Reminder to all UK Radio Amateur Users:
Recommendation to all, Please do not communicate with TMRF or buy any stuff at Taylor Made RF Limited / Chris Taylor G0WTZ websites.
They do business under many different domains selling Amateur radio products online. --- /
* Is shopping at TMRF worth it? So many other better places in UK to buy ham radio products online with better support and cheaper prices.

** Some products from TMRF does not come with direct manufacturer support. The manufacturer will direct you back to TMRF to deal with your problems.

** If you do buy some item, Be careful on what you buy from TMRF. It's really not worth the risk of what service you might be getting from TMRF. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn't.

** The prices are way inflated on TMRF. Many time you can find it cheaper and with better customer support.

** Trust your instincts – If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. You just have to be careful on what you buy.
D-STAR QSO Party 2016 News Release

Icom Announces 2016 D-STAR QSO Party
KIRKLAND, Wash. (July 2016) – Join the biggest D-STAR QSO Party of the year with Icom America. The 2016 D-STAR QSO Party takes place over three days from September 23-25. Operators joining the D-STAR QSO party will attempt to make as many contacts with fellow amateurs using D-STAR repeaters across the globe. Official party hours are from Friday, September 23 at 0:00, to Sunday, September 25 at 24:00 (UTC).

All participants with an approved contest log will be entered into a prize drawing. Ten lucky winners will be randomly selected (only one prize per winner). Chances of winning may increase by making multiple contacts with operators in foreign countries. Results will be announced on the D-STAR QSO Party website. The more D-STAR QSO contacts made, the more chances to win!

Electronic and paper logs are accepted for submission. Complete log reporting instructions, downloadable information and contest rules are available online. Visit the Amateur section of Icom’s website for more Information on D-STAR radios.

UK D-STAR QSO Party 2016

Download a PDF version of this press release.

Tytera TYT MD-2017 Dual Band, Dual display Dual standby
Comply with digital protocol ETSI TS 102 361-1,-2,-3
Release Date: 2017
* Dual time slot for point to point
* Dual time slot for repeater
* Use Time-Division Multiple-Access (TDMA) Digital function
* Compatible with Mototrbo Tier I & II
* Lone worker
* Encryption function
* Analog and digital combined
* Single Call, group call and all call
* Remote kill/stun and activate
* Firmware upgradeable
* IP67 Waterproof
The 28th LGW Gatwick Aviation Enthusiasts Fair - LGW2017
LGW2017 will be on Sunday 23rd April 2017.

Elstree Amateur Radio Society -
Connect Systems Exciting New Products for October,2016
Date Posted: 9-22-2016
Connect Systems are posting many exciting products in the next two weeks for the Amateur community.
First we have the CS580. This is a game changer for the DMR community.
Then we have the CS760 which is the most advanced DMR radio for the Amateur community.
Finally we have the CS108G which is a HF radio covering all the HAM bands below 30 MHz.

CS580 UHF 400-480 MHz Radio - $130

CS760 UHF 400-512 MHz Radio - $299
CS761 VHF 136-174 MHz Radio - $299
CS760 yahoogroup Message forum board
RFinder Android Radio H1C 432mhz DMR/Analog Sunlight Screen - $795 US
RFinder Android Radio H1A 144mhz FM Analog ONLY - $625 US
RFinder Android Radio DMR REALTIME Programming demo!

Hytera Launches Latest DMR Handheld Radio PD98X - 29th August 2016
PD98X, a new member of the already versatile DMR portfolio of Hytera, brings exceptional audio experience with enhanced features and innovations.
Hytera, a world leading solution provider of Professional Mobile Radio communications, has launched its latest DMR (Digital Mobile Radio) handheld PD98X, adding another strong member to its top-notch DMR portfolio.  The PD98X offers an exceptional audio experience through noise cancellation technology, while boasting new features including full duplex calls, recording capability via Micro SD, Bluetooth 4.0 for audio or data and single frequency repeater mode to increase coverage.

SharkRF OpenSPOT
Standalone digital radio IP gateway
Supports DMR, D-Star, System Fusion networks

Shark RF Open SPOT

SharkRF Community Forums

SharkRF facebook and Twitter.

TERA TR-7400 DMR radio model
TERA TR-7200 DMR radio model
DV4home and the DV4home compact.
Supports D-Star, DMR, dPMR (and later NXDN via software update)
Connect Systems CS7000 DMR
Connect Systems CS760 CS761 are updated versions of the Connect Systems CS750 CS751 DMR.
DVMEGA BlueDV (BlueSpot)
DVMEGA to a DMR / D-STAR hotspot by using the Android BlueDV or MMDVMhost application
UDRC - Universal Digital Radio Controller R-Pi HAT and ThumbDV and PiDV
Trillogy 850 and Trilogy 990 - DMR radio - Easy Access Radio
Alinco DJ-MD40 DMR Radio
The DJ-MD40 will be Alinco’s first foray into the world of DMR
Available later this 2016 year.
Kinetic Avionic Trilby HAT Raspberry Pi device and SDR
UK Ham Amateur Radio Product Reviews - London Great Britain - Europe
Radio Society of Great Britain partners up with RFinder!
The Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) and RFinder are pleased to announce a new business partnership agreement effective from the 1st August 2014.