The Kenwood TM-742E

Kenwood TM-742E
A while back I bought a second hand radio: the Kenwood TM-742E. A great radio with 2m, 70cm and 23cm module!
The man who sold it is a heavy smoker, so I had to clean the rig intensively. But after doing a good job the radio is like brand new. No scratch on it.
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20th of December 2012 I ordered a Baofeng UV-B6 from AliExpress.com. About three weeks later (15th January) it arrived at the PA1JIM-headquarters. It turns out to be a UV-B5 instead of a UV-B6. The only difference is the UV-B5 has a rotary dail on top and the UV-B6 has a flashlight instead. That Continue reading

After reading this post I couldn’t resist any longer.
Yesterday I ordered the new toy, a Baofeng UV-B6 Chinese HT. Incredible price: 43 dollar! It can take up to 60 days before delivering so it will be no typical Christmas present.
I like to use the HT to connect to my Kenwood TM-D710 en simplex EchoLink repeater modus. Then I can walk around the house with the HT and be logged in a EchoLink conference room (for instance nodenumber 3373 ITM No Agenda conference server). Actually I don’t have a lot of time at the moment for the radio hobby, but online buying doesn’t take up much.