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RugGear RG760 Launched

Mar 052019

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

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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
NFC: Yes
Display: 4 inches (10.16 cm), Corning® Gorilla® Glass, capacitive touch screen, with hand and wet fingers
Resolution: WVGA
GPS: GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
Sensors: G-sensor, gyroscope, air pressure, humidity, temperature, magnetic sensor
PTT: push-to-talk
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

The Swap from Gas To Dual Fuel Stoves

Mar 012019

After much deliberation we decided to make the swap from Butane gas stoves to dual fuel. A fear of pressurized bottles pushed us to make the change. We are now running a Coleman 424 stove, I have really taken to this stove. If you follow the correct lighting procedure its easy to light first time. The first time we used Coleman fuel but at £8.00 per litre we soon changed to the camping forums recommended Aspen 4 fuel.After much deliberation we decided to make the swap from Butane gas stoves to dual fuel. A fear of pressurized bottles pushed us to make the change. We are now running a Coleman 424 stove, I have really taken to this stove. If you follow the correct lighting procedure its easy to light first time. The first time we used Coleman fuel but at £8.00 per litre we soon changed to the camping forums recommended Aspen 4 fuel.

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Coleman Fuel

The Coleman® Liquid Fuel is all you need for running a variety of applications in the outdoors. Coleman Fuel is a mix of petroleum naphtha with a bit of rust inhibitor, formulated and manufactured solely by Coleman.

It has an octane rating of 50 to 55 and none of the additives found in gasoline, so causes less dirt build up and so less stive maintenance.
Formulated especially for Coleman liquid fuel appliances and with a lighter molecular weight than gasoline, kerosene and diesel fuel, it cannot be used as a substitute for any of those fuels, and would burn out the valves of a gasoline engine if used.

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Aspen 4 Fuel

Aspen 4 is the cleanest petrol that you can use. Aspen is made from alkylate petrol which is made from the gases from the top of the distillation tower which are synthetically modified into a liquid again.

Aspen is free from ethanol,sulphur,solvents,olefins & benzene.

Can be store without going off for 3-5 years.

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Radio-Tone RT4 Vs Boxwood S700B

Mar 012019

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.

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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

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Ridgemonkey Combi Pan

Mar 012019

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Designed as a Carp anglers cooking pan, these are ideally suited for the back of the overland truck too.

Description

With the RidgeMonkey Connect Combi Set, not only will you limit the weight of your kit, thanks to only having to take one pan with you, no matter how many days you’re out for, you have the flexibility to cook a different meal every day; the RidgeMonkey pan set features a four-section breakfast pan on one side, and a traditional, deep frying pan on the other.

The upper section also doubles as a lid, and the unique hinge design means that you have the option of separating the two sections, providing you with two individual pans – perfect if you’re fishing with a mate who likes a completely different breakfast to you, as you’ll have the flexibility of each cooking your own choice. The handles can be removed for easy transport and storage, this lightweight, diecast aluminium pan set is an EUIPO registered design, with a fluoropolyester non-stick coating.

Practical and versatile, the Connect Combi Pan Set is everything that’s good about the young, forward-thinking, passionate brand that is RidgeMonkey, and ensures you’ll never need to buy another set of bankside pans.

Creating products whose striking design and exceptional performance is rapidly making them bankside favourites, RidgeMonkey look more than set to make the transition from bold newcomer to angling establishment without any undue effort.

Lightweight die-cast aluminium pans
Fluoropolymer non-stick coating
Removable handles for easy storage and transportation
Upper section acts as a lid to retain heat, flavour and moisture
EUIPO registered design
Dimensions: 300mm x 255mm x 70mm (handles removed)
Dimensions: 440mm x 255mm x 70mm (handles fitted)

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