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June / July 2018 -
THANKS TO ALL OUR CUSTOMERS FOR MAKING US ONE OF THE BEST INDEPENDENT RADIO DEALERS IN THE USA , & For All Of Your Support!!
We are Now celebrating 26 years at our Lodi, NJ Store Location!!
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We Have "Q & A " FAQ Pages for Amateur, Scanners & CB Radios to this website, & "Radio Comparisons" chart pages too!! See the links at bottom of page.
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- **AMATEUR RADIO NEWS!--
****Attention All Aspiring Amateurs...
NEW 2017 FCC REGULATIONS FOR FRS AND CB RADIO SERVICES! :
The FCC has introduced new rules for CB and FRS radio services. On the FRS side, the output power is being increased from 1/2 watt to 2 watts. The amount of channels for FRS is being increased, to include all non-repeater input GMRS channels.
"Combo Service" GMRS/FRS radios will be reclassified as FRS radios if the are 2W or less & do not include split repeater channels. Going forward combo FRS/GMRS radios will not be approved.
On the CB side, there is the removal of the decades old "155 mile" skip rule, one that did not allow making contacts over 155 miles away, or DX/Skip talk. Also, full allowability of wireless microphones will be allowed.
Back in 2006, THE FCC DROPPED Morse Testing requirements,for ALL Amateur License Classes -- "NEWINGTON, CT, Dec 15, 2006 -- In an historic move, 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 Ft-4XR Dualband Handheld, FTM-7250DR 50W Digital System Fusion Mobile, FT-891 6-160M HF DSP All-Mode! YAESU has introduced 21st century C4FM FDMA mode DIGITAL Amateur Transceivers! (not decades old "D-star" technology...), The Yaesu FT-70DR, FT-2DR HT's, & FTM-400XDR, FTM-100DR, FTM-725DR FTM-3200DR & FT-991A base / mobile Radios!
The FT-2980R mobile is an 80W , 200ch 2M VHF transceiver!! -- See our OnLine Catalog for availability.
The Yaesu VX-8DR, FT-8800R, FTM-10R, FT-350AR, VX-7R & FT-991 , VX-3R, VX-8GR, FT-897, VX-3R, FT-1XDR, 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 instumental in getting the mfgr to design it for Amateur use! This Started a wave of China made Amateur radios that continues today!!
SCANNERS * SCANNERS * SCANNERS- UPDATE: - HERE IS THE LATEST SCANNER NEWS!
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 HandHeld Scanner with SDR Capabilities is the SDS-100, Color Display, ! Uniden also has optional Firmware DMR updates for the BCD536HP & 436HP.
** Now Available: A Uniden Combo Digital Scanner & CB Radio Transceiver the BearTracker 885 !!!
Firmware Updates info now on Uniden Website To Enable DMR in their BCD536HP and BCD436HP Digital models!
Check here & our online catalog for moere info & availability!
All Unidens Accepts REGULAR 'AA' Batteries, & many Include the HiCapacity NiMi AA's & Charger!!.
The High Performance Maldol AL-500H , Maldol MH-255, MH-209, 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-1802M, FT-2800M, FT-897D, FT-1XDR, ATAS-100, FT-8800R, & VR-120. ALINCO: DJ-C5T, DR-605T, DJ-296/196/496/596T, DJ-X10T, DJ-S41/46T.
- * ALINCO USA WARRANTY ADDRESS INFO HAS CHANGED. All Radios needing warranty & service should be sent to:
2560 Barrington Ct.
Hayward, CA 94545
- MISC. NEWS:--
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- WE Have The QJE 30 Amp and 50 Amp Switching Power Supplys in our OnLine Catalog. Super compact!!/li>
- OFF Topic Dept: - Famous Long Island, NY Radio Station WLIR 92.7 FM Was sold to Univision, & 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 on SHOTIME , & was featured at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.
- CB RADIO Scene -
* Cobra released a NEW model 29, The 29 LX, It has an impressive HiTech Digital face & display system, scan, WX, Diagnostics & more! ...
UNIDEN has released model 880 High end mobile & Uniden has re-entered the SSB CB Market again after a long absence with the 980 980SSB! Radios now available! Option wireless Uniden mics are available too!
President CB is back in the USA market with thir feature packed Johnson II, Andy, Johnny III USA, and McKinley SSB FCC approved CB radios!! They have 10 Meter Radios as well... GALAXY full featured FCC Approved CB Radios include:
The Galaxy DX-929 & DX-979, 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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