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    buddipole/buddistick diy

    I was looking at the buddipole/buddistick setup, thinking this is great. I saw the price and said thanks but no thanks. Here are some links to build your own without the sticker-shock. Something fun...
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    Using UHF-VHF Antenna For 1.25M

    This is technically vhf, but do not want to ruin my radio or antenna. This is a mobile base unit, not an ht.
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    Press MENU, Press 09, Press MENU, Press 39, Press...

    Press MENU, Press 09, Press MENU, Press 39, Press menu, Press EXIT.
    That should set your TOT (Time Out Timer) to 600 seconds. This is the maximum I am aware of.
  4. Thank you K6CPO, that was after my accident so...

    Thank you K6CPO, that was after my accident so even if I have read it, I have forgotten. Long reads take ages for me. So legally his radios ARE FCC compliant, if purchased after the date of...
  5. The FCC has already come out and said it's...

    The FCC has already come out and said it's illegal to use them on those services.[/QUOTE]

    What article did they say they were illegal for use on MURS? There are large gaps in my memory, so its...
  6. Ahhhhhh but uv-5r has a low power option for 1...

    Ahhhhhh but uv-5r has a low power option for 1 watt ;) coupled with an external antenna, it will get done what you need.

    Sent from my SM-S767VL using Tapatalk
  7. Look up MURS frequencies. This is not talked...

    Look up MURS frequencies. This is not talked about much, but when you search it there is a plethora of information. It includes 5 frequencies available for unlicensed use, and sounds like exactly...
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    Awesome work!!! Sent from my SM-S767VL using...

    Awesome work!!!

    Sent from my SM-S767VL using Tapatalk
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    Well the wife and children got me an early...

    Well the wife and children got me an early Father's Day gift of a socotran 980plus. Its rated at 75 watts hi and throws over 80 straight from the box. It is nice not having to bring it in and charge...
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    Here us a review of someone using it for sstv,...

    Here us a review of someone using it for sstv, I'll copy a bit of it and post the link if you want the full review...

    "The unit lacks ALC indication on its meter, using the brightness of the TX...
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    I have not personally run psk31, but I would...

    I have not personally run psk31, but I would assume you can transmit for as long as a maximum duty cycle of what your radio will permit. I remember (after checking, double checking, and then checking...
  12. Did you create a backup of the old firmware from...

    Did you create a backup of the old firmware from the radio? If you did you should be able to roll it back to that and be set to go as previously.

    Sent from my SM-S767VL using Tapatalk
  13. Thread: New Member

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    Welcome abroad... Or aboard maybe. Good to have...

    Welcome abroad...
    Or aboard maybe. Good to have you here.

    Sent from my SM-S767VL using Tapatalk
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    I should add, don't feel stupid because you...

    I should add, don't feel stupid because you missed something. It happens. You did a wise thing asking for help, and resolved your issue so you have a fully functional station to the level you...
  15. https://hamgear.wordpress.com/downloads/ There...

    https://hamgear.wordpress.com/downloads/

    There is a download on this page to program your radio. If you have chirp, you could also try the bf 888 programming. Hope this helps.

    Sent from my...
  16. Thread: 980 Plus Series

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    980 Plus Series

    Okay good news for this little guy! Rated 75 watt transmission, throwing 80+ on high. I recieved one as an early fathers day gift from my wife and children. The first unit I received had some sort...
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    http://radiomanual.info/schemi/ACC_packet/West_Mou...

    http://radiomanual.info/schemi/ACC_packet/West_Mountain_Radio_RIGblaster_Plus_user_K1UHF.pdf

    This should set you up if you still need it, as far as having two, I'm always open to donations :) it...
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    You may already have this, but a double check for...

    You may already have this, but a double check for cable routing never hurts...

    Also make sure that the internal jumpers are set for your mic pin layout. If you need the diagrams for that let me...
  19. Thread: The lovely C.B.

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    Congratulations on your accomplishment getting...

    Congratulations on your accomplishment getting your license!!!

    Okay... I may catch a bit of flack for this, but find a good 10 meter amp, then when you get a 10 meter rig, you can give it a boost....
  20. Thread: The lovely C.B.

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    Maybe I view things a little differently, if...

    Maybe I view things a little differently, if someone takes time to do the studying to learn how to build or do anything with anything, they are doing what they can to better themselves. Trying to...
  21. Thread: The lovely C.B.

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    I'll have to give it a go. Won't be tonight as...

    I'll have to give it a go. Won't be tonight as storms have been rolling through, but soon. I still enjoy cb.

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  22. Thread: The lovely C.B.

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    I enjoy hearing about so many starting on CB, or...

    I enjoy hearing about so many starting on CB, or using it before being licensed. It really does seem as though CB is used more similarly to ham in the UK, rather than another species completely, as...
  23. Thread: The lovely C.B.

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    Andy that's a cool story, surprised about the...

    Andy that's a cool story, surprised about the radio club not even talking to you, that's pretty wild!

    In the US 11 meters is the CB "band". Frim what I understand, UK has 11 meter open for use,...
  24. Thread: The lovely C.B.

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    This is a very good point. I have always been a...

    This is a very good point. I have always been a hands on learner. If you want to teach me let me do it so I can remember. All that to say, being active is important. I also know some people prefer to...
  25. Thread: The lovely C.B.

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    The lovely C.B.

    Okay, I know I can talk around the world with ham, and C.B. radio had a period where it went down hill pretty severely. Yes I've got my ham license, no I don't want to hear how bad it is I use C.B....
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