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  1. N1DDC

    Catawba County area Ham Radio

    Hey y'all, For those Ham Radio enthusiasts (or Amateur Radio, as some prefer to call it) in or around Catawba County I have had BrandMeister DMR network create a Talkgroup for me and my group to use. We are all a group of local Firefighters, EMT's, Rescue Squad members, etc. It took me 10...
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    So i am able to pick up certain frequencies with whislter ws1010 but when i go to the ham frequency here all i get is static every so often even with the squalch turn up, so i do not understand what is the issue and how to fix it
  3. A

    WorkPlace Antenna

    Hello I was wondering if anyone would have any suggestions for a nice antenna that could be inside of an office. I’m right beside the windows but this building was built in 1961 and it seems to block my signals pretty good. I tried a little Tram antenna inside the office but im coming over a bit...
  4. J

    Getting started with SDR receivers

    Low cost SDRs are a great way for newcomers to radio to get started. This video which SDRplay put together, illustrates how easy it is to get started with short wave listening using an RSP1A. The tips given, particularly to do with setting up a simple wire antenna, are applicable to all SDRs...
  5. wa8iqo

    Motorola Mentor/Elmer Wanted!

    Im looking for a mentor or amature radio elmer in Central Florida who has extensively knowledgeable with Motorola ASTRO and Mototrbo product lines. Im looking to expand my knowledge on the XTL/XTS5000 radios and gain some primer on turbo system as well. Can't seem to find anyone within the local...
  6. W

    Adventures with CW

    Good day fellow hams and those interested in the hobby. Mike - W9ODX here from the Central Indiana area. About three months ago I decided that I wanted to venture out from the world of VHF/UHF repeaters and explore the world of HF (since I am a new upgrade to the General class license). There...
  7. G

    Chevy Express Van Ram Mount

    Never owned any kind of laptop mount for the Chevy Express van. Does Ram Mount hold up well ? Have 17 inch laptop to mount. No-Drill Thank you 73 Kenny
  8. W

    DMR in Sussex

    The 448.725 repeater in Roxana is now connected to the "Tri State" network providing good coverage to the county and beyond. Further programming info can be found at N2JTI.net. It provides hand held coverage to the Delaware beaches & down to Ocean City, MD.
  9. K

    New MF/LF ham bands - with a catch...

    From the SWLing.com website... FCC Approves MF/LF Ham Radio Bands | The SWLing Post Mike
  10. H

    Operating in U.S. Virgin Islands

    Hello, I am going on a sailing trip in August to the U.S. Virgin Islands. We are going to be sailing to St. Thomas and St. John, and I am wondering if I will need any special permits besides my general class license (I'm a technician now but will be general before the trip). I am planning on...
  11. H

    Baofeng not Transmitting?

    I've been using my Baofeng BFF8-HP for a while now, and I recently received my technician's license. I called CQ several times and got no response. I became frustrated and tried to talk on a frequency I knew was used by a local crowd in Connecticut (I live on Long Island, near the north shore)...
  12. H

    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...
  13. V

    What scanner and frequencies for Trent Hills,Ontario?

    At this time I only have a Realistic Pro-38,which is fine for listening to local ham radio repeaters. What would I need to listen to Trent Hills,ON emergency services? Are they encrypted? In which case I may as well not bother upgrading! Recommended outside antenna? Discone,other? Local...
  14. N

    2016 Ford Fusion Ham Radio

    I've been slowly documenting my install in my new car on my blog, so that the guys in my local radio club could follow along with my progress. Here's few of the pics. If you want to check out the details my blog is at November 3 Victor Echo Mike - November 3 Victor Echo Mike let me know what...
  15. gonzalu

    Ready Made Emergency Go-Box

    Hello all, I have been looking for a ready-made Emergency Go-Box I can buy where I can just mount my radio(s) and and antenna (and external power to charge batteries etc.) Frankly, All I find is DIY videos, websites, etc. My problem isn't that I can't do it myself, but I just don't have any...
  16. marksroberson

    Ht1000 page Acknowledge

    I have a HT1000 UHF I talk on local repeaters with to another Motorola guy. He can send me pages with MDC1200 on repeaters without a delay and I recieve them fine but what I want to do is make my HT1000 send a acknowledgement page back to him, I can not find a setting in the MDC options page for...
  17. B

    New FB Group 220 MHz Radio Group

    We want YOU to join the 220 Group. Public group for the promotion of the 220 MHz Radio frequency for amateur radio use. Share your favorite 220 repeater, 220 install photos, 220 products you use and 220 stories. Welcome and enjoy! https://www.facebook.com/groups/220MHzRadioGroup/
  18. P

    Transceiver Repairs Needed

    Is there anyone (business or person) in the London(ON) area that repairs ham radio transceivers? 73 Perry
  19. T

    First radio for newly licensed

    I didn't know if I should ask here or if I should ask in the New User forum (it seems like this forum is more for scanner questions, but please move it if it fits better there.) I wanted to learn more about amateur radio and so I have been studying for the Technician license exam. Recently I...
  20. K

    Caught 10M Ham Radio Band On Skip Today

    Good evening to everybody. Have not posted in a little bit but wanted to share this with the members. Today while seaching thru 10M band I caught skip from CA. It was simplex on 29.290. I thought it was amazing to hear it. I was using a PCTEL (Maxrad) mobile antenna cut for 47MHz. It is a 1/4...