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DVAP/DV Dongle coming soon to Radioworld

Radioworld is pleased to announce we will be carrying the exciting DVAP and DV dongle products.




The DV Dongle connects to your PC or Apple Mac via a USB port and provides encoding and decoding of compressed audio using the DVSI AMBE2000 full duplex vocoder DSP chip.  AMBE technology is used in all D-Star radios to provide efficient voice transmissions.  It is also used in some HF digital protocols by vendors like AOR.  The DVTool application used with the DV Dongle may be installed and run on Microsoft Windows XP/Vista, Mac OS X Leopard, or many flavours of Linux. This allows you full access to the DSTAR network from your computer using a quality headset.

We are also carrying the very popular DVAP, (Digital Voice Access Point Dongle)



The DV Access Point Dongle connects to your PC or Intel based Mac via a USB port and provides a 2 meter or 70 cm Access Point for use with a D-STAR radio.  Using an Internet connection, a user may connect to and communicate with D-STAR gateways and reflectors around the world.  The DVAPTool application used with the DV Access Point Dongle may be installed and run on Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X Leopard/Snow Leopard, or many flavors of Linux.

Look for these great D-Star products in store soon…





Radios Radios and more Radios sale



From June 15th, until June 26th, 2013. Radioworld will provide a discount equivalent to the tax on all Marine, Shortwave, Scanners, Aviation, and CB radios and all accessories from Icom, Vertex Standard, Cobra, Standard Horizon plus many more… In addition our sale on all amateur radio accessories below $400.00 continues also until June 30th.

Drop by today for some great deals….




Radioworld launches Spring/Summer Catalogue

Radioworld is proud to announce our latest Spring/Summer catalogue

Starting May 4th, 2013 we will launch our biggest sales event ever. NO-TAX

Check out our catalogue and have a look at the back page for all the details.

Should you wish a printed copy of the catalogue, please email your name and address to sales@radioworld.ca




Icom Week Sale, March 23rd to March 30th, 2013



Starting March 23rd until March 30th, 2013 Radioworld and Icom Canada are proud to offer a NO TAX sale on all Icom Products, this includes all transceivers and accessories


Thinking about that new HF radio, or that new handheld, now is the time… all radios are discounted the equivalent of the tax… a great savings! Check out our HAM radio pages on our website

All Icom accessories also qualify for this sale



This sale will also offer great no tax deals on all Icom marine products, with the upconing boating season this is a great way to update your marine radio gear, All VHF fixedhandheld and HF  radios will be on sale…. Hurry


We have not forgotten about our aviation customers, great no tax deals on all the Icom aviation radios like the A6A24 and the A14 all accessories such as microphones are also included in this great sale. Check out the entire aviation lineup here.



Lastly, we also have included our Scanner and Receiver customers  either! Great NO TAXs on all Icom Receivers like the R6, R20 R75, R2500, R8500 and R9500  plus all accessories  are also included in this great sale. Check out the entire Icom Receiver lineup here!


Be sure to drop by the store or order online for all the great deals on the entire Icom lineup.


Kenwood TS-990 pricing announced, available soon!!

Kenwood’s Flagship Radio!! pricing has been announced!!



Soon to be available from Radioworld the announced price is $8000.00, supplies will be limited so please order now if you are wanting the latested in HF technology.

Click on this link for the latest brochure on this world class transceiver.

kents990s200W 160-6M HF Base Transceiver

The TS-990S comes equipped with dual receivers for simultaneous reception on different bands, it also features narrow-band roofing filters on the main receiver in a full down-conversion configuration. The TS-990S achieves the highest basic reception performance of any radio in the TS series, through the careful selection of circuits, components and accelerating analysis using triple DSP configuration. Also, thanks to the dual TFT display and superior panel layout, it achieves both comfortable visibility and operability. Our top-of-the-line transceiver is for all radio operators who love HF.

The transceiver uses the down-conversion method on all amateur bands, and features five types of High-IP roofing filter. Narrow bandpass widths selectable are 500 Hz and 270 Hz for CW operation, 2.7 kHz for SSB and 6 kHz and 15 kHz, which are suitable for AM/FM. These filters are automatically selected in tandem with DSP-based settings. Of course, manual switching is possible as well.

The standard equipment includes a TCXO (Temperature- Compensated Crystal Oscillator), which stabilizes frequencies at ±0.1 ppm as the standard signal source. Unlike OCXO (Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator), which requires warm-up time, this device can start up quickly even from the power-off position, while maintaining a high level of stability. It is in compliance with European energy-saving standard Lot 6. Power consumption in stand-by energy-saving mode is less than 0.5 W. A BNC connector on the rear panel provides 10 MHz reference I/O.

The sub-receiver utilizes the same receiver found on the popular TS-590S transceiver!!


Radioworld at the York Region ARC 2012 Hamfest

It’s always fun and worth the 4:30 wakeup call!  This year, Pierre (VA3PM) and Steve (VE3SMP) did the honours at the 36th annual York Region ARC Hamfest this past Saturday (November 3). We also had a guest star appearance by Jack (VA3XR)!

After an hour and a half of setup, here we are, just about ready to go… The table is big. Pierre is the dot near the middle.







And this is the fun time when we get to say hello to friends and get ready for the fast and furious Hamfest action. (with Jack VA3XR)









If you ever wondered what the Hamfests are like in the first minute after opening, here you go… the insider’s view  🙂  (With Pierre VA3PM)






For Jack, Pierre and I it was a pleasure to see you all at the hamfest. We’re already looking forward to next year.

Steve (VE3SMP)




Winter Amateur Radio Flyer

Here is our latest Winter Amateur Radio Flyer, sales prices in effect until December 31st, 2012

Take advantage of some great deals on in stock and clearance items




The Canadian Amateur Radio Advanced Qualification Study Guide 1st Edition

Now in stock, The Canadian Amateur Radio Advanced Qualification Study Guide 1st Edition The leading Canadian Study Guide for students wishing to attain their Advanced Qualification in Amateur Radio. It covers that all questions in the current Industry Canada question bank are covered in depth, but more than that, it provides an introduction and context to those areas of modern communications electronics that you will encounter when you obtain your Advanced Qualification and start to design, build, and repair your own equipment and automated stations.

It is also supported by many new features on the Student Success Pages, including updated Ask The Professor help for difficult questions, as well as all calculation questions, and other new features.

Drop by today or order online today



New Yaesu FT DX3000 now in stock

A new addition to the lineup of HF radios from Yaesu is now in stock and on display at Radioworld.

The FT DX 3000D – Building on the YAESU FT DX Heritage

The FT DX 3000D is the newest member of the YAESU FT DX Series. It inherits the design concepts of the FT DX 9000 and FT DX 5000 transceivers that have received high praise from all over the world by those pursuing the highest ideal of Amateur HF communication equipment.

The FT DX 3000D exhibits phenomenal multi-signal characteristics first demonstrated in the top-rated FT DX 5000. Using the two signal dynamic range measuring method with 10 kHz signal separation, the FT DX 3000 performance is 108.5 dB, IP3 +37 dBm. With frequency separation of only 2 kHz between the desired signal and an interfering signal, the dynamic range measures 106 dB and IP3 +33 dBm.

With all its features and amazing performance, the FT DX 3000D is a terrific rig for home or for a DXpedition at a truly affordable price.

Order online or drop by and give this new radio a try… we always have fully functioning display complete with antennas…