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VK Forum Posting Competition! Win a Radio!

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Every month this forum will give away a brand new radio.

Winners will be selected based on the number and quality of posts they make. Behaviour on the forum will also be taken into account.

The stand out forum member for the month will receive the prize. The prize will be awarded on the last day of the month. 

A different winner will be awarded the prize every month and the prize will also change monthly.

To qualify for the competition your display name must be your amateur radio call sign. If you need to change your display name  to your call sign please send me a private message. The prize will be sent to the address associated with your call sign on the ACMA database.

To kick things off, the prize for January is a brand new Yaesu FT-270R




The FT-270R is a compact, high-performance FM hand-held providing up to five Watts of RF power, along with big audio output (800 mW) and unmatched protection against the elements!
Protected against water ingress to IPX7 specifications (submersion for up to 30 minutes at a depth of 3 feet), the FT-270R features long operating time, thanks to the supplied 1400 mAh NiMH Battery Pack.
The 16-key FT-270R includes direct keyboard frequency entry and direct DTMF input, along with quick, one-touch access to YAESU’s exciting and fun WiRES-II™ VoIP Internet Linking system!

5 Watts Output

The FT-270R provides 5 Watts of solid power

Large Backlit LCD Display

Want a handheld with a display you can actually see?! The FT-270R is the handheld for you.


The FT-270R conforms to IPX7 specifications for submersibility (submersion for up to 30 minutes at a depth of three feet).

Outstanding Receiver Audio

The FT-270R's hefty 800 mW of audio provides plenty of volume when operating in a noisy environment.

1400 mAh Battery Pack Yields Long Operating Time

The FT-270R is supplied with a long-life 1400 mAh Ni-MH Battery Pack, for extended operating time during search-and-rescue or public service event operations.

Power Saving Circuit Design

The FT-270R design includes Yaesu's exclusive power saving circuit design to ensure longer operating time that most other handhelds with comparable batteries.

Expanded Receiver Coverage

The receiver's frequency range is 136-174 MHz, covering many public service, marine, and government channels.

User Password

To prevent an unauthorised person from using your FT-270R, you may engage a security password that must be keyed in prior to operation, if you like.

200 Memory Channels

The 200 memories may be partitioned into as many as 10 memory groups. Alpha-numeric labeling is available on all memories.

Keyboard Frequency Entry

Operating frequencies may be entered directly from the front panel keypad, which may also be used for quick recall of memory channels by number.

EAI (Emergency Automatic ID) Feature

Ideal for search-and-rescue work, the EAI feature can be commanded on so as to identify your FT-270R, and engage your PTT and microphone, remotely in an emergency situation. So if you don't check in during a search, help can be dispatched, with the automatic TX function allowing others to perform direction finding.

Split Tone Capability

Besides the usual CTCSS and DCS Encode/Decode features you've come to know and love on a Yaesu transceiver, the FT-270R includes a "Split Tone" capability that allows you to Encode a CTCSS tone, and Decode DCS, or vice-versa. You can also Encode (without decoding) either CTCSS or DCS.


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Great prize on offer, I bought one of these about 3 months ago, and very happy with.

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On 03/01/2017 at 10:12 AM, Greg VK4GJW said:

And the winner for December is ??????????

The first month of the competition is January, the forum only began in December. The prize for January will be awarded on the 1st February.

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Yeah sorry Robert. After I posted, I saw that. If I could have deleted the post I would have, Cant find that function. Are we able to do that?

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4 hours ago, Greg VK4GJW said:

Yeah sorry Robert. After I posted, I saw that. If I could have deleted the post I would have, Cant find that function. Are we able to do that?

You can delete or edit a post for 30 minutes after making the post. After that it can't be modified.

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