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Amateur (Ham) Radio BS and Callsign Thread!

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

  1. Feb 23, 2021 at 10:38 PM
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    Captqc

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    I passed my technician exam on Saturday and the FCC sent me my license today! Didn’t think it possible that a government agency could be so efficient. KJ7UWX near Portland Oregon. For now just using a TYT UV 8000E hand held and a magnet mount antenna for my taco but we’ll see what the future brings.
     
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  2. Feb 27, 2021 at 7:49 PM
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    Yes but you might have to make your own adapter. A noise canceling Bose is so nice, I understand why you would want to use it for more than just aircraft. I use the Lightspeed Zulu and I stole them so I never dropped $1000 on a headset. The narrow plug is microphone. The wide plug is headphones. Buy some cheap female double plug set, cut whatever ends off that are in it and solder in your own 3.5mm (and 2.5mm?) stereo plugs. What radio are you going to?
     
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  3. Feb 27, 2021 at 8:06 PM
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    joshuajayg

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  4. Feb 27, 2021 at 9:24 PM
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    Kheiron

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    The headset is super nice. I do fixed wing medevac and the company issued headsets are used and abused. The cool thing about the Bose is that you can actually use a stethoscope in flight with them. There’s a Bluetooth adapter you can buy for a stethoscope and you can actually use the scope in the air. All of our pilots use the a20 so I just went with what everyone is familiar with. I’ve heard the Zulu headsets are nice too I just didn’t have one available to try on.
     
  5. Feb 28, 2021 at 10:29 AM
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    Ncpi007

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    Gratz
     
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  6. Feb 28, 2021 at 10:30 AM
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    Ncpi007

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    Looking forward to using this bad boy. ICOM 2730a. D69CD6E8-36E5-44A1-A17D-C87D24D43A99.jpg
     
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  7. Feb 28, 2021 at 2:05 PM
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    GarlicFarts

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    Scale for scale. This thing is tiny :rofl:

    Doubt it will do much in terms of range BUT it gets the antenna up and outside the vehicle. Hooked it up to my baofeng and was able to still hear the noaa channels :notsure: I’ll try and hit the repeater down in Newport later tonight maybe.

    also got my kit pack in so I got my chirp cable thank god. Programming via the baofeng itself blows. I’ll probably end up trying to program in a few repeaters along my route just for giggles and shits.

    Amazon fashion brand forgot the usb charger for my extended battery though :rolleyes: it’s a standard size so hope they can get it out to me. I’m wondering if I’ll really need it though - I have the stand charger and have the battery eliminator for inside the vehicle at least. Gotta see if there’s a way I can wire that to USB instead of the car cigarette power charger instead. Probably lower amps though, maybe I could move my 12V to my center console instead o_O

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  8. Feb 28, 2021 at 2:10 PM
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    vssman

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    Easiest way to program the Baofeng is via Chirp software. There’s a cable that plugs in the side that connects to a computer via usb.
     
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  9. Feb 28, 2021 at 2:48 PM
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    GarlicFarts

    GarlicFarts Bang Ding Ow

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    that’s the easiest way to program most HTs, but dealing with the baofeng is a PITA. I’ve never worked with chirp myself but I’ve seen some YouTube videos it seems miles in a way easier than dealing with the menus on the HT itself. :puke:

    I’ll probably make a few different files. One for my general use and then one for my road trip, and then other road trips if I want to see if I can hit some certain repeaters along the way etc.
     
  10. Feb 28, 2021 at 3:48 PM
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    vssman

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    Baofeng programming is basically in reverse of other radios. FWIW, chirp is easy peasy. That’s what I used on mine. To program it manually, I have to do it while following a YouTube video.
     
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  11. Feb 28, 2021 at 4:46 PM
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    GarlicFarts

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    yeah same. I haven’t used chirp before but it looks very simple. Will probably look at it this week sometime.
     
  12. Feb 28, 2021 at 5:03 PM
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  13. Feb 28, 2021 at 6:51 PM
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    GarlicFarts

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    oh no I do want to do chirp trust me. That was part of the bundle. I wanted the external mic and a way to charge the battery via usb and a chirp cable. I got it all plus a shitty lanyard and they forgot the usb cable :notsure: but that’ll come in eventually. Just need to touch base with them, that’s the cheap and easy one to find at this point I guess.

    I’ll probably pick up a bubble packer frs for a few bucks. And my CB plan is TBD. If I like it enough for road trips but not otherwise then I’ll just do a mag mag mount and handheld same as my baofeng with cb for road trips. No need day to day.
     
  14. Mar 1, 2021 at 2:36 AM
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    vssman

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    Over this past weekend while installing a front and rear dash cam, I removed my CB. The TM-V71a serves me well and I haven’t needed the 11m chatter box (1976 Kracko DeLuxe 23 channel) since I installed it right after I bought the truck new.
     
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  15. Mar 1, 2021 at 3:56 AM
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    AStinkyBumb

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    I have the same one installed in my truck, absolutely love it. Pretty good quality for the price.

    Edit: FYI the headunit is not UV resistant so if it sits in the sun it can ruin it, warp the plastic, fade the plastic and what not. I built a little plastic hood for mine so i didnt have to worry about it.
     
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  16. Mar 1, 2021 at 4:15 AM
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    GarlicFarts

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    im starting to think that’s where I’ll end up. It’s a clean install but if it’s not used then it’s just an added level of complexity that isn’t needed.
     
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  17. Mar 1, 2021 at 6:33 PM
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    Can you post a pic? I did not think about UV damage.
     
  18. Mar 2, 2021 at 3:51 AM
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    I just took some UV resistant kydex plastic cut out a template and used a heat gun to bend it into place. Mine sits in my dash 24/7 so I didnt want my expensive radio having issues.
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  19. Mar 2, 2021 at 5:12 AM
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    mrCanoehead

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    I am looking at 10 m radios. My favourite right now is the Stryker SR-89 MC. I understand it can be modified for CB, but I would never do that and I wouldn't date any girls who would.

    Just wondered if anyone happens to be running one, how it's working out, and any installation details?

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  20. Mar 2, 2021 at 3:08 PM
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    Sandman614

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    I have an Anytone Smart (model number here) 10/11m(?). It's been a pain with noise from my stereo amp. I'll hear the bass as staticy bumps and the best thing is it floats around to different channels..

    I've tried all sorts of things, even powered the radio off a standalone battery sitting outside the truck
     

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