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Forum: The Two Way Radio Show 05-17-2018, 09:02 AM
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Posted By Rick S
Two Way Radio News for Spring 2018

Episode #122 (https://www.buytwowayradios.com/blog/2018/05/twrs-122_-_new_two_way_radios_for_2018.aspx) of The Two Way Radio Show Podcast is out.

We discuss some of the latest in the world of Two...
Forum: Amateur Radio 05-15-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By Rick S
Re: Wouxun KG-UVD1P FM radio station memory

To the best of my recollection, the KG-UVD1P does not have the capability to store presets for commercial FM broadcast stations.
Forum: Consumer (FRS / GMRS) Radios 05-01-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Rick S
Re: GTX1000 recharging through mic/chg port

Okay, that's exactly the info I needed. Based on what you said, the most likely cause of the issue is the battery pack.

If the battery shows a full charge but drains too quickly when transmitting,...
Forum: Consumer (FRS / GMRS) Radios 04-30-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Rick S
Re: GTX1000 recharging through mic/chg port

If I read this correctly, you have an AC wall charger that plugs into the mic-chg port directly. There are several possible reasons why the radio is not charging, so let's narrow them down with a few...
Forum: Site Issues and Suggestions 04-30-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By Rick S
Thumbs up Re: Any interest in a digital radio forum?

The Digital Radio Forum is now online!
This is a public forum. You can find it under Two Way Radios or access it from this direct link (http://www.twowayradioforum.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=42).
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2018, 12:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By Rick S
Re: Copy settings from Anyone 289g to Baofeng UV-5R

For the record, it's a cable with a standard Kenwood K1 connector and an FTDI chip. The XLT Painless Programming Cable (https://www.buytwowayradios.com/products/xlt/rpc-k1-uf.aspx) with the K1...
Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By Rick S
Re: Newbie question

High SWR usually indicates a grounding issue. You said the antenna mount is grounded. Is the entire vehicle well grounded? It is not uncommon to mount the antenna on a part of the vehicle that is...
Forum: Events 04-24-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By Rick S
Re: S.C. Upstate Hamfest 05-05-2018

Buy Two Way Radios will be there as well!
Forum: The Two Way Radio Show 04-20-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 145
Posted By Rick S
Proposed tariffs on Chinese radios

The Two Way Radio Show Podcast (https://www.buytwowayradios.com/blog/show/default.aspx) is back after an extended winter break!

In this episode we discuss the proposed tariffs on Chinese...
Forum: Digital Radios 03-30-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 324
Posted By Rick S
TYT announces new DMR radio

In case you haven't yet heard, TYT announced the introduction of a new dual band DMR radio, the MD-UV380. From what I understand it is essentially a dual band version of the MD-380.

A couple of...
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By Rick S
Re: Praecomm pk16c

I've never heard of this model. Based on the symptom you described the radio may not be programmed.
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By Rick S
Re: baofong uv6-r

What is the specific issue? We're happy to help, but I am waiting for the clarification as well.
Forum: Amateur Radio 02-28-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By Rick S
Re: Fcc license question

I'm going to jump in to clarify this further and provide a little perspective in regards to the article referenced earlier.

As the article stated, if the radio is Part 90 certified for business...
Forum: Amateur Radio 02-28-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By Rick S
Re: Fcc license question

The two threads were merged to eliminate duplicate posts and provide more clarity.
Forum: Site Issues and Suggestions 02-13-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 18,757
Posted By Rick S
Re: Post site or forum issues here

The review issue is resolved. You can write and post reviews now. Thanks again for the notification!
Forum: Site Issues and Suggestions 02-13-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 18,757
Posted By Rick S
Re: Post site or forum issues here

Wow, you're right. We are checking into it now. Thanks for letting us know!
Forum: Site Issues and Suggestions 01-22-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By Rick S
Re: Any interest in a digital radio forum?

I am going to reopen the poll for awhile to give everyone a chance to vote. The option of a digital radio forum may be inevitable anyway, considering the growing popularity of DMR in particular.
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By Rick S
Re: Quadding

What radios and service are you using now? 8k is roughly 5 miles, and depending on your elevation, terrain, type of antennas and several other factors, 8 kilometers may or may not be easy to get in...
Forum: Introductions 01-17-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By Rick S
Re: Howdy!

Hi, Hans13, welcome to the forum!
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By Rick S
Re: Cloning problems with Kenwood TK series transceivers

Due to the legal restrictions of software licensing, we generally recommend that users purchase the software from Kenwood.

When a company requires the software to be purchased, it means the user...
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By Rick S
Re: Cloning problems with Kenwood TK series transceivers

The TK-3400 will wirelessly clone to each other but will not clone to the TK-3300 or vice versa.
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By Rick S
Re: mh 230 problem one of my radio not received my message

Are you using the NiMH rechargeable battery packs included with the Motorola Talkabout MH230 radios? If so, try replacing them with fresh alkaline batteries. It is not uncommon for the radio to show...
Forum: The Two Way Radio Show 12-22-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By Rick S
Choosing radios for a winter weather emergency kit

Winter is here, and now is the time to prepare. In this episode of the podcast, we talk about choosing radios for a winter weather emergency kit. We also review the Midland WR400 Deluxe NOAA Weather...
Forum: The Two Way Radio Show 12-20-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 327
Posted By Rick S
The truth about radio warranties

In this episode of the podcast we reveal the truth about two way radio warranties. We also review the Baofeng BF-9700 UHF Two Way Radio.

TWRS-119 - The Truth About Two Way Radio Warranties...
Forum: The Two Way Radio Show 12-18-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 174
Posted By Rick S
Real walkie talkies for kids

When you're into radio and you're a parent, aunt, uncle or grandparent, it's inevitable at some point to consider getting the kids a set walkies talkies like many of us had when we were young. The...
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