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Fall Amateur Radio Flyer

Here is our most current Amateur Radio Flyer, take advantage of our limited stock clearouts and sale items on select products






Wireless Bluetooth Adapters for 2-Way Radios Now At Radioworld!


RadioWorld is pleased to announce the availability of PRYMEBLU wireless Bluetooth adapters for Amateur Radio and commercial radio use! These adapters are available for both mobile and handheld VHF / UHF radios. With a bluetooth connection to your amateur radio gear you can enhance your driving safety.

Here are the Features:

• PRYMEBLU allows you to use a wireless Bluetooth headset with your two-way radio in place of a speaker microphone or wired audio accessory.

• PRYMEBLU adapters are compatible with thousands of readily available Bluetooth headsets and other audio accessories. (Bluetooth headset not included.)

• The pairing process is simple. PRYMEBLU remembers paired connection to the wireless headset even if powered off or removed from the 2-way radio.

• There are several Push-To-Talk options: use the PTT button on the PRYMEBLU adapter to initiate transmissions, use the optional PRYMEBLU wireless Push-to-Talk

BT-PTT Wireless PTT Switch for Bluetooth Adapters

  or use an optional PRYME QuickDisconnect wired audio accessory such as the PTT-5. (Optional accessories are sold separately.)

• Most (multi pin connector) PRYMEBLU models are powered by the radio and do not require any batteries or charging. Simple pin models have an internal Li-Ion battery pack and must be recharged between uses. Mobile models plug into your vehicle’s accessory socket.

• You can enhance your PRYMEBLU with an optional wired PRYME QuickDisconnect earphone or audio accessory for additional privacy. (Optional accessories are sold separately.)

• PRYMEBLU’s patented “Smart Switch” feature automatically routes RX and TX audio to the appropriate wireless or wired audio accessory depending on what accessories are connected to the PRYMEBLU Adapter. When no audio accessories are connected, audio is routed to the radio’s internal speaker and microphone. The smart switch feature not available on the BT-583 model.)

• PRYMEBLU adapters have a status LED to indicate connection to a compatible wireless accessory.

 To see the PRYMEBLU adapters and try them out, visit us at Radioworld.

Radio Days Are Back: Ham Radio Licenses at an All-Time High

Foxnews recently reported that Amateur radio licences in the US are at an all time high!!!

“The newest trend in American communication isn’t  another smartphone from Apple or Google but one of the elder statesmen of  communication: Ham radio licenses are at an all time high, with over 700,000  licenses in the United  States, according to the Federal  Communications Commission.

Ham radio first took the nation by storm nearly a  hundred years ago. Last month the FCC logged 700,314 licenses, with nearly  40,000 new ones in the last five years. Compare that with 2005 when only 662,600  people hammed it up and you’ll see why the American Radio Relay League — the authority on all  things ham — is calling it a “golden age.”

Your can read the entire article here

Here in Canada we are seeing a steady stream of new people entering the hobby, Study guide sales remain strong and all the feedback that I get from the various clubs that hold courses is that they are seeing more and more people attending courses.

If you are interested in getting your amateur licence come by and see us or give us a call and we will get you all the details to get you started.

You can order your very own study guide on on our website


If you want more information check out the Radio Amateurs Of Canada website for more information on clubs in your area, plus much more.


FlexRadio Systems Appoints Radioworld as Canadian Distributor!


(Toronto, ON) as Distributor for Canadian Market

Austin, TX and Toronto, Canada – November 1, 2011:  FlexRadio Systems, the leader in Software Defined Radios (SDR) for the amateur radio community, announced today the appointment of Radioworld as their distributor for the Canadian marketplace.   This will be effective as of November 1, 2011.

“It was extremely important for FlexRadio Systems to appoint a partner that shares the same views as FlexRadio and has the ability to provide our customers with a first class service and distribution network”, said Greg Jurrens, VP of Sales and Marketing for FlexRadio Systems.   “Radioworld clearly fits the stringent criteria we identified to promote our FLEX line of amateur radios and accessories and to allow us to move our business forward in this key market.”

The Radioworld name and reputation is well established in the Canadian marketplace.  The partnership between FlexRadio Systems and Radioworld is an ideal marriage between two companies committed to making the best products available to radio enthusiasts.  FlexRadio’s product line will help to round out Radioworld’s distribution portfolio, further strengthening their position as the leading Canadian distributor for amateur radio products.

“Radioworld is excited to have secured the rights to distribute the prestigious FlexRadio Systems product line in Canada”, said Jack Summers, General Manager for Radioworld.  “The brand perfectly complements our existing portfolio of high quality products for the discerning amateur radio operator and will be available to our customer immediately”.

About Radioworld
Radioworld is the largest radio store of its type in Canada and known as Canada’s amateur radio and marine electronics experts. Radioworld also specialize in shortwave, marine, avionics, CB, FRS/GMRS radios, GPS, communications scanners and a complete assortment of related accessories. Radioworld is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.  For more information on Radioworld, please visit www.radioworld.ca.

About FlexRadio Systems
FlexRadio Systems is a pioneer in the design and development of software defined radios (SDRs) for the amateur radio market.  Founded in 2003, FlexRadio was the first to introduce an SDR radio to the amateur community allowing for personality, functionality and performance of the radio to be upgraded through simple software downloads.  This revolution by FlexRadio allowed for the evolution of amateur radio as we know it today. FlexRadio Systems is headquartered in Austin, Texas.  For more information, please visit www.flexradio.com or follow FlexRadio Systems on Twitter or Facebook.




What’s going on at Radioworld this month?

Well it has been awhile since I have had some time to sit down and write my thoughts down on a blog.  Things at Radioworld have been moving at a feverish pitch and show season was simply awesome!  It started early with the Outdoor Canada and DIY Show in November then the Toronto Boat Show, Spring Fishing and Boat Show, the Toronto Sportsmens Show and the Valley Spring Fishing Show with an Ice Fishing Seminar and BassTalk thrown into the mix along the way too!

Aside from the fishing and outdoor shows, the gang at Radioworld have attended the ATV/Snowmobile Show, 3 Motorcycle Shows, the Canadian Aviation Expo and 7 Ham Radio Shows since mid October 2010. A busy winter to day the least.

With that behind us, what better way to spend May than to have a HUGE SALE and ending the month with a FREE BBQ and Open House!

This week (May 9th – 14th, 2011) is Icom Week at Radioworld. No Tax on any and all Icom products including Ham Radios, Marine Radios, Avionic Radios, Shortwave Radios, Communications Receivers, Commercial Radios, Power Supplies and related accessories! (a discount equivalent to the tax will be applied at time of sale).

An Icom Rep will be in store on Saturday May 14th from 10 am thru 3 pm.

May 16th through May 28th, Radioworld will host  our Annual Anniversary Sale. Everything in the store will be on sale and all accessories will be TAX FREE (a discount equivalent to the tax will be applied).

The best is yet to come… May 28th, 2011 we will be hosting an Open House with Manufacturers Reps on hand, extra discounts on selected items and a FREE BBQ Lunch for everyone from 11 am to 2 pm.

Come on by and meet my friends Angelo Viola and Peter Bowman from FishnCanada too!


Jack Summers

Yaesu Holiday Greetings Coupon on your favourite radios!

Hey Everyone,
Yeasu has just announced another Holiday Special Promotion. These Holiday Greeting Special Coupons are valid from December 4th thru December 31, 2010.  Don’t miss out on these exceptional savings during this event!

Buy from Radioworld and receive the best value on your Ham Radio products. 

We offer the widest selection and best trained staff in the business…..”GUARANTEED”!

Radioworld is Ontario’s ONLY Authorized YAESU Sales and Service Centre!