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  1. It's probably physically possible to program MURS...

    It's probably physically possible to program MURS frequencies into your Baofeng, but you're getting into legality issues. The FCC regulations prohibit the use of non-type certified radios on radio...
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    Unlikely... Anything you plug into the radio,...

    Unlikely... Anything you plug into the radio, even if the speaker connections weren't present, is still going to disable the internal speaker.

    Can you wear a headset? Some states will allow the...
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    KW6EMC is available. There is no record showing...

    KW6EMC is available. There is no record showing in the ULS. The ULS is always the definitive answer when it comes to valid or available call signs.
  4. Mobile Radios In the long run, you'd be better served by a...

    In the long run, you'd be better served by a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) which you would activate in the event of a situation such as you described. The other thing is to never go out alone. You...
  5. Thread: HAM Switchboard?

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    The simplest way to accomplish what you are...

    The simplest way to accomplish what you are envisioning is to have a multi-repeater/frequency communications plan in place before the drill ever commences.

    Down south of you in San Diego County,...
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    Base Radios You're overloading the front end of the TECSUN...

    You're overloading the front end of the TECSUN radio?
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    I did the same thing when I was first licensed. ...

    I did the same thing when I was first licensed. I knew joining a club was the best way to learn. I tried a couple of different clubs. The first one I went to completely ignored me at my first...
  8. Thread: Is it just me?

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    And it was real quiet the last couple of days. ...

    And it was real quiet the last couple of days. So much so that I couldn't even get in...
  9. Thread: Is it just me?

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    Is it just me?

    Is it just me or does it seem this forum is one of the worst for people posing a question and then disappearing forever? I see many posts where the OP never returns to acknowledge the people that...
  10. Thread: Frequencies

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    Mobile Radios Absolutely! I'm a member of a railroad museum...

    Absolutely!

    I'm a member of a railroad museum outside of San Diego, CA. At one time I was a train crew volunteer and fully rules qualified. I'm retired from that now, but I still listen to the...
  11. If you can't find the original HM-7, a Heil HMMiC...

    If you can't find the original HM-7, a Heil HMMiC might be a good replacement. I used one on my iCom until I went to a headset and foot switch.
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    Not being totally familiar with Baofeng (I have...

    Not being totally familiar with Baofeng (I have one but don't use it) I took a shot in the dark and missed. Now I'm going to take another shot and see if might help.

    I followed all your steps...
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    With the Baofengs, the repeater offset has to be...

    With the Baofengs, the repeater offset has to be hand entered (the radio doesn't do it for you, like Kenwood, Yaesu or iCom radios do.) The offset for the 70cm UHF ham band is different than the...
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    I'm glad you found a solution to your "problem."

    I'm glad you found a solution to your "problem."
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    I've never placed too much faith in the battery...

    I've never placed too much faith in the battery indicators on mobile or HT radios. They are notoriously inaccurate. I usually recharge my batteries when they quit operating the radio.
  16. Thread: Ft25 2 m

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    Handheld Radios There are two manuals for this radio. One, the...

    There are two manuals for this radio. One, the operating manual, is included in the box. The other, the Advance manual, you have to download from the Yaesu website. The Operating Manual can also...
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    When you say "bump the dial" do you mean turning...

    When you say "bump the dial" do you mean turning the knob to get past the programmed repeater and get the scan started again? I do this too, but I've never had mine lock up on me like that.

    I...
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    Handheld Radios I'm glad you found a work-around, but it...

    I'm glad you found a work-around, but it shouldn't be working that way. Have you tried to program memory channels into the various banks by hand? You might try that and see if it mske a difference...
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    Handheld Radios If you look around on some of the other amateur...

    If you look around on some of the other amateur radio forums, you'll see a lot of complaints about the free Yaesu software. I tried programming my FT1D with the supplied cable and the ADMS 6 Yaesu...
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    Handheld Radios Are you aware there is a second manual for this...

    Are you aware there is a second manual for this radio that has to be downloaded from the Yaesu website? That manual, called the Advance Manual, gives the detailed instructions for manipulating...
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    Handheld Radios Try putting each group of frequencies in a...

    Try putting each group of frequencies in a separate Memory Bank, then just select the bank you want to scan. Or "no bank" if you want to scan everything. You can lock out individual memory channels...
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    I think you're asking too much of a radio that...

    I think you're asking too much of a radio that was designed for kids. I've looked at pictures and I can't tell where you'd plug in a cable or there's even one available for the radio. I suspect...
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    I'm taking a wild guess here, but these look like...

    I'm taking a wild guess here, but these look like FRS radios. You don't program them. They are channelized and all that is done at the factory.
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    You understand that undertaking this modification...

    You understand that undertaking this modification to use that particular radio on GMRS is illegal. Well, making the modification in itself is not illegal, but subsequently using the radio on GMRS is....
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    Handheld Radios I find that surprising because it should be in a...

    I find that surprising because it should be in a plastic bag along with the button and the belt clip itself. Another way to find the right screw would to contact Yaesu directly. I would be...
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