I've been testing a few aerials for my current handheld radio of choice. This experiment is hardly scientific. But I think it's good enough to show you which aerial is the best of the bunch. At least in some conditions. It might also save you some money. Here is a little background. You might want scroll to my findings if you're in a hurry. I started this experiment before I was a licensed … [Read more...] about Best PMR446 or 2m/70cm Mobile Antenna?
If Apple are set on removing the minijack from their phones then some folks are going to be a bit miffed. I’m hoping it’s just because the minijack is really old (circa 1878) and not just because they want to make the phone thinner. Personally I’d be happier with a fatter phone containing a bigger battery. I have around eight mics that rely on a minijack connectors. That said, I imagine … [Read more...] about Shure MV88 Condenser Microphone for iOS Review
The other week while on assignment at Reuters with @sizemore, I was talking to @ilicco about how the more kit i try to juggle the more diluted the content can become. I was sat at the front of an almost exciting talk from the FSA with laptop, iPhone, N95, Kodak Zi6 and a pocket camera. Back in my bag was a pro Nikon SLR, an audio recorder and yet another laptop.This is the burden of the blogger. … [Read more...] about Multi-Multimedia
I'm back in love with radio. Although I have a radio in the car and another in the kitchen I have been re-enthused into actually listening to the good old radio over my iPod by the Roberts solarDAB. Maybe it's the ease of use, maybe it's the form factor, perhaps it's just a really cool gadget. I have another Roberts radio and respect their workmanship and heritage but since breaking the … [Read more...] about Roberts SolarDAB Radio (Review)