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Official Colorado HAM and cheese thread

Discussion in 'Colorado' started by Stig, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. May 5, 2016 at 7:46 PM
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    teamhypoxia

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    Who are you calling "the general"? :eek:
     
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  2. May 5, 2016 at 9:45 PM
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    Putting my new (Feb. 2016) Extra class license to work.
     
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  3. May 5, 2016 at 10:01 PM
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    When requesting a passcode for APRSDroid, it asks for my grid square, where do I find such an animal? Its not on my license PW.

    Google knows.
    http://www.levinecentral.com/ham/grid_square.php
     
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  4. May 6, 2016 at 4:10 AM
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  5. May 6, 2016 at 5:02 AM
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  6. May 6, 2016 at 6:30 AM
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    So is the BF-F8HP the best inexpensive option?

    Brandon and I over our celebratory wings (Plus Jakers and Ben) last night realized we passed a test but still don't know much about actually the best radio for us.

    Next year I plan on getting a higher "grade" set-up (money Tree is bare after Bumper/ Winch/ Fogs) but looking for something really portal for now that I can use for spotting next year.
     
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  7. May 6, 2016 at 7:50 AM
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    Any recommendations for a magnetic mount antenna for the Baofeng? Theres tons on Amazon, but I'm sure some are better bang for the buck than others. Maybe a cheap option and a more expensive option that I can also post the links to the first post for easy reference by others.

    Working on trying out the APRS stuff and figure a better antenna will help out.
     
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  8. May 6, 2016 at 9:57 AM
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    Snagged a cable from radio shack this morning. APRS works!
     
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  9. May 6, 2016 at 3:08 PM
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    What mobile device are you using to connect to BaoFeng?
     
  10. May 6, 2016 at 3:27 PM
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    Just an older Nexus 7 (no cell service) with the APRSdroid app installed. 3.5mm male/male cord between them.

    But I can put myself on the map, and I found some part of the APRSdroid where it'll show that there are other call signs in certain directions from me, but they dont pop up on the map. How do I get that to work?

    Radio is on 144.390.
     
  11. May 6, 2016 at 3:47 PM
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    Need to marry a stereo cable to a mic/headphone cable.
    May even need to add a resistor

    Some guy sells little circuit boards you could use
     
  12. May 6, 2016 at 3:50 PM
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    Need to marry a stereo cable to a mic/headphone cable.
    May even need to add a resistor

    Some guy sells little circuit boards you could use
     
  13. May 6, 2016 at 3:50 PM
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    To see other people? I did the little tracking thing, havent driven around with it yet, but it seems to be sending stuff out fine.

    http://aprs.fi/#!mt=roadmap&z=11&call=a/KEOBTP&timerange=3600&tail=3600
     
  14. May 6, 2016 at 3:58 PM
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  15. May 6, 2016 at 4:35 PM
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    Sommovabish! So then do i need one of the tnc whatchyamadoodles or just that special cable?
     
  16. May 6, 2016 at 4:52 PM
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    Yes :D
     
  17. May 6, 2016 at 4:55 PM
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    Lol i presume that's a yes to both....

    Amazon have any good cost efficient contenders for both needed parts?
     
  18. May 6, 2016 at 4:58 PM
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    Yes to either.
    Making your own cable would be cheapest.
    I'll see if I can find the link again
     
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  19. May 6, 2016 at 5:00 PM
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    There may be better ones, I don't know.
    This is what I got and I've hit a repeater 46 miles away with no problem.
    Tram 1185 Amateur Dual-Band Magnet Antenna https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0045EQUBK/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_C9slxb9QKZ11K
     
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  20. May 6, 2016 at 5:10 PM
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