Category: Reviews

Kenwood TS-590SG Review

Kenwood is known for making advanced CB radios and HAM radios, and the TS-590SG is no exception as a full-featured HF + 6M ham rig. It’s certainly not a beginner radio and the price tag does make that pretty clear, but you still get a great value here as you …

Kenwood TS-480HX Review

This review is going to be a little different than most other reviews we have on our blog, as we will be reviewing one of the most advanced and powerful CB radios on the market in this post. The TS-480HX is surely not a budget radio by any means, but …

Kenwood TM-V71A Review

The Kenwood Original TM-V71A is one of the pricier CB radios on the market but also one of the better ones. It’s a fairly advanced CB radio and comes with some great features that make it worth it for users who do not want to settle for something more basic. …

Kaito KA321 Shortwave Radio Review

If you want to go shortwave DX-ing at an incredibly budget price, the Kaito KA321 is exactly what you’re looking for. It’s probably priced cheaper than many toys out there, but that doesn’t take anything away from its performance, or even its ability to connect to stations all over the …

Eton Field Radio (Field BT) Review

Eton has been one of the few brands that manages to offer some incredibly functional shortwave radios at surprisingly budget prices. The Eton Field BT is one of them, as it’s rather just another version of some of Eton’s other shortwave radios like the Eton Satellite and the Eton Executive …

DAIWA CN-501H Review

The DAIWA CN-501H isn’t the most popular SWR and power meter on the market, but it’s one of the most advanced ones in this price range. It comes with some unique features that help it stand out from the rest of the devices in its price range. Let’s walk you …

C.Crane CC Skywave Review

If you’re looking for a “complete” shortwave radio that offers pretty much everything you can ask for – especially in a travel radio but without breaking the bank – then this is it. You have found exactly what you’re after. Let us walk you through everything this little monster has …

Baofeng DM-1701 Review

DMR radios tend to be more expensive than ham radios, but they are much more advanced and secured than the latter. However, there are also some cheaper DMR radio options, but the problem with them is that they often aren’t suitable for professional use. What if you could get the …

Midland GXT1050VP4 Review

Reliability, versatility, and functionality. All of these are the features that we’d want in a quality two-way radio. You want a high-quality radio that can help with your communication, but not too loud that you scare off your next trophy. That’s when the Midland GXT1050VP4 comes in. We’ll review its …

Motorola MT350R Review

When traveling in new areas, it can be easy for you to get separated from your friends and family. Because of this, you’ll need a radio that has an extensive transmission range and quality. Fortunately, the Motorola MTE350R is a two-way radio that can meet up those expectations and more. …

Yaesu FTA750L Review

Getting your first marine VHF transceiver can be a long process at first. But the Yaesu FTA 750L is designed for both beginners and professional radio users who need better communication. With its memory recall, built-in GPS, and other features, it can be a great choice if you’re on a …

Yaesu FTA550 Review

When airborne, on a vessel, or just lounging at your home, you’ll want a radio that can communicate effectively. The Yaesu FTA550 is designed for VHF frequencies and has enough storage for even the most experienced radio aficionado. When getting the FTA550, you’ll have a radio that’s suited for individual …

Tecsun PL880 Review

Why waste your money on a shortwave radio that doesn’t operate correctly? There are thousands of models on the market, and it can be difficult to decide their quality from afar. That’s why we’re here to review the Tecsun PL880. This device has a battery life of 20 hours and …

Standard Horizon HX870 Review

The Standard Horizon HX870 is designed for this and so much more. It’s built with its own submersible waterproof construction, waterproof die-cast chassis, and a strong DSC/GPS receiver. You can rest assured that you’ll sail the waters like a true captain. Read this review for a clearer perspective on how …

Standard Horizon GX2200 Review

When looking for a valuable marine radio, you can’t go wrong with Standard Horizon. And their Standard Horizon GX2200 is another interesting addition to their lineup. With the Standard Horizon GX2200, you’ll get a radio that’s great for communication and emergencies. Since it’s so easy to use, you’ll be transmitting …

Standard Horizon GX1700 Review

Accidents and emergencies cannot be predicted when out on the water. Even the most seasoned sailors can fall victim to bad weather or equipment malfunction. When emergencies occur, the one thing that can ensure a quick rescue is a Very High Frequency (VHF) marine radio.  And the Standard Horizon GX1700 …

QYT KT-8900 Review

Utility and performance are important when looking for a good transceiver radio. And the QYT KT-8900R is designed for those attributes and more. With its included programming plug, you won’t have any memory issues either. Through this review, we’d like to highlight what makes the KT-8900R work. This will help …

QYT KT-8900D Review

Two-way radios are known for their ability to help teams communicate and function properly. And the QYT KT-8900D is no different. This is a radio that combines function and form and can have a wide frequency range, making it easier to speak within your area. Once it’s tuned properly, you’ll …

Motorola Talkabout T460 Review

The Motorola Talkabout T460 is rugged enough for any outdoor adventure. In fact, they are perfect for hikes, biking, camping, skiing, and camping. This walkie talkie is simple and provides a longer range, but its powerful features make it a necessary tool to have in your arsenal. In this review, …

Motorola Talkabout MR350R Review

A walkie talkie is a reliable and ideal tool for adventure trips with your friends and family. And these devices are always helpful in keeping everyone connected. The Motorola Talkabout MR350R gives you a good range and is effective in communicating in different altitudes. And it’s emergency feature is a …

Motorola T600 H20 Review

Let’s face it. Having a high quality walkie talkie can work wonders for team communication. You can have a private channel and have everyone discuss on important matters. Not only is this good for business practices, but for your everyday outdoorsman as well. And the Motorola T600 H200 is designed …

Motorola RDU4100 Review

Are you traveling overseas? Or maybe you work in a crowded office and need something to improve communication among your employees and managers. That’s when a two-way radio comes in handy. And the Motorola RDU4100 is designed for such situations. It’s a radio that is designed for improved communication in …

Yaesu Original FT-991A Review

Ham radios can often get pricey, and finding affordable ones often feels like you’re navigating a minefield of poor quality products that will be likely to fail on you at any moment. If you don’t want to be worrying about your ham radio all the time, then you’ll need to …

Yaesu FT-857D Review

Amateur radio, which is also known as ham radio, is a popular hobby worldwide, but choosing the perfect model for your needs can often seem impossible. You typically need to try out a radio so that you can get an idea of whether or not it’s worth your money, but …

Whistler WS1065 Review

A digital police scanner allows you to listen in on far more frequencies than just the ones the police use, and they only have that name because it’s relatively short and convenient. Whether you want to hear train conductors, race crews, pilots, firefighters, or anyone else on unencrypted radio, a …

Whistler WS1040 Review

When picking between handheld and desktop digital police scanners, you’ll want to consider how often you move around and whether you’ll need your scanner on you at all times. Most of the time, the convenience of a handheld scanner wins out, and that’s why they’re more popular than their desktop …

Whistler TRX-2 Review

Digital police scanners are some of the best scanners available because they can work across most trunking systems, unlike analog models, which can leave you out of some of the newer networks. If you want to hear everything possible, then the simple fact is that you need the best digital …

Whistler TRX-1 Review

While analog police scanners are responsible for most of the popularity around products of this type, they have since been superseded by the next generation of digital police scanners. With the improved technology behind them, digital police scanners are far more capable, but they also tend to be a lot …

Whistler WS1088 Review

If you need a reliable radio that can give you all of the emergency coverage that you need without tearing a hole through your wallet, the Whistler WS1088 handheld digital scanner is a great place to start. In this review, we will discuss all the key features and details needed …

Uniden SDS100 Review

There is a huge variety of police scanners available on the market, and they can cater to all budgets and needs when it comes to their capabilities. If you’re looking for the best scanner around, then it can be pretty hard to find the right one because everyone has different …

Uniden MHS75 Review

Some of the best two-way radios may not be the most popular options on the market, which is why it helps to do as much research about them as possible before buying one. Taking a little longer to make your purchase can be the difference between a product that works …

Uniden HomePatrol 2 Review

If you’re looking around for the best digital police scanner around, but you don’t know which product you should pick, then you’ve come to the right place. Today, we’re going to take a look at the Uniden HomePatrol 2 so that our readers can figure out whether this scanner will …

Uniden BCD996P2 Review

Getting your hands on the best police scanner used to consist of 50% research and 50% trial and error, as you ordered units and found out that they performed nothing like they were advertised. To ensure that our readers don’t have to go through that, we’ve decided to review some …

Uniden Bearcat BC125AT Review

When looking for a police scanner, you’ll want it to be as reliable as possible, feature a reasonable price point, and it should have a set of helpful features that make it easier to use. Unfortunately, finding the right product is often a challenge due to the huge range of …

Radioddity GD-77 Review

Whether you are fascinated by the HAM radio hobby and its large community or want to be ready and armed in the case of a disaster, an investment in amateur radios can be beneficial for everyone. Because it can be quite challenging to know where to start, we are going …

Uniden BCD436HP Review

If you want to make sure that you get your hands on the best police scanner around, you’re going to want to do some research to find the right product. Today, we’re going to review a high-end scanner from Uniden, and we’ll describe what you need to know about it …

Uniden BCD325P2 Review

If you want to be sure that you’re spending your money the right way, then you’ll need to be as informed as possible before you decide to make a purchase. When buying a police scanner, you’ll want to be sure that you know what to expect from it so that …

Uniden BC355N Review

A police scanner can be used for a lot more than just keeping an ear out for police frequencies. You can hear civil aviation broadcasts, railway transmissions, and a lot more with one of these devices. Unfortunately, finding the right one is often harder than you would expect due to …

Motorola CP200D Review

Communication is a must whether you’re at home, work, out traveling around the world. That’s where the Motorola CP200D comes in. This two-way radio has a durable and lightweight design. It’s easy for employees to hold and carry through the day but can withstand daily use. And throughout this review, …

Motorola CLS1410 Review

The Motorola CLS1410 is designed to give your business a simple to use wireless solution and a competitive edge against other organizations. The CLS1410 allows employees to have instant access to each other all while having a private communication channel in the process. In this review, we’d like to highlight …

Midland GXT1000VP4 Review

The Midland GXT1000VP4 has a range similar to any commercial device. In terms of audio quality, it has a “boom” style headset. This headset is great for outdoor activities, making it a great travel device. For instance, if you like using walkie talkies when playing outdoor games like paintball, you’ll …

Kenwood TM-281A Review

Whether you’re on or off the road or traveling abroad, you’re going to need a two way radio that has good connectivity, apps, and features to assist you during an emergency. And the Kenwood TM-281A is a great choice, especially for first-time users. This is a functional radio, depending on …

Iridium Go! Review

Are you planning on buying your first satellite phone? Wouldn’t it be fun if you could use your smartphone regardless of your location, and still receive signal in remote locations? If this solution appeals to you, then you’ll be excited to learn more about the Iridium Go! Whether you need …

Iridium Extreme 9575 Review

Whether it’s your first time traveling, or you’re an experienced adventurer, you’re going to need a satellite phone for when emergencies arise. With these phones, you can get an alert sent about your location and stay safe from imminent danger. And the Iridium Extreme is a great phone for that …

Iridium 9555 Review

When searching for a satellite phone, you’ll want something that’s reliable and provide the connection you need to make a call. Fortunately, the Iridium 9555 is equipped with the latest technology and features to do so. If you’re traveling in remote destinations, then you’ll know that having one bar of …

Icom IC-7300 Review

When shopping around for the right radio, you’re better off taking your time than ending up with a product that you’re going to regret buying. Unfortunately, there are some things that you can’t determine based off of a list of features and a description from the manufacturer, but we have …

Icom IC-718 HF Review

Finding the right high-frequency radio can often be a stressful proposition, especially if you’re in the market for a mid-range product which can cost you several hundreds of dollars, if not thousands. HF models typically make for excellent long-range radios. Today, we’re going to review the IC-716 HF from Icom. …

HAM Radio for Dummies Review

Amateur radio, also known as HAM radio, is a hobby that has been going strong for ages, and new people are always looking to get into it. Unfortunately, it can be intimidating for beginners with no experience, and thankfully, there are plenty of valuable sources of knowledge for those who …

BTECH Mobile UV-50X2 Review

If you want to avoid the hassle of returning a radio that you’re unsatisfied with, it’s always a good idea to do your research, especially if you’re paying over 100 dollars for it. The subject of today’s article is the BTECH Mobile UV-50X2, a mobile HAM radio with a few …

BTECH DMR-6X2 Review

A quality radio can be a challenging thing to find, and that’s because you typically need to use one of them to determine whether or not they’re worth your money. We want to make buying a radio less tedious, so we’ve decided to review some of the best models around, …

BaoFeng UV-82HP Review

A portable radio can come in handy in a wide variety of situations, ranging from work to emergencies, and in either of those cases, you’ll want to be sure that you can rely on it. We’ve decided to review some of the best portable radios on the market so that …

AnyTone AT-D868UV Review

Communication has long been a point of focus for the human race, and that’s to be expected from a fundamentally social species. For much of the 20th century, radio was the most advanced form of communication used by people worldwide, and it’s still prevalent in a wide range of industries. …

5 Best Car GPS Reviews (Updated 2019)

If you’re like most people, you rely on your smartphone for virtually everything, including how to get from point A to point B. While these devices can certainly help you get to your location, they have limited capabilities, so they’re only suited for local destinations. If you’re planning on driving …

5 Best EPIRB Reviews (Updated 2019)

There’s nothing better than sailing the high seas; but, when inclement weather rolls in or some other emergency arises, a peaceful day at sea can suddenly turn into complete chaos. Even if you have years of experience under your belt, there’s always a chance that something can go wrong when …

Yaesu FT-60R Review

Whether you’re new to the world of ham radio or you’re well-versed in amateur radios and you’re looking for a new device, we’d like to recommend the Yaesu FT-60R. Yaesu is a highly reputable manufacturer of two-way radios, as they offer an extensive collection, and all are thoughtfully designed with …

Kenwood Original TH-D74A Review

If you’re on the market for a reliable, easy to use, versatile handheld ham radio that’s outfitted with the most advanced features, we strongly urge you to consider the Kenwood Original TH-D74A. It’s well-designed, intuitive devices like this one are the exact reason why Kenwood is one of the most …

BaoFeng UV-5R Review

BaoFeng is one of the best-known manufactures in the ham radio industry. They offer a variety of transceivers that are designed to meet the needs of all ham users, including two-way radios that are thoughtfully designed and offer the latest features and technologies to ensure effective communications. The UV-5R from …

BaoFeng BF-F8HP Review

For anyone who is just beginning to pursue ham radio communication or for avid hams who are looking to invest in a backup transceiver, the BaoFeng BF-F8HP is an excellent choice. This handheld ham radio is a dual band walkie talkie type two-way radio that offers all of the necessary …