Following on from the success of the Anysecu 3G W2 Network radio, they will soon be relasing the W2 4G. This includes many bug fixes in the firmware and a new style microphone.
Moonraker have released a magnetic panorama antenna for the Anysecu W2, Senhaix, T320 & T199 Network radios
PANORAMA LPBEM-7-27-3SP Magnetic network radio antenna
Supplied with 2 metres of cable and fitted with SMA male (includes an adaptor for T320 & T199 radios)
Renowned Rugged phone manufacturers RugGear have relased a new PTT Network Radio, Here is a sneak peak & some technical specs. The price is expected to be around £300
And here is all the technical data of the RugGear RG760:
Android: 7.1 (Nougat) - updateable
Processor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon® 625 Platform, 2 GHz
ROM: 32 GB
RAM: 3 GB
microSD memory: 128 GB
2 cameras: 13 MP (rear), 5 MP (front camera)
Bluetooth: 4.1 LE
2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G: 900/1900/2100 MHz
4G: LTE-FDD tape 1/3/5/7/8/20/28, LTE-TDD tape 38/39/40/41; TD SCDMA Vol. 34/39
PTT Frequencies: UHF 400-480 MHz / VHF 134-170 MHz / DMR Two Way Radio / Private LTE Volume 31
Dimensions: 157 x 72.5 x 28 mm
Weight: 404 g
WLAN: 802.11b / g / n / r / ac with hotspot
Battery: 5,600 mAh (replaceable); 10,000 mAh optional
Display: 4 inches (10.16 cm), Corning® Gorilla® Glass, capacitive touch screen, with hand and wet fingers
GPS: GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
Sensors: G-sensor, gyroscope, air pressure, humidity, temperature, magnetic sensor
LWP: Lone worker protection function
Industrial and outdoor certificates : IP68 (30 minutes to 1.2 m depth, dust-tight, protected from microparticles); MIL-STD-810G (US military standard - specially protected against vibrations and falls from up to 1.5 meters); Temperature range from -20 ° C to + 60 ° C
A Small Review of my daily use with the Radiotone RT4 and the more expensive Boxchip S700B
The Radio-tone RT4
First Impressions, a nice solid feeling device, the unit feels more substantial than the cheaper Inrico T298S I currently owned. This radio feels like you are holding a Motorola DMR unit. The screen is very bright and responsive from the touch input. Volume is loud and crisp with minimal distortion when on higher volumes. I currently have the vehicle cradle/charger with windscreen sucker mount, this holds the unit firmly when in the vehicle. I would have loved to have the additional fist microphone to go along with it when it is sat in the cradle. Overall I am very very happy with this radio, audio reports are good, battery is good and the screen is good. This really gives you the feel of having a quality 2 way radio in your hand
I will update the blog after the unit has had more long-term testing.
The Boxchip S700B Premium Radio
This radio is sold under 2 versions the S700A with UHF/VHF onboard and the S700B which is cellular only. The build quality for this radio is fantastic, it sports a large clear capacitive touchscreen which is very easy to read and type texts. I read a few niggles online with the S700A but I have not witnessed any of these niggles with the S700B.
I love everything about the S700B, The audio quality is fantastic no rattles from the speaker or distortion, the battery life is fantastic even with the location services switch on to full GPS mode. The camera is as good as my smartphone with a ton of features and the picture quality is bang on. All the APP's I installed run smooth with no lagging or issues. All the functions of the GPS were tested using GPS Test+ and locking on was almost instant.
Overall a fantastic Network radio. Responsive, clear, well built, aesthetically pleasing & packed with as many features as you need. Again I will update the blog with a long-term use review
UK-OL's Zello work system will not be renewed after the 28/08/2019. We will continue to populate the Zello free Channel with the newly created UK-OL Channel 01
We have now created a new Zello Account for UK-Overlanders, no password is required for this channel and to gain some interest the channel is open
In your Zello APP search for UK-OL CH01 as soon as you talk on this channel one of the Admins will make you a trusted user, you can also listen on the channel below.
Anyone wanting our PC despatcher tracking assistance whilst on a tour please get in touch.
This version of Zello is completly free and requires no subscription