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    https://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-003728

    https://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-003728
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    this is probably the best explanation of repeater...

    this is probably the best explanation of repeater operation I have ever seen. This may help you in determining if you're doing anything wrong.
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  3. Thread: Repeater

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    Handheld Radios Not true. I just looked at the list of...

    Not true. I just looked at the list of coordinated 2 meter repeaters in the Southern California area (coordinated by TASMA, Two Meter Area Spectrum Management Association.) There are a substantial...
  4. Thread: Repeater

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    Handheld Radios Now you're just being picky. I really doubt the...

    Now you're just being picky. I really doubt the FCC is going to go after off-road organizations because they charge a "fee."
  5. Thread: Repeater

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    Handheld Radios This is where frequency coordination comes into...

    This is where frequency coordination comes into play. The proper procedure for setting up an amateur radio repeater is to select a frequency pair, then apply to the local coordinating group for...
  6. Thread: Repeater

    by K6CPO
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    Handheld Radios Assuming that the OP is in the United States,...

    Assuming that the OP is in the United States, here's my take on your comments:

    Yes, you all need to be license to talk on amateur radio frequencies, whether it's simplex or through a repeater.
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  7. Thread: Repeater

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    Handheld Radios You could, if there is one that covers the area. ...

    You could, if there is one that covers the area. Most amateur radio repeaters are owned by clubs or organizations that operate them for all hams. However, if you want your conversation to be...
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    Mobile Radios There's no reason why it shouldn't. All those...

    There's no reason why it shouldn't. All those radios all use exactly the same microphone, so if the device is compatible with the 7900 and 8900, it should work with the FTM-350 and FTM-100.
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    Mobile Radios And saw what?

    And saw what?
  10. Thread: yeausu ft8900

    by K6CPO
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    The microphone lock feature (Upper right side of...

    The microphone lock feature (Upper right side of the microphone) locks all the buttons, except the PTT, on the mic only. Locking the radio requires selecting Menu item 21 and setting it to ON (Page...
  11. Thread: Computer OS

    by K6CPO
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    Tradition is overrated... I was a professional...

    Tradition is overrated... I was a professional photographer for many years and I've always used Windows machines.
  12. Thread: Study book

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    North American Exams Where did you come up with the $20+ figure? The...

    Where did you come up with the $20+ figure? The most anyone can charge for an amateur radio examination is $15.
  13. Most repeaters, linked or not, are open to all...

    Most repeaters, linked or not, are open to all licensed amateurs. It's just a matter of courtesy that you wait your turn for a repeater, unless, of course, it's a life and death emergency.

    I'm...
  14. What you're proposing has already been done. I...

    What you're proposing has already been done. I think your example makes it more complicated than it really is. In Southern California, there is a system of repeaters linked via a UHF radio link...
  15. Thread: What to buy?

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    Maybe so, but there is nothing you can do about...

    Maybe so, but there is nothing you can do about it. It's codified in Federal Regulations. It's simple... If you want an amateur radio license, you have to take the test. Period.

    Your reasoning...
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    Your answer leads me to believe you really don't...

    Your answer leads me to believe you really don't know what amateur radio is really all about. It isn't just for communicating, but also experimentation. That's why the electrical questions.
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  17. This is probably the best explanation of repeater...

    This is probably the best explanation of repeater operation I've seen:

    http://www.alpinelakes.net/uploads/2/2/5/9/22591368/repeater-basics_jon-perelstein__1_.pdf
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    I think you would be better served with GMRS...

    I think you would be better served with GMRS radios than ham radios, especially since the license not only covers you, but your immediate family as well. And you could use it for business purposes...
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    I'm thinking it would be less expensive to build...

    I'm thinking it would be less expensive to build and maintain the wall than it would a railroad. Because of of how friction works with steel wheels on steel rails, most railroads avoid grades higher...
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    It's possible the better antenna is overloading...

    It's possible the better antenna is overloading the front end of your radio. Baofengs are notorious for this problem.
  21. Thread: HAM Switchboard?

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    None at all... San Diego ARES is sitting at...

    None at all... San Diego ARES is sitting at "Yellow" alert status, but so far all we've done is hold periodic meetings via Zoom. We've had no call for our services.
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    You don't think that one I found on Amazon and...

    You don't think that one I found on Amazon and posted the link to will work? It has the TRRS style plug, but I have no idea what the pinout is on it.

    Another option is to abandon the idea of a...
  23. Mobile Radios There are several options available for...

    There are several options available for remote/online testing available in the US and they are testing for all three license classes, Technician, General and Extra. The biggest issue right now is...
  24. Thread: Call Sign Search

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    He and I just communicated via PM and it's now...

    He and I just communicated via PM and it's now apparent the FCC just hasn't received the information yet. he said he received the same information from his VE as well.
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    You said you had an FRN and a GMRS license. If...

    You said you had an FRN and a GMRS license. If you be willing to send those to me, i could search the system for you. The FCC system is somewhat difficult to navigate, especially for a beginner.
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