Motorola MOTOTRBO SL7550 UHF portable radio VA3XPR digital mobile ham DMR

REVIEW: Motorola MOTOTRBO SL 7550 DMR portable radio

The Motorola MOTOTRBO SL 7550 or is the most compact addition to Motorola’s MOTOTRBO line of DMR radios. This unit is slim and lightweight, making it ultraportable and a great shirt pocket radio for the ham that only needs low power operation. At the time of this review, the ham …

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Hytera PD782 DMR digital mobile radio portable ham VA3XPR HT

REVIEW: Hytera PD782 DMR portable radio

The Hytera PD782/G is a commercial grade mid-tier DMR portable radio being offered by Hytera Communications, a Chinese manufacturer of communications equipment. This unit packs many features that hams will find valuable, including a colour LCD display, loud crisp audio, solid construction, 1,024 channels and front keypad programmability (aka FPP). This …

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Connect Systems CS750 CS751 VA3XPR DMR radio ham digital mobile

REVIEW: Connect Systems CS750 DMR portable radio

The Connect Systems CS750/751 (UHF/VHF) is a budget DMR portable radio targeted toward the ham radio community and is the successor model to the popular Connect Systems CS700/701. While this unit is nearly identical to the CS700, it does have some notable upgrades, including capacity for up to 2,000 channels …

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Connect Systems CS800 VA3XPR DMR radio ham

REVIEW: Connect Systems CS800 DMR mobile radio

The Connect Systems CS800/801 (UHF/VHF) is a new value priced DMR mobile radio being offered by Connect Systems, as part of its line-up of budget DMR radios targeted toward the ham radio community. This unit packs many features, including, superb audio, sturdy construction, 45W/50W (UHF/VHF) power output, a remote mountable …

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VA3XPR implements usability improvements with talkgroup updates

In an effort to improve usability and increase capacity for its local users, the VA3XPR DMR repeaters have implemented talkgroup updates by adding new talkgroups, plus updating timing parameter for others, which are now in effect for both repeaters. These changes include: The addition of a second Local talkgroup, which …

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Chivalry for the modern ham: The Radio Amateur’s Code

Once upon a time, owning and operating a ham radio was a pursuit of the wealthy and fortunate, as ham radio equipment was expensive and operators were required to know their complex inter workings, not to mention that they needed to be highly proficient with Morse code. Hams were the …

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Tytera TYT MD-380 DMR portable radio review

The Tytera TYT MD-380 is one of the latest value priced DMR radios to emerge from the Chinese market. This unit packs many features, including, superb audio, a multicoloured LCD display, front panel programmability, rugged construction, plus much more. This is a great radio for anyone looking to get started …

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