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Official Colorado HAM and cheese thread

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

  1. Mar 8, 2018 at 5:41 AM
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    mountainmonkey

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    I looked into this at one point and determined that running new wire and new antenna was the best option for me. I do believe that firestik makes a 2m ham antenna though that’ll screw right into a CB stud. I’ll see if I can find a link.

    EDIT: Here’s one. They probably have other colors/lengths too. https://www.amazon.com/FireStik-2m-4-Black-Fiberglass-Antenna/dp/B000SA4DK0
     
  2. Mar 8, 2018 at 5:54 AM
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    TACO ROCKO

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    Cheers. From what I've been reading, the 3/8-24 thread doesn't allow contact ideally for 2m. Looks like I'll probably have to just bite the bullet and run a new antenna.
     
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  3. Mar 12, 2018 at 1:45 PM
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    Working on my antenna placement for upcoming radio changes. The "wide band" 2m/70cm antenna on a hood lip mount. This antenna claims gains in the indirect line of sight communications, COMPACtenna. I mounted it on a Diamond K400SNMO mount to the back of the hood. The Devils Radio (CB) is a President "New York" antenna, it is a mag mount and will be center mounted on the roof in front of the rack. I need to finish up that Tundra job so I can get my runner in the garage.


    Antenna site with videos

    https://compactenna.com/
     
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  4. Mar 13, 2018 at 7:11 AM
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    CO MTN Steve

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    Nice Brian, Where did you get info on the COMPACtenna from?
     
  5. Mar 13, 2018 at 7:13 AM
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    Gramps

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    HRO here in Aurora I believe. Nice looking antenna. I am curious how the performance is. Because if its that good, I will be making the switch for sure.
     
  6. Mar 14, 2018 at 6:32 AM
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  7. Mar 14, 2018 at 7:06 AM
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    Is kinda like KY?
     
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  8. Mar 14, 2018 at 3:28 PM
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    precisely
     
  9. Mar 15, 2018 at 3:35 PM
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    Awesome resource. I haven't started studying for my HAM license, yet, but bought a BF-F9 V2+ last year. I'll come back to this thread.
     
  10. Mar 15, 2018 at 3:49 PM
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    I know of at least one person who has their license, and a radio, but has not yet figured out how to program or use it.
    If anyone else needs help with this, let me know. It's a very simple process and within minutes I can program our Colorado channel list on to your radio to get you on the air.
    You should still figure out how to work your radio but this can get you up and running so you can test your setup and actually use your license/radio.
     
  11. Mar 15, 2018 at 6:07 PM
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    Shame
     
  12. Mar 15, 2018 at 7:33 PM
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    I didn't out you Andy :confused:
     
  13. Mar 15, 2018 at 8:39 PM
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    I have learned and forgot again twice at this point I think.
     
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  14. Mar 16, 2018 at 6:53 AM
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    Yep, but just programmed once and no clue/ need to relearn how to do it to add the latest list we have in there.
    Oh and find that dam cable!
     
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  15. Mar 16, 2018 at 7:10 AM
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  16. Mar 17, 2018 at 5:05 PM
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    I have carried a laptop with the file just in case.
     
  17. Mar 18, 2018 at 5:00 PM
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    Passed the Technician and General tests on Saturday. Missed 1 question on the Tech, 9 (max to still pass) on the general, and figured that was a sign I'm not ready for the Extra. :D:bananadance:
     
  18. Apr 7, 2018 at 3:59 AM
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    Anyone still up for this?
     
  19. Apr 7, 2018 at 5:31 AM
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    I’m down. Have a repeater in mind to use?
     
  20. Apr 7, 2018 at 11:08 AM
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    Hi all! New to the forum. Wanted to say hi here as well as I have had my HAM license since 97
     

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