TYT MD-398 Power Test [Video]

This is the TYT MD-398 Power Test video. This is a DMR radio from TYT, with a claimed output power of 10W on high. This is the UHF version of the radio, although I am not aware of a VHF version. The TYT MD-398 does not support two time slots, …

Dr. Seymour Lesonsky, W6CCP is SK

I am very sad to report this: Dr. Seymour Lesonsky, W6CCP is SK. My QSO with Seymour, was the first contact I made with the USA, only a couple of months after I got my amateur radio license. I was out with the Yaesu FT-857D and the ATAS 120A on …

TYT TH-UV3R 2W Pocket Radio Review [Video]

In this week’s video I am doing a TYT TH-UV3R 2W Pocket Radio Review. This is a very nice little radio. With its minimal size, you can have it with you all the time. Excellent for every day carry. In the video, I am going through its features, but also …

QYT KT-7900D Quad Band Mini Mobile Radio [Specs]

QYT has also released the QYT KT-7900D Quad Band Mini Mobile Radio. This radio is identical in specifications to the QYT KT8900D, apart from the fact that it is a quad band radio. It supports 136-174MHz, 220-260Mhz, 350-390MHz and 400-480MHz. The apart from the 350MHz band which cannot be used …

Ailunce HD1 DMR Dual Band [Specs]

Another dual band radio: Ailunce HD1 DMR Dual Band. Following the rumor of a TYT MD-2017 dual-band DMR handheld radio, we now have an announcement of another dual band radio. This time it comes from Ailunce. To tell you the truth, I was not familiar with the brand until today. …

Retevis RT23 Analog Radio [Images + Specs]

Retevis posted images of their new Retevis RT23 Analog Radio on their facebook page yesterday.   The radio outputs 5W on VHF and 4W on UHF. The features seem to be similar to other radios from China, with the added feature of the cross-band repeater. The specifications state that it …

500+ Likes – 100+ Subscribers [Thank You]

500+ Likes – 100+ Subscribers! HamRadioReviews YouTube channel broke the barrier of 100 subscribers yesterday. Our facebook page broke the 500 like mark today. This is great news! Thanks for choosing HamRadioReviews for your Ham Radio source of information! I’ll do my best to provide top quality content on amateur …

Solar Powered Ham Radio for Beginners [Video + Article]

In this week’s video, Solar Powered Ham Radio for Beginners, I am discussing on the gear necessary to operate a portable station with solar power. I am going through the gear one will need to operate with a solar power source, how to use it and a couple of things …

MD-2017 Dual-band DMR handheld [Rumor]

This is the MD-2017 dual-band DMR handheld from TYT. Or at least, a picture of it. This was posted in DMR Greece‘s facebook page earlier today. It shows a poster with what it seems as a new dual-band DMR radio from TYT. The picture is taken at the PMR Expo …

Nice Video on Amateur Radio

A really nice video on amateur radio has been posted online by the Guatemala DX Group facebook page. This is from last month, but it only came to my attention today. I hope we can see more videos/productions like this online, because our hobby is steadily losing on popularity day …