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    Not to state the obvious, but you never know: Are...

    Not to state the obvious, but you never know: Are you using your RF gain at all?
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    I'm assuming you're dealing with analog...

    I'm assuming you're dealing with analog frequencies and my best guess is that you have the receive PL on and the repeater does not output the tones. If you're doing digital, double check the color...
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    Base Radios Sounds like the button on the mic or transmit...

    Sounds like the button on the mic or transmit inhibit is on in the menu, assuming you are transmitting on a band the radio will transmit on.
  4. Chameleon CHA-HYBRID and 66' of wire. Will work...

    Chameleon CHA-HYBRID and 66' of wire. Will work even laid across the roof.
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    If the VX-8R worked, and the radios talked to...

    If the VX-8R worked, and the radios talked to each other confirming that the UHF side is working, then it could be incorrect tones, having the receive tone on when the repeaters don't output one, or...
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    Will they talk to each other on a UHF simplex...

    Will they talk to each other on a UHF simplex frequency?
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    More likely overloading their front end on their...

    More likely overloading their front end on their radio. Try on low power.
  8. Even though feedlines can carry high voltages...

    Even though feedlines can carry high voltages when transmitting, they pose no real fire hazard from normal operation. With lightning however, all bets are off.
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    Everything has a price, and usually better costs...

    Everything has a price, and usually better costs more. I have an Ultimax reeled up in the shack for a last resort antenna because it receives much but transmits little, I bought a Chameleon Antenna...
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    Handheld Radios TYT UV-380

    TYT UV-380
  11. https://www.streakwave.com/itemdesc.asp?ic=APG5Hac...

    https://www.streakwave.com/itemdesc.asp?ic=APG5HacT2HnD&eq=&Tp=&o1=0

    I use this 3/4 mile away daily.
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    Look up MURS frequencies. You can all use those...

    Look up MURS frequencies. You can all use those with the Baofeng and it will be a better radio than any of the FRS garbage.
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    Realtor transmitter or wireless microphone...

    Realtor transmitter or wireless microphone transmitter comes to mind.
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    If there is a DMR repeater around you, you get...

    If there is a DMR repeater around you, you get the mast bang for the buck by having many talk groups on one frequency.
  15. Like Blake said, in read mode the analyzer just...

    Like Blake said, in read mode the analyzer just reports what it sees. Using the cal kit on the far end of the coax should normalize the cable as part of the system,
    Analyzers only check problems up...
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    The diode detector in the meter circuit is...

    The diode detector in the meter circuit is directional.
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    Handheld Radios Once you make the decision to go for an Amateur...

    Once you make the decision to go for an Amateur ticket, you'll soon learn a wealth of knowledge about how radios operate, and also will get to know other people to communicate with. I have a DMR...
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    T and R first: These are where the Spectrum...

    T and R first: These are where the Spectrum Analyzer is monitoring the waterfall, if you go to split mode the T and R will separate by the amount you have the split set for.

    The 4 buttons at the...
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    I'm not going to add much here except this:...

    I'm not going to add much here except this: Thanks to the FAA becoming involved in drones and requiring a license to operate as a commercial endeavor, it opens a whole new can of worms for what the...
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    "Insulated wire has a different velocity factor...

    "Insulated wire has a different velocity factor than the same bare wire meaning that insulation is not completely invisible to RF."

    Right, VF being 95-99% for insulated copper strand without...
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    Just depends. Going through the woods a lot? ...

    Just depends. Going through the woods a lot? Then a steel whip is about the only choice. Parking garages? The B-10 comes to mind. Need a bit more gain? Comet SSB is a decent choice. If you do GMRS...
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    Just checked min again, the SWR, after a tuning...

    Just checked min again, the SWR, after a tuning cycle, does not move. I moved down from 20 to 40 and keyed and the SWR showed 3 tuned and again it did not move. Hope this helps.
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    Depends on how much you drive it and how fast My...

    Depends on how much you drive it and how fast My first one didn't make the round trip from SC to FL. Second only lasted about a year driving back and forth to work, though it was on a motorcycle.
  24. Put about 7 cores on your feedline. I have a...

    Put about 7 cores on your feedline. I have a suspicion that you are radiating from your coax and that is what is getting into his system. This happens a lot when an antenna is lossy and not near...
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    5B4AJB nailed it. If you are receiving only, a...

    5B4AJB nailed it. If you are receiving only, a balun would just be an extra loss. A dipole would be best but is very sensitive to the band it is cut for and not so much multi-band reception. Back in...
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