Icom 9700 First Power-on

Icom 9700

Jarrad VK3BL, just got his hands on a brand new IC-9700! I’m going to help him get some more video views by posting it here. In his video, he covers the basics, such as the bands covered, power output, and compares the chassis to its twin the IC-7300. You’ll notice the menu differences but overall … Read more

Sticky shortwave radio? This works!

Eton E1

I just came across a great thread over on Reddit about how to clean the sticky coating that afflicts so many portable shortwave radios. This is great news! A user who goes by the name neonmica says- “Tackiness is completely gone. Lettering untouched. A damp cloth with a little Borax. Then some detail works with … Read more

OPP to encrypt dispatch channels

OPP

  Bryan Passifiume   The province’s $765-million upgrade of Ontario’s government two-way radio system will include encrypting OPP dispatch channels, the Sun has learned. Announced Thursday in Kenora, Ont., the upgrade to the current Bell Mobility Fleetnet system is meant to modernize the aging network — used primarily by the OPP, MTO road crews, provincial … Read more