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    Hi Tony, Sorry to hear about your experience...

    Hi Tony,

    Sorry to hear about your experience -- that is not acceptable! I suggest that you try to find a club in your area, and they should be able to help you get connected to the correct places...
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    FYI, Anytone D878 uses 12V.

    FYI, Anytone D878 uses 12V.
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    With the 2 dimensions -- 25' & 13', you have...

    With the 2 dimensions -- 25' & 13', you have enough room for a dog leg end fed antenna like the Ultimax Dxtreme -- they are from 33' to 124'. I am using the 33' one and it is good (well I can get out...
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    Don't count a Tech license short. With the...

    Don't count a Tech license short. With the digital modes like DMR, you can access the world.
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    Just my thought on this -- there are storage...

    Just my thought on this -- there are storage temperatures that exist for electronic equipment, and my guess is that base station equipment my not be able to be stored (or operated for that matter) in...
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    Without a DMR ID / license, the only way to...

    Without a DMR ID / license, the only way to listen is to find a repeater that has a static TG. All other TGs require a PTT operation to be able to listen to the channel.

    You have to do some...
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    What hasn't been said about DMR listening is that...

    What hasn't been said about DMR listening is that without a license you will have to connect to what is called a static talkgroup (TG).

    There are 2 types of TGs and the way that you can listen to...
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    Hi Jim, Welcome to the net and hope that you...

    Hi Jim,

    Welcome to the net and hope that you are successful on getting your general and extra. I belong to GARS, but we are not doing any testing at this time due to covid-19. But here are the...
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    How do you have the 2 receive paths set-up. It...

    How do you have the 2 receive paths set-up. It sounds like you have both set to DMR repeaters. That could be the issue.

    I have mine set with one to DMR repeater (with the zones) and the other to...
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    The UV-5RE+ appears to only be an analog radio....

    The UV-5RE+ appears to only be an analog radio. If you go to digital, it opens up an entire different world of opportunities -- provided there is a DMR repeater close by or you also can budget in a...
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    Here are my thoughts on echo ... If you are...

    Here are my thoughts on echo ...

    If you are causing the echo, then it would be heard when others are talking, not when you are talking. Echo means that something away from you is causing the echo...
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    I think that congratulations are in order to both...

    I think that congratulations are in order to both you and your Dad! You did really well on the number of questions that you got right -- and it shows that you did your prep right to pass all 3 in one...
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    Hi Berry, Check out the Ozaukee Radio Club...

    Hi Berry,

    Check out the Ozaukee Radio Club (W9CQO), they are active and they are really nice guys. I was up there last year for a class reunion and stopped by one of their meetings. If you...
  14. There is a difference in scope in using DMR...

    There is a difference in scope in using DMR versus just analog. It has to do with the scope of the repeater that you are connected to. You should look at the available repeaters. DMR has talk groups...
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    You can't go wrong with an AnyTone AT-D878UV -- I...

    You can't go wrong with an AnyTone AT-D878UV -- I have the plus, and the bluetooth option is great. While it does not support airband, your should be able to get an airband receiver separately for...
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    The picture shows a cable that is needed to...

    The picture shows a cable that is needed to connect the PL259 connector to the Baofeng. Beyond that, I am using my handheld (an AnyTone) connected to my home 2m/70cm antenna and it works fine....
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    Take a look at ProClip:...

    Take a look at ProClip: https://www.proclipusa.com/vehicle/dashboard-mounts/4371-ford-f-150-raptor/2009

    They have mounts that have mounts that have a plate that you could clip the belt clip on,...
  18. Thread: Amateur Rookie

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    In order to program the AT-D878, go here: ...

    In order to program the AT-D878, go here:

    https://www.bridgecomsystems.com/pages/download-a-codeplug

    and pick up the Mississippi state code plug and look up programming on the unit here:
    ...
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    I also have the UV380 and it does not provide the...

    I also have the UV380 and it does not provide the noise when nothing is being received -- like I expected using my IC-7000 when the squelch is turned down -- I get the hiss of no signal. It appears...
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    Hi normd, I also have a high noise floor on...

    Hi normd,

    I also have a high noise floor on both 80 & 40m. I solved it by getting a noise canceler. I got the kit QRM-180 kit from AG6YJ on eBay -- it is a kit that I built and so far it has been...
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    Congrats on your general license. I did a...

    Congrats on your general license.

    I did a similar thing a year ago -- but I had the tech license (never could get past the 5wpm either then) in the late 60s so I was grandfathered in to the...
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    I am currently using an ULTIMAX 100 that is...

    I am currently using an ULTIMAX 100 that is working from 80m to 6m. It is 24 F in length -- so it is pretty close to your 6m (more like 8m) and it does not have any grounding requirements.

    It...
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    This is not really a recomendation, but this is...

    This is not really a recomendation, but this is what I did which will give you another point of view ...

    You didn't say the class of license that you have, so I am not sure if you are looking for...
  24. Thread: Remote Antenna

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    Did you consider running the coax along the...

    Did you consider running the coax along the outside of the house. All cable / satelite companies all run the cables on the ourside of a house from the downstairs to the upstairs. I have also done it...
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    My guess is that it is ready to be used outdoors....

    My guess is that it is ready to be used outdoors. You can check if it is stainless by using a magnet. Stainless steel is less magnetic then steel -- and some is not magnetic at all. If it is...
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