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Have you seen the new Icom ID-5100?


Have you seen the new Icom ID-5100?





Today the Martin Lynch and Sons sales team were treated with a visit from Icom’s John Turner, who came bearing Icom’s soon to be released ID-5100. Offering dual band 50w vhf/uhf operation on independent band units via a large touch sensitive screen, D-star as standard to enable world-wide communications for when the local analogue repeater is quiet. A simple User Interface for safe mobile operation alongside Bluetooth integration with Icom’s very own android app. The ultimate modern vhf/uhf mobile transceiver!

 

Having spent a few hours with this latest offering from Icom, it’s great to see the amateur radio market stepping into the future and integrating with communication devices from everyday life. We look forward to receiving our stock soon!

 

If you would like further information regarding the Icom ID-5100 feel free to contact our sales team via sales@hamradio.co.uk

 
 
The TX Factor - Episode 2
Episode 2 will be available for streaming from 00.01 UTC on Friday 21st March 2014 see: http://youtu.be/mhpUj6EkpB4



Mike visits the Bath Buildathon to see what's involved in constructing a 14MHz receiver kit

We welcome two special guests to talk about and demonstrate the FUNcube Dongle and the FUNcube Satellite

We look at the features of Yaesu's new FT-DX1200 transceiver

Bob gets a guided tour of the RSGB National Radio Centre at Bletchley Park

Mobile device users: if you can't see the show thumbnail under the 'Videos' tab on your mobile device (using the browser) click on the 'Feed' tab to see it; or download and view using the YouTube app for your particular device.

*Streaming resolutions are available up to 1080p so be sure to select the optimum quality your device and broadband (DSL) or 3G speed allow

No wifi at your club QTH?
If you represent an amateur radio club or association, school or college, and have poor broadband coverage at your QTH, you can download episodes of TX Factor two weeks after the launch date. Two versions of the file are available .mov for Mac users and .wmv for Windows.
 
 
Volunteers required at Brooklands Museum.

Volunteers required at Brooklands Museum.

Brooklands is the site of the world’s first purpose-built motor racing circuit and was the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation.  It is the home of Concorde and the site of many engineering and technological achievements throughout eight decades of the 20th century.  The Museum displays a wide range of Brooklands-related motoring and aviation exhibits ranging from giant racing cars, motorcycles and bicycles to an unparalleled collection of Hawker and Vickers/ BAC-built aircraft, including the Second World War Wellington Bomber, Viking, Varsity, Viscount, Vanguard, VC10, BAC One-Eleven and the only Concorde with public access in South East England.

It is with this background that we are setting up a display of early radiocommunications equipment.  They all have an aviation theme and include such iconic items as the T1154 and R1155.
We will also have a working amateur radio station as part of the display with the special event callsign GB1BM.
Because of the Educational ethos of the Museum, there will also be a "Morse Training Desk" and a short-wave receiver that the public can "play" with.
More details as we build up the display can be found at http://www.brooklandswireless.com.

The display is being housed in a room within the museum complex and ideally should have a "radio-minded" steward on duty at all times.  Because the museum is open 7 days a week, 51 weeks of the year, this requires a sizeable band of volunteer stewards.
We have already started recruiting but need more people who would like to join us.  Preferably you can commit to one (or more) days a week on a regular basis though support for the occasional weekend "Special Events" will also be welcome.
Because the Museum is run by a Charitable Trust, we can't offer you payment for your time or even your travel expenses, but we can offer you enjoyment and self-satisfaction: giving time and skill to the Museum is enjoyable and, hopefully, will give enjoyment and education to all who visit the Museum while helping to preserve and protect the heritage and legacy of this great place.
More details can be found at http://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/index.php?/support-us/volunteer.

If you would like to join or have any questions, please contact the Project Leader - Peter Burton either by email to peter.burton@orange.net or by phone on 07989 55788807989 557888.

 
 
The TX Factor is here! A TV Show dedicated to Ham Radio

Petrol heads have their Top Gear, fans of antiques and cookery shows are spoilt for choice, but for far too long there has been nothing on TV for radio enthusiasts.

That all changed on Friday February 21st 2014 with the launch of TX Factor - a half-hour show produced by broadcast professionals who are themselves radio amateurs.

Hosted by Bob McCreadie G0FGX, Mike Marsh G1IAR and Nick Bennett 2E0FGQ, the show will explore all aspects of the diverse and fascinating hobby which is amateur radio. 

Watch Here:   http://www.txfilms.co.uk/txfactor/

Read full Press Release
 
 
Wythall Radio Club member visits ML&S...
Today we were visited by Callum M0MCX, who after hearing about the team here at ML&S from other club members decided to pay a visit to the store. You may be thinking thats a long way to go just to meet some fellow hams, however he did have another reason to visit our chertsey store....yes you've guessed right, it's another Kenwood flagship TS-990s leaving Kenwood's UK Number 1 authorised distributor !

 
 
Wythall Radio Club visit ML&S
Source: www.wythallradioclub.co.uk/a-great-day-out-2/

With so much going on at Wythall Radio Club just at the moment, it almost escaped notice that eight intrepid members travelled down the M40 last Saturday to represent the West Midlands at the famous Martin Lynch Hog Roast.

Arriving around 0900 (just in time for bacon sandwiches!) were Chairman Mike G4VPD, Secretary Anita M6DUO & Treasurer Ian M0IDR – also along for the ride were Committee Members Phil 2E0WTH, Jim 2E0BLP & Pete M5DUO. Ordinary members Dave G3YXM & Chris G7DDN completed the party.

A great time was had by all, but then since a picture tells a thousand words, just click on the pics below and you will see for yourself. No explanations necessary!

     
     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     

 
 
ML&S ANNUAL OPEN DAY AND HOG ROAST 2013....ANOTHER SUCCESS!!
SATURDAY 30TH NOVEMBER 2013 SAW THE RETURN OF THE ML&S ANNUAL OPEN DAY AND HOG ROAST.

WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OF YOU WHO ATTENDED THIS YEAR'S OPEN DAY AND HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE DAY AS MUCH AS THE TEAM HERE AT THE ML&S STORE.

WE STARTED THE DAY WITH BACON BUTTIES FOR THE EARLY ARRIVALS AND THEN BEGAN WITH A NUMBER OF DEMONSTRATIONS FROM THE HOBBY'S LEADING MANUFACTURERS YAESU, ICOM AND KENWOOD. IT WAS GREAT TO SEE SO MANY OF OUR LOYAL CUSTOMERS INVOLVED IN THE TALKS AND WE HOPE WE MANAGED TO ANSWER THOSE QUESTIONS WHICH HAD BEEN BUGGING YOU ABOUT THE LATEST EQUIPMENT ON OFFER HERE AT THE STORE.

LUNCH TIME SAW THE USUAL QUEUES FOR 'LYNCHY'S' FAMOUS HOG ROAST AND THE LYNCH FAMILY WERE ON HAND TO OFFER REFRESHMENTS TO THE CROWDS. IT WAS GREAT TO SEE NEWCOMERS TO THE HOBBY CHATTING WITH SEASONED DX'ERS' ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES IN SUCH A RELAXED ATMOSPHERE. WE ARE SURE MANY A NEW FRIENDSHIP WAS MADE THROUGHOUT THE DAY, ALONGSIDE PUTTING NAMES TO FACES FROM QSOS IN THEIR LOG BOOKS.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL AGAIN NEXT YEAR!!!






















 
 
Farnborough and district Radio Society Foundation Intermediate and Advanced Exams

Farnborough and district Radio Society Foundation Intermediate and Advanced Exams

Foundation and Intermediate (Both at the same time but not together !!) Practical Wednesday 3rd NOV and

a full day Saturday 23rd November  with exam at 5pm.

Advanced is a two day exercise Saturday 30 th November and Friday 6th Dec with exam at 7pm.

 
 
VK2RO DX PURCHASE !
VK2RO DX PURCHASE !


Roger VK2RO paid a visit to the ML&S store last week to pick up a brand new Kenwood TS-480sat. As you can see by the picture, he seemed very happy with the deal and the complimentry coffee!




 
 
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ML&S Win Ham Dealer of the year again!

Press Release

 

ML&S Win Ham Dealer of the year again!

 

Kenwood UK are pleased to announce that ML&S Martin Lynch & Sons are their UK’s top Ham Radio dealer for the 2012/2013 season.

 

During a recent visit to ML&S’ Chertsey dealership, David Wilkins (Kenwood’s UK Amateur Radio sales manager) presented Martin and his team with their trophy to commemorate their success. 

 

Andy Dawson, Kenwood’s national sales manager, commented that ML&S’s dedication to the needs of today’s HF operators meant that once again they led the way in HF sales terms throughout the year, with the new TS-990S HF flagship transceiver as well as the mid-range TS-590S.

 

Martin Lynch was delighted to win the award saying “Because of my team of support engineers and workshop staff, ML&S are able to offer a complete package to radio amateurs in respect of pre and after sales support. When negotiating for something as advanced and complex as Kenwood’s new TS-990S flagship, it’s important that my staff understand customer requirements and more importantly, can offer meaningful technical support after the sale has been made. Needless to say we are all looking forward to more Ham Radio products from the Kenwood stable.”

 

 

 
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