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!

24 November 2017

Reminder - Bishop Auckland Radio Rally 2017

Just a quick reminder that the Bishop Auckland Radio Rally (BARAC) takes place this Sunday, 26th November 2017.

The rally takes place at the Spennymoor Leisure Centre and the doors open at 10:30am (10:00am for disabled)

Here's a video from last years event:

22 November 2017

Magnum-1 Hacked & Cracked

Video:YouTube/Klaus R.

An interesting video for those of you with a Magnum 1.....

Radiozing Black Friday Deals

Radiozing have kicked off the annual 'Black Friday' deals with a very reasonably priced CRT 6900N at only £130 along with many other deals.....

CLICK HERE to visit their site

20 November 2017

HF Pedestrian Mobile 09/10/2017


A local station and good friend of mine, David M0DAD, operating portable from the North East coast of England on 20m....

15 November 2017

Ailunce HD1 Manual Operation Instructions


Another look at some of the features on the new Ailunce HD1 DMR radio.

11 November 2017

How to pronounce "Ailunce"


Following a chat on twitter with a representative from Ailunce they very kindly provided this short video showing the correct way to pronounce their name!!!!

Inside The Radioddity GD-77 DMR Radio


Ever wondered how they manage to make modern radios so cheap?

Take a look at the insides of the Radioddity GD-77 and see how little there actually is in these radios!!!!

6 November 2017

The Big Net - Glasgow Meet!

On Saturday 4th November CB operators celebrated 36 years of legal UK CB radio with a meet-up at a location near Paisley in the West of Scotland. 

20 breakers in 12 cars brought back memories of the good old days!

You can read the full article on the Charlie Tango 1642 blog: CLICK HERE

The Big Net + Southern Net 02/11/17

Video:YouTube/CT2116 Tim

Thanks to Tim (26CT2116) for his video of The Big Net.

The Big Net - Shane's Video


Another cracking video of this years 'Big Net' event here in the UK.

4 November 2017

The Big Net - 26CTX1837


Some brilliant 'Big Net' action from Stuart, 26CTX1837 in Wiltshire UK. Plenty of stations took part on AM, FM and SSB!

3 November 2017

The Big Net 'Fred In The Shed' Video!


The Big Net as experienced from the 'Fred In The Shed' shack!

New Ailunce HD1 Dual Band DMR Radio - First Look


A first look video of the new Ailunce HD1 DMR handheld. I think this radio could be a real winner!