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
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!
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.
On April 29th at Radioworld in Toronto we will host an information day on Lowrance and Simrad products. The focus of the day will be to get your unit ready for the 2017 open water season. We’ll update your units for free and assist you in setting them up. Lowrance prostaff Gerry Heels from Heels Marine Electronics Installations will be here to assist with updates and information regarding installs.
Bring your units with you and we’ll get you ready for 2017! If you need an update on anything other than a current Lowrance or Simrad unit please bring your power cable with you.
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.
There 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 !
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.
CBC News features Ron Huybers, VY2HR, in an article on the special event station VE100VIMY. The special event callsign celebrates the Battle of Vimy Ridge, which occurred 100 years ago this year.
You can read the CBC article entitled “Ham radio operators spread the word about Battle of Vimy Ridge” here .
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.
For more information visit www.motorcyclesupershow.ca
Print the coupon below to save $ 3 off one adult admission.