Category Archives: Announcements

Icom’s D-STAR PARTY STARTS NOW… FREE SHIPPING ON D-STAR RADIOS

Radioworld is now offering FREE SHIPPING on all Icom D-STAR products from September 11-24th, 2017! Don’t miss out on the savings, order today!

There is no better time to join in on the fun than get yourself an Icom D-Star Transceiver from Radioworld and join in on the fun September 22nd through the 24th…

More information about the D-STAR QSO PARTY is found at… PARTY WITH ICOM

Motorcycle Electronics available at Radioworld!!!

Did you know that Radioworld is Canada’s largest reseller of Garmin ZUMO Motorcycle GPS products?  Radioworld has the right gadgets for every powersports application and they are NOW ON SALE

For the most thrilling rides you’ve ever had, get motorcycle-specific navigation tools that bring the excitement you want with the awareness you need. These navigators are tough enough for the road and full of features that make it easy for you to get on your bike, pick a winding route and just ride.

Keeping in touch while on the road…

Radioworld is also the leader in helmet to helmet communications offering BLUETOOTH products from Scala, Sena, UCLEAR and J&M as well as wired helmet solutions from J&M and IMC.  Whether you are traveling in small or large groups, or a single rider/passenger, we have the right communications system for you

 

Catch the action and preserve it in time with a POV Camera!

Don’t forget to turn your exciting times and adventures  into everlasting memories that you can share with your family and friends by recording your rides, tours and fun on a POV Camera.  Radioworld carries the complete line of Garmin VIRB Series, GOPRO and DOD Action Cameras!

                   

Taking a long ride? Late summer trip? A gift for your riding partner?  There is no better time to buy than now during our Motorcycle Electronics Sale!

Flex Maestro Available Again, and now Shipping

Good news from FlexRadio Systems…

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Dear Maestro Customers,

First of all, we would like to offer you our sincere thanks for your patience while we resolved a major issue with a critical subsystem supplier for Maestro! Unfortunately, last year the supplier changed a critical interface component but did not meet their own specifications. Proper adherence to the industry standard specification is critical to proper operation of Maestro. The spec compliance problem was escalated to the highest executive levels within the company but the issues still took significant time and expense to resolve.

We are thankful to report that the issues have now been resolved. Maestro has been released to manufacturing and all the parts are either in house or on order. We currently are on track to resume shipments in September. The production line should be in full force within a couple weeks after startup.

As we approach the actual start of shipments we will begin reaching out to those who have been waiting the longest. We expect that it will take us several weeks to make it through the substantial backlog. When we contact you we will provide you with the opportunity to modify your order as needed as well as submit any remaining payments.

Thank you once again for your extraordinary patience and continued support of FlexRadio Systems!

73,
Gerald K5SDR

You can see the FlexRadio Maestro, available from Radioworld, here.

 

In the dark ~ What can we expect during the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017?

This kind of thing only happens once every few decades in North America and on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 the sun, moon and Earth will align to create a full solar eclipse that will cover most of Canada and the USA.

Some south of the border may get a bit better glimpse (Oregon to South Carolina) but for those of us further north anywhere from Vancouver to St. John’s will still be treated to a celestial spectacle not seen in some time.

The luckiest Canadians are those in the west, who will see nearly 90 per cent of the sun go dark around 10 a.m. PST. As the eclipse moves farther east, the sun should be obscured by about 80 per cent in lower Alberta and Saskatchewan, 70 to 75 per cent in northern Alberta, Manitoba and western/central Ontario, 60 to 70 per cent in eastern Ontario and Western Quebec, and finally 60 per cent or less from Quebec City east to Newfoundland.

This year will bring many impressive and eye-catching astronomical and celestial events. In fact, 2017 has already started spectacularly – with Quadrantids Meteor Shower on January 3rd.

The total solar eclipse that will cross the US on 21, August will probably be the biggest sky event of the year. But be prepared for meteor showers, lunar eclipses, close planetary pairings, Supermoon and plenty of other incredible shows in our skies.

Also, many important space events are scheduled for 2017. Many space missions will start this year, but, some of them will end spectacularly and dramatically. Here are some of the must-see sky events of 2017. Be sure not to miss them!

PERSEIDS METEOR SHOWER, AUGUST, 12, 13

You don’t want to miss one of the best meteor showers of the year. Almost 60 meteors per hour will be visible during the night. These meteors are debris produced by comet Swift-Tuttle which was discovered in 1862.   These meteor showers run annually from July 17 to August 24.

The bright moon will not be able to block out the meteors view since the Perseids are very bright and numerous. The celestial show will radiate from Perseus constellation, but it will be visible anywhere in the sky.

CASSINI’S GRAND FINALE, SEPTEMBER 15

After more than 19 years since launching and more than 12 years studying Saturn, its rings and moons, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will finish its epic voyage. Cassini Spacecraft has entered the first phase of ts final mission on November 30, 2016 and it has already sent astonishing photos of Saturn’s surface and Saturn’s mysterious hexagon-shaped storms.

The Grand Finale, the last phase of the journey, will begin in April 2017. During this phase, Cassini will make the closest-ever observations of Saturn, mapping the planet’s magnetic and gravity fields with exquisite precision and returning ultra-close views of the atmosphere.

On September 15, spacecraft will send collected information and will end its mission by crashing into Saturn. Cassini has toured the Saturn system since arriving there 2004 and during its journey, has made many discoveries, including a global ocean within Enceladus and liquid methane seas on Titan.

CONJUNCTION OF VENUS AND JUPITER, NOVEMBER 13

The two bright planets will be extremely close in our skies at dawn on November 13. The conjunction will occur very low to the horizon in the eastern sky. The two brightest celestial objects in our skies will appear to be extremely close, appearing only 0.3 degrees apart. This close encounter will be spectacular and impressive, so be ready for it before the Sun rises!

SUPERMOON, DECEMBER 3

This will be the only Supermoon for 2017, so prepare your telescopes and cameras! Everyone surely loves the big, bright, orange Moon, so this is one of the sky events you don’t want to miss. Supermoon occurs time after time, due to the Moon elliptical orbit.

When the Moon achieves its closest approach to the Earth on its orbit, it can look 13% bigger than usually does. The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated. Astronomers suggest looking out for the Supermoon when it is low in the sky just after sunset or before sunrise. At this position, the Moon looks bigger and brighter, because you can compare the apparent size of the Moon with elements in the landscape like hills, foliage, and buildings.

GEMINIDS METEOR SHOWER, DECEMBER 13, 14

There is a good reason why the Geminids is called the king of meteor showers – it is considered to be the best shower in skies. It can produce up to 120 multicolored meteors per just an hour. This celestial show is visible annually from December 7-17. Actually, Geminids meteor shower is produced from left behind debris or space trash by an asteroid discovered in 1982. The shower can be viewed by most of the world in the constellation of the Gemini (Twins), from where the meteors will radiate. The 2016 Geminids meteor shower was matching Supermoon which brightness interfered with the view of the meteors. That will not happen this year – the sky will be dark enough for the excellent show.

Telescopes, Night Vision, Binoculars and more NOW ON SALE!

There is no better time to maximize your perspective and take advantage of these great celestial events than to buy your star gazing equipment at Radioworld during our Optics and Solar Eclipse Promotion at Radioworld running July 26th – August 27, 2017.

Smart SDR Version 2.0 Now Available

FlexRadio Smart SDR Ver 2.0 Now available!
FlexRadio Smart SDR Ver 2.0 Now available!

Remote operation made beautifully simple. That’s the best way to describe the new SmartLink capability included in SmartSDR Version 2.0 available immediately for download. Finally, remote operation that just works. No boxes to buy, no complicated VPN to set up, no remote desktop, no computer required, and no complexity. Just download, upgrade, purchase, register, and operate from anywhere at any time. Remote so simple it’s practically magic!

When you register your radio on the FlexRadio cloud server, you have the convenient option of using your Google or Facebook login or create your own secure account credentials. From that point you can securely connect from any remote Maestro, PC, Laptop, iPhone, or iPad. If you have multiple radios, they all show up in the radio chooser. Simply select the radio and our server securely connects the remote client device directly to the radio so you can operate just as you would running SmartSDR at your home station. You can even use logging applications remotely using the new SmartLink enabled SmartSDR CAT interface.

In addition to SmartLink we have added a number of new features and enhancements including:

  • Pop out panadapters and control windows on SmartSDR for Windows
  • New metering sidebar for Maestro
  • 40 dB preamp gain for increased VHF sensitivity on FLEX-6700/6700R
  • Improved single tone and two tone dynamic range on the FLEX-6300
  • New N1MM spectrum feature with spot integration
  • New VSP driver for SmartSDR CAT
  • New TURF for Australia, and IARU Region 2
  • Numerous bug fixes and performance enhancements

If you own any FLEX-6000 Series radio, download SmartSDR v2.0 right now to get started. If you own a FLEX-6500 or FLEX-6700 Limited Edition or previously purchased the v2.0 upgrade simply download and upgrade. Your radio is already set up on our server. If you want to learn more you can read the SmartSDR v2.0 FAQ, SmartLink for Windows and SmartLink for Maestro Quick Start Guide, and updated SmartSDR v2.0 Operating Manual.

Also, be sure take a look at this helpful setup tutorial by WO2X: https://youtu.be/Umt3q0Uwk0Y

Simplicity is beautiful.

Icom Announces the new ID-4100A

Icom has released a sneak preview of their new ID-4100A Dual band D-Star transceiver.

Some cool new features (see the image below) are coming soon.
Bluetooth option, D-Star Repeater mode, and Terminal and access point mode, are just a few of the exciting capabilities.
No pricing yet, but we will be carrying this new D-Star mobile when it becomes available.

 

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FlexRadio Meet & Greet at Radioworld

FlexRadio Systems and Radioworld are pleased to announce a visit by Gerald Youngblood K5SDR, and Matt Youngblood KD5FGE, on Friday , March 18, 2017 from 2 – 5 pm.
Come see them at Radioworld, 4335 Steeles Avenue West in Toronto. If you need directions, please click here.

flex-6000There will be a meet and greet for FlexRadio owners, however everyone is welcome to join us. You can also hear about the new FlexRadio PowerGenius XL amplifier !

FlexRadio Maestro

If you can’t make it to Radioworld on Friday, you can see Gerald and Matt at Ham-Ex 2017 the following day, at the Brampton Fairgrounds.
There will be live demonstrations of the FlexRadio 6000 series radios and Maestro controller.

For information and directions to Ham-Ex, please visit the Ham-Ex website here.

Get Revved up for the Motorcycle Show – and Save $$$

Come see Radioworld at the 41st North American International Motorcycle Supershow, and save $ 3 off the price of one adult admission.
The show runs from January 6 – 8 , 2017.

Friday and Saturday you can meet Dog and Beth.
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For more information visit www.motorcyclesupershow.ca

Print the coupon below to save $ 3 off one adult admission.

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