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. You’ll notice the menu differences but overall the interface should be familiar to anyone used to an IC-7300 or IC-7610. In his video, he covers the basics, such as the … Read more

OPP to encrypt dispatch channels


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 ambulance dispatch, and Ministry … 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

The Baofeng UV-5R is a compact handheld transceiver providing 4 watts in the frequency range of 136-174 MHz and 400-480 MHz. It is a compact, economical HT that includes a special VHF receive band from 65 – 108 MHz which includes the regular FM, broadcast band. Dual watch and dual reception is supported. You get … Read more