Silky smooth perfect in everyway, the Heil PR-40.. comes in a leather like bag with chunky foam inner, full bodied sound from a front firing dynamic microphone.. simply a joy! http://220.127.116.11/m0tig.co.uk/heil-2/
There’s talk of a wide band “get around” on the VHF/UHF portion of the FT991/A.. well I dont want to be the bearer of bad news! BUT!!!!!! if you change the band from EU to USA it is a ONE WAY TRIP! it will wipe out a lot of your RX frequencies leaving you little or no option other than a full hardware wide band mod.. It could also wipe out the 3 year warranty instantly..
It is blooming frustrating not being able to wide band the VHF/UHF portion of the radio but it simply is not possible without some form of compromise. changing the radio from EU to USA spec may also de value your radio..
I gave myself a little project earlier this week, to explain in layman’s terms how much is lost through a connection and coax..
I asked one of the engineers at work and he gave me the formula
IL(db) = 10log10 * power in/power out = loss in db.
So I went to work in excel using the formula, get the spreadsheet from here cable loss
Known loss of cable or plug, loss-/+ /10 10x *power in = power out..
To say I was shocked was an understatement! RG58 generic has a loss of 4.9db that equates to 10watts in @ 100mhz = 3.23 watts out! In fact you’d have to push rf through the cable @ 30 watts to get the desired 10 watts out..
Connectors are also potentially lossy, but a good connection will be <0.01db loss.. if it’s any more you will notice connections getting hot/warm at 100-400 watts and melting at >kw.
Finally arrived the long awaited update to Flex Radio SDR software, pop out windows, and remote operation! No more vpn servers 🙂 you can download it from Flexsdr.com but it is a subscription software..
The MD2017 Entered the amateur radio media with 3000 memories and boasting the first dual channel dmr, Well! Who actualy manufactures the radios? Because ReteVis also produce a stunning example. Better firmware and a much nicer antenna design! I am told that ReteVis are the manufacturer for both the md2017 and RT82 radio, who truly knows!!! Answers on a post card to: someone who cares, pobox99.
For me the ReteVis is a more attractive radio and the antenna design is better on the eye, the jury is out on what the masses settle on! But the RT82 is a peach of a radio, I have both the md2017 and the RT82 I just gravitate toward the ReteVis and having used both for a couple of days side by side I will buy an RT 82 for myself..
You can purchase one now, they are in stock @www.hamradio.co.uk order before 1pm Friday 7th for Saturday delivery option.. mention me! 😉