Alianza DxB at IWCE 2014

So “the wait is finally over” doesn’t really mean the product is available, simply that it will be revealed in Las Vegas next month at the IWCE conference.  I checked the website at Codan Radio Communication and they don’t have anything listed for Alianza yet.  So for us consumers, it is NOT ready.  However, I am still […] Read more »


Thanks Hans for the update on this radio.  I would like to purchase and test one of these myself, but realistically I can’t see the advantage due to the price and the inability to use on analog repeaters due to no CTCSS feature on this radio.  Here is a link to the radio for sale […] Read more »

CSI-DMR Mobile Unit due to drop in Q3 of 2014

Jerry over at Connect Systems is turning out to be a fantastic resource for his CS700 DMR HT Radio.  Below is an email I traded with him about their new mobile unit that is due later this year.  I’ll be watching for this myself and will try to pickup one of the first units available, […] Read more »

Wouxun: Main Trading Company Comments

In response to my post from the other day about all the Wouxun hub-bub, here are some comments from one of my favorite retailers, Main Trading Company.  MTC is right outside of the DFW metroplex; I have been in there store only once, but have seen them at several Hamfests.  Richard is a great guy […] Read more »

Review of the Baofeng GT-3

I picked up this radio after reading a post about it on Hans’ Blog last month. Apparently when Hans posted his article, it was a new radio which he couldn’t get ahold of yet. I found the article a few weeks after he wrote it, so I was able to find the radio on Amazon […] Read more »

Wouxun Memory Loss Issues

I haven’t experienced this problem myself, but I’ve been reading more and more about it lately, so I wanted to throw up a post here, just in case some of you aren’t aware. Apparently there is a known defect with ALL Wouxun Model HT Radios, according to Ed from Import Communications, verified by Matt W1MST […] Read more »

Review of the Baofeng UV-82

I recently picked up one of these radios from Amazon.  This is actually the first Baofeng radio I have owned; I never bought the infamous UV-5R, although I have tested one for evaluation. Most of the people I know who have a Baofeng have the UV-5R.  At the time of this post, the BaoFeng UV-5R […] Read more »