Fleetwood Digital Announces Curbside Pickup

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Curbside Pick-up is available Saturday mornings, 9:30 AM, from 16016 – 82nd Ave, in Surrey (See below map). When placing your order simply select Curbside Pick-Up as your shipping method.

For full details the full release can be read here.

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A Novelty UHF Radio that works

As I said in my last newsletter the Ahuago UHF transceiver is about the size of my thumb and it does work at that size?  At our CHR monthly coffee gathering we put it through its paces from inside Tims at Nordel Crossing.  Besides being inside, there were power lines just outside from where we were sitting.  From Scott Road and Nordel Way we raised the Surrey UHF repeater and made a contact.  The report we received was 5×5 full quieting.  Considering the size of the radio I was pleasantly surprised with the incoming audio quality.

The radio has 16 available channels all being programmed from a PC.  There is no screen so you either better have a good memory for channel allocations or have them written on a piece of paper which probably will be bigger then the radio.

It comes with a charger, charger cable, a set of earbuds which I didn’t try, a lanyard, and a set of instructions if you want to call it that.  You will need to buy a programming cable if you don’t already have one but it looks pretty standard from ones used in other gizmos.  It’s a 2.5 watt output.

Is this Radio for everyone.  Certainly not, it’s for the ham who would like a novelty radio that works to show off to others and have some fun with.  On the flip side it could be kept in a glove compartment for a future qso.  Another purpose I thought if you were setting up a ham swap meet or some other event with other hams it less bulky to carry around while setting up then with a handheld.

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New 220 TYT handheld

With the new Surrey ARC 220 repeater coming online sometime this month a new 220 handheld has made its appearance at the right time.  Available locally through Fleetwood Digital.  Details on the TYT TH-UVF9 220Mhz Dual Band Amateur Ham Radio 144/220Mhz
Starting at: $99.99