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By Dan Romanchik, KB6NU
Now that you know the lingo, it's time to build a simple code plug. (If you haven't read the blog post, Build a DMR-6X2 Code Plug: Learning the Lingo yet, please do so.)
The first thing that you need to do is to download the customer programming software, or CPS. You'll find the CPS for the DMR-6X2 here on the BTECH website. The download includes Includes a USB driver, the late..........
By Dan Romanchik, KB6NU
Because DMR radios have so many features, it stands to reason that programming them can be complex, much more complex than programming analog FM transceivers. To help you make sense of this complex topic, we'll be running a series of posts on DMR and how to program and use the DMR-6X2, BTECH's dual-band VHF and UHF radio with both DMR (Tier I and II) and analog capabilities. In this post, we'll define ..........
By Dan Romanchik, KB6NU
A couple of days ago, I got my hands on a BTECH DMR-6X2, a dual-band DMR and analog handheld radio. Designed for both amateur and commercial usage, the DMR-6X2 is a true, dual-slot DMR radio compatible with DMR Tier I & 2. It features a large, bright 1.77" color TFT display and can store up to 4,000 channels, 10,000 talk groups and 150,000 contacts.
The first thing I did was to set it up t..........
One of the cool things that you can do with your BTECH UV-5X3 Triband Radio is easily scan a range of frequencies. Now, with the UV-5X3, you don't have to scan an entire band, but instead program the radio to scan only a portion of a band. This saves a lot of time, as you don't have to scan frequencies that you're not interested in.
For example, I wanted see what NOAA weather stations that I could receive where I live here in..........
Improve the performance of your rubber duck with a rat tail
Hams often complain about the performance of the “rubber duck” antennas that come with their handhelds. There's even a question in the Technician Class question pool about rubber duck antennas. Question T9A04 reads, “What is a disadvantage of the “rubber duck” antenna supplied with most handheld radio transceivers when compared to a full-sized q..........
Which Two-Way Radio Service is Right for You?
Choosing the right two-way radio can be confusing. You can't just buy a pair of radios and start talking on them. Most two-way radio services require licensing of some sort, and radios designed to be used in those radio services must be certified by the FCC. The most popular two-way radio services are:
Private Land Mobile Radio Service (PLMRS)
General Mobile Radio Se..........
ARLINGTON, SOUTH DAKOTA - SATURDAY, 18 MARCH 2017
The BTECH Mobiles Have Been Treated to a Full Redesign and Upgrade
BaoFeng Tech announced today the launch of three new mobile radios. The BTECH UV-50X2 (https://baofengtech.com/uv-50x2), the BTECH UV-25X4 (https://baofengtech.com/uv-25X4), and the BTECH UV-25X2 (https://baofengtech.com/uv-25x2).
Our Most Colorful Change
The X-Series Update introduces a full..........
ARLINGTON, SOUTH DAKOTA - FRIDAY, 19 AUGUST 2016
An Affordable Tribander HT Available Today!
BaoFeng Tech announced today the release of the BTECH UV-5X3 (https://baofengtech.com/uv-5x3). The UV-5X3 is more than just a "UV-5R with a third-band added"; the UV-5X3 is a full overhaul to the world's favorite amateur radio - the BaoFeng UV-5R.
Our Most Customizable Handheld Radio
First and foremost, the UV-5..........
ARLINGTON, SOUTH DAKOTA - WEDNESDAY, 13 JULY 2016
A Full Duplex 50 Watt Tri-Band Radio from BTECH is Released
BaoFeng Tech announced today the release of the BTECH UV-50X3 (https://baofengtech.com/uv-50x3), the first available full duplex, tri-band radio with an extended receiver range. The UV-50X3 combines some of the most requested features into one complete radio making it the perfect radio for both base and mobile users al..........
ARLINGTON, SOUTH DAKOTA - MONDAY, 8 FEBRUARY 2016
The First Tri-Band Amateur Radio from BTECH is Released
BaoFeng Tech announced today the North American release of the BTECH UV-2501+220 (https://baofengtech.com/uv-2501+220). Our first tri-band radio (2M, 1.25M, 70cm) combines the best in power, portability, and usability – all in a small, mini-mobile form factor.
There was a huge void for users, in that; an affordable ..........
ARLINGTON, SOUTH DAKOTA - WEDNESDAY, 7 OCTOBER 2015
What happened to ‘Pofung’?
Back in 2014 there was a huge bombshell from BaoFeng: all future radios, that were exported out of China, were going to be branded as ‘Pofung’. But 2014 has come and gone; and we are almost through 2015… but yet the majority of the BaoFeng radios are still branded as BaoFeng.
To get a clear understanding, we will g..........
ARLINGTON, SOUTH DAKOTA - WEDNESDAY, 17 JUNE 2015
BaoFeng Tech today announced the North American release of the UV-82HP (https://baofengtech.com/uv-82hp), BaoFeng's first seven watt UV-82, that combines the best in power, durability, and features from BaoFeng's radios in a updated package to bring users the ultimate BaoFeng handheld.
Whether it’s handheld to handheld communications or talking to a repeater, cons..........
ARLINGTON, SOUTH DAKOTA - THURSDAY, 14 MAY 2015
BaoFeng Tech is excited to announce a partnership with Reuex Industrial Co., LTD (Nagoya Antenna). Nagoya Antennas have become the number one after-market antenna for BaoFeng radios, so it was an obvious partnership for the two companies. By having a direct reliable source for Nagoya Antennas, we believe it will help curb the counterfeit re-productions of Nagoya Antennas.
ARLINGTON, SOUTH DAKOTA - SATURDAY, 9 MAY 2015
BaoFeng Tech has launched it's brand new website. We are excited to continue our partnership with you, the customer. We will always bring you the latest radios with the newest firmware. We are excited with the opportunity we have been given in bringing the best affordable radios to market. We are committed to bringing the same service and support that we have always been known for - i..........