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Summary of Past Articles

Since the beginning of 2014, Miklor has been sending email Reviews, Introductions, Projects and Articles of Interest to its subscribers.
 
If you are a new to Miklor, this is a Summary of Articles sent in the past.  If you are a current subscriber, you may have already received some or all of these but this should keep everyone Up-to-Date.
 
I hope you find this summary helpful.

Miklor is not a dealer or manufacturer, but an information site only.
 
 
 
 
Product Review
BTech   MURS-V1

License Free Handheld
FCC  Part 95J  Certified
 

Link to Review 

 
 

9/4/2017
Product Review
TYT  MD-9600
Dual Band DMR Mobile


 

Link to Review
 
 

9/3/2017
Product Review
Nagoya NMO-72
Dual Band Antenna

Link to Review 

 
 

8/11/2017
Product Review
Nagoya GPK-01
Ground Plane

 

Link to Review
 
 

8/1/2017
Product Review
TYT  MD-2017
Dual Band  UHF/VHF
DMR Tier II Handheld
 
 

 

Link to Review

 
 

7/4/2017
Product Review
Connect Systems CS-800D
50W Dual Band DMR Mobile
 
 

 
Full Review
 
 

5/28/2017
The Wrong Adapter could
Fry your Transmitter
 
 

 
Link to Article
 
 

5/20/2017
Battery Charger Project
 
USB Charger for a 7.4v 3800mAh battery pack
$5  Li-Ion charger.
 

 
Link to Project
 
 

5/5/2017
Product Review
Radtel RT-33
 
A new entry to the DMR
roster of handhelds.
UHF DMR Tier II
 

 
Full Review
 
4/29/2017
Product Review

Radtel T18
16 Channel 2W UHF
 


Full Review
 
 

4/22/2017
Product Review

BTech Mobiles
25X2 Dual and 25X4 Tri-band Band
with the new OLED display
 


Full Review
 
 

4/14/2017
Product Review
Dr. Ed Fong's Newest Antenna Creation
The Tri-Band TBJ-1 Base Station Antenna
 

Full Review
 
 

4/9/2017
New Project

If you have a AA Battery Pack for your
handheld, you may want to view this
easy project to make your case safer
and more secure.
 

 
Link to AA Pack Project
 
 

4/7/2017
Product Review

BTech 50X2
  50W Dual Band Mobile


Review
 

3/18/2017
Product Review

Product Review
RADTEL RT-27D
UHF DMR  Tier II

RT-27D
Review
 

2/17/2017
Product Review



Review
 

12/17/2016
Product Review


TD-9800   DMR


Review
 

12/15/2016
New DMR Product Introduction
from Connect Systems
CS-580 UHF DMR


 

11/24/2016
New Product Introduction
APRS cable K2 to TRRS Connector


 

11/13/2016
New Product Introduction
BTech has introduced the  GMRS-V1
 
5W GMRS Handheld
Part 95A FCC certified



 

Review

 

10/10/2016
Review of the
BridgeCom BCH-220
1.25 cm Handheld



 

Review

 

9/24/2016
3 new products from Nagoya

Nagoya NA-320A
Tri-Band Handheld Antenna
144 / 220 / 440 MHz


Nagoya NA-701C
Dual Band Commercial and GMRS antenna

Nagoya RB-50
5" Mag Mount NMO Antenna Base
 

Information and Reviews

 

8/31/2016
New Product
BTech UV-5X3
5W Tri-Band Handheld
VHF / 220 /UHF
 


BTech UV-5X3  Review

 

8/19/2016
Leixen has added some new
functions to the VV-898S series.
 


Functions / Updates

 

8/13/2016
Leixen just added a line of Accessories
and Color Combinations to compliment
their VHF / UHF Back Pack series.
 


Accessories

 

7/29/2016
New Product Introduction
UV-50X3 Tri-Band Mobile VHF UHF 220



BTech 50X3 Review

 

7/18/2016
New Product Announcement
Nagoya NA-24J

Slim Line Dual Band VHF / UHF Antenna
Flexible gain antenna at 1/3 the weight
of the Nagoya NA-771



NA-24J Review

 

7/5/2016
Two new projects have been added to the website.
One describes adding a cooling fan to a UV-5001 G1/G2
The other describes changing a radio's fan thermostat.



Adding a Cooling Fan

Changing the Thermostat

 

6/19/2016
Next Generation
BTech UV2501 & UV5001
25W / 50W VHF UHF
Review - Generation 3
Several features and enhancements added

BTech Mobiles   Review
All   Reviews

 

5/12/2016
New Product Intro and Review

Leixen "NOTE"    5 / 10 / 25W
16 channel UHF Porta-Mobile

No. That's not a typo.
25W capability in a handheld package


 
Leixen NOTE   Review
All   Reviews

 

4/20/2016

Build your Own Programming Cable
Leixen Mobile Series

Here's the 3rd in a series of projects
Re: Building your own Programming cable.
This project is for building an RJ45 cable
for the Leixen series mobile transceivers.
This includes the VV-808 and VV-898 (E) (S)

Instructions and graphics can be found HERE.

Note: All of these build projects can be found
at the bottom of the Miklor home page.
 

4/12/2016

Promo Code:   82HPF8HP
lowers price to $50

Good until March 31, 2016
Click on desired model below



3/19/2016
Power Supplies 1.01

Linear or Switching

Not a review, but more a look at
the various designs and options.



Power Supplies 1.01
 

2/20/2016
New Product Introduction

BTech UV2501+220 25W
Tri-Band Mobile

Includes the 220-225MHz US Ham Band



Review can be found HERE.
 

2/1/2016
Product Introduction
 
BL-8L - Extended Battery
for the UV82 series

7.4V   3600mAh



Information can be found HERE.
 

12/21/2015
Product Review

Leixen VV-898S
25W Dual Band Bag Pack Transceiver
Here's a look at a new option from Leixen.

A 25W transceiver portable with built in battery supply.
It might just be what you need for Go Box, camping, etc.
 
 
1.5 x 6 x 8"

Review can be found HERE

12/5/2015
Product Review

BTech UV-2501 Compact 25W and UV-5001 50W
Dual Band Mobile
  
Review can be found HERE.
 
 

11/16/2015
Product Review - Nagoya UT-72
Mag Mount Antenna VHF/UHF Ham/GMRS
New addition to the Nagoya Family
Terminates PL-259 with SMA-F Flex Jumper.
 
Review can be found HERE.
 
 

11/3//2015
Build an RS232 Serial Programming Cable

Here's a project for those wanting to get away
from using the USB ports on their PC.
"Project 232" involves a few standard components
and etching a small PC board.

Instructions and graphics can be found HERE.
 
 

9/8//2015
Repair or Build your Own
Programming Cable for about $2

Frustrated with that generic programming cable?
Here is a $2 solution might just be your ticket to sanity.

It's a simple project that utilizes a CP2102 board.
Say goodbye to the backdated driver issues.
Instructions and graphics can be found HERE.
 
 
8/15/2015
CountyComm GP-5/SSB
1.7 - 30MHz AM, FM, SW, LSB/USB Handheld Receiver

SDR technology at its best.
Ideal for Campers, Preppers, SWLs and hams that can't
leave their radios at home when on vacation.
Note: I do not sell them. I just review them.
 
 
Click to enlarge
 

 The Review and Specifications can be found HERE
 
8/5/2015
Anytone ANILE-8R
now available in a VHF only
Part 90 certified radio

The same 16 channel Anytone ANILE-8R available as a UHF radio
is now available as a VHF commercial FM transceiver.
 
 
A feature list can be found HERE
 
For FAQs, Software, and other information
can be found at Miklor.com

 
7/15/2015
Baofeng / Pofung UV-82 HP
  
The UV82 HP combines the features of the
UV82, UV82C, and F8HP into one radio.

New / Combined features include:
High Power  7-8 Watts, Ability to disable VFO
Dual PTT w/Sync capability
1000, 1450, 1700, 2100Hz Tone Burst
CHIRP Compatible

Review of UV82 HP found HERE


6/17/2015
Product Review
 
Nagoya UT-308 SMA
Magnetic Mount Mobile Antenna
Dual Band VHF/UHF

Nagoya has just added a Heavy Duty Dual Band Magnetic Mount antenna to their product line. The test results were very impressive. If you don't want to drill a hole, this may be your best option.
 
Click on image for details
 
5/22/2015
Product Review
Leixen VV-808S
 
Single Band VHF/UHF Mobile
 Here's a look at an inexpensive single band mobile
that might just fit in your compact vehicle or Go Box.
When a single band radio is all you need..

 
 UV-82
4.7 x 3.5 x 1.6"

Click on image for details

 
5/20/2015
Product Review
Leixen N8 Frequency Counter
 
 Looking to build workbench for your radio projects?
You may want to consider adding frequency counter.

 
UV-82
Click on image for details
 
Compare 3 basic Counters


5/2/2015
 CHIRP Support now available
for the new Anytone 8R series


Article can be found HERE


4/5/2015
 Repeater Book - Did you know
"There's an App for That"

Whether you do a lot of traveling, or just want a list of the
repeaters nearby, you may want this app on your smart device.

RepeaterBook has an app for your smart phone or tablet
that determines your location and lists the local repeaters
by Band, Distance, and Mode, including FM, DMR, D-Star, etc.
A very handy tool.
 
 Screenshots
 
 
Review and Walkthrough
Anytone TERMN-8R / OBLTR-8R

Brad Schumacher, KG7NXH, has put together an excellent
presentation of the new Anytone transceiver, comparing
it side-by-side to a Wouxun and Kenwood and
addressing many of the features.
 
Walkthrough Video
 
FAQs, Software, etc: Miklor / 8R


4/3/2015
Anytone 8R Series

A new series of Four Anytone transceivers
has recently entered the market.
At the top of the series is the TERMN-8R
 
The first transceiver to be US FCC approved for
Part 90, 95a, 95j (Commercial, GMRS, MURS)
 

 
Bi-Directional Cross Band Repeater - Dual Receivers AM SW: 2-3 - 30MHz
Full Aviation band (108-136MHz RX) - Upgradable Firmware

A review of the TERMN-8R can be found HERE
Full list of features & series Comparison

For FAQs, Software, and other info: Miklor
 
3/9/2015
Cure for the Baofeng Squelch Levels...
 
The Baofeng Squelch Level Range
can now be adjusted using CHIRP
 
 The long time issue with the UV5R / UV82 has
been the squelch 'Range' was either ON or OFF.
 
Using the new Service Settings tab in CHIRP's
Latest Daily Build, the range is now adjustable.
 
Information with graphics can be found at

Miklor/Squelch

 
1/11/2015
Cure for the GT3 cable...

Having difficulty programming your GT3 style radio.
This may be the cause and easy cure.

GT-3 Cable Issue Resolution
 
11-26-2014
New Product Review...

New Product Review...
Blackhawk VHF/UHF J-Pole

 

If you're in the market for a VHF/UHF J-Pole,
here's one you may want to consider..
The test results were excellent.

Blackhawk J-Pole - My Review
 
11-21-2014
New Product Review...

Baofeng / Pofung UV82
AAA Battery Case

 

Here's an alternative battery case for the UV82 series,
including the UV82C, 82X, 82L and 89.

UV82 AAA Battery Case - My Review
 
10-23-2014
New Product Review...

DBJ-1 Dual Band Base Station Antenna
DBJ-2 Dual Band Roll-Up J-Pole Antenna

 

If you are in the market for an excellent Dual Band
antenna on a limited budget, you may want to
consider one of these creations by Ed Fong WB6IQN.

My DBJ-1 Review on Miklor

My DBJ-2 Review on Miklor

 
9-16-2014
New Product Review...

Leixen  VV-898
  VHF/UHF Compact Mobile

 

If you are cramped for space in a small vehicle, boat, etc.
you may want to take a look at the new Leixen VV-898.

Much smaller than a standard mobile,
but definitely not a repackaged handheld.
  

My VV-898 Review
 
VV898 on Miklor

 
9-16-2014
Product Review...
 
Baofeng  BF-F8HP

Tri-Power 1, 4, 8 watt VHF/UHF Handheld

 

It appears Baofeng/Pofung is listening and moving in the proper direction.
Here are a few of the items addressed:

- Tri-Power (1, 4, and 8 watt) * *
- New 2nd Generation chipset
- DTMF keypad tone issue finally resolved
- Compatible with All UV5R accessories
(including AA and 3800mAh battery packs)
- 76 Page User Guide
- CHIRP software compatible

* * The review shows actual side-by-side power level tests between UV5R, UV82, BFF8+, and F8HP performed using a calibrated Telewave 44A.
  
BF-F8HP - My Review

 
8-12-2014
Product Review...
 
Nagoya 702-220

220MHz Single Band Antenna

 

If you are the owner of a Baofeng UV5RAX, UV82X or any handheld that operates on the 220MHz Ham Band, you will probably want to take a look at this antenna review.  It's a single band, 11.5 inch antenna cut specifically for the 220MHz.
  
Nagoya 702-220 - Review

 
7-5-2014
New Model Announcement
Baofeng  UV-82C  (Commercial)

 
Not just a cosmetic upgrade.
New Features include:

1. Field Programming Lockout     
2. Dual PTT synchronization         
3. Part 90 Certified (Commercial)


UV82C   Review
 
CHIRP software compatible

Note: In Dec 2013, the UV82 electronics met the RF standards for Part_90 approval, but still required firmware/software alterations to fully comply for US importation. These changes are now available in the UV82C for commercial use.

Review - Wouxun UV8D...

The new Wouxun UV8D has hit the US market.
 
  I recently had a chance to use the new Wouxun model UV8D first hand.
Quite an impressive radio which now includes Dual Band Repeat.

UV8D Transceiver
Product Review...

Have you ever heard of a Baofeng BF-888S ?
 

If you have a ham license and want a radio for the beach, this might be one to consider.
If you get sand in it, oh well...
16 channel, UHF, 3W
 
BF-888S Review
New Product Announcement...

Dual Push-to-Talk Microphone
for the Baofeng UV-82 series handheld
 
It is also compatible with Kenwood, Wouxun and Baofeng
handhelds using a single PTT button.
  
Dual PTT Microphone
Simple Project...

Cross Band Ham Repeater / Fox Hunt Remote

 

Here's a simple project that has many potential uses.
It requires 2  UV5R, UV82, BFF8 or UVB5/6 series rad
ios.
No internal connections required.
Note: Proper licensing is required for using and testing this project.
  
Cross Band Repeater Project 
Product Review...

Heavy Duty Battery Eliminator for the UV82 series

 
In the world of rebranding and clones, my goal is to identify, bench test and qualify new products as they become available. This Battery Eliminator is neither a clone or rebrand. 
 
UV82 Battery Eliminator
What is the Newest and Best Model UV5R to purchase?
 

How many times has that question been asked?
 
A short summary of differences, models, and compatibility can be found at
 
Newest Model
SMA Connectors
 
Graphics added to the Miklor site for reference.

There have been many discussions regarding the SMA antenna and radio connector types found on various handhelds. To assist in making the proper antenna selection, Miklor has added a graphic display of the various connector types.
 
Miklor SMA Graphics
 

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