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Yaesu Month at Radioworld

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May is YAESU Month at Radioworld.  We are offering exclusive giveaways, Instant Savings Coupons and Extended Warranties on selected radios all month long (while supplies last).

Be sure to take advantage of the great savings offered with the Yaesu Mail-In Rebates too!

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Antigravity Batteries continue to get great feedback

We are always happy to receive feedback on products we offer. We recently received this feedback on  the Micro Start XP-1 from Antigravity batteries. They produce a quality product that will boost most vehicles and provide back-up power for your electronics.

Please read below and visit our website here for more info on these great products.

 

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The Antigravity Batteries Micro-Start has been unbelievable. Of course you only need it when conditions are their worst. Last winter was one of the coldest on record and my Micro-Start spent most of that time in my truck. That’s below minus 20 degrees for weeks at a time. Yet, without needing a refresher charge, I have boosted several six cylinder vehicles with no issues at all.  I was completely surprised to tell you the truth.  I have also used it to get me out of a jam when my cell phone has been dead several times.  Ya, I could leave it charging in my truck but when you get out, in my case, to eat at a restaurant, I cant be without my phone for operational reasons.  The XP-1 is no bigger than a deck of cards so I could continue charging it at the table and not miss a call.  I’ve also used it to run my lap top in an urgent situation.  This is now part of my standard kit on the north shore.

 Having said that, nearly every guy in my detachment wants one and I’m going to recommend for all the Provincial Critical Incident Commanders this year.

 Sincerely

  (Name Withheld due to Privacy concerns)

Ontario Provincial Police

Detachment Commander

Radioworld presents Bob Heil – Saturday July 12, 2014

Radioworld presents Rock and Roll Hall of fame inductee Bob Heil

– Saturday July 12, 2014 at the BARC Hamfest, Milton Ontario!

Heil Day Screen

Bob will host two workshops;

The first hour will start with the 10 minute DVD and cover the proper use of microphone, adjusting transmitter EQ, performance demonstrations, etc.

The second hour will start with a different DVD – about 8 minutes and then spend time doing live demonstrations on improving receiving audio set ups and covering some of the actual science of Audio…   How it affects everything about Amateur Radio operations.

This is one for the record books….. See you there!

About Bob Heil (source Wikipedia)

Bob Heil (October 5, 1940) is an American sound and radio engineer most well known for creating the template for modern rock sound systems. He founded the company Heil Sound in 1966, which went on to create unique touring sound systems for bands such as The Grateful Dead and The Who. He invented the Heil Talk Box in 1973, which was frequently used by musicians such as Peter FramptonJoe Walsh and Richie Sambora, and is still in use today.

Heil has been an innovator in the field of amateur radio, manufacturing microphones and satellite dishes for broadcasters and live sound engineers. In the late 1980s Heil Sound became one of the first American companies to create and install Home Theaters, and Heil has lectured at major electronic conventions and taught classes at various institutions.

He has won multiple awards and honors, and in 2007 he became the first manufacturer to be invited to exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

PIGnDIG 2014 – Canada’s Premier Metal Detecting Hunt

PIGnDIG BannerThe Toronto Metal Detecting Club and Radioworld are proud to present the
FIRST ANNUAL PIGnDIG Metal Detecting Hunt being held at
Woodbine Beach Park – Toronto, ON  on August 23, 2014.

This promises to be the BEST HUNT ever seen in Canada and we invite EVERYONE to participate!

Event Details:

  • Organized Hunts with GREAT FINDS – Metal Detecting GAMES AND CONTESTS
  • AWESOME pulled pork lunch provided (yes this will be a fully roasted pig) along with BBQ Hot Dogs and side dishes.
  • Complimentary Tim Horton’s Coffee and TimBits to get your morning started
  • A HUGE variety of Giveaways and Prizes from Minelab, Garrett and Anderson Detector Shafts with chances to win a Minelab CTX3030, a Minelab X-TERRA 305, A Garrett EuroAce and the youths can win an ACE150 Metal Detector!

Event Hosts: Steve Zazulyk, Tim Pacan and Jack Summers on behalf of the Toronto Metal Detecting Club.

Click the banner to buy your tickets NOW.
Ticket sales will close Monday August 18, 2014 at noon!

Sorry no walk ups or last minute sign ups permitted…

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Event Details


Registration:           8 am – 9:30 am  – Complimentary Tim Hortons coffee and Timbits

Launch Party:         9 am – 9:45 am  – We will start off this year’s event with a Minelab
                                       SDC 2300 Launch Party at 9 am.  A HANDS ON introduction of
the newest Minelab Detector with short product demonstrations will
be given.  This detector will be available for on-site testing for all
registered guests all day long!  (please bring valid Identification)

First Hunt:              10:00 am –  Our first organized hunt will commence at 10:00 am for
thirty minutes.  Proceeding the hunt we will gather back at the
shelter to review our finds, dispose of any trash and give away some
prizes!

Second Hunt:         11:30 am – Our second organized hunt will commence at 11:30 am
for thirty minutes. Proceeding the hunt we will gather back at the
shelter to review our finds, dispose of any trash and give away some
prizes!

Lunch:                      12:30 pm – Lunch will be available at 12:30 pm. We will be serving
roasted pig, all beef hot dogs and a vegetarian option as well as potato
chips and salad(s).  Water will be available to all registered guests
throughout the day.

Final Hunt:            1:30 pm – The final hunt will commence at 2 pm and run for 45
minutes. This will be the largest hunt area (both fields) and the extra
time will allow for all hidden treasures to be found.

Closing Ceremony:  2:45 pm – After the hunts and clean up is complete, we will gather
for the final prize draws and conclude the event.

NOTES:

PIGnDIG is an organized Metal Detecting event organized by the Toronto Metal Detecting Club and run by a committee of members. This is a NON-PROFIT event, where all registration fees (after expenses) will be used to purchase finds that will be buried in the hunt fields that day.  We anticipate that approximately 85% of your registration fee will be used for finds.


Special Thanks:

Steve Zazulyk – (TMDC)  Huntmaster – Detecting EXPERT

Tim Pacan –  (Radioworld/TMDC)  Official/Certified Minelab Reseller

Diane Wilkinson – (Radioworld) Registration and BBQ Team
Certified Minelab Reseller/Trainer

Jack Summers – (Radioworld/TMDC) Event Organizer/MC/Certified Minelab Reseller

HUNT RULES

  • No Beach detecting prior to registration that day.  Once registered, you may familiarize yourself with the area and detect the public beach area (where allowed).
  • The hunt fields will be clearly identified and all areas within 100 meters of the hunt field will be off limits prior to the event – NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • No PULSE Detectors allowed
  • No Sharp Metal Digging Tools allowed – SAND SCOOPS ONLY
  • Pouches MUST be a standard Non-Sifting type Pouch
  • HEADPHONES are required for events
  • NO oversized or Large Coils (W.O.T. Coils, Big Foot Coils).

o   Coils are limited to 11” maximum (largest dimension)

  • Only registered persons can hunt in events
  • No sharing of registration is permitted
  • No one will be permitted in hunt area without a detector, headphones and/or hunt ID
  • Please bring proper clothing for the weather
  • These events are RAIN OR SHINE (NO RAIN DATE)
  • All targets are shallow (no more than four (4”) inches.)
  • Any person found to be misusing the hunt field will be removed from the event.
  • Anyone not following responsible metal detecting practices such as covering holes will be disqualified and be asked to leave the event.
  • Anyone not conducting themselves in a courteous, responsible, sportsmanlike manner will be asked to leave. Remember this is a family event in a public park!
  • Remove all trash from the field and dispose of in a proper trash container.

WITHOUT PREJUDICE: Any discrepancies, infractions or rule infractions will be at the sole discretion of the Organizer, Huntmaster and PIGnDIG  TMDC Committee.

 

Event Tickets:  – $60 per adult
– $30 per Child (12 and under)
– Adult Meal only is available for $15
(when accompanied by a registered hunter)

Announcing the Merger of Alpha Amplifiers and Tentec!

Announcing the Merger of Alpha Amplifiers & Tentec

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Alpha Amplifiers and TEN-TEC Merge Under RF Concepts Banner

LONGMONT, Colo.- May 9, 2014 – Announcing today the merger of Longmont, Colorado -based RF Concepts LLC / Alpha Amplifiers and Sevierville, Tenn.-based TEN-TEC Inc., RF Concepts Chairman Michael Seedman, AA6DY, declared the union the perfect combination of amateur radio brands. The merger creates a multi-million-dollar company with products that span QRP transceivers to full-legal-limit amplifiers and establishes an organization with the size and scale to continue to innovate into the next decade and beyond.

 

RF Concepts/Alpha Amplifiers has been building amplifiers continuously since the early 1970s and has put more than 13,000 amplifiers in the hands of demanding amateur radio operators. Alpha Amplifiers are considered “the finest line of linear amplifiers in the world” by the ham community. TEN-TEC, founded in 1968, produces top-of-the-line receivers, transceivers, amplifiers and tuners and is known worldwide for the reliability and performance of its products.

“For more than 40 years, Alpha Amplifiers and TEN-TEC have shared a reputation in the amateur radio market for offering exceptionally well-engineered, American-made products backed by extraordinary customer service,” said Seedman. “Alpha Amplifiers is known for ‘key down performance,’ and TEN-TEC is known for pushing the boundaries of transceiver performance and capabilities.

“The merger of these brands under the RF Concepts banner makes perfect sense,” added Seedman, “not only in terms of creating a powerful product line, but also in terms of positioning our company for the future. This merger more than doubles the size of our business allowing us to invest more capital in innovative engineering and customer-driven product development.”

RF Concepts’ operations will now be shared between its Longmont Colorado facility and its Sevierville Tennessee facility. The company is currently seeking a new operations facility in the Sevierville area to more efficiently house factory operations, part of the engineering resources, and technical and customer support services. The Colorado facility will house engineering resources, technical and customer support services, and much of the front-office operations.

Both Jim Wharton, NO4A, who in January of this year took the reins of TEN-TEC upon the retirement of founder Jack Burchfield, K4JU and Ken Long, N0QO, who has been overseeing the operations at Alpha Amplifiers will be Presidents of their respective group, working together to build a strong, innovative company.

“Ken and I have spent quite a bit of time discussing our short- and long-term focus over the last few weeks and I feel our responsibilities are very clearly defined.”, said Wharton.

“Jim and I have a lot of work to do to make sure the merging of these two brands goes as smoothly as possible.” added Long.

The merger announcement comes just days before one of the signature amateur radio events in North America-the Dayton (Ohio) Hamvention-where more than 75,000 hams are expected to converge on the Hara Arena Complex to discover the latest innovations in amateur radio. Both Alpha Amplifiers and TEN-TEC will operate separate booths at this years show (May 16 – 18). Both booths will feature new products and special offers to commemorate the merger. At booths 209-210 in the North Hall, Alpha Amplifiers will be demonstrating the soon-to-be released DreamTuner 4040 Automatic Antenna Tuner, a graphically based, 4KW Autotuner. At booths 458-450 in the East Hall, TEN-TEC will unveil the Patriot, an open source, arduino-based SSB transceiver.

About RF Concepts/Alpha Amplifiers

RF Concepts/Alpha Amplifiers manufactures high-end linear amplifiers for ham radio enthusiasts. Based in Longmont, Colo., the company is known worldwide for its quality amplifiers. Alpha Amplifiers have been continuously manufactured in the United States since the early 1970s.

About TEN-TEC

TEN-TEC Inc. was founded in 1968 to provide beautifully engineered, well-crafted, well-supported and high-performing products to the amateur radio market. For 46 years the Sevierville, Tenn.-based company has passionately designed, crafted and tested premium products which have earned the company a solid reputation and loyal brand followers throughout the world.

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Metal Detecting Day at Radioworld a HUGE SUCCESS!

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Radioworld was pleased to invite treasure hunters and metal detectorists to gather in what has proven to be the very best indoor gathering of common minded detector enthusiasts, all in the name of fun, learning, good fellowship and friends.

“Metal Detecting Day at Radioworld was an amazing gathering of friends” says Jack Summers of Radioworld.

Special “THANKS” to all who participated including our seminar speakers and sponsors;

Rob Freeman – Coiltek Coils

Pete Anderson and Ryan Fazekas – Anderson Detector Shafts

Leighton Harrington and Steve Zazulyk – Under the Radar Radio Show

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UndertheRadar    garrett_logo_348C_green

Here are a few pictures of the event…. Enjoy!

Rob_300_002  Rob_300_001  Coiltek Rob  ADS Pete Ryan

steve leighton  Steve_300_001  Steve_Leighton_300_001  Steve_Leighton_300_002

trinkets  Studd boyz  store 2  store 1

crowd 1  ADS winner 1  3 guys  L_300_002
L_Winner_300_001  L_300_001  leighton.  Coiltek Rob

Winners_300_001  store 3  Steve 2  Rob_Winner_300_002

Rob_Winner_300_001  Rob_Steve_Winner_300_001  Rob_Winner_300_003  ADS winner 2

Coiltek Prize Winner  crowd 2  Jr Winner  Coiltek winner 1

Stay tuned for our next BIG EVENT coming up in SUMMER 2014….. More information coming soon!

The Greatest Event in the World to Dig in and Pig Out
The Greatest Event in the World to Dig in and Pig Out

Radioworld News – What’s happening in Metal Detecting?

Find out the latest news on
“What’s happening in Metal Detecting”
by checking out our April 24, 2014 Newsletter!

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