Author Topic: Why should I get a Baofeng UV-5R  (Read 5392 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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXBY7iSn2Qs&list=PLxyM2a_cfnzgv30vrsxayCxWWoKAFGgEo&index=19
    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 http://zr6aic.blogspot.com)
  • You just need to build a interface cables between the radio and your computer. You could see the APRS in your aria http://zr6aic.giga.co.za:8901/aprs.html  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.



Read more about the different versions of Baofeng on my http://zr6aic.blogspot.com/2014/02/baofeng-ht-radios.html
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