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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 28, 2020 at 7:17 PM
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    m603holden

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  2. Jan 28, 2020 at 7:22 PM
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  3. Jan 28, 2020 at 7:51 PM
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  4. Jan 28, 2020 at 10:12 PM
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    Looking for suggestions..

    Wouxun UV3D , APRSdroid and a Mobilnkd TNC 2.0 not showing on aprs.fi. The Wouxun seems to be sending and receiving packets. It's even showing up on my D710, and I'm able to send messages back and forth between the two radios.

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  5. Jan 29, 2020 at 2:20 AM
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    You're probably too far from a digi to make it. My area barely has solid mobile coverage, and definitely is lacking coverage for portables into a rubber duck. You could add an igate to help?

    You could double check your audio levels. Did you use the mobilinkd app to set levels?

    Also, your local RF is the network. Not aprs.fi.
     
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  6. Jan 29, 2020 at 2:35 AM
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  7. Jan 29, 2020 at 3:23 AM
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    Why so fancy

    Plain rubber band for the cheap.
     
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  8. Jan 29, 2020 at 4:27 AM
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    :rofl:
     
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  9. Jan 29, 2020 at 6:05 AM
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    I figured it out and you were on it. The audio level on the phone was set too low. It was at 20%, bumped it up to 80%.

    That's about when I figured it out lmao. It was the audio level setting on the phone. It was at about 20%, adjusted it to 80% and boom...I appear on the map. Then I went to bed.
     
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  10. Jan 29, 2020 at 6:08 AM
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    Change your icon you nerd. Haha
     
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  11. Jan 29, 2020 at 6:19 AM
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    Better? :p
    Screenshot_20200129-054707_Chrome.jpg
     
  12. Jan 29, 2020 at 6:24 AM
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    There's only one right choice :rofl:

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  13. Jan 29, 2020 at 7:39 AM
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    Damn skippy!
     
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  14. Jan 29, 2020 at 8:12 AM
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    Come on, guys... Screenshot_20200129-091039_Chrome.jpg
     
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  15. Jan 29, 2020 at 8:32 AM
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    I wish they had the eggplant symbol
     
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  16. Jan 29, 2020 at 9:25 AM
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    Hopped in on a Echolink node last night. It was an ongoing net in PA and net control was in FL. Then after that there was a local IRLP/Echolink net that I listened to on a VHF repeater. Tried to check in but they couldn't hear me. I had a borrowed UV-5R Beofang. Not impressed. 3.3 miles from the repeater.
     
  17. Jan 29, 2020 at 9:28 AM
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    That would be rad
     
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  18. Jan 29, 2020 at 9:30 AM
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    IRLP and Echolink can be weird in the way the audio mixes with over-the-air audio. You might have been getting into the RF side of your local repeater but not trigger the link or the linked repeater might have a voting scheme that wasn't letting you in. Nets over IRLP need the stations to leave significant pauses to let links reset.
     
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  19. Jan 29, 2020 at 9:33 AM
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    Net control could hear the break and hear noise but the voice wasn't clear enough to understand.
     
  20. Jan 29, 2020 at 9:42 AM
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    Interest. Does the HT sound alright over the air? What about other stations trying to use Echolink on that repeater?

    BTW, are we talking about the one on Abajo Peak? If so I just tried connecting to node 64264 (which I think is it) and it rejected a connection from my computer, it'll only do RF node linking.

    This sounds like a sound card issue on the repeater, assuming the radio sounds reasonably OK otherwise. BTW, also make sure your HT isn't set to half deviation or narrow bandwidth or something like that.
     
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