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Amateur (Ham) Radio BS and Callsign Thread!

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by The Traveler, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Jan 1, 2019 at 5:04 PM
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    m603holden

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    @foy1der are the goats optional for SOTA trips?
    https://youtu.be/J9uY_qy1LgE


    Looking like March for the General exam with the Nashua Area Radio Society. Gives me time to save for a first rig.
     
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  2. Jan 1, 2019 at 7:14 PM
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    Look up wg0at. I believe he is the one that pioneered using SOTA and goats. I follow him on Facebook and it seems like he does a SOTA activation with his goat(s) approximately every other day or so.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe51a2pmXf7eubW7o7cM-nA
     
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  3. Jan 2, 2019 at 9:15 AM
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    And if you activate enough summits, and earn enough internet radio points, you too can get a piece of paper that says you are a goat.

    My wife enjoys pointing out that I enjoy an activity that involves collecting internet radio points, she especially likes that there is a checkbox that basically states "I totally promise that I actually did this"
     
  4. Jan 2, 2019 at 9:17 AM
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    Some stickers, plastidip and radio knobs
    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  5. Jan 2, 2019 at 6:19 PM
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    I never understood people who cheat at stuff like golf......

    You are playing against yourself...
     
  6. Jan 3, 2019 at 10:01 AM
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  7. Jan 3, 2019 at 10:14 AM
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    m603holden

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    I've ready about it. Obviously you found a few good videos on it. My deal is that normally if I'm near a repeater , I also have cell service and just use my cell. If I'm far out and using aprs in the middle of no where for back country comms, I'm probably using full power at a specific time and location to hit a digipeater that's very far away, more than the 5-10w most HT put out.



    Now this is where you get one a report back to us that the digital radio has tons of string and can hit towers super far away and we all go get one. :thumbsup::rofl::spending:
     
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  8. Jan 3, 2019 at 11:12 AM
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    It has limited APRS functionality. No APRS messaging, No Smartbeacon. It's a great DMR radio whether you're going through a DMR repeater or using a DMR hotspot. So If you're buying it for the DMR portion then it's a good buy.
    As far as APRS is concerned, a dedicated radio is best. A Baofeng with a Mobilinked and an Android phone (no cell service required) work fine for APRS.
     
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  9. Jan 4, 2019 at 12:18 PM
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    All the pieces came in for my ram mount set up. Now just having to wait to get my truck back from the body shop to get the radio installed.

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  10. Jan 8, 2019 at 7:05 PM
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    Any here, or know someone , in the Denver area who could suggest well traveled 2m/440 repeaters? Looking to get a friend into amature radio out there and wanted to find him some good traffic he could listen to just to see what it's like in regards to commuting.
     
  11. Jan 8, 2019 at 7:09 PM
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    What hasn't been modified?
    145.145 I usually listen to when drvivign to work.
     
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    Tomorrow the 9th
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    Awesome! Thanks you guys
     
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  14. Jan 8, 2019 at 9:56 PM
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    DMR repeater? Echolink? etc? Just analog?
     
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  15. Jan 9, 2019 at 5:08 AM
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    What hasn't been modified?
    I wanna say analog
     
  16. Jan 9, 2019 at 5:45 AM
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    Hopefully this weekend is nice to clean up the cables. Moving the radio to the back, putting the remote unit cable through the dash , putting a mic keystone in the small center blank, and getting a mic holder for the TPAM.

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  17. Jan 9, 2019 at 5:50 AM
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    I’d be willing to jump in if I can connect to it some way.
     
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  18. Jan 9, 2019 at 10:19 AM
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    I have a dilemma that I hope someone can provide some guidance. I will be taking the next technician’s test available in my area, but that will be more for my own edification.

    My goal is to be able to communicate with my wife in the mountains with heavy woods from 3-4 miles when we are hiking or driving separately.

    From what I have read gmrs is the only radio option available since I won’t be able to get my wife to get into radios/testing. I purchased 2 baofeng uv-82hp’s that I have yet to receive, but will likely return now as I’ve read that they are not FCC type certified...that said, they appear to be the only option available with that high of wattage and across those bands. I’m not sure why handheld gmrs radios on the market are limited to 2 watts when the FCC allows up to 50.

    I’ve reviewed the mobile midland MXT400 that is gmrs only, but produces up to 40 watts...it’s expensive though and would need two and am limited to gmrs only.

    Are there any radios available that can accomplish this? I’m looking into their options as well such as gotenna and fogo, but not sure if they are any better. Thanks for any input.
     
  19. Jan 9, 2019 at 10:35 AM
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    Those cheap chicom radios are garbage even on the bands they are intended to be used on. Using them illegally, out of band is well, still effing illegal. Not for nothing but by buying those crap $20 HTs, all you're doing is financing intellectual property theft.

    Hopefully an OO will catch you and turn you in. Most OO's are diiiiiiccccks.

    Get ham licenses, crack your wallet for a high dollar GMRS, use a cellphone, or drive around the woods in the same car.

    edit, de N4GI
     
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  20. Jan 9, 2019 at 10:51 AM
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    At ease, kimosabe. I'm not stating my opinions, I'm stating facts.

    A licensed ham telling people to do illegal shit on the ham bands is pretty ludicrous. At least I know your call....
     
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