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Amateur (Ham) Radio BS and Callsign Thread!

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

  1. Jul 2, 2019 at 4:18 PM
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    Rujack

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  4. Jul 3, 2019 at 5:21 PM
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  5. Jul 10, 2019 at 12:17 PM
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    tex.proud Jesus Christ It's Midnight!

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    Got Wires-X running mobile. With the new firmware a FT2D can connect direct to a windows tablet. That leaves the FTM400 to scan on A and run APRS on B.

    20190708_152326.jpg

    Yeah, looks a little cluttered. Need to mind the wires still.
     
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  6. Jul 10, 2019 at 1:52 PM
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    Cudgel

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    What clutter? Looks cool!
    Heck, the Clean Installs thread is for post declutter. This thread starts with amateur.

    (Truth be told I do eventually declutter)
     
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  7. Jul 10, 2019 at 1:54 PM
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  8. Jul 10, 2019 at 1:57 PM
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    tex.proud Jesus Christ It's Midnight!

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    Clean install! and Nice Radio! I don't have any D-STAR repeaters in my area, but my club is going WIRES-X, so the Kenwood was swapped for the Yaesu.
     
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  9. Jul 11, 2019 at 9:19 AM
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    What does the Windows tablet do with the FT2D?
     
  10. Jul 11, 2019 at 12:45 PM
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    As much as I understand I didn't reinvent the wheel, I'm a happy camper!:D
    I finally looked into SMS through APRS , and successfully sent and received SMS messages via SMSGTE.:thumbsup:
    Just another way to communicate with the outside world in case lack of cell reception ( as long as I will be able to hit up an APRS repeater)
     
  11. Jul 12, 2019 at 6:51 PM
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    The FT2D connects to the tablet with specific usb and audio cords, to be controlled by the Wires-X software. Tablet connected to internet hotspot.
     
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  12. Jul 12, 2019 at 7:12 PM
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    Does anyone know if the tram dual band antenna is suppose to have a gasket?
     
  13. Jul 12, 2019 at 7:21 PM
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  15. Jul 13, 2019 at 6:22 AM
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    That's neat.

    I'm surprised Yaesu didn't provide some method for painting YSF targets on a map. The group monitor mode is an excellent function. I should be able to take that geo-data and paint it on a moving map. They didn't need to design the entire solution. Just give me a serial NMEA stream of data with the lat/lon, and there are plenty off COTS solutions existing.
     
  16. Jul 17, 2019 at 11:07 AM
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    GM boys,
    new to the forum and to Tacomas. Not to HAM though. Ki6GXC. I'm an avionics and radio guy for the City of LA helicopter fleet.

    Anyway, looking to get ideas on how to mount a radio or two and just jump into here in general.

    73's
    Iain
     
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  17. Jul 17, 2019 at 2:56 PM
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    Welcome! Tons of good stuff in here for mounting solutions.





    @foy1der dont judge me. I know there's a metal screen there. Haha. Sky opened up on me.

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    I mounted my head on overhead console, have the transceiver in the whiskey bottle holder and the mic routed up behind the dash. Lots in my build thread "Electronics" links.
    [​IMG]
     
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  19. Jul 17, 2019 at 9:01 PM
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    @scotch10 KI6GXC time to renew your expired...
     
  20. Jul 17, 2019 at 11:00 PM
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    Just received my call sign. KJ7HYO
     
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