@M0YNG Isn't that really the best thing to do with a Baofeng? hi hi
@filkerdave well, maybe... But i suspect that a zero + GPS + sound card + screen + controls MIGHT be as expensive as a ready made radio...
@M0YNG FT-1XDE is a really good device, even though I'm not aware of cheaper options. Just make sure to get the X version with improved GPS. The touch screen version seems to not have a good battery life, which should also be considered.
My FT-1XDE finds GPS in three seconds and battery is good enough to do smart beaconing all the time at the Ham Radio, so people always knew in which hall I could be found.
I'm pretty satisfied with FT2DE, even though it's quite pricey. Battery life is satisfying (one day without too much issues), but one would assume that touch screen == easy to use - turns out Yaesu can make it really uncomfortable in different places. You get used to it after a while and it's quick to do stuff, but then you use a different radio and it feels so much easier, even with a bunch of knobs instead of a touch screen.
@DC7IA oooo. That is... Not a bargain?
@sp6mr this looks like a decent option...
@M0YNG Looks neat, even if still kinda pricey compared to Baofeng's offerings. But no doubt better quality.
I was slowly looking for a DMR radio. This is now on the list of the ones I am considering 😀 and until now the list had only Baofeng DM-1801...
@M0YNG is the belt clip holding the RPi in place?
@santiago eh, not really. It's loose, but I guess technically it is.
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