Monday, 30 December 2013

New eBook. The Almost Complete Guide to Yaesu's VX-6R

NEW EBOOK AVAILABLE!

THE ALMOST COMPLETE GUIDE TO YAESU'S VX-6R

by Phillip J. Boucher VE3BOC

Available on January 1, 2014, The Almost Complete Guide to Yaesu's VX-6R is a reference work that helps users program and use their VX-6R handheld Amateur radio to get the most fun and productivity from their unit. This book expands and explains the material in the user's manual in an easier to understand format. With material not included in the manual, The Almost Complete Guide to Yaesu's VX-6R will make operating the radio fun and stress free.

Available in PDF, The Almost Complete Guide to Yaesu's VX-6R is $14.95 and easy to order through PayPal. Simply make your payment to PayPal via my account phillipboucher@gmail.com. Send me an email at phillipjboucher.com telling me about the order and the email address you would like your book sent to. Upon notification of payment from PayPal, your book will arrive shortly. 

Get the most productive use from your VX-6R for all of your Amateur Radio activities. Order The Almost Complete Guide to Yaesu's VX-6R now! http://www.amazon.com/Almost-Complete-Guide-Yaesus-VX-6R-ebook/product-reviews/B00IWN7SJI
 
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Phillip J. Boucher is the author of the ebook, The Complete Guide to Canada's General Mobile Radio Service, availbe from Amazon for $14.95. https://www.amazon.ca/Complete-Canadas-General-Mobile-Service-ebook/dp/B00DF8Y848


Sunday, 1 December 2013

More Businesses Using Canada's General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) Than Ever Before

by Phillip J. Boucher

Over the past few weeks during my journeys throughout town, I have found many more businesses using GMRS radios for their day-to-day radio communications needs. Two large "box" stores that used to use commercial handheld radios (and had licences for these radios and frequencies) have abandoned these and are now using GMRS exclusively. One "dollar" type store has started using GMRS for communications between the cashiers and back stock room. 

A local golf course that had been using rental handhelds on a commercial standard VHF repeater provider has jumped ship and has been heard on GMRS frequencies. Almost every work crew doing road work has been spotted using GMRS radios. 

A fast food place was using GMRS for communications between the counter, the cooks, and drive thru. Even at a drug store, every employee was carrying a GMRS radio.

And the coolest thing I saw was a businessman having lunch in front of an office building while discussing a client concern with a colleague in one the building's offices, not on his cell, not via text, but by GMRS radio. Although questions could be raised as to privacy issues with that one, it does show that GMRS is gaining momentum as a viable choice for business and industrial short-range radio communications.

What these users have discovered is that GMRS provides the same quality short-range UHF two-watt radio communications as equivalent commercial two-watt UHF handheld radios at more than a fraction of the cost. In fact, the golf course discovered that GMRS covered the same communications distances they needed as the commercial VHF repeater system did. Why pay those outrageous rental fees per radio when the price of a group of GMRS radios costs much  less?
So keep your eyes open and look around to see who is using GMRS for their radio communications needs. Then look at your own situation and you might surprised that GMRS may be a solution for you.
 
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Phillip J. Boucher is the author of the ebook, The Complete Guide to Canada's General Mobile Radio Service, availbe from Amazon for $14.95. https://www.amazon.ca/Complete-Canadas-General-Mobile-Service-ebook/dp/B00DF8Y848