Wednesday, 29 June 2011

'VP8PTG' Fred from the Falkland Islands called in the shop today to pick us his new Kenwood TS-590s. Whilst visiting his family in Barnsley he looked on line for the nearest specialist dealer and hey presto Fred chose LAMCO for his new toy and support. Listen out for him on 20m.


Monday, 27 June 2011

Mexborough and District Amateur Radio Society 30/7/2011

The Mexborough & District Amateur Radio Society (MADARS) has been lucky enough to secure passage on the Yorkshire Belle on the 30th July 2011 for a full day of Maritime Mobile.  Sailing from the coastal resort of Bridlington, on the East Coast of England, they intend to operate both HF and 2 meter stations from on board the Yorkshire Belle with a support station nearby on land.

MADARS club has existed for over 43 years and has tremendous experience in running field day events.   This is the first Maritime Mobile event for the club and a great honour to be allowed access on the Yorkshire Belle.  The ship has been in continuous service since it’s launch in 1947 as a replacement for the original Yorkshire Belle, which had been used in the evacuation of Dunkirk. 

Anyone wishing to contact Full License Holders working Maritime Mobile from the Yorkshire Belle should listen out from 9am onwards on the 30th of July.  Anyone wishing to take part in the event should contact Sharon Saiger on 07795225447.  Anyone interested in further information on the Yorkshire Belle can go to or visit the MADARS website at or you can find us on facebook.

Icom ID-31e UHF FM/D-STAR hand set

Icom ID-31E FM / D-STAR handset.

Friedrichshafen 2011

Monday, 20 June 2011

Friedrichshafen Ham Radio Rally. Will you be there?

Will you be there this year?

 LAMCO will be there on a new ham radio product hunt for 2011/12.

If you are going and would like to say hello then Claire and myself Lee will be in Friedrichashafen. So please look out for our logo on our clothing and please stop us and say hello.

See you there.

Watson W-8681 Solar Weather Stations.

W-8681-SOLAR Wireless Weather Station + Solar Powered Transmitter

Price: £99.95 (Including VAT)     

W-8681MKII Weather Station which comes with the W-8681-ST1 solar power transmitter instead of the standard battery powered transmitter.

The W-8681-ST1 wireless transmitter uses solar energy to recharge it’s internal AA size rechargeable batteries. This product will power all the sensors connected to it and transmit the data to the main unit.

The W-8681MKII is a wireless weather station that requires no connecting cable between the LCD monitor and the remote weather sensors. The range depends upon local obstructions but the normal 150m range will satisfy most requirements. The time and date are locked to the German DCF longwave atomic standard signal (can be received in UK) so the time is always right. This weather station offers amazing value and comes with everything you need to set it up in the garden. All hardware is included and the only items you need to supply are a short mast to attach the supplied stub mast and sensor assembly.

The LCD display is touch operated and allows comprehensive adjustment and correction for your location. It can also display historic data, and within the menu you can select imperial or metric values. Also included is a software programme that allows you to link your LCD panel to your PC via the included USB lead. From here you can not only programme the LCD panel, but you can also download stored data and then display it in data base format for keeping your own weather history. And if you are in an area or situation where weather plays a critical part, then you can switch on an alarm that can be triggered by any of the data sensors.

• Touch LCD Screen
• Atomic Locked Day, Date & Time
• Indoor / Outdoor Temperature °F / °C + Max / Min
• Wind Speed & Direction
• Rain Gauge (Self-Emptying) & History
• Indoor / Outdoor Humidity
• Barometer with Trend data
• Weather Forecaster & Alarm
• USB Connection to PC
• "EasyWeather" PC Software Control & Data Programme
• Historic Data Storage & Display
• Indoor Air Pressure & History
• Frequency 868MHz

What you get:
The system comprises large 23 x 14.5 x 3.5 cm LCD control panel, wind speed sensor, wind direction sensor, rain gauge, outside temperature sensor & transmitter, stub mast, sensor mounting arms, sensor cable harness, USB lead and PC software, W-8681-ST1 solar transmitter.

Outdoor Data
Temperature Range: -40°C to +65°C
Resolution: 0.1°C
Measuring Range Relative Humidity: 10% ~ 99%
Rain Volume Display: 0-9999mm (Show OFL if outside range)
Resolution: 0.1mm (if rain volume < 1000mm) 1mm (if rain volume > 1000mm)
Wind Speed: 0~240km/h (Show OFL if outside range)
Measuring Interval Thermo-Hygro Sensor: 48 Seconds
Water Proof Level: IPX3

Indoor Data
Pressure / Temperature: 48 Seconds
Temperature Measure Range: 0°C to +50°C (Show OFL if outside range)
Resolution: 0.1°C
Measuring Range Relative Humidity: 10% ~ 99%
Resolution: 1%
Measuring Range Air Pressure: 700hPa - 1100hPa
Resolution / Accuracy: 0.1hPa
Alarm Duration: 120 Seconds

System Requirements:
To Install the "EasyWeather" software onto your PC, the minimum requirements are as follows:
* Operating System: Windows NT4 (Service Pack >=6a), Windows 2000, XP, or Vista
* Internet Explorer 6.0 or above
* Processor: Pentium III 500MHz or above
* Memory: At Least 128MB, 256MB Recommended
* CD-ROM Drive
* Base Station and PC must be connected by USB Cable.

Thursday, 16 June 2011


Are you thinking about D-STAR?

Here is the bible of D-STAR web sites.

Yaesu FT-817ND

Every shack should have one.

It's summer time and it's time to look for a portable shack in box transceiver. Look no further.

The Yaesu FT-817ND packs a mighty 5W punch on all bands. HF/VHF/UHF.

Priced a nearly half the original retail price when they first came out nearly ten years ago. 

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Leicester DX Ham Radio Club are having a field day

Leicester DX Ham Radio Club are having a field day on the 17th, 18th, 19th June 2011.

They would like your support. Listen out for them on the air.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Yaesu delivery @ LAMCO 14/6/2011

We have just received another delivery of Yaesu transceivers. Tuesday 14/6/2011

Yaesu FT-897D instock

Yaesu FT-857D instock

Yaesu FT-817ND instock

Yaesu FT-7900 instock

Yaesu FT-8900 instock

Yaesu FT-2900 instock

Yaesu FT-1900 instock

Yaesu FTM-350 instock

Yaesu FT-450D instock 

Call now if you would like to snap one up as our next delivery date in July is unknown.

01226 361700

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LAMCO AT-5189 (4m) 25w mobile TRX

4m (70Mhz) is alive and kicking with our LAMCO AT-5189 4m mobile 25 watts mobile transceiver.

Supplied with 12 months warranty and a DTMF microphone.

£139.95 + £10.00 P&p with Fed Ex for a next day AM delivery.

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Monday, 13 June 2011

LAMCO Used Gear Demo | ICOM PW-1 & Tokyo Hy-Power HL-2KFX

LAMCO Used Gear Demo | ICOM PW-1 & Tokyo Hy-Power HL-2KFX In this video, David 'M0XIT' Demos two brilliant used Amplifiers, th...