Radioworld at the York Region ARC 2012 Hamfest

It’s always fun and worth the 4:30 wakeup call!  This year, Pierre (VA3PM) and Steve (VE3SMP) did the honours at the 36th annual York Region ARC Hamfest this past Saturday (November 3). We also had a guest star appearance by Jack (VA3XR)!

After an hour and a half of setup, here we are, just about ready to go… The table is big. Pierre is the dot near the middle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

And this is the fun time when we get to say hello to friends and get ready for the fast and furious Hamfest action. (with Jack VA3XR)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you ever wondered what the Hamfests are like in the first minute after opening, here you go… the insider’s view  🙂  (With Pierre VA3PM)

 

 

 

 

 

For Jack, Pierre and I it was a pleasure to see you all at the hamfest. We’re already looking forward to next year.

Steve (VE3SMP)

 

 

 

Can you tell me how the display models are powered?

I received an email today from a customer, and thought that this was a great question that deserved to be shared.

Mike asked:
Can you tell me how the display models are powered? I want to practise with my new Elite DSI in my house. Thanks in advance, Mike

Although we have had powered displays at the store since we first opened, we take their operation for granted,  but as I thought about Mike’s question, I realise that this is something most people will not know.

Alinco DM-330MV Power Supply

For most of our displays items that require 12 volt power, we use the Alinco DM-330 MV power supply. This allows using mobile apparatus on household power.
See it here.

For our display, where many units are powered on at the same time, this power supply can provide up to 32 amps of current.

For the user powering one or two devices, you would not need such a powerful supply (although you’ll have plenty of reserve power), so, in Mike’s case, he could look at a lower current power supply like this one.

Pyramid PS9K Power Supply

To see Radioworld’s full line of power supplies, look here. If you are not sure what the right power supply is for your situation, just send us an email  like Mike did, and we will be happy to offer some suggestions.