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  1. pb_lonny

    Are You Promoting our Hobby in the Best Possible Way

    Sadly here it is, I have been questioned, called a spy, accused of being a terrorist and all sorts of things...
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    Need a good indoor 2 meter band antenna.

    Mobile 2M whip in a window will be about the best you will be able to do.
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    NSW RFS VHF Fireground Repeater Offset

    There is no need to program, have written down, have a config prepared with this information... if you have an official need, a radio will be provided to you. The more people do this sort of thing, the quicker that systems will become encrypted and we won't be able to scan them at all...
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    BCD996XT Chopping in Priority Mode?

    That is how it works, nothing you can do except not use that mode or use Pri DND.
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    NSW RFS VHF Fireground Repeater Offset

    This has been done to death before, only if another way was not possible. Having an unauthorised radio programmed "on the off chance" that it might be needed one day does not fly.
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    Are You Promoting our Hobby in the Best Possible Way

    Thanks for all the replies, I didn't want to offend anybody but the below post really touches on my point. The issue / difference is that those other services are not crying out for new members, hams on the other hand are but don't seem to understand that often they are driving people away...
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    Simulcast Question

    My understanding is that Simulcast means that both towers transmit on the same frequencies. If one site (closer to you) carries the traffic, can you only program / hold on that site?
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    Antenna recommendation for a firefighter using VHF analog

    You need to get it as high as possible...
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    Simulcast Question

    How do you know which tower it is if it is simulcast and both transmit on the same frequency?
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    Are You Promoting our Hobby in the Best Possible Way

    What are you doing to promote your hobby? Forget about yourself for a second and consider if what you are doing is helping or hindering others who share the same hobby as you? - Physical Appearance: This might vary for some hobbies that have safety requirements or require wearing specific...
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    what software for a bcd396

    I use FreeScan
  12. pb_lonny

    BC75XLT: Power On After Battery Swap Issue BC75XLT

    Do both sets do it? It sounds like they are not seated correctly.
  13. pb_lonny

    SDS200 Optimizing Filters

    What is the issue you are trying to resolve?
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    Sd card question

    Thankfully in both cases they failed when I first went to use them after downloading photos off them. This was on different brands of cameras, about 6 months apart.
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    Sd card question

    Correct, when I was serious about photography, I had two cards die, neither had taken more than 10,000 photos...
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    No receive audio when scanning and on active signal, must frequently partial reset

    Lets us know how it goes, this sounds like a very weird fault.
  17. pb_lonny

    Handheld monitoring

    I should add, I also use mine in the car a bit: Car Radio Scanner Mount - August 2020
  18. pb_lonny

    No receive audio when scanning and on active signal, must frequently partial reset

    What about if you do a full factory reset?
  19. pb_lonny

    Handheld monitoring

    I only use handhelds, my UBCD396XT is running in auto store mode 95% of the time, just sitting on my desk.
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