Tag: HT

via HACKADAY: Move Over Baofeng, Xiaomi Want To Steal Your Thunder

To a radio amateur who received their licence decades ago there is a slightly surreal nature to today’s handheld radios. A handheld radio should cost a few hundred dollars, or such was the situation until the arrival of very cheap Chinese radios in the last few years. The $20 Baofeng or similar dual-bander has become […]

Xiaomi MiJia HT for Ham Radio

The world’s third largest smartphone maker Xiaomi has launched the MiJia VHF/UHF handheld transceiver, Mingchuan Wei BG2BHC says it has generated much interest among radio amateurs The MiJia covers 136-174 MHz and 403-470 MHz, is capable of operating under standby for 8 days and costs around $35 (249 yuan). It features a built-in FM radio […]

via HACKADAY: Measuring Spurious Emissions of Cheap Handheld Transceivers

If you buy an amateur transceiver cheap enough to make a reasonable grab bag gift or stocking stuffer, you get what you pay for. And if this extensive analysis of cheap radios is any indication, you get a little more than you pay for in the spurious emissions department. Amateur radio in the United States […]

Threats Over Police Radios Have Officers and Scanner Buffs on the Case (New York)

A male voice came over the police radio, speaking in standard departmental jargon as he asked to be patched through to the duty captain in the Midtown South Precinct in Manhattan on July 30. The captain responded. “South captain, remember how you put me in jail?” the man on the radio asked. “I am out […]

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