5 February 2023

Superstar 3900 (2023) Goodbye Key-Beep!

 

Two more videos from Dave (M0OGY) looking at the new Superstar 3900 and how to finally turn off the annoying key beep!

4 February 2023

CRT 7900V - NEW Version with 5kHz Step @ Knights

 


The CRT 7900V gets a firmware update and now has the long awaited 5kHz step!

Available now from Knights in the UK - Price £229


Link: CLICK HERE


President Harrison @ Knights NOW!

 

Available now at Knights in the UK

President Harrison II

Price: £179.50

Specifications

  • Supply: 13.2 V / 24 V
  • Number of channels: 40 AM/FM
  • Channel selector: rotary
  • Volume: Volume adjustment and ON/OFF
  • Squelch: Manual squelch
  • ASC
  • Display: LCD multifunction
  • Frequencies display
  • S-meter: Digital
  • Public address
  • Talkback
  • Vox
  • Automatic SWR meter
  • Tone
  • Filter ANL
  • Filter NB
  • Filter HI-CUT
  • NRC
  • Noise Gate
  • Scan
  • Scan Skip
  • Dimmer
  • F / Menu function key
  • Key Beep
  • Roger beep
  • Key locking
  • SWR (Power Reading /SWR)
  • Preset channel: EMG 1&2 (customizable)
  • Repeater / Relay (only D band)
  • Microphone plug: front (6 pins)
  • External Vox microphone jack
  • External loudspeaker jack





3 February 2023

Coming Soon - Yaesu FTM-500D


Coming soon the New Yaesu FTM-500D.

50W C4FM/FM 144/430MHz dual band transceiver.

Due March 2023.

Price: Quoted as 95,000 Yen = £599 (To Be Confirmed - Seems like a lot of money so may end up cheaper)

Lower powered version as well (20W) FTM-500DS

Expected Specifications:

・Transmission frequency range: 144-146MHz, 430-440MHz (C4FM digital / analogue FM)
・Reception frequency range:
 108-137MHz (Air Band)
 137-174MHz (144MHz HAM/VHF Band)
 174-400MHz
 400 to 480MHz (430MHz HAM/UHF Band)
 480 to 999.995MHz
Reception method: Double conversion superheterodyne method
Radio wave type: F1D, F2D, F3E, F7W
Transmission power:
 FTM-500D (50W type) 50W/25W/5W
 FTM-500DS (20W type) 20W/10W/1W
External dimensions (W x H x D):
 Body 139 x 42 x 132 mm (excluding protrusions and fans)
 Control head 156 x 64 x 58.6 mm (excluding protrusions) )
・Weight: Approx. 1.4 kg (body, control head)

31 January 2023

Superstar 3900 (2023) - First Contacts

More from Dave (M0OGY) with his first DX contact on the new Superstar 3900 along with some local contacts on AM/FM and SSB.

29 January 2023

Superstar 3900 (2023) - M0OGY Review Part 1

Video:YouTube/M0OGY

Dave's back with the first video of the all new Superstar 3900 which has a similar board to the CRT 7900V so no surprise that the receive is excellent. 

A few niggles have been reported with this new radio, the main ones being that you cannot turn off the rather annoying key-beep and there's no +10kc switch to access the alpha channels, but hopefully these issues can be rectified via software. 








26 January 2023

Superstar 3900 (2023) Export/Wideband Mod



So here we have the export/wideband mod for the new Superstar 3900 (2023 Model)....



And a video from Adrian at Moonraker to show you exactly what to do..... 


The radio is priced at £169.95 on the Moonraker website and should be available shortly. 



Anytone Ares II @ Scott's Radios

Video:YouTube/Scott's Radios


14 January 2023

EXCLUSIVE: President McKinley 2 FCC

(Mock-up Photo)

Breaking news today that the USA will soon have a new updated multimode radio in the shape of the President McKinley II FCC.

Very similar to the current incarnation but now with added FM.

 





- 40 channels AM / FM /SSB
- 12 / 24 V
- Channel rotary switch
- Volume adjustment and ON/OFF
- Manual squelch and ASC
- Multi-functions LCD display
- S-meter
- ANL filter , NB and HI-CUT
- Channels and memories scan
- 3 Memories
- F function key
- Beep Function
- Dual watch
- Preset 9/19
- Talkback
- Tone
- Weather channel with Alert
- Front microphone plug
- External loudspeaker jack
- Front loudspeaker