18 October 2017

Galashiels Radio Rally 2017

Just a quick reminder that it's the Galashiels Radio Rally this weekend, Sunday 22nd October.

The Volunteer Hall
St John Street
Scottish Borders
Doors open at 11.15am (Disabled access from 11.00am) - Entry: £2.50

Always worth a visit even if it's just for the spectacular views of the surrounding area!

Here's a video from last years event:

More details: CLICK HERE

17 October 2017

Yaesu FT991/FT991A Gets System Fusion 2 Update

Yet another firmware update for the FT991/FT991A has appeared on the Yaesu website (Dated 17/10/2017).

This update adds the new DG-ID function to the radios (Known as System Fusion 2).


7 October 2017

CatDisplay for Yaesu FT-857 or FT-897

Video: YouTube/Chris Day

A plug-in TFT display for your Yaesu radio.....

5 October 2017

Special Offer: President Lincoln 2+ @ Nevada

Nevada Radio in the UK have announced a special offer on the President Lincoln 2+ which is the latest version (V4) of this 10/11/12m mobile radio.

3 October 2017

TYT MD-760 DMR Handheld (Same As Radioddity GD-77)

TYT have a new radio, the MD-760, which is their own branded version of the popular budget DMR radio the Radioddity GD-77 (Or should that be the other way round? It's so hard to tell these days!)

Features are expected to be the same as the GD-77:

Price is unknown but the GD-77 sells for under £80 here in the UK so I would expect a similar price. 

2 October 2017

CB Radio - Southern Net 28/09/17

Video: YouTube/CT2116 Tim

Some action from the weekly Southern Net here in the UK. Conditions appear to have been particularly good this time....

1 October 2017

Vortex Quasar Q82 MKII "On Air" Tests

Video: YouTube/M0OGY

Dave does some 'On-Air' tests of the new Vortex Quasar Q82 MkII

Moonraker Minor II and Major 42 @ Dave's

Dave, M0OGY, has posted a photo of himself holding two radios from Mooraker. The Minor II and the Major 42 handheld.

Dave tells me that he will be reviewing these radios soon, so look out for videos on his YouTube channel.

The Moonraker Minor II is priced at around £49

The Moonraker Major 42 Handheld is priced at around £79

27 September 2017

Moonraker Major CB Handheld @ Knights

The new Moonraker Major42 is vow available from Knights here in the UK. Priced at a very reasonable £79.50

  • UK & EU channels + Multi Norms
  • Scanning facility
  • Dual Watch
  • Keylock
  • Power Save Function
  • External speaker/mic socket
  • Hi/Low Power
  • Digital S-Meter
  • Removable Battery Case

Link to Knights Website: CLICK HERE

25 September 2017

Vortex Quasar Q82 MK II Review (Part 3)

Video: YouTube/M0OGY

Dave takes another look at the new Vortex Quasar Q82 MkII 10/11/12m antenna along with the new MM0CUG two section mast.