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  1. MedicDavid78

    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...
  2. C

    Newton County Question

    Hey all, I’m a newbie with scanners and need some information if possible. Recently I’ve become very interested in radio and Ham radio specifics. I’m currently living in Newton MS Newton County. Unfortunately I don’t have a large rig but do have a baofeng uv5r. I work as a dispatcher and know...
  3. MedicDavid78

    DMR Repeaters in NC for Hams

    Does anyone have a decent list of DMR Repeaters in North Carolina for Hams, specifically linked systems or the like, similar to Brandmeister or DMR-MARC, etc. I an in NC and looking to talk to friends in other states. I have only found 1 or 2 DMR Repeaters for my area that can do that, but...
  4. N7iOS

    Powerwerx DB-750 or Alinco 638T

    Looking for some advice..... here is my situation: I have a Kenwood VHF TK-7180 which performs like an absolute champ using a 1/4 wa antenna ve on a roof rack. Receive quality and TX is great. Very very dependable. However, I work for a public safety agency in which I do utilize my personal...
  5. K

    building a GMRS repeater

    hello everybody, just was wondering if anybody would have any Motorola GR-300 Chassis laying around without anything but the power supply inside..?
  6. W

    Programming Repeater Names

    New to HAM radio and I was wanting opinions on how most HAMs name the local repeaters into their mobiles. What works for you what did'nt work. I'm limited to 10 characters in my radio. Do you... A: program the RX frequency, ie: "147.000" B: program a custom name, ie: "your county/club...
  7. W

    Active repeaters in Kansas City MO and KS

    Hey, I will be spending 2 weeks in Kansas city, Mo and Ks and I was hoping for some hints about 440 repeaters which are active in that area. It would be nice to get some people to talk to while I am there and in the car :-) Thanks in advance for the suggestions. 73

    Vxr-7000 out of band durability and HAM BAND ?'s

    Hello everyone this is my first post here ive been lurking bat labs and radio reference for a while now. i have a vxr 7000 ua and i have taken it out of band using the dealer mode. (-d") now what i have programmed on my repeated is 430 rx 435 tx . i have adjusted the tx power amount to 127...
  9. C

    Timing to Get a Vanity Call Sign After 2 Year Wait

    I'd like to apply for a 4-letter call sign that is soon to be available after the 2 year wait. I plan to submit online using the ULS. However, it is unclear to me the timing of such an attempt. When should the application be submitted relative to the "becoming available" date to insure the...
  10. K

    My growing setup.

    Hello all! I have a rather large-ish desk. So I have my 3 screens for my PC for various tasks with troubleshooting and what not in IT. To my right is my laptop, my PRO-652 and my newly mounted TYT TH-9800. Its currently fed to my centerfire discone. I have an efactor dual band coming for it in...
  11. N7iOS

    Baofeng Offset frequency issue w/ CHIRP

    I am trying to program my Baofeng UV82 and i am using seperate TX frequencies by setting the Duplex to "Split" and then putting the TX Freq in the Offset column. This is right and it transfers to radio alright. However, when i save my file and open it back up, those offset TX Freq's now display...
  12. W

    220 MHz repeater

    Does any ham in the Albany area want to help set a 220 MHz repeater in the area . I can apply for the frequency pair. We could use donations or repeater equipment . If anybody is interested in helping out putting up a 220 repeater in Albany ny area let me know . Would like to try and get it up...
  13. 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...
  14. H

    Best bang for your buck Motorola Ham Radio

    Was thinking about purchasing a UHF and a VHF portable motorola brand for ham radio usage. Was hoping I could get some input as to which portable everyone recommends. I apologize if this is the wrong area for this post.
  15. W6SAE

    Manually Programming Baofeng UV-5R

    I recently came across this blog post: WP4AOH: Baofeng UV-5R Overview and Manual Programming It demystifies the process of manually programming the UV-5R. It gives good information regarding radio settings and step-by-step instructions for programming for repeaters, stepping up or down...
  16. V

    Beaufeng Radio Questions.

    Is there any way of a putting a delay on Channels while scanning Traffic and although I see a feature for busy chan lockout on scanned channels the manual does not explain how to temp lock out frequency's that are busy without the need to too delete them.....
  17. VE1GAT

    Unresponsive Icom support

    I've purchased a batch of Icom transceivers and I am having problems with them. I have emailed and web formed Icom several times and Icom have yet to respond. Is this common for Icom to ignore buyers?
  18. K

    Building a GMRS repeater from two M-1225 mobiles

    hi everybody, just was wondering when i go into the external accessories to do "the pin locations" what profile works the best for the cheap interface cables you can get from Ebay..? right now i have it set as "General I/O" "Power -up Delay as 0.5...
  19. VE1GAT

    Frugal handheld GMRS MURS HAM Marine

    information & experiences with UV5R, BF888, counterfeits, antennas NA771 index radio programming with CHirp also covered with several packs to download.
  20. R

    Initiation au Radioamateur

    Bonjour, j'aimerais savoir si certain d'entre vous sont radioamateur! J'aurais des questions a poser car j'aimerais bien en devenir un! Donc mes questions conserne tout ce qui est en lien avec cette passion ainsi que comment obtenir une licence. Je suis présentement dans le Scanning.. Donc...