Time to dust off the mobile rig and head for the hills!
Tango Mike Group Presents DX Super Sunday – 28th November 2010. Take to the hills or operate from home! The most important thing is being on your radio on this date so plenty of contacts can be made. If there is no propagation there is always great fun to be had working around the UK. Even under flat band conditions we have had some amazing contacts reported so give it a try. You don’t need to be a “big gun” to work the DX as many of our members have proved over the past few years. If nothing else it gives you the oppotunity to warm up those output transistors and blow the dust off those radios!
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The TCB-1100 is TTI’s flagship multiband CB radio with front mounted speaker and DIN sized form factor. It has been designed to be mounted in several different combinations where space is at a premium. The best thing about this type of design is that the radio can be mounted in a free DIN size dashboard space in a vehicle. Many cars and vans have a spare DIN slot available so this radio could fill that gap with something attractive and useful. Some earlier attempts have been made at DIN mount radios by Team in Germany but whilst the TCB-1100 looks similar I am informed by the supplier that this model has a different PCB to the Team models and some additional features not found on models like the Roadcom FS.
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Perfect 'Lockwheeling' Territory for PMR446 sets
David Robinson takes a look at using CB and PMR-446 Radio on the Canals in the UK.
After 30+ years’ experience of summer holidays spent on various parts of the English canals, I thought that others might find my experiences of interest regarding the usefulness of 11M CB and PMR446 on the canals network.
Our very first canal holiday convinced me that there was a real need for both long and short range portable/mobile communications between skipper and crew.
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This review was made possible by Sharman MultiCOM Ltd, with thanks to Murli for the loan of the equipment.
The TCB-771 is another fairly recent addition to the radio of CB radios made by TTi. It follows on from the popular TCB-770 that has been around for a number of years. TTi have taken some comments on board regarding the operations of the radio and got rid of the dual function control knobs that were often criticised for being difficult to operate especially under mobile conditions. Another improvement has been the ability to connect the radio directly to 12v and 24v supplies, thus making it ideal for use in trucks and other vehicles with a 24v system without the use of a voltage dropper making the possibility of frying the radio somewhat lower.
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Dave Robinson takes a look at the new Maxon CM10 and gives his opinions on the performance of this budget priced CB radio.
The Maxon CM10 is a new design of multiband CB transceiver from Maxon CIC and in its standard form is intended for the European market, meeting the requirements of the harmonised CEPT European CB standard. Existing national standards within Europe are also provided for which permits this rig to be used throughout Europe by using a pre-set country selection system accessed via the front panel.
The standard form gives a total of 8 different country options.
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