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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 25, 2020 at 11:49 AM
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    brentw59

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  3. Jan 25, 2020 at 1:10 PM
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  4. Jan 25, 2020 at 1:11 PM
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    Newlife

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    So on the drive to work I was scanning through my saved frequencies. Somehow I accidentally programmed several gmrs frequencies in. From my understanding I can listen and still be perfectly legal right? I just can’t transmit.
     
  5. Jan 25, 2020 at 1:32 PM
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    vssman

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    You are only allowed to transmit in the frequencies for your license. The ARRL has a handy bend chart that lists the frequencies for each ham license level.
     
  6. Jan 25, 2020 at 1:35 PM
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    Newlife

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    Correct I know that. I’m asking if i need to remove that from my programming or am I good to just listen on it.
     
  7. Jan 25, 2020 at 1:35 PM
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    you can listen, just not transmit
     
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  8. Jan 25, 2020 at 2:06 PM
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    I like how you can program a road trip route into the RT software and it automatically populates all of the repeaters along that route.
     
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  9. Jan 25, 2020 at 2:09 PM
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    Kheiron

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    I was kinda looking at that one a while back, but it seems to have pretty low power.

    Today I stumbled across a few Australian HF mobile transceivers and I wish I hadn’t.

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    That’s the Barrett 4050 and I really want one. It would fit in well on the dash of a third gen Tacoma.

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  10. Jan 25, 2020 at 2:45 PM
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    Thanks, just drove into Moab to troubleshoot some SWR issues with a friend. The TNC is a homemade job. I don't think the bluetooth module is talking at the same baud rate as the microcontroller. That project will get addressed tonight.
     
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  11. Jan 25, 2020 at 3:23 PM
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    They have a U.S. office. Wonder if they have any way to even distribute to amateurs. Looks like a really cool (and expensive!) radio.

    https://www.barrettcommunications.com.au/4050_hf_sdr/

    TX Frequency Range: 1.6MHz – 30MHz
    RX Frequency Range: 250KHz – 30MHz
    Operating Modes: J3E (USB, LSB) – H2B (AM) – J2A (CW) – CF (Custom Filter)
    Filter Bandwidths: Fully Software-Defined standard and custom filter range from 300Hz to 3000Hz and beyond.
    Operating Temperature: -30°C to +70°C, relative humidity 95%, non condensing
    Current Consumption: 350mA standby (muted)
    Sensitivity: -121dBm (0.20 µV) for 10dB SINAD
    RF Output Power: 150W PEP (with 24V supply), 125W PEP (with 12V supply)
    Duty Cycle: 100% data with fan option

    Barrett Communications USA LLC
    (USA Office)
    90 Office Parkway
    Pittsford, NY 14534
    United States of America
    +1 (585) 582-6134
    General Enquiry
    sales@barrettusa.com
     
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  12. Jan 25, 2020 at 4:26 PM
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    I have been drooling over it all morning. How much do you think it costs?
     
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  14. Jan 25, 2020 at 5:49 PM
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    @k8md were you able to hear us on 80 psk?
     
  15. Jan 25, 2020 at 6:03 PM
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    Where my winter fields peeps at?????
     
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  16. Jan 25, 2020 at 6:26 PM
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    Staying dry out of the rain today!
     
  17. Jan 25, 2020 at 6:27 PM
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    I got my radio wired to the fuse box today after a week of new truck and having to dodge the cig lighter plug with the drink going in the drink holder. Got mic hanger installed so it is out of a cup holder unless I am using it. Waiting on hood hinge mount to get permanent antenna installed. Mag mount is a PITA every morning before work and remove before garage.
     
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  18. Jan 25, 2020 at 7:04 PM
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    Lots of sail boat fuel
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  19. Jan 25, 2020 at 7:17 PM
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  20. Jan 25, 2020 at 9:50 PM
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    That’s something I need to play with and figure out.
     
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