30 July 2017

Work The Leyland Tank 30/07/2017

So fingers crossed for some propagation today as we have a special event where you may be able to 'Work The Leyland Tank'.

Located near Tank Roundabout in Lancashire, UK this Centurion tank is one of several vehicles featured in a 'Welcome To Leyland' collection which remembers the historic heritage of the local area and for one day only a special DX event will take place from the tank so pin back your ears on channel 40 UKFM from 13:00 hours (BST).

Below is a video of the tank being put into place in 2011 (Having being moved a short distance due to road works on the roundabout):

29 July 2017

TYT MD-2017 £10 OFF @ Nevada

With thanks to Mike Devereux of Nevada Radio who tells me that they have the new TYT MD-2017 dual band DMR handheld radio in stock and if you mention "Delboy's Blog" you can get a £10 discount off the standard price.

Nevada website link: CLICK HERE

20 July 2017

UKFM Skip!


A nice contact to Germany by Fred (In the shed) during a recent sporadic E opening on the UKFM band. 

16 July 2017

Dave's Massive Erection - Vortex Q82 MkII

Dave, M0OGY has posted photos on Facebook showing his new Vortex Q82 MkII antenna for the 10/11/12m bands which measures a whopping 28ft long!

15 July 2017

TX Factor - Episode 17 (TXF017)

Video:YouTube/TX Factor

The latest episode of TX Factor which looks at Digital Modes and QSL cards.

3 July 2017

27.135Mhz German SSB Calling Channel!

Following on from the recent UK Facebook page which aims to promote the UK SSB Calling Channel on 27.275 USB (LINK), our friends in Germany have decided to do the same by launching a Facebook page for a German SSB Calling Channel on 27.135Mhz USB (Channel 15 Mid Band).

You can find the page on Facebook here: CLICK

Please join and share the page with your radio friends. 

1 July 2017

Ailunce HD1 - Another Dual Band DMR Radio!

Information sent via Twitter is that there is yet another new kid on the block when it comes to dual band DMR radios... The Ailunce HD1 by Retevis.

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And some great news is that this radio has a VFO mode with direct frequency entry (See Video):

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Price: TBA