14 December 2017

Radioddity GD-77 Upgrade With VFO MODE!



Video:YouTube/riku2015

So this video purports to show a new firmware for the Radioddity GD-77 which adds several features to the radio including a VFO mode. 

PLEASE NOTE this firmware is not yet available on the Radioddity website so upgrade AT YOUR OWN RISK

It is said to come from a Radioddity employee but I cannot confirm this 100%. The original post is on the 'Radioddity Two Way Radio' Facebook Page.

I will be waiting for some feedback from other users before trying myself as I do not want a bricked radio!!!!!


UPDATE: Firmware and new software now on official Radioddity website - CLICK HERE

New: Baofeng DM-1701 Dual Band DMR Radio


So it would appear that there is yet another DMR handheld radio in the works, this time from Baofeng.

The Baofeng DM-1701 is a dual band radio with FM and DMR modes. The dual controls on the top of the radio may indicate a VFO mode/Channel Selector?

There is no word of a cost yet but Baofeng are normally one of the cheapest suppliers out there so hopefully it will be a good price. 

Below you can see the first 'Real World' photo of the radio....


CB Radio UK - The Southern Net - 07/12/17

Video:YouTube/CT 2116 Tim

Another video of one of the many regular nets which take place around the UK......

9 December 2017

The First East Midlands DX Group Net

Video:YouTube/Airshow World

Another new SSB net has launched here in the UK. The first East Midlands DX Group Net took place this week and will hopefully become a regular feature on the UK CB Radio scene.



5 December 2017

President Ronald 10/12 @ Nevada Soon!



So Nevada have become the first UK seller to take pre-orders for the new President Ronald 10/12m radio.

Priced at £179.95 it certainly isn't cheap. The US price is $139 which equates to £105 (YES you read that correctly!!!)

But even if we forget about the price we do have to ask who is actually going to buy this radio?

4 December 2017

The Eastern Counties Net Is Moving!


News from the guys involved in The Eastern Counties Net in the UK is that due to the popularity and coverage of the net they are moving frequency to avoid interference to/from other UK nets.

The net has been operating on 27.365 USB for some time, but from 13th December 2017 the net will now take place on 27.345 USB (Two channels lower).

More information can be found on their Facebook page: CLICK HERE


President Andy USA CB Radio Review.

Video:YouTube/MikesRadioRepair

An in-depth look at the President Andy USA 40 Channel AM radio. 

27 November 2017

TYT MD 2017 Antenna Problem Fixed?

Video:YouTube/Alister Chapman

Soon after the launch of the TYT MD 2017 reports came in that many users were having problems whereby the SMA antenna connector would snap off so with this in mind this video offers a possible preventative solution to this problem.

President Ronald 10/12M Official 'Real World' Photos


President Electronics USA have published 'real world' photos of their new radio, the President Ronald 10/12m.

Covering the 10m and 12m amateur radio bands (with an option to cover 11m as well - note the echo function!), this radio boasts a power output of up to 50 watts but only has AM and FM modes. There is no SSB on this one so you have to wonder who this is aimed at! Nudge, Nudge, Wink, Wink!