Just How Much Is This Foxhunt Going To Cost Me?

I’ve been spending money on radio stuff. Holy shit have I been spending money. I think I’ve spent upwards of $1000 in just the last month. I keep finding things to upgrade. I was out of work for 2 months, but the vacation money and government check offset most of it; I went back to work in better short-term shape than I was.

Then I started blowing money on radio stuff again.

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Radioddity GD-55/TYT MD-398: An Unbricking Experience

So as you may or may not have gathered from this page; I am a bit of a nut about the digital mode hotspots. Some don’t like the idea and saying internet isn’t ham radio, but I look at it this way; the internet is just plugging me up to multiple repeaters. Am I still actually using my license? Yes. I need it to send the RF From the HT to the hotspot; and that means we’re all nice and legal for coming out of whatever repeaters are linked to a group. I do look at this hobby from multiple angles; HF is fun for the hard-core experimentation…things like DMR and D-Star are fun for less-stressful ragchewing. Plus it gets in a hefty dose of networking and IT infrastructure.

With that being said..I’m gonna tell a story about a particular lousy DMR radio I managed to salvage.

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