So after yesterday's official announcement from Yaesu that their new FT-70DR/DE dual band digital handheld would retail for $200....
21 March 2017
20 March 2017
So Martin Lynch kick off with a price of £2999.99 for the new Icom IC-7610.
Lots of interest in this radio but will people be willing to shell out the cash????
UPDATE: Icom made a mistake with the pricing and forgot about the VAT!!!! New price is £3599.99 - OUCH!
Read more here: CLICK
19 March 2017
So if you take a look at this video you will see that the problem is suspected to be from the new SKY Q set top box which apparently uses PLT even if it is connected via Wi-Fi.
Interference is the biggest threat to Ham Radio and CB Radio these days and it is shocking that so many electrical devices can cause horrendous and potentially dangerous interference to the radio spectrum.
I'd be interested to hear from anyone else who has had a similar problem which they can attribute to SKY television equipment.
18 March 2017
17 March 2017
Video:YouTube/ TX Factor
"Bob gives a relaxed overview of the RS-BA1 remote control software for the Icom IC-7300. We meet two youngsters with a passion for amateur radio. And Mike and Bob head off to Bristol to spend a day with some very enthusiastic members of the British Amateur Television Club to learn all about digital amateur television"
Video:YouTube/Under The Big Oak
So the Baofeng UV-5R is cheap and cheerful YES?
After all you get what you pay for don't you YES?
So just how much punishment can this little radio take.......?
You might be surprised, but please don't try this at home!!!!
16 March 2017
14 March 2017
13 March 2017
Interesting little radios these, sold as 'legal' PMR446 radios but only a little grub screw holds the 'fixed' antenna in place.... They are also able to do 2 watts and 400-470Mhz if required!!!!
- 16 channel
- 40CTCSS 168DCS
- Scan function
- Battery Save
- 12.5KHz Bandwidth
- VOX function
- Busy channel lock
- English/Chinese Voice
- Low battery alarm
- Squelch adjustment function
- PC program protection
- 2 x RT24 two way radio
- 2 x Battery
- 2 x USB charger or 2 x EU charger
- 2 x Belt Clip
- 2 x Earpiece(gift)
Price around $36 per pair.
10 March 2017
Nevada Radio have posted an update on their Facebook page which indicates that they will have some "Bargains" on offer soon in order to clear old stock for extra space in their warehouse.
"A direct contact via SV7APQ with students at the 3rd Junior High School, Komotini, Greece on Fri 2017-03-10 08:20:46 UTC 28 deg. with Astronaut Shane Kimbrough, KE5HOD"
7 March 2017
Another tiny little CB radio has popped up on the CRT France website. The CRT Millenium, which is sure to be a big hit with portable operators...
4 Watts AM/FM
EU Multi Norms
Blue backlit LCD screen
Price: 69 Euros
Website: CLICK HERE
President Electronics USA have continued to reduce prices with a $100 reduction on their flagship radio the Lincoln 2+
The Lincoln 2+ now retails at just $249 (£204 - Same radio in the UK costs £269.95)
So only one of two things can be happening here, either the radios are selling like hot cakes and President are able to reduce prices due to reduced production costs.... OR sales are extremely poor and President are desperate to sell their radios which are just lying in boxes in warehouses around the world.... YOU DECIDE!
3 March 2017
Knights Electrocom in the UK now have the Sirio Performer 2000 Trucker in stock with a price of £49.95
The antenna, which is over 2m long, performs well but will be rather obvious on your mobile station!
Knights Website: LINK
President have announced price reductions on CB radios for sale in the US:
The Johnson II is now $149 (£121 - Equivalent UK Radio is £279!!!!!)
The Johnny III is now $119 (£97 - Equivalent UK Radio is £139!!!!!)
And there are rumours of further reductions planned on other radios....
Why is this happening? Well it's not very often that a company reduces the prices of radios that are selling well.....!
1 March 2017
International Space Station School Contact 01/03/2017
A direct contact with students at the Ecole Albert Camus, Rueil-Malmaison, France, College Marcel Pagnol, Rueil-Malmaison, France, and Ecole “Robespierre B.”, Rueil-Malmaison Wed 2017-03-01 08:04:44 UTC 77 deg. with Astronaut Thomas Pesquet, KG5FYG.