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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 12, 2021 at 5:39 PM
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    tacocart762

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    I totally would have!! I just bought that FTm300 tho and I need Maxtrax, potable toilet, a warmer sleeping bag, and gasoline for my trip next month. Can't swing the purchase right now. That would make an amazing base station tho! I will trade you for my Icom 2730?? lol
     
  2. Jan 12, 2021 at 5:57 PM
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    Hemibee

    Hemibee Grumpy Old Man W5BSC

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    Thanks David, I had just logged in and was going to ask if anyone had a TNC2 they wanted to part with. :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Jan 12, 2021 at 6:10 PM
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    BTW everyone.... I did start a TALK GROUP on the new TGIF Prime Network. This new network is amazing with loads of features! It is just coming out of the beta testing stage right now and for the most part all is well.
    The talk group is called Toyota Overland and the TG number is 1521. I usually access this group with a hotspot at home and cross mode with Fusion to DMR. I would like to get more traffic through there and maybe start a weekly net focusing on 4x4, offroad, overlanding, and TOYOTAS. Since we all own Toyotas and like to play radio maybe some of you could check it out??

    TGIF Prime Network
    Talk Group 1521
    Toyota Overland
     
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  4. Jan 12, 2021 at 8:27 PM
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    I'm looking at either another TM-V71A or a 710G. I just don't love the Yaesu.
     
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  5. Jan 13, 2021 at 4:48 PM
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    The Kenwoods sure are nice!!
     
  6. Jan 14, 2021 at 4:37 AM
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    how much :spy:
     
  7. Jan 16, 2021 at 12:38 PM
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    Hemibee

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    Aced the test. . . . W5BSC / AG


    Now to get serious in my search for a HF.
     
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  8. Jan 17, 2021 at 5:00 AM
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    Yesterday, I picked up 3 antennas from a fellow local ham. It was a take one, you have to take all deal. The one I wanted is a 4 element 6m beam. It’s a Hy-gain. Some of the elements need minor straightening as all of the antennas were stored assembled under a deck. I have to figure out an SO mount as it was designed to mount the coax with terminal lugs.
    The next is a 440 Cushcraft. It also needs some love...
    The last is an A3 vertical. At the very least, I have aluminum tube. If someone needed the 440 or HF and was in the area, they are welcome to it.
     
  9. Jan 17, 2021 at 6:15 AM
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    What is your take on the 5100a? Looks pricey, but holy crap it has all the buzzers and bells.

    https://www.icomamerica.com/en/products/amateur/mobile/id5100a/default.aspx
     
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  10. Jan 17, 2021 at 7:36 AM
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    Sandman614 Snarky TWSS elf, Travis #hotsavannahdotcom, LRGRNR

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    Wow radio silence across the entire state of Kansas jumping across their K-link repeater system until the very last repeater in Alma where I caught a net at 9pm. I might have heard two or three repeaters Auto identify themselves, and another two or three identified after I called.
     
  11. Jan 17, 2021 at 4:35 PM
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    Someone must have been kerchinking the repeater for a half-hour straight and everyone turned off their 2m radios. I've don't that.

    But really, some places puzzle me with their large reach and no response repeaters.
     
  12. Jan 17, 2021 at 9:21 PM
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    Sandman614

    Sandman614 Snarky TWSS elf, Travis #hotsavannahdotcom, LRGRNR

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    I did start playing with C4FM(auto AMS) on my Yaesu and caught a couple people talking, it was cool to be able to see callsigns on the screen. Gonna play with it more around home.

    If my trek is any indication of 2m/70cm... It's pretty dead out there.
    I-40
    Day 1: North Carolina->Arkansas
    Day 2: Arkansas->Texas
    Day 3: Texas->Colorado

    I-70
    Day 4: Colorado->Missouri
    Day 5: Missouri->North Carolina
     
  13. Jan 18, 2021 at 3:05 PM
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    the 5100 is an older radio i think maybe 7 or 8 years old however... that being said. it is still an awesome radio to have!! i ended up purchasing the Yaesu FTM-300 and with the new firmware update it has been running flawlessly! i know more then several local HAMS that either have the 5100 as a base station or mobile rig. the touch screen is huge, not color but it is easy to see and finger the buttons. yes that just happened... 50 watt power. D-Star digital mode if that is what you want/need, and a form of APRS i believe. someone else will have to chime in because i am not well versed on the DPRS which is what ICOM 5100 offers. since this radio has been out for so long it is at a reasonable price. the only real downside i have heard is if the screen is left in a hot vehicle it can be hard to see.
     
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  14. Jan 18, 2021 at 5:41 PM
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    Passed the test and upgraded to general on Saturday! Might even be able to slide some of my tax return to an HF radio...
     
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  15. Jan 18, 2021 at 7:14 PM
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    Used hamstudy.org for my Tech, for my General I broke down and bought the ARRL book.

    Played around with APRS on my FT3D again, got SMSGTE dialed in.

    Wanting to start practicing CW again. QRP is calling my name
     
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  16. Jan 18, 2021 at 7:27 PM
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    I pre-ordered the QCX Mini from QRP Labs. Looking forward to getting that built. I'll likely buy their QSX if/when it gets finished.
     
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  17. Jan 18, 2021 at 8:00 PM
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    I love the FTM 400 DR - Do you know if it can be modded for FRS / GMRS?
     
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  18. Jan 18, 2021 at 11:20 PM
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    Oh man that's sweet! I'm primarily looking to do SOTA. (Living in an apartment sucks for ham radio)
     
  19. Jan 19, 2021 at 5:09 AM
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    Sandman614

    Sandman614 Snarky TWSS elf, Travis #hotsavannahdotcom, LRGRNR

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    Lookup MARS mod
     
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  20. Jan 19, 2021 at 7:08 AM
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    Yes it sure can. I moded my FTM-300 too. You would need to remove one transistor after taking the top of the radios main body off. Just Google sear "FTM-400 MARs/CAP Mod"
     
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