Re: PiTNC9k6 and BTECH UV25X4 mobile

Fred Hillhouse

Hmm, I bought a GE Phoenix SX for $3, another for $5 and others for not much more than that. Overall I have maybe 10 of these radios and not one was more than $25. They do take more effort to get running and a bit more understanding but I have had them on the air for over 10 years in the past. Another reasonable choice is the Motorola GM300. I don’t have one but I hope to this year. Price is quite variable but $100 would not be unreasonable.



From: [] On Behalf Of N5XMT
Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:41 PM
Subject: Re: [RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio] PiTNC9k6 and BTECH UV25X4 mobile


maybe the people that bash the inexpensive radios should buy me one then.  Not all of us have 400-500 buchs to throw into a rig.

How about a little less self rightousness?


On Wed, Jun 17, 2020 at 6:32 PM Mark Griffith via <> wrote:

I can't count the number of people that have contacted me about packet problems only to find out they are using a Baofeng radio.  These are just not good radios for digital modes.  If you want something that works reliably, get a better radio, or you can continue to be frustrated.


My 2 cents.






On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 8:24:52 PM CDT, N5XMT <dacooley@...> wrote:



There are 6 winlink nodes listed within 10 miles of me, the closest 2 are only 2 miles away.  I have been monitoring the freq's most of the day and attempted connection to all of them.  I have heard 0 traffic all day on any of them.  so no connection.



On Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 10:49 PM Mat Murdock <mat.murdock@...> wrote:

Is there a Winlink node in your area?  Do you have access to a Windows computer?


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