clear, intuitive touchscreen – The 5.5-inch touchscreen is bright, beautiful, and easy to use. This… Continue reading Icom ID-5100A Deluxe Review

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Icom ID-4100A Review

The Icom ID-4100A combines a VHF/UHF transceiver with D-STAR functionality in an attractive, intuitive package that’s surprisingly feature-rich, considering its low overall price. It’s an appealing option both for new operators and veteran hams who many want to experiment with digital radio. Good Adjustable backlight setting – You can choose between a blue, green, white,… Continue reading Icom ID-4100A Review

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Kenwood TM-V71A Review

The best term for the TM-V71A is “no-frills.” It won’t thrill you with a colorful touchscreen. It doesn’t have a GPS or G-STAR. But that’s not what it’s meant to do. It’s meant to provide reliable dual-band VHF and UHF performance – and if you’re looking for an affordable analog radio to play around with… Continue reading Kenwood TM-V71A Review

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Icom IC-7100 Review

A fully-featured tri-band radio that also offers amazing D-STAR compatibility? Who could say no? The Icom IC-7100 may be a little bit expensive, particularly for new ham operators. But it justifies its price tag with robust features, excellent sound quality, and a surprisingly small learning curve, especially for those who have already used Icom products… Continue reading Icom IC-7100 Review

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Icom IC-2730A Review

If you’re primarily interested in dual-band UHF/VHF performance and you don’t care about digital modes, the Icom IC-2730A is an excellent choice. It doesn’t have too many bells and whistles, but it does provide 50w of transmission power, excellent audio, and a surprising amount of expandability and versatility, especially given its low price. Good Simultaneous… Continue reading Icom IC-2730A Review

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Icom IC-705 Review

It’s not cheap, but if you want a truly top-of-the-line, flagship QRP radio for UHF/VHF/HF use, you’re going to find the Icom IC-705 hard to beat. It’s probably not the best choice for beginners due to its high price tag – but its features, expandability, and surprising portability mean that it’s worth the investment for… Continue reading Icom IC-705 Review

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Yaesu FT-818 Review

Despite a venerable design that hasn’t changed much since the early 200s, the Yaesu FT-818 still is one of the very best QRP (low power) radios on the market. With its full coverage of the VHF, UHF, and HF bands, as well as modern improvements like a more powerful battery and 6W of transmission power,… Continue reading Yaesu FT-818 Review

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Yaesu FTM-300DR Review

If you’re newer to the world of amateur radio, you may be wondering what mobile transceiver is the best choice if you want to explore features like APRS and GPS location sharing – without sacrificing overall UHF/VHC usability. The answer is simple – the Yaesu FTM-300DR. It’s packed with features, and while it’s definitely more… Continue reading Yaesu FTM-300DR Review

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