Thursday, December 27, 2007

Icom IC-92AD FCC Approved

One day after Christmas the Icom IC-92AD got the FCC's stamp of approval.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Old Style Carphone gets new life as Bluetooth Handset

Today approved by the FCC the Cartel CT-1000.

GRE PSR-600 (0716) FCC Approved

Today the GRECOM PSR-600 (0716) got approved by the FCC, a new Advanced Digital Base/Mobile scanner with Object Orientated Interface.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Two-Way radio for your dog.

The Hear Now Inc. company recently got FCC approval for the Talk & Train Mini a Two-Way communicator for your pet.
N.B. This is NOT the Talk & Train Mini, but the standard version!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

New Sanrio Bluetooth Headsets - Hello Kitty & Chococat

I always though it was a little crazy seeing kids run around with their own mobile phones, but at least now they have some more accessories for them too in the form of two popular Sanrio characters.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

ZipIt Z2 Wireless Messenger passes FCC

The ZipIt Wireless Messenger passed the FCC today.

It's the new and improved version of the ZipIt Messenger that allows you to IM using AOL, Yahoo, MSN on your own wireless network. Now you can also listen to you MP3's on ZipIt. This time it sports A color screen, and still runs Linux. So let the hacking begin, available soon for about $150.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Yaesu BH-1 BlueTooth headset for FTM-10R

Here it is, the long awaited BlueTooth headset for the Yaesu FTM-10.

Contains a PTT button on the side, and Volume Up and Down buttons on the edges. Also on there are a power switch and a earphone jack for optional FEP-4, which will make listening to stereo broadcasts or external stereo sources, stereo in your ears.

To get this headset to work on your FTM-10R, you need a BU-1 (Bluetooth adapter) and the CAB-1 (Charger Sleeve for the BH-1). If you feel like buying two complete test, you can use the intercom feature, a good description of the possibilities can be found here.

Monday, September 24, 2007

RadioShack Pro-162 Scanner

This mysterious device showed up on the FCC website today, it's the PRO-162 by Uniden.
A 2000 channel triple-trunking scanner, made for RadioShack.

At first look it's nothing new, 25-1300mhz range with the usual gaps. EDACS, Motorola and LTR trunking. Weather Alert, Signal Stalker.

There was also a mention in the manual it would interface with the PRO-433. I'm not sure how it compares to the PRO-528.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

New Scanners for RadioShack

Two new scanners should be available sometime soon at your RadioShack.

A Uniden scanner #20-137, may be known as the PRO-137, a handheld scanner, technically based on the BR330T, with the appearance of a BCD396T.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Can't afford a sunroof, maybe now you can.

You always wanted a sunroof on your car, but thought they were to expensive, hard to install or you didn't want to cut your roof.

This may the solution for you, the instant sunroof, simply stick it to you roof, and you'll the envy of the neighborhood with your new "sunroof"!

For sale on (where else) eBay, bid starting at $24.99.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

New Yaesu FT-950

Finally some more new stuff from Vertex, this time the FT-950.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Midland XT511 Base Camp Dynamo GMRS/Weather Radio

In my series of hand-crank/dynamo radio, here's a new addition. The Midland XT511 Base Camp.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Alinco DJ-V27 to complete new handy line.

The new alinco DJ-V27 is the last link in their new portable line-up.
 Similar in features as the DJ-V17 and DJ-V47.
This is the 220mhz model. And produces 5 watts 222-225mhz (216-250mhz receive).

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Yaesu VX-3R, latest in new Yaesu line-up

After the FTM-10R and FT-450 now Yaesu is completing there new look with the VX-3R a multiband micro-miniature transceiver.

The succesor to the similar VX-2R with mostly the same features;

  • 1.5 watt output on VHF, 1 watt on UHF

  • Wide band receiver including 1.8-30 mhz

  • 1000 ma 3.7v Li-Ion battery

  • The Sub-RX feature allows you listen you AM or FM radio broadcast while monitor a HAM frequency, and you can talk on it by hitting the PTT button.

    There also is a build-in frequency (channel) counter, for receiving nearby signals. They will we displayed on the screen, and written to a special memory group.

    Another view at the new Vertex look with larges dials as seen in the previous releases this year.

    Saturday, April 28, 2007

    Just announced - The Elecraft K3

    Unveiled yesterday the new Elecraft K3.

    This HF 160-10m rig will run from $4000- $12000 and comes in 10 and 100 watt versions. You can also get a kit version so you can build it yourself.

    Please read the official announcement from the Elecraft Mailing list.

    Friday, April 20, 2007

    New Products from Array Solutions

    First here is the SPE Expert 1K-FA 1 KW Solid State Fully Automatic Linear Amplifier.

    Claimed as the smallest linear amplifier in the world with build in power-supply and tuner. Is fully automatic and will interface will most popular radio's like Kenwood, Yaesu and Icom.

    Some features:

  • Two SO-239 inputs, and Four output connectors

  • Typical 20 watt driving power.

  • Fully protected (SWR, Over current/voltage/drive)

  • Made in Italy!

  • This amplifier is NOW FCC approved. It's expected to market for around $3900.

    More info at:

    And then there is the Hilberling PT-8000.

    A top of the line HF/VHF Tranceiver, comes in 10 watt, 100 watt and 600 watt editions. Ranging from about $9500 to $13000.

    Some details:
  • Class A output up to 2.5 watts

  • Four 8-pole roofing filters

  • Fourteen 16-pole crustal ladder filters

  • Build in Tuner

  • No FCC approval on this radio as of yet.

    Both these products will be available through Array Solutions.
    And may be admired soon at Dayton Hamvention.

    Special thanks to Array Solutions for providing some additional details.

    Thursday, April 12, 2007

    Free Broadband Internet - Google TiSP

    Introducting the free wireless broadband internet solution from Google.
    Google TiSP, and yes it's FREE! I love free!

    The free plan has 8 Mbps download, and 2 Mbps upload speed. And the 32 Mbps plan is only $24.95/mo.

    I ordered my starter-kit and soon will be on the TiSP high-speed fiber-optic network!

    Get Google TiSP now for the Beta runs out!

    Wednesday, April 04, 2007

    Experience with Pioneer Inno

    A few days ago I bought a Pioneer Inno, the reviews of this portable XM radio look promising, and I would have gotten and $100 rebate ($50 from XM, $50 from Pioneer). I still returned it to the store.

    Pioneer Inno Portable XM2go Radio with MP3 Player

    Thursday, March 29, 2007

    Wednesday, March 28, 2007

    More on the FTM-10R

    Not quite the Yaesu version, but here is the FTM-10S, the Standard edition.

    Thursday, March 15, 2007

    Two new Dual-Band Radio's from Kenwood

    Two new dualbanders got FCC approved today.

    The Kenwood TM-D701A.

    The Kenwood TM-V71A (TM-V71E in Europe).

    Wednesday, March 14, 2007

    Crank Powered Family Radio

    Cool, now you can have it all! Your hand-powered flashlight/cell phone charger/radio.

    And this 22 channels of fun FRS/GMRS radio. So now you can talk your fellow stranded "disaster refugees" and talk about the weather! ;-) Unless that is, you allready have a hand-crank weather radio!
    American Red Cross FR300 Emergency Radio

    This beauty is sold by Life-Gear which also offers an impressive array of disaster supplies, like food and water and complete emergency kits.

    I almost want to buy the complete sets of products, and wait for FEMA! Well huricane season will be here soon...

    Thursday, March 08, 2007

    New Yaesu FT-450

    A few days ago I wrote about the new Yaesu FTM-10R, now here's the FT-450.

    A HF radio that does 160-6 meter all-mode.

    I think it looks somewhat like the FTM-10r, well at least the style. Now they just need a handheld radio to complete the collection.

    Tuesday, March 06, 2007

    New Yaesu Vertex FTM-10R

    Yaesu/Vertex is about to come out with a new amateur radio, the FTM-10R.

    Thursday, March 01, 2007


    I just discovered WOOT. It's the perfect impuls buy site!
    They have a daily special, and usually a good deal that you can buy untill it sells out.

    Every day at midnight WOOT posts a new deal, and there's quite a community out there they wait patiently for midnight (central time) to roll around what else they can spend there money on again.

    Some things you might find: Computers and accesories, Pulsar Watches, Roomba vacuums, DVD recorders.

    You can actually find a feed further down the page of the current special.

    W00T stands for We Own the Other Team!
    So be prepared to be w00ted and pwned! There are some good deals to be had!

    Wednesday, February 28, 2007

    CompUSA Stores Closing

    Compusa is closing 128 of it's 229 stores starting today.
    Compusa made the announcement earlier this week about it's "Realignment Strategy".

    According to Compusa it now has 100 stores, so when you click the link and your store is no longer on that list, it's due to be closed!

    Friday, February 23, 2007

    Saab Biopower

    Saab has this BioPower 9-5. I hope we are going to get Bio-Ethanol vehicles in the USA soon. (Probrably not!) :(

    Thursday, February 22, 2007



    The program that hurts corporate America's production!

    Here's an awesome example, a lot of people have too much time on their hands!