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Official Colorado HAM and cheese thread

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

  1. Jan 6, 2017 at 1:01 AM
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    odomandr

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    I did not yet but that's what I'll upgrade to
     
  2. Jan 6, 2017 at 2:19 AM
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    What is your approx range with the current setup Andy?
     
  3. Jan 6, 2017 at 7:29 AM
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    Get the 3800 battery, it adds length.
     
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  4. Jan 6, 2017 at 7:30 AM
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    This is a loaded question because FM is still effected by terrain so LoS is still in the calculation.
     
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  5. Jan 6, 2017 at 7:54 AM
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    *approx/average.

    I'm not looking for an exact distance I guess, just looking to see how much better the TM281 is vs UV5R.
     
  6. Jan 6, 2017 at 11:56 AM
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    Yes.
    on flat land, simplex about 10 or so miles.
    add a repeater, and it could be more than 100 miles.
     
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  7. Jan 6, 2017 at 12:22 PM
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    Yes.
    Simplex = My truck transmits, your truck receives. no infrastructure in between (just air.)
    Repeater = a transmitter/receiver pair that receives my truck, and re-transmits the signal. If this is 800 feet in the air, it has a roughly 45 mile radius line of sight. (assuming flat land.) So vehicles up to 90 miles apart from one another could communicate.

    Line of sight is king though, and mountains cast long shadows. They also generate a significant LOS improvement when you're at high elevations.
     
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  8. Jan 6, 2017 at 12:40 PM
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    FWIW... from my neighborhood in firestone, I hit the repeater south of Green Mountain no problem with the baofeng in the truck and a tram mag mount antenna on the roof.
    Had cell phone quality conversations with @odomandr (over that repeater) who's somewhere in the metro Denver area
     
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  9. Jan 6, 2017 at 1:02 PM
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    This is the info I was looking for, thank you!

    @teamhypoxia are you simply running your Baofeng with a speaker mic attached and leaving it in the rig at all times?
     
  10. Jan 6, 2017 at 4:56 PM
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    Yes. Speaker mic, power adapter, and antenna.
     
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  11. Jan 6, 2017 at 6:41 PM
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    I found it in your build thread :thumbsup:
     
  12. Jan 6, 2017 at 6:56 PM
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    The increased wattage on high power vs low running simplex is significant. I can hit the green mtn repeater when i am east of DIA on high power but not with a baofeng
     
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  13. Jan 10, 2017 at 2:13 PM
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    Box showed up today, radio is a lot smaller than I thought. Looks pretty cool though.
     
  14. Jan 10, 2017 at 5:40 PM
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    You figure out how to tune in and listen yet?
     
  15. Jan 10, 2017 at 6:32 PM
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    Yes. I figured out how to scan in the 3 modes, found the list of weather stations too, that's pretty cool all by itself. Pretty active out there.
     
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  16. Jan 10, 2017 at 9:43 PM
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  17. Jan 13, 2017 at 3:04 PM
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    Some more links and such I found ramblin' around today:

    General Test: video tutorial by Dave Casler KE0OG on youtube
    https://www.youtube.com/user/davecasler

    Technician (I still prefer the free test pool websites Q&A): http://kb6nu.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/07/2006techstudyguide.pdf

    https://www.youtube.com/user/davecasler

    Denver Freq Reference:
    http://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?ctid=256#cid-852

    Chirp Squelch Fix (UV5R / UV82 / F8HP / 82HP series):
    http://www.miklor.com/COM/UV_Squelch.php
     
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  18. Jan 14, 2017 at 8:28 AM
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  19. Jan 16, 2017 at 7:31 PM
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    Ham peeps... is there a special way to get the baofeng to talk to a FRS 2-way?

    I could hear the 2way but they couldn't hear me. offset was 0, step was 2.5k, tried it on uhf and vhf.. nothing changed.
     
  20. Jan 16, 2017 at 7:33 PM
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    Use the csv I posted. Works great.
     
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