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Matt Jones on Baofeng UV-5R
…a cheap Chinese 2m/70cms FM transceiver. It’s not a particularly good one, actually it’s pretty poor in the grand scale of Radios, but it’s not absolute garbage, and it does work as it’s designed to. The thing that makes it iconic is the price. Where a Radio Amateur might have paid £300-£1000 for an equivalent product from a reputable manufacturer (Icon, Yeasu, Kenwood etc), I paid around £7 for this one from China (or £26 in the UK)! Which is astonishing when you consider this includes the Radio, Antenna, a Removable Li-ion Battery, two headsets, case, cradle dock and a charger.
The reason these are popular with a lot of folks is that they can be easily programmed to use the Licence Free PMR446 frequencies, (although technically it’s not legal to do so) so they are popular with off-roaders, paintballers, security companies etc.
It’s a hell of alot of tech of £7 – and even works as a rechargeable torch!
…therein followed a long thread in our MeWe Group as listeners compared their memories and various pieces of Ham Radio kit!
Harry Myhre (“My-ree”)
“Amazon plans to introduce home Internet service. Much like the starlink service. But I can see Amazon being able to offer more pricing bundles than Starlink”, says Harry.
3000 Satellites being launched into low-orbit!
Hardline on the hardware
Is Google about to kill Apple’s and Samsung’s Tags? – with 3 Billion User-Network
The Name of the Game
Stadia Bluetooth mode – but be sure to do it before the end of 2023!
Flap your trap about an App
Think you’d better lead on this Gareth – nice to do a listener one…unless you already did it?
Jeremy Harpham on the Atari Portfolio
Retro computing… remember this? MS Dos based Psion 5 rival – kind of – I think it pre-dates the Psion by a fair bit. I’ve got expansion cards and at least a printer interface somewhere too. This was my late father’s. I recollect him using the MS Word compatible word processor and the spreadsheet. I went the Psion way.
…as seen on Terminator 2: Judgement Day 😎
Bargain Basement: Best UK deals and tech on sale we have spotted
Extension Lead with USB Slots 6 Way Outlets 5 USB (5A, 1 USB- C and 4 USB-A Port) with 1.8M Braided Extension cord, 3250W Overload Protection，Security Surge Protection Plug Extension Socket – was £30 now £17 – I think we might have done this before, but if so, still there – and I’m tempted!
OPPO AirVOOC 50W Wireless Charger – Charging Station £45 from £75 (but there’s a catch)!
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