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Forum: Rants Today, 9:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By bharvey2
"Stupid Bean Sprouts" Yeah, I gotta...

"Stupid Bean Sprouts" Yeah, I gotta agree.
Forum: Amateur Radio General Discussion Today, 9:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By bharvey2
I've been using the same method for quite some...

I've been using the same method for quite some time. Batteries never wear out and it works for all the bands I work. I do have to replace the ink cartridge in my Cross pen every year or so though.....
Forum: Outdoor Recreations Yesterday, 12:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,586
Posted By bharvey2
The trouble I'd foresee with the .45 Long Colt...

The trouble I'd foresee with the .45 Long Colt would be the lack of rifling. I'd have to say though that with some enthusiastic reloading, one could get some pretty respectable muzzle energy out of...
Forum: Digital Voice for Amateur Use 06-20-2018, 8:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,729
Posted By bharvey2
Since you are in California, I'd recommend DMR as...

Since you are in California, I'd recommend DMR as it seems the most popular digital mode, especially if you travel throughout the state. the Norcal Brandmeister system covers a lot of ground....
Forum: Outdoor Recreations 06-20-2018, 8:00 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,586
Posted By bharvey2
Hmmm, clever. I hadn't thought of a combo. What...

Hmmm, clever. I hadn't thought of a combo. What about a drilling or vierling? -Could cover a lot of ground with one of those. It may be "cheating" in terms of this discussion though.
Forum: GMRS / FRS 06-18-2018, 9:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 844
Posted By bharvey2
I live and work in the Bay Area. I've heard...

I live and work in the Bay Area. I've heard digital activity on more than a few GMRS/FRS channels in the past. Some traffic was legit (FCC approved via temp licensing) From what I've read, the FCC...
Forum: Everything else 06-15-2018, 2:47 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,993
Posted By bharvey2
Lauri, How do we know it's REALLY you?...

Lauri,

How do we know it's REALLY you? I'm no fool, I've seen the movie"Invasion of the Body Snatchers" ;-)
Glad to hear from you.
Forum: Radio Equipment Installation Forum 06-15-2018, 9:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,793
Posted By bharvey2
I wire directly to the battery (via fused...

I wire directly to the battery (via fused conductors). I try to keep them as short as possible while steering clear of ignition components and the ECU (car computer) I also like to bump the conductor...
Forum: San Francisco Bay Area Discussion 06-08-2018, 9:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By bharvey2
Although the Oakland HRO is closer to me, i...

Although the Oakland HRO is closer to me, i really liked that store. If I recall correctly, I dropped in there to pick up supplies the same morning I took the test for my license. I was sorry to hear...
Forum: GMRS / FRS 05-28-2018, 5:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,857
Posted By bharvey2
Yeah, it does get annoying, however, it is light...

Yeah, it does get annoying, however, it is light less annoying that some forklift operator sitting on his mic button or even worse, some clown that's singing or making irritating noises because he...
Forum: Radio Equipment Installation Forum 05-25-2018, 9:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 745
Posted By bharvey2
Yeah, but who wants to use up a perfectly good...

Yeah, but who wants to use up a perfectly good holiday on car repairs? I hope it's a quick and easy fix so you can get back to enjoying your weekend with family and friends. (Or at least your...
Forum: Radio Equipment Installation Forum 05-25-2018, 8:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 745
Posted By bharvey2
You may have found your problem. Certainly not...

You may have found your problem. Certainly not the most ideal way however. Good luck getting your car problem resolved Are you going to DIY it?
Forum: Scanner / Receiver Antennas 05-24-2018, 4:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,006
Posted By bharvey2
This gave me a chuckle for a moment. I was...

This gave me a chuckle for a moment. I was imagining the face of the guy at the HRO counter when I go in to ask for one of these. ;-)
Forum: Radio Equipment Installation Forum 05-24-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 745
Posted By bharvey2
A description of the interference (what it sounds...

A description of the interference (what it sounds like) would be helpful. A varying whining sound is likely alternator noise. A "ticking" sound whose rate increases and decreases with RPM changes is...
Forum: Scanner / Receiver Antennas 05-24-2018, 9:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,006
Posted By bharvey2
You might also try adjusting the distance between...

You might also try adjusting the distance between the antenna and the corner of the reflector until you get an optimum signal strength.
Forum: Scanner / Receiver Antennas 05-24-2018, 9:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,006
Posted By bharvey2
I was having a lot of issues monitoring the...

I was having a lot of issues monitoring the simulcast P25 public service network in my area, especially when using SDRs. I built a corner reflector and it really cleaned up the signal.A high gain...
Forum: Industry Discussion 05-22-2018, 8:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 738
Posted By bharvey2
I've noticed the lack of grounding on the Airmax...

I've noticed the lack of grounding on the Airmax line as well. Although I have used them outside for short distances (100 yds or so) without any problems, they've never struck me as an...
Forum: CB Radio Forum 05-22-2018, 8:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,838
Posted By bharvey2
A close up view looking down the keyway would be...

A close up view looking down the keyway would be helpful. Raking would be my first choice especially if wafers are used. Looking at the patent, I'd suggest a pair of vice grips on the outer barrel to...
Forum: Industry Discussion 05-21-2018, 3:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 738
Posted By bharvey2
I've been using the Ubiquiti Airfiber 24 for...

I've been using the Ubiquiti Airfiber 24 for several years for a connection between two of our sites in the San Francisco Bay Area. No snow or ice but we're not far from the bay so I suppose we would...
Forum: Outdoor Recreations 05-18-2018, 4:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,586
Posted By bharvey2
If cost and availability weren't a concern, the...

If cost and availability weren't a concern, the .22 WMR might fit the bill for the "one".
Forum: GMRS / FRS 05-16-2018, 9:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,857
Posted By bharvey2
It doesn't require a repeater. The radios I use...

It doesn't require a repeater. The radios I use at work are only used in simplex mode. All of the radios generate an MDC1200 tone. The managers have radios with a display that shows the ID of the...
Forum: GMRS / FRS 05-16-2018, 8:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,857
Posted By bharvey2
Nope, those aren't dumb questions. Sorry for the...

Nope, those aren't dumb questions. Sorry for the confusion about the trunking issue. I was just pointing out that you use "more radio" than you actually need. If you go the commercial/professional...
Forum: GMRS / FRS 05-15-2018, 5:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,857
Posted By bharvey2
The TK3180 is a nice radio. While it is capable...

The TK3180 is a nice radio. While it is capable of trunking, you don't need to program any trunking capabilities. As I recall, when you first open the programming software to write a new codeplug,...
Forum: Software Defined Radio 05-15-2018, 5:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By bharvey2
I've been a fan of the cheap SDR dongle for a few...

I've been a fan of the cheap SDR dongle for a few years now. With the tiny little antenna that come with them, strong FM broadcast stations are about all that you can receive. However, with the...
Forum: GMRS / FRS 05-15-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,857
Posted By bharvey2
If you're interested in a good quality radio and...

If you're interested in a good quality radio and want to stay away from the blister-pack kids toys, you may want to consider a Kenwood TK-390 handheld or a TK 880 or TK8180 mobile radio. All are...
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