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****Attention All Aspiring Amateurs...
NEW: FCC REGULATION CHANGESS FOR FRS AND CB RADIO SERVICES! :
The FCC in August 2021 had (finally) approved FM Mode for the CB band channels! FM has been a mode option in Europe for many years, and now new CB radio models will include this option! The FCC had also in 2017 introduced new rules for CB and FRS radio services. On the FRS side, the output power has been increased from one half watt, to 2 watts. The amount of channels for FRS was increased from the original 14, to include all the non-repeater input GMRS channels as well.
Older "Combo Service" GMRS/FRS radios are reclassified as FRS radios, if they are 2W or less, & do not include split repeater channels or removable antennas. Going forward other type combo FRS/GMRS radios will not be approved.
On the CB side, there was the removal of the decades old, "155 mile" skip rule, one that originally did not allow making contacts over 155 miles away, or DX/Skip talk. Also, full allow-ability of wireless microphones.
Back in 2006, THE FCC DROPPED Morse Testing requirements for ALL Amateur ( HAM) License Classes -- the FCC acted to drop the Morse code requirement for all Amateur Radio license classes.
It's now easier than ever to get an Amateur Radio License!"
NEW RADIOS Here, or on The Way SOON! - :
Amateur - Yaesu New FTM-500DR Color Screen Digital System Fusion DualBand Radio is HERE! Also Dualband Handhelds, FT-5DR, Ft-65R, & FTM-200DR
& FTM-300DR 50W Digital System Fusion Radios, FT-891 and FT-710AESS 6-160M HF DSP All-Mode HF Radios! YAESU has introduced 21st century C4FM FDMA mode DIGITAL Amateur Transceivers! (not decades old "D-star" technology...), The Yaesu FT-70DR, FT-5DR, HT's, & FTM-500XDR, FTM-300DR, FTM-200DR, FT-991A base / mobile Radios!
The FT-2980R mobile is an 80W , 200ch 2M VHF transceiver!! -- See our OnLine Catalog for availability.
The older Yaesu VX-8DR, FT-8800R, FT-7900R, FTM-10R, FTM-400XDR, FT-350AR, VX-7R,VX-3R, VX-8GR, FT-897, FT-857D, FT-=450D, MD-200A8X, FT-1XDR, FT3DR FT-1DR Models have been discontinued.
** We were the very 1st Amateur Dealer to offer the TYT TH-UVF1 & TH-9000 to the USA Amateur market, back in 2009, & we were instrumental in getting the mfgr to design it for Amateur use! Although we no longer currently carry these China radios, This Started a large wave of China made Amateur radios that continues today!!
SCANNERS * SCANNERS * SCANNERS- UPDATE: - HERE IS THE LATEST SCANNER NEWS!
Uniden Top-Line SDS100 Handheld and SDS200 Base/Mobile SDR Color Screen Digital IQ Scanners are Available in Limited Quantities! Whistler has DMR / MOTOTRBO capable scanners, THE TRX-1 and TRX-2, & free DMR firmware upgrades for their WS1088 & 1098 models! Uniden New Top Line Digital Scanners with True I/Q SDR Capabilities are the SDS-100 handheld, and SDS200 Base/Mobile, with Color Display, ! Uniden also has optional Firmware DMR updates for the BCD536HP & 436HP.
** Now Available!
Firmware Updates info on Uniden Website To Enable DMR in their SDS100, SDS200, HomePatrol, BCD536HP and BCD436HP Digital models!
Check here & our online catalog for more info & availability!
The High Performance Comet HT-55, AH-100WX & ANLI RD-88H & AL-750 & Tram Hand Held scanner antennas !See our Amazon Page!....
OLD RADIOS GONE... The Following Amateur Radios have been Discontinued by the Mfgr: YAESU - VX-8DR, VX-2R, VX-3R, VX-170, VX-150, FT-7800R, FT-7900R, FT-1802M, FTM-400DR, FT-2800M, FT-897D, FT-1XDR, FT-3DR, ATAS-100, FT-8800R, FT3DR & VR-120. ALINCO: DJ-C5T, DR-605T, DJ-296/196/496/596T, DJ-X10T, DJ-S41/46T.
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- OFF Topic Dept: - Famous Long Island, NY Radio Station WLIR 92.7 FM Was sold to Univision, changed callsigns, & was converted to a Spanish Format back on 1/9/2004..... WLIR in the 1980's literally put Alternative "New Wave" Music on the map, & greatly influenced early MTV, much of what early MTV was "credited" with introducing to the USA was first heard on WLIR by their programmers.. A Movie Documentary Has Been released on this Radio Station, Available Through Streaming services, On Demand, AMAZON and DVD, & was featured at the 2017 Tribeca & other Film Festivals.
- CB RADIO Scene -
* Cobra has The 29 LX, It has an impressive HiTech Digital face & display system, scan, WX, Diagnostics & more! ...
CB Radios with FM mode now available, including the Cobra 29 Classic, President Harrison, Thomas and Walker III! New 6 pin Power mics are available too!
President CB is back in the USA market with their feature packed Johnson III, Adams, Thomas, HarrisonAndy, Bill II, Johnny III USA, McKinley SSB, Taylor and Walker III FCC approved CB radios!! They are the 1st to offer the new FM mode CB's in their Thomas, Bill II, Walker III, McKinley II, Harrison and Randy II models, with more on the way!! They have 10 Meter Radios as well... GALAXY full featured FCC Approved CB Radios include:
The Galaxy DX-929 & DX-979F, They are "loaded" radios. They feature front mike, "Starlite" illuminated faceplates (929/979), Blue L.E.D, Talkback & more. The DX-929/919 are Galaxy's first 40ch "AM Only" CB's! The DX-979 has SSB too. New Board Design, 8719, more compact size. In Stock, Check our online catalog for availability!
The FCC approved Galaxy
DX-2547 CB Base station features 40ch AM/SSB with variable output, Variable TalkBack, 6 digit freq counter, Rgr Beep, Automatic SWR meter & More!
Uniden, currently has no Base Station CB sets available to the US market, with the discontinuing of their "Washington" series radio...
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