Sunday, December 3, 2023

Quansheng UV K5 handheld radio

 A lot of information is already written and on Youtube as well.

Basically this radio is used for ham operation on vhf and uhf (145 / 430 ) mhz with the am airband for rx only,

As many of you will know some guys made new firmware for this radio available to expand the frequency and to add usb mode.

After a firmware flash this radio is able to tx and rx from 18 mhz till 1.3 ghz…..

My advise is not to transmit outside both vhf/uhf band since it will produce many harmonics!

But for the price ( i have two, lowest price 16 euro incl shipping to europe) you will have a very nice wideband receiver.

Check the firmware on github:

Some pictures of the radio after firmware flash:

Saturday, August 5, 2023

Sommerkamp Memorial Activity 2023


Dear radio friends, Do you remember the famous “Coffee warmer”, Sommerkamp TS 788 DX?

The Sommerkamp friends, a group on Facebook, like to honor, the entrepreneur behind the great brand of Sommerkamp radio.

Mr. Wolfgang Sommerkamp, born on September 11th in Dortmund, Germany. HAM radio call DJ2YJ , EA8YS as well as other used calls. OM Wolfgang passed away in 2021, and during the Weekend September 8-10 2023, we like to invite all radio operators to the “Sommerkamp Memorial Activity”.

In the future, we like to dedicate every second weekend in September, to have such a radio event. So get your Sommerkamp radio equipment ready, regardless if amateur or 11 m enthusiast. 

We like to meet on the following bands, 80 m, 40 m, 20 m, 15 m, 11 m, 10 m or 2 m. Of course you are welcome to use transverters with your equipment and activate … 4 m, be creative, join the fun.

Activity Frequencies

  • 7.101 MHz
  • 14.301 MHz
  • 21.301 MHz
  • 28.301 MHz
  • 144.301 MHz

Please remember, this is not a contest. There is nothing to win, it is rather a friendly, get together on the airwaves. Communicate with one another, share what equipment you use, perhaps when you have purchased it … are you a longtime Sommerkamp radio owner or did you pick up the equipment just recently … perhaps inherited it … Your phantasy is the limit.

Please share the information with others, make them aware of our Facebook group.

Feel free to contact the organizers, emails are available over 

You have a picture from your activation - send it to Email  or post it in the Sommerkamp Facebook Group.