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  1. My seldom used Soldering Iron got a real workout...

    My seldom used Soldering Iron got a real workout yesterday, when I had to put in the really large high temp chisel tip, to do some repair work on my neighbor's Golf Cart battery Charger.

    The...
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    I use the Baofeng hand 'Speaker/Mic' and I too...

    I use the Baofeng hand 'Speaker/Mic' and I too had to drill out the hole in the plastic right over the little Mic cartridge.
    I was told it was a great improvement.

    Also, on the Mic, there is a...
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    And, you'd better just plan on buying a ready...

    And, you'd better just plan on buying a ready made rig, because going into Radio Shack, or any retail store, and buying parts to build a radio is a thing of the past.
    Almost NO-One builds radios...
  4. Handheld Radios Back in the day, when I ran service calls all...

    Back in the day, when I ran service calls all over the Mid-West, I was on 2M with a handheld in my car, every day.

    But after moving to Florida in 1988, I found just a bunch of grouchy old timers...
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    I thought we gave all the info here, for how and...

    I thought we gave all the info here, for how and where to buy the Baofeng, and all the necessary accessories. Then how to install the USB driver software as well as the Chirp programming software....
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    Was that link active in 1985? I think that's...

    Was that link active in 1985? I think that's about the time I was out there, for the ITT Courier school, in Tempe, AZ.

    Talking to someone in Utah would not have done me much good. But the guy I...
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    Bump! I had a problem with the first version...

    Bump!

    I had a problem with the first version of the "Chirp" program that I downloaded. It was obviously a European version and did not include the 440mhz band, but was set up for 2M and the...
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    Just for reference..... you probably can't get an...

    Just for reference..... you probably can't get an accurate voltage reading on the Battery Eliminator when it's not connected to the radio.

    It is after all, a Regulator, to cut the 13.8vdc coming...
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    I stayed in a Motel in Scottsdale, AZ for two...

    I stayed in a Motel in Scottsdale, AZ for two weeks. I had my Hand Held 2M radio with me, and from the balcony on my Motel room, I could hit the repeater on top of Mingus Mountain, quite a few miles...
  10. A workable alternative, is to just take a little...

    A workable alternative, is to just take a little Netbook or Notebook PC with you when you travel.
    Then you can use Chirp and the programming cable, to program in new frequencies.

    If you know...
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    Handheld Radios If you look at the ad in Amazon.com, you will...

    If you look at the ad in Amazon.com, you will also find ad's for the car replacement, battery pack for AA batteries, antennas, etc.

    Be careful if you get the Battery Eliminator, that's used in a...
  12. Thread: Levelling 'C'

    by WB9UDA
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    Steve, First, let me say, I'm a computer tech of...

    Steve,
    First, let me say, I'm a computer tech of 35 years and cleaning out crapped up computers is what I do for a living. I recently had to work on a laptop PC that was only about three years old....
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    First you need the programming cable that comes...

    First you need the programming cable that comes with the driver software that installs into your PC.
    Without that, you're dead in the water!

    Then you should ignore the programming software that...
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    fire2007 It is almost impossible for someone...

    fire2007

    It is almost impossible for someone to offer to help you, when you don't put your location in your forum information, like most of us do.

    I got help from a fellow HAM that lives about...
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    I used to run a Battery Testing Lab, and for most...

    I used to run a Battery Testing Lab, and for most battery failures, there is no reasonable means to 'restore' them.
    It's safer and cheaper to just replace them instead of messing around with them.
    ...
  16. Handheld Radios It could be done (programming) via a remote...

    It could be done (programming) via a remote program like "Team Viewer".

    I've tuned up PC's all over the US using Team Viewer and the same thing could be done with Chirp.
    Use Team Viewer to access...
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    Be careful...... there are many 2M radios on...

    Be careful...... there are many 2M radios on sale, on eBay, Amazon, ect. that may indeed put out high power, but the older ones do not put out a TONE, which is required to get into many repeaters...
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    Years ago, I knew an old gentleman that was...

    Years ago, I knew an old gentleman that was collecting cards in series. He had thousands of them in card-file cabinets.
    He's long since dead and gone, but I often wonder what ever happened to his...
  19. Thread: Help a newbie

    by WB9UDA
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    I thought it was obvious..... he doesn't have a...

    I thought it was obvious..... he doesn't have a Ham Radio License.
    Except for the Baofeng UV5R series of Hand Helds, most ham radios cannot receive police calls. That would be a very poor use for...
  20. Thread: Baofeng UV-5RA

    by WB9UDA
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    Handheld Radios Adendum:

    When using Chirp to program your radio, you must use the disk that came with the Programming Cable to initially load the Serial to USB drivers, then load Chirp to do the actual programming.
    I found...
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    Sorry, but "on his iPad" is not a legal QTH. ...

    Sorry, but "on his iPad" is not a legal QTH.

    I don't do HF, so a mailable QSL card would do me no good and I certainly don't intend to pay a printer for any.

    But many of us who use 2M and...
  22. Handheld Radios "Me thinks you protest too much!" Sorry, I read...

    "Me thinks you protest too much!"
    Sorry, I read that somewhere!

    If you can fill in the blanks for the things you know, you've got it made. Ignore what you don't understand, it's probably not...
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    New car, and just getting back into Ham Radio...

    New car, and just getting back into Ham Radio after a ten year hiatus. I Didn't want to spend a fortune and find out that ham radio today is just not for me. (well, ya never know)
    So I got a little...
  24. Handheld Radios After talking to one of the Lady Hams in our...

    After talking to one of the Lady Hams in our club, I found out that some of the UV-5's have had a problem with the speaker/mic jack on the side of the HT. Returning the HT for another unit was the...
  25. Handheld Radios It's bad enough that the Baofeng's are a PITA to...

    It's bad enough that the Baofeng's are a PITA to program without a Computer and the programming cable....AND, the free Chirp program,
    but then outside the US programming repeater conventions can be...
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