29 December 2013

New handheld ordered: Baofeng UV-82L

I couldn't resist and ordered a Baofeng UV-82L VHF/UHF handy. This time I bought within European Union, so the parcel will come without passing through Customs with their unknown processing time.

Right after paying for the new RTX I realised that it is missing something I consider important: a socket for DC input. It is either powered with its own battery or nothing.

This means that I will need a second battery for prolonged activity. It also means I will have to carry the charging base around.

I hope the transceiver performance makes me forget these design flaws (IMO).