RSGB Amateur Radio Survey

The Radio Society of Great Britain is inviting all UK radio amateurs to complete an online questionnaire

The survey will be available until the end of 2015, and an anonymous analysis of the data will be published on the RSGB website with a summary in RadCom sometime in the first quarter of 2016.

Take the RSGB Amateur Radio Survey – http://www.rsgb.org/ar-survey

The RSGB President John Gould @G3WKL talks about the survey in this Essex Ham interview –
http://www.essexham.co.uk/news/rsgb-survey-2015.html


RSGB Amateur Radio Survey

Paul Leicester | MØFOX | Chesterfield UK | IO93HE | Icom IC-7300

Wouxun KG-UV920E

Wouxun KG-UV920E
Wouxun KG-UV920E

Wouxun KG-UV920E

The Wouxun KG-UV920E is a low cost mobile device for 2m and 70cm with built-in FM radio receiver. The unit has a removable control panel that can be better read by a slight tilt. The Separation cable for the control panel are always included. Also included is a large DTMF microphone.

The frequency range in the transmission side is 144-148 and 430-440MHz and can be expanded up to 138-174 or 400 to 470MHz. In addition, a radio receiver (WFM) from 65-108 MHz with 20 memory channels is included. The transmit power up to 50W on 2m and 40W on 70cm is quite sufficient to reach the next Repeater or colleagues.

Notice: The device can not receive 2 signals simultaneously!

Included in delivery is a large, robust DTMF microphone. Besides the remote functions and DTMF the microphone also has a built-in speaker. The internal device speakers can be turned off and output can redirected through the microphone speaker.

Specification:

  • 2m/70cm Dualband Mobile Radio
  • Power: 50W on 2m / 40W on 70cm (switchable)
  • big Display
  • 999 Memorys for 2m/70cm
  • FM Radio Receiver
  • 20 Memorys for FM Radio
  • removeable Front Panel
  • Crossband-Operation
  • free programmable Shift
  • Tone: 1750, 1450, 1000, 2100hz
  • additional 6.25kHz Steps
  • Cloning Function
  • 3 different Display Background colors
  • CTCSS De- and Encoder
  • DTMF De- and Encoder
  • Two Wouxun KG-UV920E can be switched to one Repeater!
  • Size: 140 x 44 x 207 mm
  • Weight: 1.5 kg

Scope of delivery:

  • Duoband Mobile Radio KG-UV920E
  • DTMF Handmicrophone
  • Mobile Bracket
  • DC-Power Cord
  • Spare Fuse
  • Mikrophoneclip
  • Holder for Front Panel
  • Front Panel Cover
  • Mounting screws
  • Separartion cable
  • Manual English

Wouxun KG-UV920E

Paul Leicester | MØFOX | Chesterfield UK | IO93HE | Icom IC-7300

Kenwood mobile dualbander TM-V71E

Kenwood TMV-71E
Kenwood TMV-71E

Kenwood TMV-71E

The new Kenwood mobile dualbander TM-V71E offers everything you will ever need in respect of fucntional richness and ease of use.

As a real dualbander simultaneous reception on 2m and 70cm is possible, as well as dual reception with VHF (V+V) and UHF (U+U). Max. 50W of power (can be reduced) on both bands offer best reach even in difficult areas. Up to 1000 memories leave no gaps, the display is either by frequency or alpha numeric.

The TM-V71E is perfect for Echolink operations. Together with the optional cable PG-5H the radio can be directly connectd to a computer and work as an Echolink gateway. Ten DTMF memories serve as often called Echolink node numbers.

To facilitate operations under different circumstances the TM-V71E offers the choice of five user profiles. The helps to manage the 1000 memories. The large and easy readable LC display is backlight in either amber or green and can be mounted upside down, if the radio is to be installed in the roof area of your car. With various optional cable sets the front panel can be detached and mounted separately.

Kenwood offers a free programming software which can be used with the optional PG-5G programming cable. A DTMF microphone with backlit keys is included.


Kenwood TMV-71E

Paul Leicester | MØFOX | Chesterfield UK | IO93HE | Icom IC-7300

FlexRadio PowerSDR

SmartSDR & PowerSDR Flexradio software

The Software that Launched the SDR Revolution in Ham Radio

FlexRadio Systems PowerSDR™ software provides all DSP and hardware control functions for FlexRadio Systems’ FLEX-1500, FLEX-3000* and FLEX-5000* software defined radios.  While software experimentation is encouraged, no programming experience is ever required to enjoy your software defined radio.  The complete application is provided in compiled form so that you can simply download, install and run it.  Written in a combination of ANSI C and C#, FlexRadio PowerSDR software is easy to learn and modify.  Source code is available to encourage amateur SDR research and experimentation.  The capabilities of the FlexRadio PowerSDR software are limited only by your imagination.

*FLEX-5000 manufacturing discontinued May 2013.
*FLEX-3000 manufacturing discontinued October 2014.


SmartSDR & PowerSDR Flexradio software

Paul Leicester | MØFOX | Chesterfield UK | IO93HE | Icom IC-7300

SmartSDR for Windows

SmartSDR & PowerSDR Flexradio software

RackMulti smartsdr SmartSDR-4pans-1wideThe Next Generation SDR software for the Next Generation SDR

SmartSDR™ for Windows sets a new bar for visual radio display and interactive control.  Following the simple is better rule, we built a new graphical user interface that is easy to learn and instinctual to use.  Multiple high-definition, real-time spectral displays are at the heart of the SmartSDR experience.  Intuitive controls are hidden from view to minimize clutter yet are instantly available when needed.

SmartSDR is the core of the Signature Series family, organizing all of the signal processing power in the FLEX-6000 Signature Series radios into an advanced reusable framework.  First the receiver subsystems including preselectors, preamplifiers and digitizers in the FLEX-6000 are virtualized as reusable hardware blocks called Spectral Capture Units (SCUs) with specific capabilities.  SmartSDR understands the capabilities of each SCU and how to harness its power.

What distinguishes SmartSDR is the simplification of these advanced concepts into an elegant graphical user interface that places the operator in complete control.  Want to create an additional Panadapter to watch for possible 10m band openings?  No problem, simply click to add the Panadapter and SmartSDR directs everything from the advanced signal processing software down to the filters in the SCU to form an optimized receiver.  Want to decode all of the CW signals on 40m while working DX on 20m?  It’s just a few clicks away with SmartSDR and one of many SmarSDR open API enabled applications.


SmartSDR for Windows

 

Paul Leicester | MØFOX | Chesterfield UK | IO93HE | Icom IC-7300