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Amateur (Ham) Radio BS and Callsign Thread!

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

  1. Mar 2, 2021 at 3:14 PM
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    BrotherBudro

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    Anyone here have some APRSDroid knowledge? I've got two problems:

    1. My map stopped showing up. I downloaded some offline maps and everything was working fine for a few weeks but then all of a sudden it stopped showing up. This happened previously and after a few starts/restarts, it sorted itself out but not this time. I want offline maps because I want my old phone to be dedicated APRS and it doesn't have a sim card in it.
    2. I'm not automatically beaconing. It is set to do so every 10 mins, but not happening.

    Thoughts?
     
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  2. Mar 2, 2021 at 4:18 PM
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    GarlicFarts

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    In my hunt for cleaning up wires - anyone know if they make one of these that connects to the SP/MIC connections on a baofeng? This looks like it's BT to a cell phone which is....cool? maybe there are apps they can use it for but I'm looking to hide wires from a baofeng when driving - this would be sweet, just a hanger/velcro to hold up just the mic and everything else can be hidden!

    edit: This idiot forgot the link

    https://www.amazon.com/Bluetooth-Mi...t=&hvlocphy=9002250&hvtargid=pla-589532089197


    Edit more:

    It looks like this one does exactly what I was thinking:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/373465185160?mkevt=1&mkcid=28&chn=ps

    Charges via USB, wireless mic to the baofeng sitting in my center console, which can hook up to the battery eliminator or a USB charger to the extended battery, and an antenna routed out to the outside.

    That's a maybe - 50$ is more than I want to spend, I can get another radio at that point. But that's pretty cool. Hope it works, and isn't just trash.
     
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  3. Mar 2, 2021 at 6:43 PM
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    mrCanoehead

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    Thanks for that, I was looking at the Anytone because I just found out that the stryker is discontinued, can't buy it for any price.
     
  4. Mar 3, 2021 at 3:51 AM
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    k8md

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    Did Android update itself? I've heard that the latest (or a recent rev) Android breaks APRSdroid. I don't know if it was ever resolved.
     
  5. Mar 3, 2021 at 4:03 AM
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    Ncpi007

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    Kydex, never thought about that.
     
  6. Mar 3, 2021 at 4:10 AM
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    AStinkyBumb

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    I was originally planning to go really thin metal that I could bend by hand but figured I could save a lot of weight with plastic and wont be hot as balls after sitting in the sun all day. So far its worked great. Only issue I have had is I over bent one side and it rattles against the head unit when driving anything washboard.
     
  7. Mar 8, 2021 at 9:38 PM
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    joshuajayg

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    What @k8md said. My tablet doesn't have a SIM card but if it updates APRSdroid off wifi, the map will stop working and I have to reinstall it from the .apk.

    As for the no transmitting your location, is GPS turned on and does the app have access to your location? Also, if you are set to 10min increments AND also have a distance in there, both parameters have to be met. I have mine set to 10 minutes and 0 miles. That way it will transmit every 10 minutes whether I move or not.
     
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  8. Mar 14, 2021 at 6:21 PM
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    BillW

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    Picked up my first HF rig (991A), and most/all of my work will be in the wild. (Fucking apartment living). It came with a power supply, and I haven't bought my battery setup yet. How much RF noise will I get if I plug the power supply into my Tacoma's bed outlet and let her idle?
     
  9. Mar 14, 2021 at 6:22 PM
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    BenMara

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    Why would you want to use a Powersupply when its 12vdc native?
     
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  10. Mar 14, 2021 at 6:24 PM
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    BillW

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    Wanted to give it a try, but wanted to see if it's a complete waste of time. Would like to have everything sitting on my tailgate.
     
  11. Mar 14, 2021 at 6:26 PM
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    BenMara

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    Just make a nice DC to DC jumper to the battery and transmit.
     
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  12. Mar 14, 2021 at 6:30 PM
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    BillW

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    Thanks guys, sometimes I need to talk out loud.
     
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  13. Mar 14, 2021 at 6:44 PM
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    thats why i quit taking on 2m repeaters
     
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  14. Mar 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM
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    joshuajayg

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    Are you admitting you said some dumb things for the whole RF world to hear, Ben? :rofl:
     
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  15. Mar 15, 2021 at 11:09 AM
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  16. Mar 15, 2021 at 11:28 AM
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    BenMara

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    Yea all the locals know Who I am....

    But I am on the grand scale.... HF now...
    I still monitor the local 2m, i rarely say anything anymore. On HF I'm always looking for those DX contacts.
    Daily routine to look at the

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Mar 15, 2021 at 11:44 AM
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    joshuajayg

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    @BenMara I have a long drive and have made several friends on the local 2m system. I have a few simplex frequencies I contact people on along my drive too. Been enjoying my new-to-me D710G. That said, HF is where all my money goes. Been eyeballing that 85' Spiderbeam mast. It makes my 40' Spiderbeam look like it has micromast syndrome.

    The Solar-Terrestrial Data is okay but in the end, the only way to check propogation is to key up. I've made lots of contacts when the band was "Fair" or "Poor" so I don't actually look at it that often. I'll be excited the the SFI climbs above 100 though. 10m and 6m will be great while portable! Currently 40m is where I hang out.
     
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  18. Mar 15, 2021 at 12:14 PM
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  19. Mar 15, 2021 at 12:21 PM
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    BenMara

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    And my local ham buddies always ask if ive turned on the 2m. Its always on, never gets transmitted. Always on scan.
     
  20. Mar 15, 2021 at 12:23 PM
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    golfindia

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    That's interesting. I have some jobs in the everglades, maybe I'll get one :^)
     

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