Christmas Radio timeThis year I have not had a lot of radio time!, its my favourite hobby and I tend to do something Amateur radio every day but sometimes time just gets away from you and there's nothing you can do about it.
I am still trying to learn Morse Code trying being the key word here as it just not going as well as I had hoped but not being one to give up I will keep on trying.
Christmas this year has been good for me as I received two new radios as gifts one was the great Yaesu VX7 handheld a great tri-band radio and the other a neat little dual band Baofeng UV5R a really surprising little dual band radio which has great audio and is very good despite its very cheap price.
Both of these radios have kept me quite busy with programming and even though I am now using software for both of them they have had me scratching my head quite a few times.
The build quality on the UV5R while not as good as the Yaesu is still very good for a budget priced radio and I really have no complaints in fact the whole Baofeng package is very good.
I am really looking forward to some great contacts with these two great radios in the near future.