Radarspotters Moderator Biased?   August 25th, 2011

Radarspotters is a forum supporting virtual radar and their moderator recently bombarded the ASA with complaints about advertising claims made by Waters & Stanton on behalf of AirNav Systems USA, the manufacturers of RadarBox. Now if the complaints had related to the product’s performance or its operating system, that might make sense. But no, the complaints related to whether or not the list of international companies using RadarBox was indeed correct. Why would the moderator want to do that? Was he acting on behalf of the membership? The only reason we can think of is that he was acting on behalf of a competitor! Hardly a suitable person, you might think, to mediate over a forum that one would expect to have no commercial bias. Whether or not he chooses to explain himself, time will tell. In the meantime there has to be a question mark over the mediator’s ability to moderate!

First Sample Of FG-01 Arrives!   August 18th, 2011

We have now received the first sample of the new FG-01 antenna analyser covering 1 – 60MHz. It is powered by internal rechargeable Lithium cells or can be powered from an external 10-12v source. The colour graphic display provides a clear indication of VSWR across the selected bandwidth. Bandwidths can be set from 100kHz to 50MHz in preprogrammed segments. The centre frequency can be adjusted in steps from 1kHz to 1MHz. Steps and scanning ranges are selected by briefly pressing the tuning knob. As well as the graphic display the panel also indicates absolute VSWR values together with battery voltage.

The FG-01 is designed to be a very portable way of quickly and accurately measuring VSWR and showing multi resonant points on antennas such as dipoles and beams. It makes antenna adjustment very easy. We have tested it on a number of antennas and even found that there was a fault on our HF beam antenna we had not realised! Once you have used an analyser with a graphic display, you will realise how much more information you can get on one screen and immediately see how adjustments on one band can affect another.

JAYCEE OPEN DAY 2011   August 11th, 2011

Bill, Betty & Scott invite you to their annual open day at their store in Glenrothes, Scotland on Saturday 17th September 10am-4pm. There will be free refreshments & parking, stands from Icom, Kenwood & Yaesu as well as some special bargains on the day.

There will also be a raffle with some fantastic prizes…

First prize…Icom ID-E880

Second Prize…Yaesu FT-8800E

Third prize…Kenwood TMD-710E

Fourth Prize…Quansheng TG-UV2

Fifth Prize…Goody bag

To find out more call Jaycee on 0845 5050128 / 01592 756962 or visit http://www.jayceecoms.com/index.html

W&S August News   August 10th, 2011

Yvonne Drage MAAT We would like to offer our congratulations to our Accounts Manager Yvonne who today found out that passed her AAT Accounting Technician Qualification exams. Well Done Yvonne!

Bob Heil with W&S at National Hamfest!

Come and meet Bob Heil, K9EID, founder of HeilSound at the National Hamfest at Newark with Waters & Stanton! Hear his microphones in action and listen to his mini lectures, LIVE on our stand. This is a W&S exclusive, Bob makes one of his rare visits to the UK bringing his demo gear with him. You will also get a personal signed commemorative QSL card and the opportunity to take advantage of special deals on the day.

Taiwanese Visitor Today we had a visitor all the way from Taiwan. Eshuie is on holiday, staying in London and made a special trip to Hockley to visit us. While here she bought an Airnav RadarBox-3D, she is pictured below with Peter Hall (left) and Roy Britt (right).