Chinese Manufactured Radios – The Great Debate and Snubbary

I am currently shopping for my shack gear. Up till now I have only purchased a Baofeng UV-5R HT. I picked up some accessories such as the remote mic, programming cable, a spare battery pack, a AA battery battery pack, and an MFJ-1717 BNC high gain antenna; along with some adapters, but I’ll cover that in another post. I’ll also cover my antenna purchases separately, beyond the 1717. So with this little guy and all the accessories, I’ve spent less than $75.00 on my whole kit. I also have an SDR-RTL dongle…more on that another time as well. Continue reading

About me and more importantly, why.

KG5AXFI am KG5AXF, Anthony, in Clear Lake City, Houston, Texas. I received my Amateur Radio Technician rating in March 2014. I originally obtained my license as a curiosity since I had been interested in ham radio several years ago.

Recently I have become very interested in digital modes and services such as HamNet. It makes a lot of sense considering I am an IT Project Manager with a background in WiFi network design, among other techie things. Continue reading