The Miklor website was created to assist and
share information with the Amateur Radio and
GMRS community. The Miklor website started in 2012 when I
purchased my first UV5R. It was a two page FAQ
to assist with programming, drivers, software,
and general operation. Since then, it has grown
to over 300 pages and covers several radio
Where does the information comes from? Actually,
most of it comes from you. If there is a known
problem or issue, I test it against the models I
have here. If I can confirm the issue and can
find the solution, I pass it on in the form of
an FAQ on Miklor.
There are several companies and vendors with
whom I share information.
They forward information to me to help me keep the Miklor site up-to-date, and I report findings to them that helps
with future updates and enhancements.
Some of these are
and others. I am not a vendor or distributor, nor do I ever want to be. I have
absolutely No financial ties to any of these
companies, which gives me the ability to stay
I have been asked on occasion to assist with
writing manuals, as part of my past life was as
a technical writer.
I have also been on the testing side of
CHIRP beta releases. The developers at
CHIRP are an amazing crew. Strictly volunteers
that have day jobs and do this as a Labor of
Love, also with no compensation. Any supporting
funds are raised strictly by
I had some great *Elmers when I started in ham radio may years ago, and the Miklor site is my way of giving back
to the radio hobby, or 'paying it forward'.
Enjoy your new Toys, and Stay Positive
BTW: Miklor is not actually my last name. It is
a Pen Name that I use because of the website.
This is explained at
* An Elmer by definition is someone who takes
the time to help and train someone in the field
or Radio and Electronics.