Wednesday, 27 June 2012

The world famous Maldol aerial brand.

Great news. The world famous Maldol aerial brand will be available from LAMCO.


We have had confirmation that Maldol will be supplying our shop.

There are limited models available, but we will blog more news and product information when it arrives.


Thursday, 14 June 2012

Icom IC-7000

Icom IC-7000 now back instock.

HF/50MHz/VHF/UHF mobile transceiver
Stylish and compact, the IC-7000 is the first radio in its class to have IF DSP. In fact, with features such as digital IF filter, digital twin PBT and manual notch filter the IC-7000 offers unparraled performance not seen in a radio in this class before. Usability has also been enchanced with the incoporation of a 2.5 inch colour TFT display, eight direct access buttons and a detachable head for vehicle mounting. In short, the IC-7000 symbolises great leaps in performance, features, operability and design.
2 x DSP
There are two times the DSP in the IC-7000 that will leave many base station rigs in the noise! While it is too early to list all the great features, here are a few to keep you talking!

Improved AGC loop performance
With Multiple AGC loops, you will never experience AGC pumping from a signal filtered out by the DSP! The digital IF filter and manual notch filter are included in the AGC loop, so you will never encounter AGC blocking. IC-756PROIII and IC-7800, middle, fast for each operating mode.

Digital IF filters
All the filters you want at your fingertips! You will never have to purchase Optional filters as the IC-7000 has 41 different filter widths. You just dial in the width you want and select whether you want a sharp or soft filter shape for SSB and CW modes. Then to pull-in the weak ones, a quick turn of the concentric twin PBT knobs, allow you to either narrow the IF passband, or shift the entire passband to eliminate the QRM.

2 x MNF (Manual Notch Filter)
Pull out the weak signals in crowded band conditions with Icom's NEW two-point MNF manual notch filter. Apply 70 dB of rejection to two signals at once! Notch width is adjustable ¡V wide, medium, and narrow ¡V and an auto-tuning notch filter is available, too.

Digital voice recorder (DVR)
Record your callsign, CQ, or other information in 4 transmit playback memories with alphanumeric labels. A total of 90 seconds is available for the four memories. A front panel REC control allows you to record incoming signals, too! The DVR makes portable contesting or mini-expeditions a breeze!

Flexible installation with detachable panel
Smaller than the IC-706MKIIG, the IC-7000 measures only 167(W)x58(H)x180(D) mm*1. With the detachable front panel*2 many installation possibilities are available.

Remote control Microphone
The supplied HM-151 remote control microphone allows you to control often used functions of the IC-7000. This includes band hopping with Icom's Triple Band Stack registers.

2-mode band scope
The band scope function lets you watch conditions around the band. In Centre mode the band scope is centred on the receiving frequency. In Fixed mode the band scope sweeps a fixed range.

2.5-inch colour TFT display with TV screen receive capability
The IC-7000's display presents numbers and indicators in bright, concentrated colours for easy recognition. You can choose from 3 background colours and 2 font styles to suit your preference. Not only does the display provide radio status, but you can watch NTSC M or PAL B on VHF-TV channels!*

One-touch operation
Eight of the most-used radio functions are controlled by dedicated function keys grouped around the display for easy visibility. One quick touch turns the function and off. A longer touch activates adjustment of the functions setting.

Memory Keyer
The internal memory keyer provides 4 memories for station information or contest exchanges, calling CQ and call sign with up to 55 characters for each memory. The keyer also performs automatic repeat and automatic contest serial numbers.

IC-7000 Additional Features

  • Selectable main dial tension from heavy, light and click
  • SWR graphic display
  • CW full break-in
  • CW receive reverse
  • CW pitch adjustable, linking to side tone
  • Tone squelch in FM mode
  • 503 memory channels
  • Built-in voice synthesiser
  • Duplex mode and auto repeater function
  • Transmit monitor
  • DTMF monitor
  • 1Hz tuning
  • CI-V interface
  • RIT/∆ÝTX
  • VOX
  • RF/SQL knob
  • Large speaker
  • Thermo control silent cooling fan
  • Auto TS function
  • Noise squelch and S-meter squelch
  • Preamplifier
  • Dial lock
  • Attenuator
  • 35W output on 430/440MHz band


Monday, 11 June 2012

Kenwood TS-2000e

Kenwood's mighty TS-2000e shack in a box is still a hot seller.

Kenwood TS-2000E 
This one transceiver covers the HF/50MHz/144MHz/440MHz/1200MHz (1200MHz is optional with UT-20) bands (SSB, CW, FSK, FM and AM modes), with output of up to 100 watts (440 MHz: 50 watts; 1200 MHz 10 watts). Since it is equipped with independent 144/440MHz sub band reception (AM/FM modes only), simultaneous reception on two bands is possible: HF by V/U, V by V, U by U and V by U.
A typical application might be to gather local information on 144/440 MHz at the same time as using HF for long range operations. A 'Black Box' model (without the control panel) is also available: this can be used in a vehicle with a mobile head, or controlled by a PC (software provided).

The transceiver is equipped with an IF DSP for main band use(AF DSP for sub bands), TS-870 technology has thus been adopted for all-mode applications - VHF and UHF as well as HF. The combination of digital IF filters and IF DSP slope tuning results in enhanced versatility. With digital IF AGC (controlling IF gain via DSP), it is possible to set the time constant separately for each mode. Also, the IF auto-notch function makes it easy to remove interference while automatically tracking with DSP-based adaptive filtering. Additionally, the AF stage beat cancel is capable of eliminating multiple beats at the same time; manual operation (manual notch for dealing with a single wave) is also permitted, which is convenient for CW use. For noise reduction there is a choice of NR1 (line enhancer for SSB), and Kenwood's original NR2 (SPAC), which is popular amongst CW operators. As with the TS-570, the operator can make use of CW auto tuning, while the availability of a DSP for SSB/CW/FSK/AM variable demodulation puts the transceiver a cut above analogue equipment.

Kenwood's own 2-chip TNC (1200/9600bps) enables sophisticated data communications (excluding ARPS). Packet cluster information, so vital for HF operators, can be displayed on the LCD. Moreover, this data can be used for automatic tuning, though it is not possible to connect to a node station using the internal modem. And as DX cluster information received on a sub band can be used instantly for the main band setting, the transceiver operator has an advantage when tracking sought after stations.

The Kenwood Sky Command Systems (KSS) II is even better. Whereas it has been necessary to use two FM transceivers - the commander and the transporter - the latter is now effectively built into a transceiver (TH-D7A or TM-700A) is needed to conduct HF operations by remote control.

Other features

Built in auto antenna tuning (HF/50MHz) with preset memory.
Auto tracking satellite functions (cross mode compatible) using IF DSP
± 0.5ppm high stability oscillator (-10°C - +35°C)
Mobile head remote controller (option) for vehicle installation.

  • Wide Band reception Main: 30 KHz ~ 60 MHz, 142 ~ 152 MHz, 420 - 450 MHz, 1240 ~ 1300 MHz (after dealer modification)
  • Sub: 118 ~ 174 MHz, 220 ~ 512 MHz (FM/AM Modes only)
  • Output HF/50/144 MHz: 100 W
  • 440 MHz: 50 W
  • 1200 MHz: 10 W
  • Dimensions (W X H X D): 270 X 96 317 mm


Tuesday, 5 June 2012

LAMCO Ham Radio News Blog.: 11th Junction 28 QRP Rally

LAMCO Ham Radio News Blog.: 11th Junction 28 QRP Rally: Sunday 10 June 2012 Orders are now being taken.   South Normanton Alfreton and District ARC (SNADARC) in association with the G-QRP C...

11th Junction 28 QRP Rally

Sunday 10 June 2012

Orders are now being taken.


South Normanton Alfreton and District ARC (SNADARC) in association with the G-QRP Club


11th Junction 28 QRP Rally

Alfreton Leisure Centre, Church St, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 7BD
10 mins from M1/J28 and the A38.

Admission £2.50 including raffle ticket.

Doors open 10.00am.

Amateur Radio, Electronics and Related Items, Special Interest Groups.
Catering, Bar, Free Parking, Full Disabled Access.
Talk-in on 2m (S21)

Details: Russell Bradley, G0OKD, 01773-783658,

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

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