Just a reminder that the UK's legal SSB calling channel is on 27.275Mhz (Channel 27 Mid Band).
To help promote the calling channel a Facebook page has been created, please join and share this page and hopefully we can see an increase in stations on the SSB calling channel especially during the current sporadic E season.
So here's your chance to win a T2LT CB radio antenna courtesy of Stuart 26CTX1837. Stuart is one of those brave soles who treks up to the top of hills in all weather conditions to make some amazing contacts on CB radio. Just like and comment on his video and please subscribe to his channel.
With all the recent talk about the new TYT MD-2017 dual band DMR handheld and some complaining that the radio may only be supplied by a limited number of 'chosen' retailers it would appear that the radio will indeed be available from other suppliers but found under different brand names.
Moonraker are now taking orders for what appears to be exactly the same radio but being marketed as the Moonraker HT-500D.
So if you fancy the Moonraker version take a look here: CLICK
Or you may fancy the original TYT branded version from (hamdmr.co.uk) here: CLICK
News on the CB/HAM antenna front with a world exclusive as Dave, M0OGY has said he has his hands on the New Vortex Quasar Q82 MkII antenna for testing! (Photo shows Dave M0OGY with Steve Lawman, owner of Vortex Antennas)
This antenna boasts exceptional performance for operators on the 10/11/12m bands.
So keep an eye out on Dave's YouTube channel ( LINK ) where you should see a video review of the new antenna soon.
More tests for the new TYT MD-2017 which will be available soon from HAMDMR.CO.UK
A quick listen to my 'Local' DMR repeater GB7XX which is only just within range for me. The repeaters signal is about S3 so sometimes suffers from drop outs at my end.
On this occasion you will hear some stations discussing a problem whereby one of the stations can hear another station on Slot 1 coming through on Slot 2. The other stations on the repeater CANNOT here this problem....Very Strange!
Following many requests here are the full size photos of the new TYT MD-2017 which I took and used in the earlier video - CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE
The radio was kindly supplied by WWW.HAMDMR.CO.UK who are currently taking orders for this new radio.
The radio should be available in the next few weeks.
Price: Around £199 (Including the vital programming cable)
"The MD-2017 is a dual band DMR digital radio with Tier 2 capabilities. It will work in both analogue and digital modes and has two on screen tuners. The two can be set to UHF/VHF UHF/UHF VHF/VHF also mixing both analogue and digital.