Cignus S80 Dualband and S80 Pro UHF Review

Cignus S80 Dualband and S80 Pro UHF Review

Cignus S80 Dualband and S80 Pro UHF Review A pair of lightweight portable radios with good selectivity receivers When anyone asks me for my recommendations on portable radio use, I would usually suggest radios with good receivers as one of the primary considerations....
Third is a charm

Third is a charm

Third is a charm. Why I bought my third portable MMDVM hotspot After I bought my first hotspot, I have enjoyed talking to my Ham friends all over the world either through DMR or Fusion. This have been my bridge to being connected with them 24/7. The only time I cannot...
DX1ARM Digital Infrastructure

DX1ARM Digital Infrastructure

DX1ARM Digital Infrastructure This network topography involves various C4FM to YSF to DMR to Analog and Echolink Bridges How to connect C4FM repeater at 431.600 MHz in the Greater Manila AreaBrandMeister DMR TalkGroup 51518Yaesu System Fusion Reflector “DX1ARM” or...
Don’t Get Tangled

Don’t Get Tangled

Don’t get lost in those wires. Our hobby oftentimes requires us to handle long cables, especially those extra long coaxial cables that we use to connect our radios to our sky-bound antennas, or maybe those ropes that we use to prop up our masts. Before...
Ready, Go?

Ready, Go?

Ready, set, Go! GO BOX Project When I decided to build my own go box; it should be compact, clean and practical. I designed the lay out wherein everything should be temporary. I wanted that flexibility maybe change the radio or reposition the layout in the future....
Yaesu FT-70DR vs Yaesu FT2DR

Yaesu FT-70DR vs Yaesu FT2DR

Yaesu FT-70DR vs Yaesu FT2DR Is the Yaesu FT-2DR worth the extra cost? Should you stick with the entry-level FT-70DR? Or should you go ahead and splurge on an FT-3DR? Three years ago, I asked whether the Yaesu FT-70DR will make digital more accessible to radio...
Radioddity GD-77 vs. Baofeng DM-1801

Radioddity GD-77 vs. Baofeng DM-1801

Radioddity GD-77 vs. Baofeng DM-1801 A brief comparison of two similar radios running on custom openGD77/openGD1801 firmware To me, the Radioddity GD-77 is one of the best, if not the best, DMR portable as long as you’re running the openGD77 firmware on it. Frankly,...