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  • Steve-kc7byp's Avatar
    Today, 03:21
    To kd9kvs. Again thanks for get ride of the confusion about menu #21 and 22. I tried #21 on the ht already and it works. I still have a problem finding ht menu #21 and #22 on Chirp for the PC part of #21 and #22.
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  • Steve-kc7byp's Avatar
    Yesterday, 22:24
    To kd9kvs. Thanks for clearing up the confusion about how to work menu's #21 and #22, when setting them up on the ht's keyboard. I also think I have #21 and #22 figured out from the Chirp side side of the house. :joyous:
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  • KD9KVS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 15:53
    It is the "channel" names that can only be edited via software. If you want just a plain v.f.o. display where you can put in a frequency and use that frequency then your option is the orange vfo/mr button in the top left corner right below the screen. To get the frequency for the memory you are on press menu, press 21 or 22, press menu to enter options, press 1(for name on display) 2 (to select frequency display) 3 (for memory number)》you want to select 2 for this《, then press menu again to save. Press exit to return to the homescreen and the frequency for that memory will be displayed, instead of name. Using this method you can have the name as needed and still view the frequency. Your "channel" is always displayed on the right side of your screen in small numbers. The only reason I see to use "channel" is if you have someone who is not a ham, or much younger and that's all they need to know is go to this number. Do remember there is still additional information as far as ctcss tones and such that...
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  • Steve-kc7byp's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:31
    To kd9kvs. I know about menu numbers 21 and 22. The manual that I have, the one that I d/l and the link that you sent me all say that #21 and 22 can only be done via a program software like Chirp. I have the prog cable, the driver for the cable is installed. I have the (A) display programmed except I can't get the frequency to display unless I type the frequency into the name column. This ht is the most complicated ht to program ether via direct entry on the ht's keyboard or via PC programming that I have ever owned .
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  • Steve-kc7byp's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:29
    Sorry for dbl posting this reply. I dom't know how it happen To kd9kvs. I know about menu nimbers 21 and 22. The manual that I have, the one that I d/l and the link that you sent me all say that #21 and 22 can only be done via a program software like Chirp. I have the prog cable, the driver for the cable is installed. I have the (A) display programmed except I can't get the frequency to display unless I type the frequency into the name column. This ht is the most complicated ht tp program ether via direct entry on the ht's keyboard or via PC programming.
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  • 2E0FVL's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:56
    Normd, What you got is what we all have at the moment while we are in the sunspot low. Stick with it you just got to get a lucky day, I did last Thurs filled my boots first time in months using Data modes & SSB. I have a FT450D and an 40 Mtr OCD Dipole ONLY 15ft over ground.
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  • WZ7U's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:40
    Try engaging the attenuator. It's normal for 40 & 80 to have a high noise floor.
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  • KD9KVS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:16
    There is an option for it in chirp, I can't remember where, but to do it from the ht press menu, press 22 for b (21 for a) press menu, select the display you'd like on the radio, press menu again and you should be golden. Here is a link to all the menu options in your uv-5r https://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/ht/0205menu.html Let me know how that works for you. Sent from my SM-S767VL using Tapatalk
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  • Steve-kc7byp's Avatar
    Sun 13th Oct 2019, 22:46
    Well I have pretty much got Chirp figured out except for setting a ht memory ch to display on the (B) display instead of the (A) display. Can someone please tell me how that works.
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  • Steve-kc7byp's Avatar
    Sun 13th Oct 2019, 18:48
    I just got done replying to KD9KVS with a quote. It took me a while to type it in. And the reply IS NOT showing period. I put a lot of effort into the reply and it is nowhere to be found. What gives.
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  • Steve-kc7byp's Avatar
    Sun 13th Oct 2019, 18:39
    I have the USB programming cable. I can upload the ht's memory and write to the ht's memory ok. I know how to setup the (A) display. I know all the info that was in the ht's memory. When I programmed a repeater into the ht via the ht's onboard keyboard. The repeater setup ok and responds ok. But the display shows in display (A) "CH-001" and not the frequency and no memory ch number to the right of the display. The only problem that I have in programming from Chirp is getting the display to look like the setup bellow. Disregard the uv-5r_v1.0.pdf file. I uploaded the wrong file the 1st time and I don't know how to del files in the file monument . In the jpg picture that I scanned from the ht manual. Where it shows the 145.125 in the lower display was FRS1 and the FRS frequency was programmed into that memory slot. I did look at the ht's setup via Chirp but I never saved it.The way the setup was, memory ch 1 to about 25 was filled with repeater and simplex frequencies on the upper display. in Chirp after...
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  • Tempstar's Avatar
    Sun 13th Oct 2019, 12:45
    Not to state the obvious, but you never know: Are you using your RF gain at all?
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  • KD9KVS's Avatar
    Sat 12th Oct 2019, 14:31
    KD9KVS replied to a thread Base Radios Omni VI+ Transmit Output in Ten-Tec
    It appears as though your P.O. is controlled via a potentiometer on that unit. The first thing I would personally try is waiting for the P.O. to drop to zero and give it a little wiggle. It is possible it is no longer making good contact and needs cleaned or replaced. That's a first step. :)
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  • KD9KVS's Avatar
    Sat 12th Oct 2019, 14:08
    The memories in a/b are the same. The radio is dual standby but, both selections feed from the same memory bank. There are plenty of videos on youtube giving step by step instructions on how to program using chirp. Amazon is a great place to get the programming cable. As far as getting your old programming list back, unless you have it saved (written or digital) somewhere, you will have to re-find the information and program it in. Using chirp will make things alot easier as long as the information is input correctly. You can also get rid of the blank frequencies by programming them on line. Also see repeaterbook for a list of repeaters in your area. By creating an account you can download the frequencies in a manner to put them straight into chirp. I hope this was some help. Further questions or more specifics please feel free to ask.
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  • Billy's Avatar
    Sat 12th Oct 2019, 10:26
    Billy started a thread Base Radios Omni VI+ Transmit Output in Ten-Tec
    My Omni VI+ has been reliable for years but recently developed an intermittent output power failure. One minute it has full output power, and the next it has zero output. Any ideas where to begin checking?
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  • normd's Avatar
    Sat 12th Oct 2019, 09:28
    I have looked at noise cancelling like the MFJ 1026 but they are expensive and can only cancel noise from one source so it could work as a last resort.
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  • normd's Avatar
    Sat 12th Oct 2019, 09:25
    Don't think it has an earth just an so239 at each end how would you go about adding one?
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  • Psi*'s Avatar
    Fri 11th Oct 2019, 21:22
    I wonder if the isolator has DC ground. Maybe Ohm it to check. If so, make sure it has a resonable ground. I have become a fan of 1:1 baluns in general specifically for this feature. Draining off static buildup often help with wire antennas ... in small sampling.
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  • K4CQO's Avatar
    Fri 11th Oct 2019, 20:22
    I also have the UV380 and it does not provide the noise when nothing is being received -- like I expected using my IC-7000 when the squelch is turned down -- I get the hiss of no signal. It appears to have an internal part that does not present a signal to the radio unless it ia above a certain level. Check to be sure that the squelch is set to "0" -- that will help. Repeaters that I have connected usually put out a transmission announcing who they are every 10-30 minutes -- so set the squelch to "0" and let it sit there to see if the repeater ID comes in -- if so, the radio is working. Seeing a few bars may not be enough signal to have it beyond the internal parts that let the signal thru. I am guessing that it is done that way so that it does not just hiss at you when nothing is going on. At least that I what I have experienced with my unit.
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  • K4CQO's Avatar
    Fri 11th Oct 2019, 20:13
    Hi normd, I also have a high noise floor on both 80 & 40m. I solved it by getting a noise canceler. I got the kit QRM-180 kit from AG6YJ on eBay -- it is a kit that I built and so far it has been amazing on what it has eliminated. Now every case is different, but for the ~$80 and a few days of kit building, it could be something to try. There are other noise canceling units out there that are not kits that you could also try, but I know from experience that this one can reduce the noise. Just another option to consider ...
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  • normd's Avatar
    Fri 11th Oct 2019, 17:47
    I have been having problems with a high noise floor for over 10 years, in fact it was why i gave up radio 5 years ago. I now live at a new QTH, my kids have left home and all of the tv's and other electronics in the house have been replaced over the last 5 years apart from the microwave but the problem remains s5-s7 static noise on 40-17m 12 & 10 are clear with only one common factor my OCF Dipole. my set up is the OCF dipole with 4:1 balun at the feed point mounted as inverted V 30 ft at the center and approximately 8ft and 15ft at the ends. this is fed with 10m rg213-U to the bottom of the mast and into a 1:1 rf current balun/choke, from there is another 15m rg213-U to the shack. I have always used this type of dipole because of it's ability to tune 40-10m and have never tried single band dipole's and wondered if anyone on this forum has had similar experiences and found a solution maybe a balanced dipole or vertical. couple of things I have tried, Turning off the power so only the radio is on,...
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  • Tempstar's Avatar
    Fri 11th Oct 2019, 09:17
    I'm assuming you're dealing with analog frequencies and my best guess is that you have the receive PL on and the repeater does not output the tones. If you're doing digital, double check the color code.
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  • Steve-kc7byp's Avatar
    Fri 11th Oct 2019, 05:20
    I hope this is the right forum. While I was in the hospital my god son was caught by his dad, my room mate play with my Baofeng UV-5RA ht. While he was messing with the ht he found in the menu #40 factory reset and hit it. I know how to manually reset up the ht. But not 100% like it was. It was the it was when I got it used. It had a bunch of VHF,UHF repeaters and simplex frequencys in the (A) memory bank, the upper display with a ch number next to it. In the (B) , lower display memory bank was FRS1 then FRS2 and so on with ch numbers next to them also. I looked at the ht memory a few times with Chirp (i never changed anything via Chirp) the setup was fine the way it was. When I looked at the ht memory with Chirp it started with a repeater freq in ch #1 and I think the next 20 to 40 ch's had repeater and simplex freq's in them. Then there was about 20 to 25 blank ch's then there was the FRS freq's 1 to 23 if I remember right. I know how to program repeater and simplex freq's into the (A) bank on the...
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  • recondoc's Avatar
    Thu 10th Oct 2019, 22:38
    Howdy folks, I just bought a Baofeng on a whim the other day and know absolutely nothing about ham radio other than I will need a license to transmit on certain bands...I don't know squat but look forward to a new challenge that I can do together with my 14 year old. This looked like a good spot to start seeking information.. So far, I've figured out how to turn the little radio on a find an FM radio station. Other than that, it's a mystery. Doc
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  • AlexGoldfarb's Avatar
    Thu 10th Oct 2019, 19:09
    Hello, and my apologies if that was discussed before, I am quite new to DMR world. I have two TYT radios: MD 380 and UV 380, and for some reason there is no sound. I put them on the frequency of local repeater and cannot hear anything (though there are bars that are moving, so I assume I have the signal). I then put them on the same frequency to talk to each other and again, I see the signal is coming through, but I cannot hear anything with volume at max. I spent time watching YouTube video's, but that did not help. Can anyone maybe guide me through it? I think it has something to do with programming the radios, but I cannot figure out what I am doing wrong. Thanks! Alex
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