Kenwood TM-V71A Dual Band Mobile Review

Hello and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Blog. Today we are going to be talking about the Kenwood TM-V71A dual band Mobile Radio. Let me start out by saying this radio is probably my favorite radio on the market today. I have its predecessor’s predecessor, the TM-733 and have had it for over 20 years and it still works like it did the first day I got it. My father has this radio and has for probably 10 years and still uses it everyday. This radio is a…

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TYT Quad Band TH-9800 Review

Today we are going to be talking about the TYT Quad Band Transceiver, the TH-9800. This radio is a clone of the Yaesu FT-8900 but at about $180-200 cheaper! By clone, I am this thing LOOKS exactly like the FT-8900 with the exception of the brand name. Specifications With over 800 Alphanumeric Memory channels, you will never run out of memory channels. If you do, then you go to a lot more places than I do with my radio. One of the things that I look for in a radio…

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Controlling Your Radio With Your Phone – An ID-4100A Review

I recently heard about a new radio that has a feature that I really wish more radios had. I talked a little about it on both the RFinder and RepeaterBook podcast episodes. What I am talking about is a way to control your radio from your phone or tablet. Both of those apps had limited functionality to it, and was limited to only a small number of radios. Also they were limited to Android devices. Well it seems that someone at Icom has found a way to make this work…

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