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Re: CB vs. ham radio

Post by dutchman on Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:06 am

Damn super secret squirrels...

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Re: CB vs. ham radio

Post by Bennamin on Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:30 pm

How about this?
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Extend-Adjustable-Throat-Mic-Air-Tube-Earpiece-for-Motorola-CB-Ham-Radio-CP88-CP040-CP100-CP125/1862273261.html?spm=2114.10010108.1000023.3.M4fM5Z
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Post by dutchman on Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:08 am

I like that. It'd make me feel all Navy SEAL and shizzzz

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Post by Bennamin on Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:53 am

By the way... legal now: KI7LFR
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Re: CB vs. ham radio

Post by dutchman on Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:14 am

Got my Baofeng UV-5RV2+ programmed and ready to go!

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Re: CB vs. ham radio

Post by Bennamin on Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:05 am

dutchman wrote:Got my Baofeng UV-5RV2+ programmed and ready to go!

I haven't even turned mine on since I got my license. Did you copy Kevin's channel list, or come up with your own?
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Re: CB vs. ham radio

Post by dutchman on Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:27 am

I used the chirp software. You can import data from a list of frequencies. I picked a couple of the local ones in both the 70 cm and 2 m bands. It's easy to plug back in and edit the programming.

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Re: CB vs. ham radio

Post by offroad_medic on Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:48 pm

So I just scored a baofeng HT with some extra goodies for free. So I guess I should start studying the flash cards and get my technician license so I can use it. I don't have the chirp software though so I might have to steal your program list for a minute Brady
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Re: CB vs. ham radio

Post by dutchman on Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:35 am

Yeah man, let me know. I've got it on my laptop so I can swing by. Did you get a programming cable?

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Post by offroad_medic on Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:55 am

Yeah I have the cable for it. I've been researching some of the repeaters and coverage areas down south by the Swell since I go there more than a lot of places so I may also steal the chirp file Kevin has if its different than yours
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Post by dutchman on Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:57 am

His is likely different than mine (I just picked random ones I thought would be useful), but I can copy it into my chirp program. Chirp has a built-in feature that will locate all the stations/repeaters within a specified distance. It's pretty easy to find ones you're looking for.

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Post by offroad_medic on Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:33 am

Ah sweet. Yeah I still haven't downloaded it to play around at all
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Post by Kevin on Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:34 am

offroad_medic wrote:Yeah I have the cable for it. I've been researching some of the repeaters and coverage areas down south by the Swell since I go there more than a lot of places so I may also steal the chirp file Kevin has if its different than yours

I dunno which one Brady has, mine is everything that was in Dempsey's file plus a few more. I want to add a LOT more, the number of channels these things will store is huge.

We should make a list of every open repeater in Utah and the surrounding states, and compile them into one giant Chirp file.

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Post by Kevin on Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:34 am

dutchman wrote:Chirp has a built-in feature that will locate all the stations/repeaters within a specified distance.

It does?

Somebody needs to tell me these things.

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Re: CB vs. ham radio

Post by Bennamin on Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:47 am

Kevin wrote:
dutchman wrote:Chirp has a built-in feature that will locate all the stations/repeaters within a specified distance.

It does?

Somebody needs to tell me these things.

Yup. Learned it off a youtube video about setting up and using Chirp for the first time. Pretty cool!
I'm not at home, so I can't tell you how it works...
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Post by Kevin on Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:51 am

Oh, it's RepeaterBook. I have the app on my phone. That's neat that it's built into Chirp.

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Re: CB vs. ham radio

Post by dutchman on Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:35 pm

Do we need a group programming night?

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Post by offroad_medic on Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:37 pm

I could be game for a programming night. Also I will likely be planning a quick trip to the Swell on May 19/20 if anyone is interested. It's still not 100% sure but likely
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Re: CB vs. ham radio

Post by Kevin on Mon May 01, 2017 1:30 am

This is Dempsey's chirp file that I've messed with a bit.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-WDEGabC63wYVFxZ0x2cEJZYzQ

offroad_medic wrote:I could be game for a programming night. Also I will likely be planning a quick trip to the Swell on May 19/20 if anyone is interested. It's still not 100% sure but likely

I have that weekend off. Got a particular destination in mind or just wandering?

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Post by dutchman on Mon May 01, 2017 9:05 am

I like the idea of using the Swell to test our HAM communications.

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Re: CB vs. ham radio

Post by offroad_medic on Mon May 01, 2017 5:48 pm

I haven't put too much of a plan together yet since the trip is stil tentative for me for right now. I was contemplating little wildhorse/ding and dang area or hitting up some stuff by temple mountain but like I said nothing too solid yet.
Also I need to get my technician done before going down there so I can play on the radio instead of just listening
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Post by offroad_medic on Sat May 06, 2017 10:40 pm

Is there a special trick to getting Dempsey's Chirp file to download and work? every time i try to do it, it says that the file is corrupted.........
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Post by Kevin on Mon May 08, 2017 10:20 am

First thing you do is dowload your own image from your radio. Then open the image I made from Dempsey's file, and cut and paste that info into the image you downloaded. Then save that as some other file name before uploading it back to your radio.

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Re: CB vs. ham radio

Post by dutchman on Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:52 pm

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XK83VRV/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B06XK83VRV&linkCode=as2&tag=adassrunette-20&linkId=554ac75d4bf793a0201feaff56b3db3c

Anyone know anything about these?

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Re: CB vs. ham radio

Post by Bennamin on Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:03 am

dutchman wrote:https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XK83VRV/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B06XK83VRV&linkCode=as2&tag=adassrunette-20&linkId=554ac75d4bf793a0201feaff56b3db3c

Anyone know anything about these?

All I know is that they're all chatting about them on Microlander Overland page on Facebook. And in between the comments and questions about HAM operation, there's a few that really like this model of radio.
I, for one, am thinking I like it because of the price.

And yes, it's saved in my Amazon shopping cart... Wink
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