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Official Colorado HAM and cheese thread

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

  1. Feb 8, 2020 at 5:41 AM
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    The horsetooth 2m is down I believe but the 70cm is active as rag chew up here it seems
     
  2. Feb 15, 2020 at 9:20 PM
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  3. Feb 15, 2020 at 9:25 PM
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  4. Feb 19, 2020 at 6:53 AM
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    A week or so ago, I thought I saw a post here, or in the Colorado BS thread about an APRS presentation that was going on in Golden today. I put a reminder in my calendar, but now I can't find the post with the details. Anyone know WTF I'm talking about, and have a pointer to the OP?
     
  5. Feb 19, 2020 at 7:00 AM
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    Found it

     
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  6. Feb 19, 2020 at 7:08 AM
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    Awesome, thanks! If only there were a way to search the text in an image, I would have found it :angrygirl:
     
  7. Feb 19, 2020 at 10:36 AM
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    I won't be able to attend, but I'm curious about any devices/apps/resources that are discussed that you find interesting or helpful. If you could post some Cliffnotes that would be awesome.
     
  8. Feb 20, 2020 at 6:09 AM
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    Well, other than getting to bash around in the snow and meeting some local HAMs, that was disappointing. Kenwood and Yaesu radios that have APRS capability built in were recommended. Mostly just APRS 101. I probably could have googled "how does APRS work?", spent 2 hours reading the first page of links, and gotten a similar amount of info.
    I'm a tech/computer geek, so maybe my expectations were too high.
     
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  9. Feb 24, 2020 at 8:39 PM
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    That’s disappointing. I was hoping they would show stuff like APRS messaging, including sending SMS, maybe a comparison of dedicated TNCs like TinyTrak 4 or Mobilinkd.
     
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  10. May 23, 2020 at 8:54 AM
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    Quick question for anyone running Chirp in Linux. Just purchased a BTECH UV-5X3 to replace my Yeasu HT that was removed from my truck when it was stolen. The .csv file that was posted in the beginning of this thread has rTone Freq and cTone Freq as headers. In my Chirp file it shows Tone and Tone Sql instead. Would these be the same or are they different? Looking through Chirp doc's can not confirm. I have a new Yeasu ftm-300 on order for a new mobile, using the UV-5X3 as a stop gap until it shows up. KE0EXT.:frusty:
     
  11. May 23, 2020 at 9:10 AM
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    From what I understand, "tone" is used when you want to transmit a CTCSS tone in order to access a repeater. "Tone squelch" is used to transmit a CTCSS tone, as well as have the tone also used on the receive (repeater output) frequency as well. So basically setting tone only sets the CTCSS tone on transmit, whereas Tone Squelch uses that CTCSS tone on transmit and receive.
     
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  12. May 23, 2020 at 10:31 AM
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    I have messaging on my Kenwood. It's basically a message to the smsgte (sms gateway) with @########## (# being the number to text to) with the message directly following. It gets an acknowledgement as soon as the gateway has it bouncing around


    I always open the chirp file in excel and then edit it and reupload.... Easier to fix things like tone settings and such
     
  13. May 24, 2020 at 5:45 AM
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    Thanks, After playing around with Chirp for a little bit I found than going into properties shows the info that I was looking for. The new BTECH UV-5X3 has a few quirks but for the price seems to get by. Can’t wait for my Yaesu FTM-300DR:thumbsup: KE0EXT!
     
  14. Jun 7, 2020 at 8:34 AM
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    Ok, I got my FTM-300DR in and installed!:bananadance: Have APRS.FI installed on the iPad! The question is how do you guys have your tablets set up to use with out WIFI. Just using RF when off grid. Have a serial cable coming for the radio to hook up to a Ubuntu laptop, but would like to be able to use a tablet for maps and tracking. Would be interested in different setups. Been looking into Raspberry PI items. Any info on setups would help my Google search time:frusty: So many different setup’s out there,just trying to find out what people are using that works for them. Thanks in advance!:spending:
     
  15. Jul 12, 2020 at 5:40 AM
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    I am unsure of doing it with that model but this video sets up aprs droid on an Android tab with a ftm 400

    https://youtu.be/TerxrVD2FEg

    You need to load the APK for aprs droid instead of using the app from the store....
     
  16. Nov 25, 2020 at 7:31 AM
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    Hey radio people-

    Can I put two nmo mounts on my roof like a foot apart or less for my ham and CB?

    Don't have much roof available on my access cab with the GFC overhang. If not, I'll just use a hood mount for the CB.
     
  18. Dec 23, 2020 at 7:07 PM
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    As a general rule, no. Usually you want 1 wavelength separation (not happening with CB though). In theory you could overload the input circuits for radio reception while the other is broadcasting. In this case I'd worry more about the CB than most HAM units because of better input filters.
     
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  19. Dec 23, 2020 at 7:28 PM
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    You could put them on and use them separately.
     
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    bringing this back to life since its time to upgrade and redo my antenna was using a simple mag mount on the roof, but now have a Camper taking up most of the roof. i seen some NMO mounts on the hood and front bumper wondering what other options I have, running a yaesu FTM-400. @bot102 what where you planning to do on yours?
     
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