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    Until physically visiting local ham...

    Until physically visiting local ham clubs/conventions or stores becomes a thing again, the best alternative is YouTube. Find a radio that meets your needs and you like the looks of, then do a YouTube...
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    Handheld Radios Congrats on solving the CTCSS issue on the FT-65....

    Congrats on solving the CTCSS issue on the FT-65. :)

    You might want to post the Alinco question in the Alinco section. Probably more likely to get a response from an owner if they can actually see...
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    TRD_79, The hobby is huge, there are many...

    TRD_79,

    The hobby is huge, there are many aspects to it. It's worth bearing in mind that for every single piece of 'big ticket' equipment you buy, you will also be spending another 25-50% on...
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    Some of the PC power supplies have limited Amps...

    Some of the PC power supplies have limited Amps on the 12V rail. It will be listed on the side of the power supply. Check how many Amps your transceiver will draw on high power.
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    You need the DMR ID number assigned to your ham...

    You need the DMR ID number assigned to your ham callsign to be able to access the network, but you don't need either to listen. DMR originates in the commercial sector, hence the ID numbers and not...
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    Hello and welcome. Good luck with the test.

    Hello and welcome.

    Good luck with the test.
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    Hi, Good luck with the test. It's not designed...

    Hi,

    Good luck with the test. It's not designed to be hard, just to make sure you have the basic knowledge to operate a radio safely and without causing problems for other people.

    You can listen...
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    What graphics card are you using?

    What graphics card are you using?
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    Follow the instructions here: ...

    Follow the instructions here:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4340331/windows-10-set-up-dual-monitors

    Pay particular attention to:
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    Depending on the type of apartment you live in,...

    Depending on the type of apartment you live in, and what floor you live on, this can be a very difficult situation to operate HF. Experienced hams will often have trouble doing anything HF whatsoever...
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    Handheld Radios That's interesting, I didn't know that. In the...

    That's interesting, I didn't know that. In the UK, pretty much every FM repeater sends a CTCSS out on transmit.

    Isn't it annoying listening on a repeater frequency and hearing random distant...
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    Handheld Radios Manually programming these things can be a trial...

    Manually programming these things can be a trial in patience. :)

    You need to have a look in the manual under the section for saving stuff into memory. I don't have an FT-65, so I can't give you a...
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    Handheld Radios Hi Jay, Assuming the bar graph shoots across...

    Hi Jay,

    Assuming the bar graph shoots across the screen when you hit the PTT.

    Have a look at the top of the display. Is there a "-" or a "+" symbol. That would mean that when you transmit, you...
  14. Thread: New guy

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    Congratulations. Welcome to the bands. What...

    Congratulations.

    Welcome to the bands. What part of the hobby are you interested in starting out in?
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    For a PDF of the manual:...

    For a PDF of the manual: https://rigreference.com/documents/51cd7d4a-e544-4fc7-b88f-0ac2b21259d7

    Have a read, feel free to ask questions once you know how to operate the radio.

    In regards to...
  16. Thread: Vhf

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    Handheld Radios If you want to take one with you in a boat, buy a...

    If you want to take one with you in a boat, buy a proper marine VHF handheld. They are about 100-400. They all do the same basic job, the more expensive ones look prettier and make you feel better...
  17. A handheld radio that can do 27MHz (I assume you...

    A handheld radio that can do 27MHz (I assume you mean SSB and AM/FM), as well as 144MHz and 440Mhz, and you'd like 900MHz?

    I hope you've got deep pockets, because you are going to have to build it...
  18. Thread: UV5R vs UV82

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    Looking at Amazon, both these radios sell for...

    Looking at Amazon, both these radios sell for less than 30 in the UK (that's about the equivalent of $40 US). Neither of them are very good. They are both bargain bucket hand held radios.

    If you...
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    Mobile Radios What are the aviation authority rules regarding...

    What are the aviation authority rules regarding the use of wide-banded amateur radio equipment in aircraft, isn't it quite strict?
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    It all depends on your operating conditions. ...

    It all depends on your operating conditions.

    If you have the room, make an antenna that is resonant on the frequency or frequencies you wish to use. This just takes space, a bit of time, and lots...
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    Mobile Radios What's happening with Alinco?

    I appreciate that all the manufacturers are suffering from a reduction in production capabilities and stock levels have fallen low on certain makes and models due to the lock down the whole world has...
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    The FT-450D was designed with new hams in mind....

    The FT-450D was designed with new hams in mind. It's literally the perfect HF starter.

    It's a keeper.
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    I'm curious now. What exactly can the BTech...

    I'm curious now. What exactly can the BTech DMR-6x2 do that the Anytone AT-D878UV PLUS cant?
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    Hi nettak, That sounds like a COM port issue....

    Hi nettak,

    That sounds like a COM port issue.

    Assuming you have the correct USB cable driver, have you confirmed the CHIRP software is looking at the correct COM port?

    There should be a menu...
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    More details required. Are you talking...

    More details required.

    Are you talking simplex, to a HotSpot, or a local repeater?

    Do you have more than one HotSpot running at the time of the echo?

    Are you using a Bluetooth speaker mic?
    ...
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