News from the Martinez Amateur Radio Team

Andy's Adventures in HF

Andy was looking for an entry level HF rig. He has one now (with pictures). [More]

KF6HTE Repeater Update(s)

Our repeater is home (at least temporarily). [More]

This week a couple of us from the club met up to program our Baofeng radios to a more standard programming. Did you know there is a recommended first 10 frequencies to be programmed on your Baofeng? I did not, so I have added the first 10 to my radio and we had a good discussion on how to group your frequencies. Group them alphabetically? By Frequency? By band? or random as my radio was.

But that is not the point of this Ode to Chinese Radios. I had always thought that the Chinese Radios were going to take over the Amateur Radiomarket. The price point is so low, that we would be willing to live with their quarks of programming or their slightly clunky operation.

These are my opinions and thoughts on the fabulous influx of inexpensive Chinese radios. [More]

A picture scrapbook of our team working on the repeater, circa 2005. [More]