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.
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.
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.
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.
You can read more about Vimy Ridge here.
You can read more about special event callsigns from Industry Canada here.
And of course, you can find your best Amateur Radio deals, service and customer service here.
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.
RF Power Output: 1500W (ICAS)
Exciter Drive Level: 50W
Transistors: NXP 1K5H x 2
Exciter Inputs:1SO-239 x 2
Antenna Outputs: SO-239 x 2
Antenna Impedance (w/o tuner): 50 Ohm Unbalanced
Cooling: Thermostatically controlled fans
Height: 5″ (13 cm)
Width: 13″ (33 cm)
Depth: 17″ (43 cm)
Weight: 33 lbs (15 kgs)
Operating Temperature Range: TBD
Input Voltage:290 – 250VAC, 50/60 Hz
Power Supply: Modular internal switching
Specifications subject to change without notice.
2-Maximum RF power output achieved using 220 VAC
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.