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TRANSCEIVERSPosted by Leonardo Thu, September 22, 2016 23:38:06

By available official documentation on Baofeng sites we report the following table

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It seems, from the tests carried out by ARRL on several occasions, that so many are handhelds that do not respect the rules established by the FCC amateur radio equipment (Part 97, Subpart D, Section 97.301 through Section 97.313, not FCC Part 90) and so also other handheld reputed Chinese.

Instead handhelds like Yaesu , Icom and Kenwood respect 100% the d FCC rules

There are, on the other hand, the technical tests known magazines published by the sector or present on the websites.
The use is, therefore, illegal at least in the US? Someone comments:” They’re cheap, available, and they work. But are you willing to violate FCC regulations just to save a few dollars?”


TRANSCEIVERSPosted by Leonardo Sun, September 11, 2016 21:42:16

The interesting downward trend of the HF transceivers

Are we standing in front of a shock’s beginning? The HF transceivers prices are really decreasing and this is happening in an “inflexible” market, where we aren’t used to see a price fluctuation of 50 euros down about a price of 1,000 euros. Looking at the past it’s unusual to find another period with this drop.

All of that could have happened, on one hand, thanks to the introduction of the SDR Icom 7300, and its increasing trade and, on the other hand, thanks to the announcement of the 7610, another SDR, of great expectations whose price will be, according to unconfirmed reports, about 3,000 USD i.e. 2,630 euros.

Furthermore the SDR transceivers were introduced several years ago in the world of the radio-amateurs: you can see the models by Flex Radio, Elad, Apache etc. – if you want to consult the guide in you will find many of them under the item “Transceiver” – or the over 100 SDR which are existing in the other telecommunication sectors thanks to the best and demanding experts OM.

The SDR technology is more than 20 years old but has lately been to the world of the radio-amateurs (perhaps because the exchange with only 2,000,000 active radio-amateurs wasn’t considered profitable?)

But let’s go back to the topic of the lower prices.

The lower prices more susceptible for the cheapest range, as you can see looking from the graphics in the bottom, appear to begin just with the introduction of the Icom 7300 and they seem to go on…

This transceiver seems to achieve a considerable interest and for what concern common reports, it seems to exceed all the transceivers of the same price range or higher (we cannot publish sales data because they’re not officially founded) but all the users are agreeing saying that the IC 7300 offers an excellent price/quality ratio (it’s easy to believe because is an SDR!).

Looking at markets that I know best (I mean the European market and the north-American one, the Asiatic is practically inaccessible) the trend of lower prices is mainly about European and American devices.

Furthermore we know the euro is weaker against USD and for that reason it’s not convenient buying in the United States. Besides it seems to us that some American citizens, calculated the prices after having consulted our guide, and putting together work and pleasure in a business or delight tour in Europe, has taken home some OM devices purchased in UE (recovering in this way also the IVA in the extent of 18/25%).

So the graphics in the bottom of this article show the price trend after the 2016’s first three-months, observed about a random set of transceivers, but anyway substantial, divided in four bands (low-end, midrange, high-end, and the quadriband MF/H/V/UHF). Obviously here, as in Hamradioguide site, the prices are taxes-free, in order to permit every comparison.

We will keep you updating about every market development (and I believe there will be…!)

With the best ‘73 HamRadioGuide Staff


TRANSCEIVERSPosted by Leonardo Sat, September 10, 2016 18:52:46
From Web site Wireless Holdings LLC:

DV4mobile Digital, Tri-Band (2M, 222MHz, 440MHz) Transceiver plus LTE GPS THIS IS A RESERVATION. PURCHASE YOUR SPOT IN LINE WITH $35 TODAY!


TRANSCEIVERSPosted by Leonardo Wed, June 29, 2016 19:13:42
News from NGRADIO Initiative NEW RADIO


- 70cm dual mode FM/DMR
- 4W FM/DMR 430/440MHz (opt. VHF 144-146MHz)
- 6.000 mAh Battery Pack, Robust IP67
- 2.4/5.8GHz WiFi, Bluetootrh, GPS, 4G LTE
- Extra large speker, Dual Mic
- Android 5.1
- Quad core 1.3GHz
- Dual Sim
- 16GB ROM
- Front/Rear Camera 13Mpixel


TRANSCEIVERSPosted by Leonardo Tue, May 24, 2016 10:46:20
Dayton 2016: Alinco DJ-MD40 DMR/FM 5W UHF

Kenwood D-Star Aprs Handheld and Mobile

TRANSCEIVERSPosted by Leonardo Mon, May 23, 2016 10:25:47
Announced in Dayton 2016

Kenwood TK-D200GE VHF DMR Portable with GPS

TRANSCEIVERSPosted by Leonardo Thu, May 19, 2016 09:00:48
Handheld, frequency range 136-174MHz, 5/1W,, Operates in DMR Digital and FM Analogue modes, even on the same channel. Autosenses Received Mode (Digital or Analogue), display TFT QVGA 3 colours, 512 chnnels, 128 zones, audio 500mW, GPS.


TRANSCEIVERSPosted by Leonardo Mon, May 16, 2016 09:40:58

LT-25 VHF:136-174MHz or UHF:400-480MHz, 16 channels; Operation Mode Simplex; 550g; Without antenna 175x75x38mm; 12.6V Battery 4000mA (Li-Ion); Power 5W/10W/25W max Tx current 3.5A; Sensitivity ≤0.18µV; Audio Power ≥500mW; No standard ctcss/dcs;Three user-defined keys, Auto powert off, opening tone. Fan-cooled with temperature.

"NEW RADIO" ANNOUCES: DMR/D-STAR/C4FM/FM Mobile (triband) and handheld

TRANSCEIVERSPosted by Teodolindo Sun, May 15, 2016 17:13:22
Kurt, OE1KBC in OVSV, announces portable and mobile radio (DV4) 2m, 1.2m and 70cm NEW RADIO multi protocol: DMR/D-STAR/C4FM/P25/LTE whith GPS. May be in Dayton 2016 (20-22May). Info


TRANSCEIVERSPosted by Teodolindo Sat, May 07, 2016 08:23:35
New transceiver compact size, portable/mobile HF/6m, Rx 0.30MHz-56MHz; 100W, USB,LSB, CW, RTTY, ect. 13.8VDC 23A. Hand and clip microprone, attenuator, noise blanker, backlight LCD, cord 13.8VDC

YAESU celebrates its 60th Anniversary

TRANSCEIVERSPosted by Teodolindo Thu, April 21, 2016 19:40:13
1956-2016: 60th anniversary

Best wishes Yaesu!

P.S. Some discount?

ICOM month: Expected a fall of Icom transceivers

TRANSCEIVERSPosted by Teodolindo Tue, April 05, 2016 08:31:51
Many retailers in the US and Asia in the next few days will announce a fall in transmitters of Icom brand known and perhaps also of other brands.

IC-7200 is being discontinued

TRANSCEIVERSPosted by Teodolindo Sun, March 06, 2016 20:36:48
The Ic-7200 DSP HF base Transceiver is discontinued on jan/feb 2016. Some limited stock remains in the US and European dealers..

IC-7300 FCC approved and price

TRANSCEIVERSPosted by Teodolindo Wed, March 02, 2016 19:47:09
March, 2: The Icom America says IC 7300 is now FCC approved anf officially released. The price on U.S.A is 1.499,95$

Ten Tec new ownership 2016

TRANSCEIVERSPosted by Leonardo Wed, February 10, 2016 22:29:47
Effective January 1, 2016 the Ten Tec assets for RKR Designs, LLC were acquired by Dishtronix, Inc.

Year 2016 All SDR

TRANSCEIVERSPosted by Leonardo Sat, January 23, 2016 18:40:58
Will be the year of Sdr? Following the announcement of the ICOM IC-7300 become more insistent rumors of an Sdr YAESU. Now there are many companies offering equipment Sdr and, according to experts, analog radios soon will no longer be produced. What do you think?