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Amateur (Ham) Radio BS and Callsign Thread!

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

  1. May 3, 2019 at 1:43 PM
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    m603holden

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  3. May 3, 2019 at 2:16 PM
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    I'm still running this antenna on my V71a. I took the magnet Orr and screwed the base into a mount that goes behind the third brake light. Works very well.
     
  4. May 3, 2019 at 8:20 PM
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    Pricey but this icom remote speaker is crisp as can be.
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  5. May 4, 2019 at 8:30 AM
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    Btnewman Benjamin Newman

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    Well, ordered the radio, antenaa, mag mount and
    That's a good idea for a mounting point, I think I am just going to leave the speaker loose for a little bit and try it in different spots around my truck.

    Also, finally ordered the radio from HRO, only to find out it's backordered for 4-6weeks. I knew it was backordered, just hoping it wasn't for that long. Ah well, still stoked to finally be able to use my license that I got a few years ago for something besides my drones.
     
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  6. May 4, 2019 at 8:33 AM
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    m603holden

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    Someone sya drones? Haha

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  7. May 4, 2019 at 9:14 AM
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    Very cool. Lifelong hobby...few weeks to get the proper rig only makes it sweet! Good luck, some pics in my build thread “electronics” links below. Also I pic’d the whole install in the “clean installs” thread pages 53-55.

    Post it up when done!

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  8. May 4, 2019 at 9:16 AM
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    Yeah, drones. That's barely scratching the surface of my current collection. I have a bunch of micros as well. A few of them run EZUHF and 1.2g for video. As well as some running 900mhz crossfire, and most the micros run 2.4ghz control with 5.8ghz video.
     
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  9. May 4, 2019 at 9:19 AM
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    I need to get on the long range crossfire wagon. Obviously a fine Line with the Line of sight deal, but with binoculars and a mountain...

    Haha. I'm actually getting ready to downsize to a 3" as well.

    Deff beinifits being a ham and know what to use for waves.
     
  10. May 4, 2019 at 9:36 AM
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    Yeah, ham knowledge helps a ton. Guys at the field wonder what I am doing setting up a 1.2g ground station at the flying field, but then are blown away at the fact that I have perfect video feed through a bunch of trees and stuff at 3/4's of a mile away.
     
  11. May 4, 2019 at 2:14 PM
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    I have a gd-77 and I hate it. My cs750 blows it away. I'm planning to buy a Tait tp3350. They're quite a premium over other options, but they're super solid.

    I just built a DMR repeater this morning with an MMDVM board, two CDM1250 mobiles, an RPi, and PiStar. Now I need to use the scraps from my bed platform to build a small cabinet for the repeater to make it portable. Right now it's laying on my bench, lol.

    We need a TacomaWorld talkgroup on Brandmeister!
     
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    Is there any FPV gear that can use the 5 MHz set aside in 70cm for ATV?
     
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    Haha, GD-77 is my first radio. It's a bit confusing but I think I have it to where I can talk to people in the area as long as I don't fuck with it lol
     
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    Not sure I like my homebuilt mic holder, but things finally got installed. The HT mount can take anything with a belt clip. The phone power cord is disconnected in the picture but connects to keep it charged.
     
  16. May 4, 2019 at 9:02 PM
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    How’s the heat on the d710 using Xband repeat?
     
  17. May 4, 2019 at 9:12 PM
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    I don't have good data to answer the question but can tell you that the fan kicks over to high. I need to pay attention to the heat and maybe take a remote temp probe with me next time.
     
  18. May 4, 2019 at 9:28 PM
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    I had heard when in duplex it could get pretty warm. Saw where a few were running it in simplex only.
     
  19. May 5, 2019 at 3:22 AM
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    It gets pretty warm. Definitely make certain your uplink side is low power. That way it's at low power when they get chatty on the repeater. I will generally put both sides at low power.

    Also consider locked band repeat instead. Then have the repeater as a channel on your portable, and the locked band repeat as the next channel. Then you can just switch to the locked band channel in the event you can't make the repeater.

    If you have a dual receive portable (TH-D72A, VX-8, FT1, FT2, etc) then you can set one side to the repeater, and the other side to locked band repeat channel. Leave locked band repeat as the primary (transmit) channel, but turn the volume down (not all the way). Leave volume up on the repeater side.

    For those that like to use it while hiking away from your vehicle, improving the mobile antenna will drastically improve your performance to make it to the mobile from your portable. Park near a tree and get a dual band slimjim up in the tree connected to the crossband in low power. I like the Ed Fong DBJ-2.
     
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    Thanks for the tip. I just ordered Ed Fong's DBJ-2.
     

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