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Official Colorado HAM and cheese thread

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

  1. Apr 29, 2019 at 1:32 PM
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    teamhypoxia

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    Squeaky Penguin Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Not sure that would work too well with my roof mount and branches. :notsure:
     
  3. Apr 29, 2019 at 3:44 PM
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    Gramps My walker is faster than your Prius!

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    Might not. But it is short. On a flexible antenna branches coming that low could snap a flexible one. So could be good, could be bad.
     
  4. Apr 29, 2019 at 3:44 PM
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    Gramps My walker is faster than your Prius!

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    Oh boy. Dis guy got jokes. :D
     
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  5. Apr 30, 2019 at 3:51 PM
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    UGHHHH......finished installing the Yaesu FTM-400 XDR but am not sure why I cannot chat with folks.

    I do a drive from Monument to Centennial Apt every other day and it is hit or miss if I even hear someone.

    Are there good repeaters in the area? New HAM operator here so I am either missing something or my setup is trashed. SWR is 1.25 when testing.

    Maybe someone could send me some common freq's/offsets/tones to help....I will be in your debt!

    I had ONE contact this weekend that said I was crystal clear on the local repeater but nothing afterwards.
     
  6. Apr 30, 2019 at 4:00 PM
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    Did you check out the unofficial colorado ham frequency list?
    I think it's linked in the first post.
     
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  7. Apr 30, 2019 at 4:01 PM
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    pop.tremuloides

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    I did but perhaps folks are not chatting......not sure what I am doing incorrectly.
     
  8. Apr 30, 2019 at 4:04 PM
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    Ch11) 145.310
    Ch29) 145.145
    Seem to be 2 of the busiest metro area repeaters.
     
  9. Apr 30, 2019 at 4:11 PM
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    Littles Stupid is as stupid does.

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    I believe 145.340 is linked to 145.310 and might be better down there.

    Maybe make sure your radio isnt transmitting in digital mode? @Stig was having problems with his radio kicking into digital mode out in moab and all we got was static
     
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  10. Apr 30, 2019 at 4:14 PM
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    I must be doing something wrong.

    I have a call into Yaesu on this. My FT-70D a week ago could receive and transmit all day long. The FTM-400XDR had one contact this weekend but not its dead on the bands. I ran an SWR on it and it is 1.25 or less....on VHF.
     
  11. Apr 30, 2019 at 4:16 PM
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    I dont have a 145.340 on the list but I show 145.130 as a colorado springs repeater thats part of the colorado connection network.
     
  12. Apr 30, 2019 at 4:17 PM
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    Does your radio have squelch knobs/settings?
    Could you be squelched out?
     
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  13. Apr 30, 2019 at 4:18 PM
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    Not squelched out as far as I know
     
  14. Apr 30, 2019 at 4:20 PM
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    You're right....145.340 is the worldwide friendship net I usually tune into in the mornings. Not linked to 145.310. Sorry for misinformation
     
  15. Apr 30, 2019 at 4:27 PM
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    Are you near your radio now? Want to try?
     
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  16. Apr 30, 2019 at 4:32 PM
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    Yeah when mine would go into digital mode, there was a DN to the right of the frequency. Changing that back to....something else made it work again.
     
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  17. Apr 30, 2019 at 4:55 PM
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    Not at the truck now but I called Yaesu and figured out what happened with the handheld. For some reason it needed a factory reset and they walked me through it and it is working flawlessly!

    Tomorrow will figure out the Mobile rig. The person from Yaesu said that the instructions are confusing. I can broadcast and receive when I have my wife head to the store and we can talk but the repeater function is a bit squirrely.
     
  18. Apr 30, 2019 at 4:58 PM
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    @Stig I went out to the truck before the call to Yaesu and it was in DN mode for some reason. I'll figure it all out tomorrow and during the week.

    BTW....I am NOT programming it from a cable. I want to learn it from the ground up so that in case something happens I can simply do it on my own....if that make sense.
     
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  19. Apr 30, 2019 at 4:59 PM
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    I am on the local repeater at N0XLF if anyone is there.

    Ke0UIV

    monument
     
  20. Apr 30, 2019 at 5:04 PM
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    Yeah mine would randomly go into that mode and be useless until I changed it back.
     
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