30 November 2016

CB 27/81 Monthly Net


A few weeks ago UK CB radio celebrated 35 years of legal operation. Continuing the theme Charlie Tango and Transmission 1 forum members have arranged the 'CB27/81 Monthly Net', the first of which takes place this Sunday 4th December from 20:00 hours GMT. The frequency is 27.94125Mhz or channel 35 in old money!

The use of original 27/81 radios is recommended but not compulsory!

So why not dig out your old 27/81 radios and give it a whirl????




29 November 2016

The J-Pole - How Does It Work?



Video:YouTube/David Casler



Unraveling the mysteries of the J-Pole antenna...


FT 991A Review



Video:YouTube/w5kub



W5KUB takes a look at the features on the FT-991A




25 November 2016

Ham radio smartphone! Outfone Rangerfone S15 Android VHF/UHF



Video:YouTube/HamRadioConcepts


Black Friday - NO THANKS!


It would appear that the Brits have given Black Friday a big 'thumbs down' when it comes to radio related deals if comments of various forums are to be believed.

Poor offers which came only weeks after massive price rises just wont cut it I'm afraid!

Some companies put prices up by 30% or more last month and offering 10% off for Black Friday still means that equipment is much more expensive than it was just weeks ago. 

I said at the time of the price rises that people should keep their cash in their pockets in protest and it looks like that is exactly what has happened.

Now let's see how long it takes for prices to come down again... Maybe some Xmas and New Year deals??????

One thing for sure, British radio operators have had enough of being screwed over......


... and have you seen the price rises on CB radio gear in the past few days? 

£279 for a President Grant 2 Premium - You're having a laugh!!!!!!

Nevada 10% Off TODAY ONLY!


More 'Black Friday Deals' - Nevada Radio are offering 10% off EVERYTHING when ordered by telephone today (excluding special offers)!

CLICK HERE

24 November 2016

Black Friday @ Thunderpole


More 'Black Friday deals', this time from Thunderpole:


Black Friday @ Waters & Stanton


Playing their cards close to their chest are Waters & Stanton with the 'Black Friday Hub' page ready but without details....

Another retailer who put prices up significantly last month.... Was it just so they could 'reduce' the prices for Black Friday???? Decide for yourself when their offers are shown on the website tomorrow...

CLICK HERE

Cyber Weekend @ ML&S



Now are we beginning to see why prices went up so much last month? So they could be 'reduced' again for Black Friday/Cyber Weekend?

Martin Lynch & Sons have some 'Cyber Weekend deals' on their website now if you are interested...



21 November 2016

Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM)



Video:YouTube/tigersaw



A technology that promised so much but is yet to be widely adopted.....


Nevada Black Friday Deals!


Nevada have announced a selection of Black Friday deals which are available this week while stocks last....


Half Price President Himalaya Antenna... Now only £74.95

I SAY: CRACKING DEAL!



Yaesu FT-891 - £80 Nevada Gift Voucher

I SAY: GREAT RADIO, GOOD DEAL IF YOU INTEND TO BUY MORE FROM NEVADA!




Ranger Superstar 3900 - Save £40 Now Only £129.95

I SAY: THEY'RE SHIFTING UNSOLD STOCK OF A RADIO THAT DRIFTS MORE THAN A BOATFUL OF REFUGEES....... BUT IT'S A GOOD PRICE!



All the Black Friday deals can be seen on the Nevada website: CLICK HERE

19 November 2016

Baofeng DM-5R How To Upgrade to Tier 2


Video:YouTube/HamRadioReviews

Upgrading the Baofeng DM-5R to Tier 2... Well sort of........!!!!



16 November 2016

President McKinley - New Photos

President Electronics USA have published some new photos of the McKinley alongside the old favourite Cobra 148 GTL for a size comparison. 

(Click images to enlarge)


The new radio is expected to be available in the USA from December.

14 November 2016

69Mhz Activity Day in Sweden


News from Bertil 21CT022 is that in Sweden the 69Mhz VHF CB band is proving quite popular and there is an activity day on the first Friday each month 21:00-23:00 hours (Swedish time) which is 20:00-22:00 hours GMT. Calling generally takes place on 69.1875Mhz.

So if you have equipment which covers the 69Mhz band it may be a good idea to listen out for our Swedish friends.

Bandplan:




13 November 2016

YAESU NEW FT-991A Colour Screen and Waterfall


Video:YouTube/Waters and Stanton

Waters and Stanton take a look at the new features on the Yaesu FT-991A.

12 November 2016

CRT 2000 Programming Software



Video:YouTube/Klaus R.



A quick look at the programming software for the CRT 2000.




11 November 2016

Presdient McKinley USA SSB 12/24V CB Radio


Video:YouTube/Group President Electronics USA

AM and SSB (No FM) this new radio from President costs $299 which is £238 or twice the cost of an Anytone 5555!!!!!


8 November 2016

ICOM IC-7610 First Details from Waters & Stanton


Video:YouTube/Waters and Stanton

Waters and Stanton are certainly touting for business in this promotional video for the new ICOM IC-7610.....

7 November 2016

CRT 2000 / Team Expert 1 Export Mod



Video:YouTube/Klaus R.



Got a CRT 2000 or Team Expert 1 - Here's how to enable export mode!

4 November 2016

1 November 2016

Reminder: The Big Net 2016


Celebrating 35 years of legal UK CB Radio on Wednesday 2nd November 2016

Main Net: CH35 UKFM (27.94125Mhz)

USB Calling: CH27 EU (27.275Mhz)

AM Calling: CH14 EU (21.125Mhz)


Nevada Announce Yaesu & Icom Price Rises


A self-explanatory post from the Nevada Radio Facebook page indicating that UK buyers face further price increases in the near future. 

So if you fancy some new gear it may be a good time to do it now before these price rises come into effect....!