Icom 9700 First Power-on

Icom 9700

Jarrad VK3BL, just got his hands on a brand new IC-9700! I’m going to help him get some more video views by posting it here. In his video, he covers the basics, such as the bands covered, power output, and compares the chassis to its twin the IC-7300. You’ll notice the menu differences but overall … Read more

OPP to encrypt dispatch channels


  Bryan Passifiume   The province’s $765-million upgrade of Ontario’s government two-way radio system will include encrypting OPP dispatch channels, the Sun has learned. Announced Thursday in Kenora, Ont., the upgrade to the current Bell Mobility Fleetnet system is meant to modernize the aging network — used primarily by the OPP, MTO road crews, provincial … Read more

Recommended Nagoya Replacement HT antenna

Here is my video about the Nagoya Replacement antenna, recommended by many for dual-band Ham radios. This is the NA-771 model and is made in Japan. You can find it for sale on eBay. This is original Nagoya antenna NA-771 144/430Mhz Dual Band Antenna. Frequency: 144/430MHz Gain: 144Mhz 2.15dBi  430Mhz 3.0dBi  Max power: 10Watts  V.S.W.R: … Read more

The BaoFeng UV-5R

I own this radio myself and while it can be tricky to program without software, this is my favorite HT because of it’s size, features, and cost. I recommend at least one for all Hams. FEATURES: 25KHz/12.5KHz Switchable Channel Step: 2.5/5/6.25/10/12.5/25KHz Frequency Range: 136-174 / 400-480MHz 128 Channels 50 CTCSS and 104 CDCSS Dual-Band Display, … Read more