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…

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…

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….

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…