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  • G7NFP's Avatar
    Today, 18:19
    Unsure which section would be appropriate to post those on. Was also unaware there was any restrictions re number of post prior to adding attachments. Perhaps it's to do with guys joining only to spam.
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  • M0TZO's Avatar
    Today, 14:38
    M0TZO started a thread New Online Club in Clubs
    I thought I'd post about a new UK online club using Discord. Online Amateur Radio Community runs on the Discord chat platform, and is registered with the RSGB and has it's own Callsign and runs training too. Click link for more info www.oarc.uk
    0 replies | 48 view(s)
  • m0bov's Avatar
    Today, 09:47
    m0bov replied to a thread post not showing up in The Junk Box
    Hi, I came across it yesterday and approved. There was a huge list which I approved. I have posted in our mods section to see what can be done.
    2 replies | 63 view(s)
  • G7NFP's Avatar
    Today, 08:29
    BTech DMR 6x2. Only on sale in USA. Worth checking out the reviews if you are considering a dmr radio as it's one of the best options on the market ATM.
    18 replies | 868 view(s)
  • G7NFP's Avatar
    Today, 07:56
    G7NFP replied to a thread New guy from PNW in Introduce yourself
    One of the best DMR radios on the market ATM is the BTech DMR 6x2. It's actually an Anytone D686 on steroids. Only on sale in USA ATM. Therefore if l wanted one l would need to import it. TBH l have even considered that. Check out the reviews & compare it to the rest. Although the Alinco may have all the features that you are going to need. So the BTech may be worth printing out & leave around the house in the run up to Xmas or birthdays lol.
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  • 2E0FVL's Avatar
    Today, 07:33
    2E0FVL replied to a thread post not showing up in The Junk Box
    Steve, Sorry it shouldn't take that long for a post to be approved, I've had a look but nothing waiting, so I would post again. Welcome to the forum.
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  • KE8MVZ's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:06
    KE8MVZ started a thread Mobile Radios New ham in Amateur Radios
    Good afternoon from the Buckeye state. I am a fairly new ham operator that pursued a license for the purpose of installing a mobile radio in my SUV for emergencies when I travel to locations with bad cell coverage. This was my original intent but after looking into the hobby I want more so I will be attending my first club meeting tonight to meet other operators in my area and learn from those that have been in this hobby. Is there a mobile ham radio that you would recommend for a newbie that I could install in my 4x4 to use while traveling in those areas where cell coverage might not exist? I would like it to have crossband repeat for those times I am hiking or away from my vehicle so that I can use a handheld ham radio. Thank you for any assistance.
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  • G7NFP's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:08
    G7NFP replied to a thread New guy from PNW in Introduce yourself
    Many congrads to you
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  • G7NFP's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:05
    G7NFP replied to a thread Off-roader ham'er in Introduce yourself
    Yes l know. It matters not if you are a licenced ham or not. The offense relates to transmission on frequencies which a license is not held for. Much the same if you drive a lorry whilst holding a car license. They treat it as unlicensed. Plenty sources to download the relevent study material for free. Have a look at the threads in this section. Sounds like you only need the Tech license so not much study required there as 5yr olds pass that exam.
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  • Steve Magee's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:42
    Hello , i'm new to this forum ,I posted in the kenwood forum 4 days ago . It appears to have gotten lost or does it take this long for moderators to approve it. If this is the case I don't want to send a duplicate. Steve GW7VFJ
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  • brandon lind's Avatar
    Yesterday, 00:44
    That does look awesome. Ive used automotive ignition coils and microwave transformers before. I used to drive 12v ignition coils using 120v mains with a triac dimmer switch in series. On low, the dimmer sends short pulses with sinusoidal rising edges and square falling edges and really makes those coils shine! There was a large capacitor in that setup too, fried my share of dimmers! Not saying it was smart to do, but it sure worked good! Another favorite of mine was a "wooden box with strange connections" the science teacher had in a display case and gave to a friend when the school was rebuilt, she didnt know what it was. It ended up in my possession and disappeared about the same time as the green one. Anyhow, i had fidured it out. Turns out, the funny looking hardware sticking out of the resin-filled box were dc input, hv output and the mechanism in the middle was the relay contacts. The smile on my face when 12vdc made 6 inch arcs was surely priceless!
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  • tulenik's Avatar
    Mon 3rd Aug 2020, 22:51
    Many years ago, Morse stopped me from being licensed :D now I can see it was because of maybe the worst method of learning I "invented". After Morse being dropped, it was a piece of cake. But. Morse code is extremely useable - it is possible to hear it at the noise level (sometimes, noise DIMINISHES after starting to send cw). It is one of the best tools how to "push" the message to the other side of the planet. It has the smallest bandwidth of any modes. So it is extremely effective. When using codes and abbreviations, it is international. No need to learn English. But at the same moment: nowadays we have so broad possibilities what to do with the radio that some/many of us will not touch the morse key in their whole career
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  • KD9KVS's Avatar
    Sun 2nd Aug 2020, 21:51
    This is not what youíre looking for, but pretty awesome.
    9 replies | 385 view(s)
  • Jisake1's Avatar
    Sun 2nd Aug 2020, 15:16
    Jisake1 started a thread Help identify Mast in Accessories
    I am needing help with identifying the mast manufacture in attachments. Require line of sight to obtain internet access and purchased a used 50ft telescoping mast. I know many advise to never use an old mast. Yet, this unit is in very good condition. No rust except the winch will need replaced. Plan to replace the winch. I am sharing some pictures in hopes someone can advise who made this mast? Any other information that may apply is welcome. Thx! Ken https://www.dropbox.com/s/zovamssm9xz2ild/Photo%20Jul%2021%2C%203%2025%2000%20PM.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/tgst9u685484haa/Photo%20Jul%2021%2C%203%2025%2022%20PM.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/5ny2p7fh9eqemad/Photo%20Jul%2021%2C%203%2025%2040%20PM.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/r55krdkzva6i682/Photo%20Jul%2030%2C%203%2048%2036%20PM.jpg?dl=0
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  • Augster's Avatar
    Sun 2nd Aug 2020, 13:50
    BTW, this violation that you've linked to is in regards to a PROPERLY LICENSED ham radio operator who intentionally and maliciously interfered on the communications frequency of a local law enforcement prisons' communication system...
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  • Augster's Avatar
    Sun 2nd Aug 2020, 13:36
    Yes, HAM. The vast majority of non-jeep off-roaders in my area use ham. Hence, here I am. I understand that licenses are required to operate in the frequency ranges that are commonly used by my group; hence, hello, here I am! I cannot vouch or comment on others who do not abide by the public radio laws implemented here in the U.S. of A, or globally; nor am I here to debate the legality or ethical repurcussions of what others may or may not do. I'm just here to learn for my own self interests =)
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  • czgunner's Avatar
    Sat 1st Aug 2020, 23:50
    Passed my technician test this morning. Now waiting to get my call sign.
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  • G7NFP's Avatar
    Sat 1st Aug 2020, 15:22
    I am fortunate that l have now retired. No need to worry about work. Very happy about that as l was a registered nurse by profession. Which means l would have been in the front line. But many VHF/UHF mobile rigs on the market capable of 50w (got one myself). Therefore they can also be used as base rigs. Even add an amp if needed. I also picked up an FT900 last year. Great rig for HF mobile.
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  • czgunner's Avatar
    Sat 1st Aug 2020, 01:34
    Funny you mention that Alinco. I have the GPS model coming tomorrow.
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  • G7NFP's Avatar
    Fri 31st Jul 2020, 10:27
    G7NFP replied to a thread New guy from PNW in Introduce yourself
    Hi from Nottingham UK. VHF/UHF may not be an option due to its short range + your location. But there is a solution. Assuming you have WiFi, you can use a dmr handset. That will retransmit your signal over the internet to any dmr repeater that you choose. And those are worldwide. So you can even hold a QSO with UK hams as well as every state in USA. All you need is one of these https://www.remtronix.com/land-mobile-radio/digital-radios/dj-md5/ Or if you want the one with built in GPS it's only $20 more
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  • czgunner's Avatar
    Fri 31st Jul 2020, 04:10
    Hi all. I'm taking my technician test on Saturday. I feel good about it. The hamstudy app is pretty helpful. Anyway looking forward to getting to talk. I've acquired some tools the last few months. I have a Baofeng UV5r. It seemed a little too cheap, so I picked up a Yaesu FT60r. I can't hear anything out in the sticks where I'm at so I tried the "better" antennas without much luck. So I installed a TYT TH9800 in my Jeep and I can hear a bit better. Mainly interested in practicing radio to prepare for emergency communications. I'm a disabled combat veteran. Served in the Army. I used SINCGARS.
    5 replies | 290 view(s)
  • brandon lind's Avatar
    Fri 31st Jul 2020, 01:50
    Many thanks! I remember a scratch in the black finish on the top of one if the insulators looked brown so maybe the top was bakelite. Hopefully you happen to cross paths with one, I've spent years looking and will be very excited if I get my hands on another!
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  • dnwiebe's Avatar
    Fri 31st Jul 2020, 01:43
    Yeah, it was more exciting than I expected it to be. I've thought about getting a mobile VHF/UHF rig, but the fact is that I go almost nowhere in the car these days, and my employer just sent around a message that we'll be working from home until January at the earliest. So...we'll see.
    18 replies | 868 view(s)
  • KD9KVS's Avatar
    Fri 31st Jul 2020, 01:36
    Good job on that! Iíve not seen any, but whenever I log in and see this conversation I look again. One day Iíll find it.
    9 replies | 385 view(s)
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