29 June 2022

Tango Echo Net 01/07/2022

 

One of the many regular UK nets, this time we feature the Thames Estuary DX Net which takes place on Friday 1st July from 8pm (UK Time) on 27.375 USB.

So if you are in the South East of England or there's some skip running, why not tune in and give them a call....


25 June 2022

CB Radio Anniversary 27th June 2022

 

It's that time of year again when stations across the UK celebrate the legalisation of AM and SSB.

8 years have passed since AM and SSB were made legal in the UK and it's fair to say that SSB has proved to be very popular with dozens of regular nets taking place every single week. 

However AM hasn't really taken off due to the large amounts of interference on that particular mode especially for people operating from home. There are a few AM nets but the majority certainly seem to prefer SSB.

Anyway, on Monday 27th June 2022 from 19:00 hours (UK Time) operators are encouraged to take to the air and make as many contacts as they can.

SSB calling will take place on channel 27 (27.275 USB)

AM calling will take place on channel 14 (27.125)

PLEASE REMEMBER TO QSY ONCE CONTACT HAS BEEN MADE

  

24 June 2022

NEW - President Walker III FCC AM/FM

 

    (Mock-up Image)

Yet another FM radio from President is on it's way to the US market!

The President Walker III FCC AM/FM has been announced and is expected to be the same as the previous model but now with added FM.

40 channels AM/FM

26.965 - 27.405










 



15 June 2022

President Randy III CB radio - Adjustments

Video:YouTube/UK FM CB radio servicing

Richard takes a look at the President Randy III handheld CB Radio.....

12 June 2022

The Yorkshire Bash (CB Radio Meeting) 14th - 17th July 2022

 


Information from Bryan 26LR006 about an exciting CB Radio event taking place this summer:


"Hi, at last We can invite you all to the Yorkshire Bash. The event is open to everyone who would like to attend.

Wild camping BBQ, beer, radio, Hog roast, an annual meet up to meet old and new friends.

This year the event will be held near Driffield, 14th July - 17th July.

The cost is £10 a night or £25 if you would like to stay the 3 nights.

Andy will be setting up his monster antenna that will be visible for miles around and anyone who would like to have a go is welcome to use.

A BBQ, Hog roast, breakfast is included.

As we will be wild camping in a large field, please ensure you are equipped for the weekend. A portable loo will be on site, but you will need to bring water. Oh and beer!

Please book your place with me or Sydthecat (CT Admin) and we will ad you to the list of attendees, this will also let us know the numbers we need to cater for.

See you there!"

11 June 2022

CB Radio Skip 11/06/2022


Some fantastic conditions today on the CB with stations all along the South Coast of England being heard up here in the North East!

It was great to catch up with Dan and Chris from the 305 net, they were both booming in despite some serious QRM from FM stations on the same frequency. You can catch the guys daily on 27.305 USB when conditions allow.  

1 June 2022

Video: President Randy II FCC AM/FM

Video: YouTube/Farpoint Farms

The first video I've seen featuring the new President Randy II FCC AM/FM handled and Eric from Farpoint Farms goes through the features on the first legal handheld with FM for the American market.  

31 May 2022

Yankee Foxtrot Net

 

Time to feature another one of the many UK weekly nets. This time we head to the South Coast of England with the Yankee Foxtrot Portsmouth Net which takes place tonight and every Tuesday night.

Starting at 7pm UK Time on 27.285 FM then at 8pm moving over to USB.

So if you are in the area get tuned in and give them a call.


29 May 2022

Anytone AT5555N PLUS Export Mod + Hidden Menu

 

Here we have the export mod for the Anytone AT555N PLUS and it will come as no surprise that you remove/cut the white wire and then move the jumper!



There is also a 'Hidden Menu' - To access this hold MENU and MODE buttons while you turn on the radio then quickly press the remaining buttons in order DW>RB>NB>SCAN>MEM>EMG.

PLEASE NOTE THAT MESSING AROUND WITH THE SERVICE MENU CAN SERIOUSLY DAMAGE YOUR RADIO - DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK!


The export mod and service menu MIGHT be the same on the new CRT SS7900 V TURBO - Please let me know if you have one and you find it does work!

25 May 2022

President Randy II FCC AM/FM First 'Real' Photos + Manual


President have released official photos and a manual for their new Randy II FCC AM/FM.







- 40 channels AM / FM
- Up/down channel selector
- Volume adjustment and ON/OFF
- Manual squelch and ASC
- Multi-functions LCD display
- Frequencies display
- S-meter
- ANL, NB, HI-CUT filters
- Compander
- Scan + Scan skip
- F function key
- Beep Function
- Roger Beep
- Weather channel with Alert
- Dual watch
- Tone
- VOX
- Noise Gate
- Monitor
- Key locking
- Preset channel programmable (EMG 1 & 2)
- Eco mode
- External microphone plug
- External loudspeaker jack
- Flashlight
- Battery : Lithium-Ion



Users Manual: CLICK HERE