Sunday, July 24, 2011

Baofeng UV-3R

This little radio is now FCC approved. That means this cheap dual-band transceiver is now within your grasp.

Already known by many, this 2 watt producing Chinese gem sells for as little as $50 on eBay. Although not a true dual-bander, it can only do one band at a time, for the price it does a lot. It comes with 2 antenna's. One for VHF and one for UHF. These antenna's are not that great and many users have replaced with a little SMA dual-band antenna. Comes with a LI-Ion battery, charger and ear piece/microphone. Also comes with some nifty features like an FM radio and LED flashlight.


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Yaesu VL-2000 and VP-2000 HF/50 Linear Amplifier

1500 watts, that's how much this new amplifier produces. The VL-2000 from Yaesu.

But to get the full 1500 watts, this amplifier wants 48 volts, and specifically from the VP-2000 matching power supply which in it's turn prefers 240 volts. But if you only have 120 volts to give, you'll still get 500 watts.

More pictures here, manual here.

FCC ID: K6620321X70

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Hello Kitty FRS

A Hello Kitty Family Radio, 22 channels. But no Hello Kitty image. :(


Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Expert 2K-FA Amplifier

The Expert 2K-FA Amplifier, 2000 watts, and SIX antenna outputs.

Here's a leaflet about the 2K-FA.


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Elecraft KPA500

This seems like Elecraft's first Amplifier. 500 watts output on all HF bands with about 40 watts input. The perfect companion for the Elecraft K3 Transceiver.

More pictures here (external) and here (internal), manual here.


Monday, February 21, 2011

Icom IC-9100

Just like the Icom IC-7410, but now with VHF, UHF and an option for 1200 mhz, and optional D-Star. This one seems to have it all.

More information at

FCC ID:AFJ318300

Sunday, February 20, 2011

New iScan Scanners - PSR-800 and Pro-18

First the PSR-800, GRECOM's new digital scanner that is easy to use and contains all the frequencies from on an SD card. It also does P25 digital and the usual analog trunking.

Friday, January 21, 2011

GRE PSR-410 Mobile/Base Scanner

The mobile/base version of the PSR-310...

What's cool about this unit is that you can remove the case/stand and then the it can be mounted in a standard DIN-E sleeve, so for most cars, albeit with some modifications, it can be mounted in the dash. This is not new, it's something the Kenwood RZ-1 has done back 20 years ago. Unfortunatly the PSR-410 doesn't receive broadcast radio, something the Kenwood RZ1 could do.

More pictures here, manual here.

FCC ID:'ADV0714902'

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Icom IC-7410 HF Rig

The ICOM IC-7410 is the succesor of the IC-7400 or IC-746Pro, it comes with a built-in USB port for attachement to your PC. There is also some new software that will let you remote-control this rig through the internet.

FCC ID 'AFJ318200'
Addition Source:Icom Japan and Icom America

Alinco DR635 Mobile Dualbander

The Alinco DR635 Mobile Dualbander.

Does everything you'd expect from a dualbander.
Has a full duplex crossband repeater, removeable front panel and an option to add a TNC and a RS232 port on the back. Also has a function to turn on/off the unit when the power comes on.

FCC ID:'PH3DR-635T2'