2023-04-28 - New BTECH Radios Include Data, Asking the Hamverse for a Dish, Notable Awards, Good Review of the Flipper Zero
I'm a little worried that that BTECH radio looks like it may share a platform with the QYT KT-8900d. The KT-8900d is RDA based and has an extremely slow turn-around time so it's unsuitable for connected data modes. Rob Riggs experiences mirror mine exactly but unfortunately I had bought two of the QYT radios to experiment with before I found his blog post. Rob's findings and measurements are below:
I'm not trying to be a naysayer. I really hope BTECH has worked to resolve the turnaround issues.
I'm looking for a platform to publicize and discuss a concept I've been thinking about for several years: hams are 'Systems Engineers' to a greater or lesser degree, depending on the complexity of their station. Wikipedia: "Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary field of engineering and engineering management that focuses on how to design, integrate, and manage complex systems".
-de John NI0K
P.S. I enjoy Zero Retries and read every one.