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    Upgrading a handheld

    Okay, So I'm nearing a year with my Baofeng UV-5R V2+. I'm interested in upgrading to a new handheld pretty soon. I'm looking at the Retevis RT82 or the Yaesu FT-70DR. What do you guys recommend?
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    Yaesu FT-70DR VS Baofeng UV-5R V2+

    Okay so I currently own the Baofeng radio. I was talking on a local ham two days ago about an upgrade. I was recommended to buy the FT-70DR radio. I currently see an instant rebate on it for $149 on...
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    I already have the repeaterbook app and always...

    I already have the repeaterbook app and always transmit on my local hams and usually nothing in return. I'm really trying to learn how to scan 70cm and 2m. I feel like starting at 400hz and scanning...
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    I am located in Texas. I figured the ARRL chart...

    I am located in Texas. I figured the ARRL chart is probably something I should look at.
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    Seeking radio activity.

    So I have an app on my smartphone to look up repeaters. My issue is that I don't often find active repeaters. I currently use a baofeng UV-5R 2+ radio. I want to be able to to not only listen to just...
  6. Dang, Then what can be legal for them to use that...

    Dang, Then what can be legal for them to use that I can pair my baofeng UV-5R with?
  7. Are frequencies 445.00-447.00 FRS or GMRS or just...

    Are frequencies 445.00-447.00 FRS or GMRS or just simply frequencies used for simplex? Also do I need to make changes to CTCSS and Offset? What if I want to put a privacy code or something. Do I also...
  8. Baofeng BF-888s With Baofeng UV-5R 2+ using simplex.

    Hi, I probably have posted a thread about this before but I'm not sure how to see my old threads. So far I have had my technician license for about 2-3 months. I have been enjoying my baofeng so far....
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    So I tried to look for other threads and...

    So I tried to look for other threads and unfortunately I was not able to find other threads that are helpful. I am on amazon right now looking at the Baofengs BF-888S. Seeing that I cannot use my...
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    Well if me and a few guys need radios then what...

    Well if me and a few guys need radios then what would be a suitable choice? I already have my license. What radios can I purchase for them to use alongside with my baofeng?
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    Simplex Communication

    Hi, So I finally started to transmit with my baofeng. It was fun and exciting. I'm wanting to know how to do simplex communication with multiple baofeng radios or FRS radios. I currently still use...
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    Okay, So I see two frequencies. How do I transmit...

    Okay, So I see two frequencies. How do I transmit on 144.73? Also for the PL tone or tome I will try reading the manual to set that one.
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    1) I don't know the exact location of that...

    1) I don't know the exact location of that repeater but I am confident it's not that far from my location.

    2) I was in my car. I also do have a stock rubber duck antenna on the radio.

    3) It's...
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    So in the DFW area I was on the frequency...

    So in the DFW area I was on the frequency 145.330. I was trying to transmit to that. I went to this website and saw that the tone is 110.9...
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    Trying to Transmit with Baofeng UV-5RV2+

    So I finally got my call sign which I'm excited to finally have (KI5BHQ). I was trying to transmit with my baofeng only to realize that no one is hearing my transmission. I can't figure out that is....
  16. Thread: Antennas

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    Antennas

    So yesterday on the 18th of august I took my Technician Exam. I passed happily. I now want to purchase a new antenna for my baofeng UV-5R2+. I currently have the stock rubber duck antenna which I...
  17. Thread: Getting Started

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    FRS radios and BaoFeng UV-5RV2+

    Okay I went to work yesterday. Me and few guys do security for a local venue on occasional weekends. Usually at most it's just three guys working security. We are looking at radios for just us to...
  18. Thread: Nagoya antennas

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    Nagoya antennas

    I currently have a baofeng UV-5R2V+. I have had it for nearly three days now and am fairly pleased with it. I have been exploring frequencies around my area and have attempted to listen to a few of...
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    Sweet

    Thank you for the link. I found a list of repeaters in my area and have tried a few of them. I was able to hear some conversation on one of them. Pretty good so far, would you recommend anything else...
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    What website or where do you recommend one to...

    What website or where do you recommend one to look for local repeaters?
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    Using the Baofeng UV-5R V2+

    I have had the radio for a day now so far. I live around the DFW area. So far I was able to listen to a local six flags there. I tried to connect to the Fort Worth PD frequencies which was somewhere...
  22. Thread: Getting Started

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    Baofeong UV-5R V2+

    Okay the radio arrived today at my house. I brought over a friends house and went to radioreference.com for a list of frequencies around my area. I live in the DFW area so that was my area of search....
  23. Thread: Getting Started

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    Baofeong UV-5R V2+

    I just now purchased this radio.

    I saw that FRS frequencies do not require to have a FCC License. I am planning on getting a FCC technician license hopefully by the end of July.
    During the moment...
  24. Thread: Getting Started

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    Getting Started

    Hi, So far I am looking at all the questions for an FCC technicians license. I figured if it is easy to get why not go for it and purchase a personal radio.

    The personal radio i'm looking at...
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