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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 15, 2020 at 6:58 AM
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    RedRooster4X4

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    I rushed through typing that, looking 6the best method of really learning to effectively use the radio.
     
  2. May 15, 2020 at 9:40 AM
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    m603holden

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    Sure thing. What kind of radio do you have?
     
  3. May 15, 2020 at 9:54 AM
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  4. May 15, 2020 at 10:15 AM
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    Can always start on the local repeaters. Visit a local amateur radio club if there’s one in the area. That FT-60 is a lot better radio than any Baofeng. If you have digital in your area maybe a FT-70 (If C4FM or wires X interests you and you have a repeater for it in the area).
     
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  5. May 17, 2020 at 5:48 AM
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    Ran across this antenna on r/amatuerradio and thought I would share.

    https://compactenna.com

    Here is what the offer... interesting
    Ham Radio: Dual, Tri-Band and Multi-Band Antennas
    2 Meters/220/440
    2 Meters/440
    6 Meters/2 Meters/440
    10 Meters/2 Meters/440
    20 Meters/2 Meters/440
    The HamR-7 Series – Multiple HF Bands in Each Antenna

    CB + Ham Radio
    CB/2 Meters/440

    The guy on reddit claims to have made 114 mile single hop APRS connection with it.

    Not my truck/install

    [​IMG]
     
  6. May 17, 2020 at 5:54 AM
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    m603holden

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    Interesting
     
  7. May 17, 2020 at 12:48 PM
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    Never enough
    I know a couple Colorado TW members with those antennas. Haven’t heard any major complaints out of them, but don’t get the impression they are particularly impressive antennas from them either.
     
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  8. May 20, 2020 at 7:13 AM
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    Three weekends ago I flew to a dry lake for a little backcountry fly-in. I setup my homemade TNC and UV-5R for an APRS tracker.
    [​IMG]

    I have a question about path settings. I don't want to digipeat but I want my location reports uploaded online. If I don't set a WIDE repeat path, my locations aren't uploaded. If I set a WIDE repeat path, I get an ugly message on APRS.fi saying "Seriously Bad Path." Is there a way to be uploaded through an IGate without being repeated by other digipeaters?
     
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  9. May 20, 2020 at 7:27 AM
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    not a bad little setup.
     
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  10. May 20, 2020 at 8:19 AM
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    m603holden

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    Should just be able to limit your path to just one hop with the first one spent on receiving.
     
  11. May 20, 2020 at 8:22 AM
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    I set it to WIDE1-1. Maybe APRS.fi is just touchy.
     
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  12. May 20, 2020 at 8:25 AM
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    Honestly you could justify WIDE1-1, WIDE2-2.

    Which SSID are you claimed as?
     
  13. May 20, 2020 at 8:35 AM
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    I tried wide 2 on my ft3d, great radio. still playing with it.
     
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  14. May 20, 2020 at 2:25 PM
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    Do you mean my callsign SSID I used or the path SSID?
     
  15. May 20, 2020 at 2:32 PM
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    anybody here have a FT-3D by chance?
     
  16. May 20, 2020 at 2:32 PM
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    I bought one on Friday.
     
  17. May 20, 2020 at 2:33 PM
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    DUDE, I am digging this, I picked one up from HRO monday. Cant seem to get my APRS to work right. they were sold out of the software and cable too.
     
  18. May 20, 2020 at 2:50 PM
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    What's wrong with the APRS? You don't need a cable, I use a micro SD card and downloaded RT systems.
     
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  19. May 20, 2020 at 2:51 PM
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    nothing, I finally got it to work, FINALLY! I am a newb when it comes to DMR so I could just go buy a SD card and load the software onto that or ?
     
  20. May 20, 2020 at 2:52 PM
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    BillW

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    I'm not super familiar with DMR just yet, but yes you can download settings onto the SD card then upload it on the radio.
     

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