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  • KD9KVS's Avatar
    Today, 13:26
    You are welcome, good day and God bless, 73s for now. Sent from my SM-S767VL using Tapatalk
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  • chris_debian's Avatar
    Today, 12:22
    Hi, Not sure whether you've looked at WSPR? It can produce results like this: https://images.app.goo.gl/x261qET8BCmf4ym47 In order to see both ends of the transmission, you'd have to use something like a WSPRlite, which is a cheap plug and play device. Other transmitters are available, but my experience is that these are easy to use. Because they transmit a small signal, I believe that most countries would require that you have a licence. Hope that gives some food for thought.
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  • Steve-kc7byp's Avatar
    Today, 10:53
    Thanks again for the info on display modes (A) and (B). I found the settings > basic settings and that's where the settings are.
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  • KD9KVS's Avatar
    Today, 01:14
    Not a problem at all. We all start not knowing, that's the beauty of places like this, we can learn. For chirp, go to the left side of the screen and click settings right under memories. About 2/3s down the first page (basic settings) you will see display mode (A) and display mode (B). Click the dropdowns and you will be able to select it from there. When you upload to your radio it will then appear in that format. Remember to save the image with the settings you want so that it will do that anytime you re-upped the image. If you create a new image with different memories, you will need to make sure these are set the way you desire. Sent from my SM-S767VL using Tapatalk
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  • GAPeach's Avatar
    Yesterday, 18:09
    Hello, Please let me start by saying that I know very little about radio. I've watched my boyfriend over the last several years here and there and worked some contacts with him but he is the HAM in our relationship. With that said, I was curious if there is a way of tracking / mapping radio waves. In short, he communicates with his father a few states away. I would like to generate a map showing the path of their radio waves on any given day when they communicate. Is something like that even possible ? Any insight into this would be greatly appreciated. I've tried searching online but I have concluded asking in a forum such as this would give me the clearest answers. I appreciate your time and look forward to your reply. Thank you !
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  • Steve-kc7byp's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Mon 14th Oct 2019, 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
    Mon 14th Oct 2019, 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
    Mon 14th Oct 2019, 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
    Mon 14th Oct 2019, 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
    Mon 14th Oct 2019, 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
    Mon 14th Oct 2019, 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
    Mon 14th Oct 2019, 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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