Retevis, a renowned radio brand, has introduced budget-friendly and feature-rich dual-band HTs, the Retevis RA89 and the RA79. The RA89 is IP68 waterproof and dustproof, boasts a USB-C charging port with an optional dock, and provides clean clear audio. The RA79 offers wide reception from 50Mhz to 600Mhz and a unique functionality to swap batteries without powering down the radio due to its USB port placement on the radio case. These radios are on sale during the Retevis’s Black Friday event ending on 24 November.
The Microsoft Surface Go 2 is ideal for portable ham radio data modes, according to a series of tests discussed in a blog post by Julian (OH8STN). The device’s lightweight design, Windows 10 operating system, and compatibility with software like Winlink Express and Vara HF made it an optimal choice for portable ham radio operations, EMCOMM, or Preparedness.