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Forum: Amateur Radio General Discussion 10-10-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By sloop
Sonic...I just left the leixen website and...

Sonic...I just left the leixen website and noticed that the vv898 is listed as discontinued for $45. Beware of radios that are being discontinued (esp. Chinese radios) because that neans little to...
Forum: Amateur Radio Equipment 09-01-2018, 6:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,260
Posted By sloop
check out Quicksilver Radio at qsradio.com. The...

check out Quicksilver Radio at qsradio.com. The have batteries, voltage readouts, complete ecomm boxes with battery, readouts, connectors and even a vhf/uhf radio. If nothing else you can get some...
Forum: Amateur Radio General Discussion 08-18-2018, 8:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,624
Posted By sloop
I was going to let this thread die a natural...

I was going to let this thread die a natural death, but after being on the radio last night.....My definition of 'appliance operator' has changed since the early 70's. Today I think of an 'appliance...
Forum: CB Radio Forum 08-14-2018, 6:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By sloop
Found the problem....the antenna was broken...

Found the problem....the antenna was broken internally but the break did not show up on the antenna analyzer (go figure). Changed antennas and the problem went away. Anyway to answer the previous...
Forum: CB Radio Forum 08-14-2018, 8:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By sloop
motor noise on Midland 1001LWX

Finally decided to replace my old scanner with a cb in my truck. I have no motor noise on the scanner when it is on cb freq. but when I use the cb with the same electrical and ant mount, I get S9...
Forum: Amateur Radio Equipment 08-12-2018, 3:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,015
Posted By sloop
Thumbs up Mmckenna, WELL SAID!! As a ham operator and an...

Mmckenna, WELL SAID!! As a ham operator and an emergency responder I agree 100% with your post. I have two radios, one for hamming and the other for work and I don't mix the two! My ham HT will...
Forum: Amateur Radio Equipment 06-01-2018, 9:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,260
Posted By sloop
Don't forget some way of charging the...

Don't forget some way of charging the battery....if you are using battery then that should mean no ac power to charge the same. A solar panel might be an option. Northern Tool has the complete 80...
Forum: New User / Getting Started Forum 05-25-2018, 7:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,381
Posted By sloop
Thank you for all of the good comments. I guess...

Thank you for all of the good comments. I guess the Uniden will be the one. Iím sure the ads will cost more and I am hesitant about buying new products until the bugs have been worked out.
Forum: New User / Getting Started Forum 05-24-2018, 4:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,381
Posted By sloop
Best scanner for travel

Finally retired and I am going to "bite the bullet" and get a new scanner. I have kids that live from Idaho to Arkansas, to Kentucky, to North Carolina. I need a scanner that uses a SD card,...
Forum: Amateur Radio Antennas 04-18-2018, 9:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,157
Posted By sloop
Hi, I have a 2017 Nissan Frontier and I use a...

Hi, I have a 2017 Nissan Frontier and I use a Diamond K412cnmo mount at the corner of the hood with a Hustler 5/8 wave ant. SWR 1.2 across band. Cable feeds into rubber grommet with rest of cables...
Forum: Amateur Radio General Discussion 04-08-2018, 6:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,637
Posted By sloop
Smile First radio for a Technician class (new ham)...

First radio for a Technician class (new ham) based on your location I would go with a dual band (144/440 mHz) mobile radio from any of the 'big three' brands (e.g. Icom, Kenwood, Yaesu). You do not...
Forum: Amateur Radio General Discussion 03-04-2018, 8:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,248
Posted By sloop
prc117f, many of those '10 meter' radios are...

prc117f, many of those '10 meter' radios are called 'export' radios and are intended for the CBer that wants more power and the ability to operate on the 'free bands'. Some of the more common brands...
Forum: Amateur Radio General Discussion 02-13-2018, 9:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,602
Posted By sloop
The most accurate list of repeaters in the...

The most accurate list of repeaters in the southeast is through the SERA (SERA – Southeastern Repeater Association (http://www.sera.org)) and their repeater journal updated quarterly. I agree with...
Forum: North Carolina Radio Discussion Forum 10-14-2017, 7:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 815
Posted By sloop
Here in the western end of the state I still...

Here in the western end of the state I still receive SHP on both 42.500 and 42.600. It may be some time before they completely leave the low band because of the mountains. Stone Mountain State Park...
Forum: North Carolina Radio Discussion Forum 10-14-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 815
Posted By sloop
SHP 42.600 problems?

Does anyone know whats up with 42.600? My scanners lock on this frequency and all I hear is a hiss like someone is 'dead' keying.
Forum: CB Radio Forum 09-03-2017, 3:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,877
Posted By sloop
All RVers that I talked to about radios strongly...

All RVers that I talked to about radios strongly suggest that the CB have the weather channels with the weather alert feature. I know that some Cobras, some Bearcats, and Midlands have that feature.
Forum: Amateur Radio General Discussion 08-30-2017, 3:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,709
Posted By sloop
Mike, don't let the "line of sight" through you...

Mike, don't let the "line of sight" through you off. I also live in a valley and the top of my antenna is below the ridge line. With 25 watts and a Ringo Ranger II antenna I can access the Mt....
Forum: Amateur Radio Equipment 08-18-2017, 3:06 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 31,635
Posted By sloop
ZZ0468, KK4JUG, I understand your points of view...

ZZ0468, KK4JUG, I understand your points of view but as a 30 yr vet of the fire service I will not permit any of my men to risk their lives on "cheap Chinese radios"! The only people that must have...
Forum: Vertex Standard 08-16-2017, 2:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,705
Posted By sloop
Thanks wmeter, no error message pops up....the...

Thanks wmeter, no error message pops up....the program will not locate the radio or the port and will not let me change ports. Go figure.
Forum: New User / Getting Started Forum 08-15-2017, 3:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 786
Posted By sloop
Keep studying and get your license, you won't...

Keep studying and get your license, you won't regret it. As far as the National Park system...most are total digital (P25) so you won't be able to receive them with the Baofeng. Some parks (eg....
Forum: Pictures Of Your Shack/Mobile Setup 08-13-2017, 4:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,477
Posted By sloop
Smile Blackink...Yes it is...I'm old school and I use...

Blackink...Yes it is...I'm old school and I use it more than I do anything else. I also still have my slide rule and still use it.
Forum: Pictures Of Your Shack/Mobile Setup 08-10-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,477
Posted By sloop
New shack set-up

Finally getting around to setting up a new shack during basement remodeling. I still have a Motolora 300 (VHF), a Yaesu FT101EE, and a Swam 1200W to set up in the "barn". I also have to make a more...
Forum: Vertex Standard 08-09-2017, 7:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,705
Posted By sloop
Wish I could help but I could not get the CE-150...

Wish I could help but I could not get the CE-150 software to work on my computer. A tech told me the problem was that my computer is 64 bit and the program was written for 32 bit. Thanks Motorola!
Forum: Amateur Radio Equipment 08-01-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 31,635
Posted By sloop
It has been interesting reading this post. Now...

It has been interesting reading this post. Now for a few comments from a vol. firefighter. I have been a firefighter, EMT, and HazMat for almost 30 years. I live in a rural setting and the fire...
Forum: Amateur Radio Equipment 06-03-2017, 5:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,973
Posted By sloop
There is not any reason to get a CCR, I just...

There is not any reason to get a CCR, I just bought a Kenwood TH-281a for $140 from HRO. YAESU FT-2900 and icom v-8000 all go for $200 to $300 and all are mil spec for mobile operation. I have...
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