Saturday, March 16, 2024

Quansheng UV-K5

I have 4 hand helds now. I know people with a lot more than that, but in the end that IS NOT helping the digital fragmentation / manufacturing problem.

I picked up one of those Quansheng UV-K5's that there was a lot of buzz about in terms of aftermarket firmware development.

The chip/microcontroller that is has really limits what it could be doing (digital modes like M17, P25 etc).... it sad really.

If nothing else I hope the Quansheng's open popularity is noticed by other manufactures (Covalue?) to encourgage that sort of thing.

What hams should be doing is directly asking manufactures at Dayton and on their social media platforms when they will see a radio that does more tham one digital flavor.

As I said in the first part, continuing to buy radio after radio, without holding out for your principles is NOT helping change anything.