Category Archives: Product Announcements

Garmin’s New Dash Cam 65W

Dash Cam™ 65W

1080p with 180-degree field of view

Captures More of the Scene on Video

Dash Cam 65W is an easy-to-use high-definition driving recorder with 2.0” LCD display. With a 180-degree field of view, it captures more of the environment — including cross traffic — and includes GPS for detailed time and location data, pinpointing exactly where and when events occurred. Rely on your Dash Cam 65W to capture excellent video detail in both bright and low-light conditions. Mount the camera to your windshield, and record your drive in 1080p. Dash Cam records in a continuous loop, using the included replaceable microSD™ card. To add more memory, add a larger microSD card (accepts up to 64 GB, sold separately; Class 10 required). Play back the footage right on the display — or review later on your computer or use the free VIRB® Mobile app on your smartphone.

Control It with Your Voice

Command dash cam with your voice, and keep your hands on the wheel. Say “OK, Garmin” to save video, take a pic, start/stop audio recording and start/stop the Travelapse feature.

Your Eyewitness That Never Blinks

The Travelapse feature provides an easy and fun way to record and share your adventures by condensing hours of driving into minutes of highlights.

Share the Drive with Travelapse

Dash Cam 65W has built-in Wi-Fi® so you can wirelessly sync videos to your compatible smartphone after downloading the free VIRB Mobile app. This makes it easy to share videos with friends, insurance agencies or legal authorities.

Wirelessly Sync Videos to Your Smartphone

Dash Cam 65W has built-in Wi-Fi® so you can wirelessly sync videos to your compatible smartphone after downloading the free VIRB Mobile app. This makes it easy to share videos with friends, insurance agencies or legal authorities.

Drive with Increased Awareness

Dash Cam 65W features helpful driver awareness warnings to help encourage safer driving. The forward collision warning alerts if you drive too closely to the car ahead. Lane departure warnings alert you if you stray from your lane. Built-in red light and speed camera data alerts you when red light cameras or speed cameras are near. Get regularly updated red light and speed camera location data with a subscription to the Cyclops™ database, which is maintained daily and contains information about fixed red light and speed cameras. And when your vehicle is stopped at an intersection or in traffic, the “Go” alert notifies you when traffic ahead of your vehicle is moving again.

Monitor Your Parked Vehicle

Parking mode monitors your car’s surroundings while your car is parked and the engine is not running. It automatically begins recording if and when motion is detected. (Requires Garmin parking mode cable, sold separately; professional installation recommended.)

Key Features

180-degree field of view captures more of the environment, including cross traffic
High-quality 2.1 megapixel camera with 1080p video capture; works even in low-light conditions
Forward collision and lane departure warnings plus alerts for nearby red light cameras and speed cameras
GPS-enabled with automatic incident detection (G-sensor) saves video footage on impact to show when and where events happened
Voice command allows you to start/stop audio recording, take a still picture or start/stop the Travelapse™ video capture feature

Flex Maestro Available Again, and now Shipping

Good news from FlexRadio Systems…

Maestro

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.

 

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 Systems PowerGenius XL Full Legal Limit Amplifier

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FlexRadio Systems has introduced their PowerGenius XL HF amplifier.

You can see Gerald Youngblood K5SDR tell you about this amazing product here.

The PowerGenius XL is a 100% duty cycle, legal limit (1500W ICAS) 1.8-54 MHz RF amplifier intended for both amateur and government use.  It incorporates a pair of modern NXP 1K5H LDMOS transistors that are individually capable of 1.5 kW thus providing plenty of headroom for lowest IMD and spurious output. Efficiency and spurious performance are also enhanced through the use of diplexed filters.

Multiple band selection methods are supported including CAT, CI-V, BCD band decode and Ethernet.  When connected to a FLEX-6000 transceiver, band selection is fully automated through the Ethernet connection.  Even T/R control is provided over the Ethernet connection to further minimize wiring. In addition, all amplifier status reporting including power levels, fault conditions and resets are reported to the FLEX-6000 Signature Series transceiver using the SmartSDR API.  SmartSDR client interfaces such as SmartSDR for Windows, Maestro and others can display power levels and other reported statuses.

For remote operation with other HF radio exciters, an Ethernet API or friendly Windows and Android applications can control the PowerGenius XL. For contest operation, the PowerGenius XL is SO2R capable with two inputs and two outputs for two sources and antennas and the rapid band switching eliminates the need for two amplifiers. A single FLEX-6700 and PowerGenius XL comprises a complete SO2R station at half the cost of competing solutions.

The Power Genius XL amplifier will be priced competitively with specific pricing and availability announced after FCC and CE certification has been achieved. Power Genius XL will be packaged to complement FlexRadio’s FLEX-6000 Signature Series transceivers.

SPECIFICATIONS

PA Specifications

  • RF Power Output: 1500W (ICAS)
  • Exciter Drive Level: 50W
  • Transistors: NXP 1K5H x 2
  • Exciter Inputs:1 SO-239 x 2
  • Antenna Outputs: SO-239 x 2
  • Antenna Impedance (w/o tuner): 50 Ohm Unbalanced
  • Cooling: Thermostatically controlled fans

Mechanical

  • Height: 5″ (13 cm)
  • Width: 13″ (33 cm)
  • Depth: 17″ (43 cm)
  • Weight: 33 lbs (15 kgs)
  • Operating Temperature Range: TBD

Electrical

  • Input Voltage:2 90 – 250VAC, 50/60 Hz
  • Power Supply: Modular internal switching

Specifications subject to change without notice.
1-SO2R configuration
2-Maximum RF power output achieved using 220 VAC

MFJ-1026 Signal Enhancer and Noise Canceller

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We’ve recently put MFJ’s 1026 Signal enhancer and noise canceller through its paces.

And were we impressed !

See the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e95hlEJsxEU

There is a bit of adjustments / peaking and tweaking required, but once you have it correctly adjusted it really enhances operations. We show how it turns a noisy band into a band full of signals.

We do not recommend using the included small telescoping antenna. You need to use an external decent antenna for it to work properly.

Watch the video, then order yours online here .

 

New Z-Lynk Wireless System from Garrett

Garrett Metal Detectors has announced a new wireless headphone system for any metal detector (even if it’s not a Garrett model!).
The new Z-Lynk wireless system is claimed to be 6 times faster than bluetooth, for a more reliable connection and clearer audio.

This will be shipping soon, watch our website for stock availability.

Garrett Z-Lynk System
Garrett Z-Lynk System

 

Check out this Z-Lynk video starring our friend Steve Moore on YouTube 

Here are some Key Features:
Garrett Z-Lynk™ Wireless System

Minelab Month at Radioworld

I would like to announce May 2015 as Minelab Month at Radioworld.

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During the entire month of May, Radioworld will have exclusive sales on selected Minelab product flanked by a FREE “GOFIND” Launch Party on Saturday May 30, 2015.

We will invite all detectorists this FREE EVENT for a day of fun and good fellowship.

Browse the flyer below to see a list of events, specials and details about our GO-FIND Lauch Party on May 30th, 2015

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GO-FIND Launch Party at Radioworld – May 30th, 2015

Radioworld is pleased to invite all Detectorists young and old to our Minelab GO-FIND Launch Party on Saturday May 30, 2015.

GOFIND LAUNCH PARTY 2015

The day will be fun-filled, informative and be full of surprises. We will introduce the NEW GO-FIND Series of detectors and the NEW GPZ-7000 GOLD detector as well as have three great guest speakers talking about their hunting experiences and techniques!

Throughout the day, we also invite guests to test drive a Minelab Metal Detector and “GO MINELABBING” for a chance to win a PRIZE!  If you fall in love with any Minelab Detector that day, take advantage of our EXCLUSIVE MINELAB DETECTOR and ACCESSORIES SALE that day!

All SPECIAL DEALS are exclusive to registered event attendees and will not be advertised or offered elsewhere!

To register for this event, please email <events@radioworld.ca> or call the store at 416-667-1000 ext 124 and speak to Diane – Certified GOLD Trainer and Certified Minelab Reseller.