Author Topic: Why should I get a Baofeng UV-5R  (Read 6414 times)

Anton Janovsky (ZR6AIC)

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Why should I get a Baofeng UV-5R
« on: April 04, 2014, 09:51:22 am »
  • You could communicate via local repeaters and with some external antennas you will be surprised that you could even do satellite. See video on satellite
    communication (FM satellites) (look at the arrow antenna).
  • You could also do APRS and packet radio with a small interface to your computer Audio (LINE and EXT speaker input) (Read about it on my blog
  • You just need to build a interface cables between the radio and your computer. You could see the APRS in your aria  And then you could send your own position as well (there is lots of software for Linux and windows) or you could use a Raspberry Pi or a Arduino to send it for you or display it on LCD.
  • You can use it in your car but you will need a external antenna in the car for best results.

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