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    I picked up the ARRL VE and a buddy of mine...

    I picked up the ARRL VE and a buddy of mine hooked me up with the Laurel Group so I got their VE as well. I'd recommend you doing the same. Laurel uses computers so the test is submitted instantly...
  2. Antennas don't cause cancer. They are inanimate...

    Antennas don't cause cancer. They are inanimate metal rods or wires.
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    There is no substitution for elevation. Beyond...

    There is no substitution for elevation.
    Beyond that, the next best improvement is to be away from things that cause interference. For example - my attic is FULL of duct work. There's so much...
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    Question - On your radio, what does pushing the #...

    Question - On your radio, what does pushing the # button do? Is that advancing the frequency? Also it sounds like you have your squelch turned way down / off. And lastly, generally speaking, what...
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    That and I like 6M because you can get HF...

    That and I like 6M because you can get HF performance without the giant antennas.
  6. CONGRATS! And thank you for not being one of the...

    CONGRATS!
    And thank you for not being one of the hundreds of radio turds that pops in here looking for a hall pass to violate Amateur Radio Laws and Practices! Outstanding. My apologies if I...
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    ^^^ THIS^^^ Your antenna is the HEART of the...

    ^^^ THIS^^^
    Your antenna is the HEART of the radio.
    1. Always seek the higher ground. The higher your antenna the better off you are.
    2. Remove obstructions, especially metal. My attic is FULL...
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    Should be a little plus or minus over the freq or...

    Should be a little plus or minus over the freq or text you entered.
    And if you keep it on frequency, when you key the mic it flips on the screen.


    It is a very limited radio. I have the exact...
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    https://www.repeaterbook.com/repeaters/details.php...

    https://www.repeaterbook.com/repeaters/details.php?state_id=06&ID=14919

    Feel free to post up a first hand account of your experience on RepeaterBook.com.

    And / Or - Reach out to the owner here...
  10. In the US, 70 CM goes all the way up to 450mhz. ...

    In the US, 70 CM goes all the way up to 450mhz.

    454 is a commercial band. Probably some taxi paging service / dispatch.
  11. I'd say that's a keeper! I'm more of a dual band...

    I'd say that's a keeper!
    I'm more of a dual band guy and won't buy a single band radio, but if the price was right, I would have jumped on that.
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    10m Base Station Dipole - Location Question

    I have a two story stucco over metal lathe constructed home - typical of the desert southwest in America. My next door neighbor is a one story. I'm in an HOA and they are a little picky about...
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    A lot of people wander in here looking for...

    A lot of people wander in here looking for approval or permission to violate FCC Laws with Baofeng radios. Your example is the ONLY one so far that has merit. Yes. When all other communication is...
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    Agreed. I'd like to see them convert 220 over to...

    Agreed. I'd like to see them convert 220 over to dig-only.
  15. Thread: Antenna

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    First lets start out with some universal truths:...

    First lets start out with some universal truths:
    1. The antenna is the heart of any radio set up.
    2. An antenna is just a piece of metal - usually a wire. Nothing magical to it.
    3. The BEST...
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    That's one of those "It Depends" questions...... ...

    That's one of those "It Depends" questions...... In my area (Phoenix AZ, USA) 70cm is alive and kicking. 2m is pretty busy as well. So an analog that covers both would be great. But we are also...
  17. I'd ask the guy you bought it from.

    I'd ask the guy you bought it from.
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    Does it have the modem built in?

    Does it have the modem built in?
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    http://www.westmountainradio.com/antenna_calculato...

    http://www.westmountainradio.com/antenna_calculator.php

    Take what you learn about 2M dipoles and turn it into a 6M dipole, or a 10 meter dipole, or a 160M dipole. You get the picture.
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    Well I would ask - are you creating TVI now?...

    Well I would ask - are you creating TVI now?
    What band are you on?
    What power are you using?
    Do you have roof access?
    Are you a renter or an owner?
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    I've had great success with this antenna. ...

    I've had great success with this antenna.

    https://youtu.be/RcO5WAiksNI

    I recommend it quite a bit here.
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    Here is the part I struggle to understand about...

    Here is the part I struggle to understand about those. And I'm not criticizing. I truly don't understand...
    If lightning can jump all the way from the sky to your house, how is a little gap in a...
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    Yeah - I carry a lightning detector now when I...

    Yeah - I carry a lightning detector now when I hike and living in AZ means a significantly reduced chance of being struck than when we were in Houston or Dallas Texas
  24. Or maybe this...... ...

    Or maybe this......

    https://youtu.be/Jo0QB83tdkQ
  25. So is the whole antenna 20 feet? Do you have it...

    So is the whole antenna 20 feet?
    Do you have it grounded or is there a ground-plane?
    Have you thought about taking it horizontal to see if you get different stuff?

    I'm looking to do something...
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