KN-Q7A SSB 20m Ham Radio QRP Transceiver Kit

Are you tired of building pixie kits, rockmites, and other entry level ham radio transceivers that just end up sitting on the shelf or junk box in your ham shack collecting dust? Take your kit building up a notch with the KN-Q7A SSB Transceiver from CRKITS, and build a radio that you will actually want…

MDT 40m Ham Radio QRP Transceiver Kit

If you enjoy ham radio kit building, then you are definitely going to want to hear about the MDT DSB QRP transceiver kit from ozQRP. This article will be more of a real-world, operational performance review of this radios’ capabilities, not a walkthrough on how to build it. The 40 meter MDT kit (Minimalist Double…

3 AWESOME Software Defined Radios

HackRF One Wide Band SDR Transceiver: First up is the HackRF One, an open source SDR. This device has some pretty impressive technical specifications. First off, this is not just one of your regular garden variety receive-only SDR; this bad boy can also transmit. On top of that, its transmit/receive frequency bandwidth covers an impressive…

Tracker2 Avalanche Emergency Transceiver

If you are an avid skier or snowboarder, then you know about the risk of an avalanche taking place. There are many safety tools that are effective at saving lives in the event of an avalanche. An avalanche transceiver such as the Tracker2 from BCA is one such emergency device. The Tracker2 transmits a beacon…

Stryker SR-955HPC 10 Meter Ham Radio

If you recently passed your technician class amateur radio test, then you probably know that your new license gives you CW operating privileges on several HF bands. You also just earned yourself 200KHz of SSB voice privileges in the 10 meter band. The Stryker SR-955HPC covers a frequency range of 28.000 – 29.700MHz, has an…

Motorola FRS Talkabout WalkieTalkies

Let’s face it. When you go way out into the backcountry with your friends, the only useful communication you can hope to achieve with your cellphone is using the glass screen as a signal mirror. This is where walkie talkie radios like the Motorola FRS Talkabout MS350R can really come in handy for keeping in…

LD-5 HF Ham Radio QRP Transceiver

The LD-5, made in USA, by LNR Precision Inc. is an amazing little 5 band SSB/CW Amateur Radio QRP Transceiver that’s small and light enough to fit in just about any backpack. this makes it one of the most portable SSB multi-band HF rigs currently on the market. Not only is the LD-5 small in…

Cobra Hand Held 40 Channel CB Radio

My review today will be covering the Cobra HH Road Trip 40 Channel Hand Held CB (Citizen Band) Radio Transceiver. This radio also incorporates a built-in 10 NOAA weather band receiver, which allows the user to stay up to date on local and regional weather conditions without any Internet or cellphone coverage. This can really…

Casio G-Shock Bluetooth Wristwatch

Bluetooth watches are all the rage these days. The problem with most of them is that they typically require recharging every 24-72 hours. On top of that, many are not designed to handle any exposure to water or impact. This is where G-Shock watches shine. Casio has been making G-Shock watches for decades, and I…

Voyager Multi-Band Emergency Radio

The Voyager KA500 by Kaito is a shortwave, AM/FM, and weather band radio receiver that’s built for emergencies. It’s certainly not just for emergencies though; I have brought it on several camping trips, and it really comes in handy to be able to hear the weather reports when you are out of cellphone signal range….

COGITO & COOKOO Bluetooth Watches

Have you ever experienced the frustration of missing an important phone call, text message, or email? Or even worse, have you left your phone behind at home, in your car, a taxicab, or restaurant? If any of these scenarios has ever happened to you or you want to prevent it before it does happen, then…

Cobra CXR 925 MicroTalk FRS Radios

Have you ever been on a camping trip or family vacation where cellphone service is either spotty or non-existent? If you answered yes, then you know how staying in touch with the other members of your family or group can quickly go from unreliable to impossible right when you need it the most. This is…