Martin Lynch & Sons have announced the price of the long awaited Yaesu FT-991 upgrade kit which basically adds a true Real Time Waterfall/Spectrum Scope display to the radio.
And the price.... £480 + POSTAGE! (Chokes on my cup of tea!)
"This Upgrade kit allows Yaesu Musen Distributors and Repair Service Centers to add the following advanced features of the FT-991A to the original FT-991.
- Real-Time Spectrum Scope - Multi-Color Waterfall Display - Select from Seven Spectrum Scope Display Colours - Select from Seven Display Colours or Multi-Colour Waterfall Display"
£480 to add a real time spectrum scope?????? (The multi-color features can be added for free via a firmware update!)
As an early adopter of the Yaesu FT-991 I have already paid out more money for my FT-991 than the upgraded FT-991A costs now so there is little chance of me spending another £500 for the single extra feature that this upgrade offers. Link to ML&S Website: CLICK
Heads up guys, Paul 26YM012 is planning a trip to the top of Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales with a height of 1085 metres above sea level.
He will be operating on channel 26 UKFM (27.85125Mhz) from approx. 09:00 hours GMT on Saturday 21st January 2017.
So why not give him a shout? I'm sure he'd be happy to hear from you all!
(Of course this activation is subject to change due to weather etc. so you can keep up to date by visitng the Charlie Tango DX Group page on FaceBook: LINK or check out the shoutbox on the Charlie Tango Forum on the day: LINK)
Well folks it looks like it's the end of WeAreSuperstar.co.uk with their website going offline. Visitors to the site are now greeted with the message:
The idea was that several retailers would join forces to reintroduce the classic style Superstar 3900 into the UK under the branding of SuperstarUK. However before the radios even went on sale there were reports that the radios suffered from frequency drift. SuperstarUK responded with a detailed technical report which appeared to give the radio a glowing report. However potential buyers were not convinced and it would appear that the radios simply didn't sell.
Price reductions followed and the radios are still sitting on the shelves?
So it now looks like the venture may have come to a natural conclusion?
It's a real shame in many ways as this was probably the first time so many different retailers had joined forces to launch a radio. I really do hope that this endeavour will return maybe with a better radio......Ideas anyone????
Nevada now say they they are expecting the new President Himalaya WB antenna within the next few days. Priced at £99.95 it's a bit more than you'd pay for the trusty Antron 99 so it will be interesting to see what the build quality and performance are like.