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Baofeng UV-5R, Part 2

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– Editing CSVs and import into CHIRP can be tricky. It’s like your CSV gets converted to CHIRP then to the radio format, and things can get a little weird in the multiple translations. I also encountered some values listed in the CHIRP documentation that weren’t supported by the radio. Even after fixing that, I […]

Initial Impressions – Baofeng UV-5R

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(This post originally appeared on my Facebook page, but I decided I should add it here for reference.) For Christmas Carrie got me a new HT (handheld ham radio), the very popular Baofeng UV-5R. It lacks the features of the radios from companies like Yaesu, Icom and Kenwood, but it’s a lot of radio for […]

Gear Updates – Mountain Rendezvous 2014 Edition, Part Two

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Part one of this gear update report ended with the Big Agnes Insulated Air Core sleeping pad, and I’ll begin part two with the other sleeping pad we used on our Mountain Rendezvous 2014 road trip. REI Camp Bed 3.5 sleeping pad We currently own a lot of sleeping pads. Over the years I’ve picked […]

Gear Updates – Mountain Rendezvous 2014 Edition, Part One

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For better or worse, being a gear geek comes naturally to me. In fact, it’s not just a hobby, it’s part of my day job. So with all these observations swirling around inside my skull, I figured I should get them written down. I’ve previously done the odd gear report or review here and there, […]