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  1. GlobalNorth

    ATF - Phoenix Ops [Tactical]

    No, it is not.
  2. GlobalNorth

    Field Day 2021 is a bust in AZ

    Who knew that senior citizen hams and those who exceed 300 pounds were ultra-endurance athletes? Having done things like mountain rescues and body recoveries, dealt with drownings, and lost hikers in 110 - 120 degree heat for over two decades as a career; I'll venture to say that many seniors...
  3. GlobalNorth

    Field Day 2021 is a bust in AZ

    When it is 115º F+, people do not want to sit in a local park, a local parking lot, etc. Field day in Arizona means get out of the heat and get to the forests for cooler weather and some different operating parameters. Reliving the time spent at 29 Palms in the Marine Corps Air/Ground Combat...
  4. GlobalNorth

    do i need sds100 upgrades?

    There are a lot of DMR users in Arizona, including government agencies. If you want to listen to more than the common emergency public safety stuff, I would get the DMR mod. first. NXDN would be a distant second place, the NXDN users tend to be businesses. I would not buy EDACS/ProVoice for...
  5. GlobalNorth

    ATF - Phoenix Ops [Tactical]

    It's interference from some source because if it is an actual conversation, it's a lengthy QSO.
  6. GlobalNorth

    ATF - Phoenix Ops [Tactical]

    My SDS units are locking up on 168.0000 MHz. There is nothing but static and if I run the squelch from its' usual setting at 2 all the way up to 15, the static remains. It cycles for around minute and then drops for a few seconds, then repeats in an irregular cycle. There is no NAC/Sys...
  7. GlobalNorth

    2021 Arizona wildfire season

    https://dffm.az.gov/fire-restrictions-and-closures-across-arizona
  8. GlobalNorth

    Field Day 2021 is a bust in AZ

    Thanks to the 23 major wildland fires burning throughout the State, at least two national forests are completely closed and that is means much of Field Day is going to be a bust [unless one enjoys 100º plus heat in the areas that aren't closed off...
  9. GlobalNorth

    Unknown FED conventional

    US Navy Security Forces perhaps... Hampton Roads NSA has a detachment there.
  10. GlobalNorth

    Homeless Services Non-Profit Need

    As an aside, public safety agencies have to account for every purchase of capital assets over a certain amount and not designed to be expendable. They track it as it comes in through the purchasing contract, through the service life, repairs, and finally, the disposition of such gear as surplus...
  11. GlobalNorth

    wildland fire

    Sorry, I forgot to include the link. https://www.broadcastify.com/listen/ctid/95
  12. GlobalNorth

    wildland fire

    Broadcastify is showing only Greenhaven, Page and Sedona Fire Departments. There are no State or Federal wildfire agencies listed.
  13. GlobalNorth

    Federal/ATF/Secret Servcice

    Having been a Fed for an alphabet agency, radios are not used very much. Certainly not like the local PD, Sheriff, or Highway Patrol. My initial Fed vehicle had a radio, but it was a cast off that no one wanted to drive since it looked like a government car. My other autos had no radios, no...
  14. GlobalNorth

    HAM Radio License

    If you want a ham, look for this symbol: The roofing filter is exceptionally pure.
  15. GlobalNorth

    antenna recommendation for pima county?

    There are two ways to go when you want to listen to more than one band - a) Buy a discone antenna and some coax, then hide it in the attic. You get some elevation, it is concealed from prying HOA eyes, and it is wide spectrum. b) Buy a Larsen tri-band mobile antenna with a magnetic mount that...
  16. GlobalNorth

    Don't believe everything you hear on ham radio

    Good luck on that exam and I recall tubes pretty well, but EchoLink?? EchoLink sounds like a brand name to those old 10 foot diameter C-band dishes that got 99 satellite channels back in the 1980s. What has happened to news reporting since the 1970s is a professional tragedy.
  17. GlobalNorth

    "Mass casualty" incident in Show Low, AZ

    That was my first suspicion, but occasionally someone who's elderly, has a serious medical condition, etc. can be involved. I wouldn't be surprised whatsoever to find out this 35 year old suspect is unhinged.
  18. GlobalNorth

    Don't believe everything you hear on ham radio

    True, but how many times does the media get stories wrong and they are paid professionals?
  19. GlobalNorth

    "Mass casualty" incident in Show Low, AZ

    Well, this is a turn of events... A truck struck 6 bicyclists, critically injured 4, while 2 cyclists are slightly less injured. The truck fled the scene and was chased down by law enforcement. The driver of the truck was shot by law enforcement... Here is a quoted report from...
  20. GlobalNorth

    "Mass casualty" incident in Show Low, AZ

    Looks like a car v. bicycle incident, but they've shut down the roadway. https://www.abc15.com/news/region-northern-az/firefighters-respond-to-mass-casualty-incident-in-show-low
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