• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

2 meter

  1. andrewvickery1

    2 meter j-pole

    Ok question, I am wanting to build a 2 meter j-pole and have looked at 100's of designs and have noticed that some have the short leg as the driven element and some have the long as the driven element. I am totaly confused. Please help.
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    JPole Antenna for Baofeng?

    I purchased a Baofeng BFF8HP recently, and I am considering buying a JPole Antenna to mount on my roof. I currently have the radio connected using RG-58 coaxial cable to a 26 inch Radio Shack antenna on a vent pipe on my roof (yes, Radio Shack came through for me in this day and age), and I'm...
  3. WX9RLT

    What is the best 2 meter antenna?

    What is the BEST 2 meter/440 antenna? Looking for high DBI, low swr, etc..... Price is not an issue. Note: I currently run a tram 1480 dual band antenna. I am pretty happy with it. I just want to hear other peoples opinion on other antennas.
  4. T

    Common VHF Frequencies

    Hey everyone, Happy New Year! I have a friend who is interested in scanning the 2 meter band on VHF. As i am an public safety scanner I don't monitor VHF very often. Are there any common frequencies that have a good amount of traffic I can point him to. Maybe national calling channels and...
  5. K

    2 meter repeater linked system

    Due to health reasons, I've been out of the loop for awhile on the status of the linked repeater systems for central Iowa. Used to be that 147.075 was the flagship for an RF type system that went border to border, north / south. Upon reviewing the SKYWARN page on the NWS Des Moines site, I...
  6. D

    Indoor 2-meter antenna?

    I have restrictions where I live about antennas. But I have a work space that is my shack and it is on the 2nd floor. I was thinking about a J-pole for 2 meter inside. What do people think about this or do you have other suggestions. I have a walk in attic as well but the walk in side is on...
  7. D

    2 meter trunk mount recommendation?

    Looking for recommendations Honda Civic LX 4 door (2014) I'm using Kenwood TH-F6 triband (handheld) 95% on 2 meter 4% on 70CM 1% on 1.25 meter Hand held now but will install a mobile unit in the next 12 months. I'm looking for antenna recommendations and trunk mount bracket recommendations...
  8. S

    Can FM receiver hear AM signals

    I heard at one point that an FM reciever will be able to pick up AM radio signals. •Can I pick up audible airplane signals from my 2 meter ham radio, which receives down to 118 megahertz? •What frequency should I start with if I am in the Denver CO?
  9. B

    Don's 2 Meter Extreme Dream Beam Antenna

    Building the ultimate 2 meter ham radio beam antenna with local parts. This video shows how to build it and the parts you will need, and analyzer performance stats for frequency and swr. Don's 2 Meter Extreme Dream Beam Antenna - YouTube
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    ICOM IC-211 Repair

    I just bought an ICOM IC-211 VHF (2 meter) All-mode base rig on E-Bay. Power turns on, but neither VFO lights. Does anyone have any ideas or can you recommend an ICOM repair shop that is affordable? 73, Gregg, N2UUP
  11. BakeryBoy

    VHF 2 meter

    When programming a scanner, do you use the high or low repeater frequency for VHF amateur 2 meter?
  12. R

    Mobile 2 Meter Install in 2006 Mustang

    Hello all, I'm new here. I have been a General licensed ham for 20 years and used to be somewhat active on the bands. Then life took over...marriage, kids, job, etc. I'm slowly getting back into the hobby. I've always enjoyed CW as well as other modes and want to get back into those. I...
  13. K

    Scanner Digital / Analog (2 meter) ?

    Those in the Detroit Metro area know that the area has switched to digital, except Dearborn. Can anyone tell me if there is a single scanner that can monitor both at the same time. I have business in 4 metro cities and would like to get a single mobile scanner. Any suggestions on a scanner...
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