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Christoph TackChristoph Tack wrote 02/06/2020 at 20:22 • 2 min read • Like

HF

RTL-SDR:

Antennas

VHF/2m/144MHz-band and UHF/70cm/440MHz-band

Radios <€100

Baofeng UV-5R
Baofeng BF-F8HP
Yaesu FT-65
most popular
spurious emissions
bad menu interface
AliExpress €22 (might be conterfeit)
3rd generation of UV-5R
AliExpress €30 (might be conterfeit) 
Buy through Amazon links of HamRadioCrashCourse
Inside review
Expand TX-range (here) outside the ham-bands.
seems to be an improved Baofeng UV5R (uses same chipset)
newer version of FT60
TX power:
  • H = 37dBm
  • M = 34dBm
  • L = 27dBm
spec sheet
Hamshop.nl €86
DIY programming cable

Antennas

What can you do with it?

Satellites (if you attach a yagi antenna)

Commercial FM stations

Local repeaters

Modem & TNC

Packet radio

Weather

Marine VHF radio

LPD433

PMR446 (€U), GMRS (U$ & Canada)

Paging systems

Unknown signals

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