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  1. Thread: Licensing

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    Maybe somebody can help but we need more info. ...

    Maybe somebody can help but we need more info. What country do you live in for starters? If you're in the US, chances are there is a club somewhere in your locale with Volunteer Examiners and...
  2. The easy option is a magnetic mount antenna. I...

    The easy option is a magnetic mount antenna. I have one of these for my Baofeng UV-82 and have been pleased with it. ...
  3. Handheld Radios As answered above, it displays the A and B...

    As answered above, it displays the A and B channels simultaneously, that is whatever channels you choose to be in the A and B slots. This is what they are referring to with "Dual Display, Dual...
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    I purchased the "expensive" tradename FTDI cable...

    I purchased the "expensive" tradename FTDI cable and had problems out of the gate too. If you have a proper FTDI cable then go to their website...
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    FBOM! I don't know about your area but 2m/440 FM...

    FBOM! I don't know about your area but 2m/440 FM is pretty quiet by me. Sometimes you get more response just by giving your call sign and asking for a radio check, just so you know things are...
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    Lot of potential things to think about. We at...

    Lot of potential things to think about. We at least know you are setup to transmit from base on 52 and receive on HT on 52. I don't mean to sound insulting but are both set up for Simplex on 52? ...
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    Congrats!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Congrats!!


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    I always stumble through these things too. Even...

    I always stumble through these things too. Even though I did this a few weeks ago I'm not certain what I did. I believe you need to download and unzip the .zip file, then open that whole container...
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    You can set it manually, though eventually you'll...

    You can set it manually, though eventually you'll discover that is more of a headache than downloading CHIRP and using your PC.


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  10. Poor choice of words there = poor reporting. ...

    Poor choice of words there = poor reporting. tsk, tsk . . .
  11. Thread: Texas

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    Transmission lines (coax) to outdoor antennas...

    Transmission lines (coax) to outdoor antennas should be grounded through a lightning arrestor to ground, linked to your main house ground rod. Rooftop masts, towers, etc. should also be grounded. ...
  12. Thread: Texas

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    Congratulations on passing your exam! There's...

    Congratulations on passing your exam!

    There's a million antenna choices. I settled on a Diamond X200A http://www.diamondantenna.net/x200a.html which I put up on a roof mast a couple of days ago...
  13. Thread: SWR Meter

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    I picked one of these up on the cheap and tried...

    I picked one of these up on the cheap and tried it out today: NISSEl RS-40 VHF/UHF SWR & Power Meter. Seems to be working just fine. Power readings reflect known power output of this ICOM ID-880H...
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    Rich, check your PM.

    Rich, check your PM.
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    Greetings and welcome, Rich! Was hoping to see...

    Greetings and welcome, Rich! Was hoping to see you at the SAARC meeting last night. The group is gearing up for Field Day. Don't know if you'll be attending but they'll be be running QRP SSB and...
  16. Dan, I'm not going to start holding my breath...

    Dan,

    I'm not going to start holding my breath either awaiting passage of this, though thought I would mention it as I had just received an email about it mentioning co-sponsorship of the Bill from...
  17. Not at all and what you said makes a lot of sense...

    Not at all and what you said makes a lot of sense to me. I hope I don't come off as the old fart saying "when I was starting out we had to walk to school uphill both ways in a blinding snow storm...
  18. Dan, I certainly never meant to insinuate that...

    Dan, I certainly never meant to insinuate that Jim or anybody else was lacking intelligence. In fact, reading Jim's post it's pretty clear that he understood the need to consult Part 97's band plan...
  19. While I can understand that somebody who was...

    While I can understand that somebody who was interested in becoming a ham might not know more than that today, I'm dismayed to learn that somebody can actually obtain a license now with apparently...
  20. I did and had already found it a couple of weeks...

    I did and had already found it a couple of weeks ago when I was bringing myself up to date. Well that answers my question then. I certainly meant no disrespect to you. I guess things have changed...
  21. That's a pretty good list, plus the other quirks...

    That's a pretty good list, plus the other quirks like no transmitting on 420-430 MHz north of Line A, etc. I'm curious though, is testing that lax on Part 97 these days that you felt compelled to...
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    I went with the Baofeng UV82 which is sort of the...

    I went with the Baofeng UV82 which is sort of the "new and improved" and I think it's quite good, for the same price.
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    I would echo the above answers. As suggested,...

    I would echo the above answers. As suggested, there's probably a local ARC and chances are they probably have a website with contact info, so you may be able to email or call one of the local...
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    Thanks for greetings!

    Thanks for greetings!
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    Thanks!Good luck!

    Thanks!Good luck!
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