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Official Colorado HAM and cheese thread

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

  1. Jun 18, 2016 at 12:23 PM
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    NotRed

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    Can't answer for the one posted from Amazon, but the one I got from Baofengtech.com (no affiliation, etc) works fine - just have to make sure it clicks into place when I install it so it doesn't jiggle loose.
     
  2. Jun 18, 2016 at 2:52 PM
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    Mine has worked fine.
    I have an entire 2nd setup if you want to try it out.
     
  3. Jun 18, 2016 at 4:46 PM
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    Works great. And that is one of the few mic /speakers that works.. I've been told that the other ones suck.
     
  4. Jun 20, 2016 at 7:16 AM
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    What happened to our local Chirp Frequency spreadsheet? Or maybe I am just blind now but didn't see it in OP.
     
  5. Jun 20, 2016 at 7:31 AM
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  6. Jun 20, 2016 at 8:42 AM
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  7. Jul 10, 2016 at 11:16 AM
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    You're blind now :D So I made it big and red for you in the above quote (In fairness, OP did kinda bury it)

    So who's the next cool kid to get their license?
    I know @NYCO and @lotsoftoys got a good, practical demonstration of how good HAM can be on the trails at Moab.
    I never ran a trail with the Canadians this year but I could hear and talk to them every day as they ran other trails and the audio quality was more like a cell phone than a CB radio and this was all simplex (direct, no repeater).

    In the spirit started by @Lars and continued by @chenbro, I have a baofeng HT for the next one to step up.
     
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  8. Jul 10, 2016 at 2:22 PM
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    There ya go Sally's ... its big, red, and at the top. :rofl:
     
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  9. Jul 10, 2016 at 3:39 PM
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    I would if I were out in the boonies more often....
     
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  10. Jul 10, 2016 at 3:40 PM
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    And so begins the next few weeks of bathroom break "HAM test prep". Looks like there's a test conveniently located on 8/11 which gives me plenty of time to study. I've got a Baofeng BF-F8HP on order since I want to play with it and learn how to program it before I pass the test. My dad was an electronics technician so I've got a leg up on some of the equations, and all of the schematics I've seen so far. There's a test this week 7/14 at the same location, I just don't know if I'll be ready by then.
     
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  11. Jul 10, 2016 at 4:41 PM
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    If you're decent at memorizing and test taking, two or three days of practice tests should be enough. You probably wont learn anything, but it'll get you through the test.

    I am still trying to look for some off-road based information/writeup online to explain how a lot of it actually works with how we will use the radio. I DGAF how to bounce off a repeater and talk to the space shuttle between solar eclipses, and therefore, most of the study guide info went in one ear and out the other. I was out of town for the last good class that had info but when it pops up again, I'll keep everyone informed.
     
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  12. Jul 10, 2016 at 4:42 PM
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    Theres an easy solution to this... just dont try that solution between 3-5pm on a friday, since you wont want to do it again. :D
     
  13. Jul 12, 2016 at 10:09 AM
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    54.69% of questions mastered. Maybe I'll make it for the test this Thursday.
     
  14. Jul 14, 2016 at 8:50 PM
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    Woohoo 31/35 on the official technician test. Now we wait for the call sign posting.

    Also guessed my way to 16/35 on the general so that might not be so bad to take next month.
     
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  15. Jul 14, 2016 at 9:00 PM
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    you claiming the radio? where's your sheet?
     
  16. Jul 14, 2016 at 9:18 PM
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  17. Jul 25, 2016 at 8:06 AM
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    I've switched over to a Baofeng UV-82HP from the BF-F8HP. 1W less (1/4/7 instead of 1/5/8), but a louder speaker, easier to hold (larger footprint in the hand), ability to PTT on both channels (2 PTT buttons one for A one for B), and a more conventional phone layout for the number pad (0 at the bottom instead of right side).

    So I now also have a BF-F8HP for giveaway to add to the one @teamhypoxia has. Pre-programmed with the TW channel layout, plus I added the 7 weather channels on CH61-67.
     
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  18. Jul 25, 2016 at 3:04 PM
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    Pretty cool incentive to get licensed...
     
  19. Jul 27, 2016 at 10:01 AM
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    The last 3 letters of my is ??TRD
     
  20. Jul 28, 2016 at 9:36 AM
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