1. B

    NOOB looking for recommendation on a HAM/SCANNER

    Hey all USMC veteran Rhode Island resident looking to buy a HAM or scanner and need some advice. My main usages will be to monitor local traffic (PD, FD, State Police, etcetera) and to maintain and become proficient with a back up reliable source of communication. Any recommendations on what...
  2. W

    KPG-D1N - P25 Reflector List

    Working on programming a P25 Talkgroup list (P25 Reflector List) in my NX5800 to be used with a Hotspot. I can only input up to 4 #'s in the Talkgroup ID. Did this get fixed on a software update or is it the only option? I'm currently running v4.22.
  3. sempervirens

    SDS100: SDS100 -- Scanning DMR and P-25 Amateur repeaters?

    Hi all, I'm trying to listen for DMR and P-25 traffic on my local amateur bands, and can't figure out how to do it. I've tried two things: 1. listen for digital chatter with an analog radio, and directly enter that frequency on the SDS. It will sometimes decode the color code and TG but the...
  4. C

    Is privacy on decentralized, wireless communication even a thing?

    Not sure where the best place to post this is but I'm hoping to get some enlightenment from the part 95 folks. If there is a more appropriate section for this to be in, please do move it. I got my ham ticket almost exactly three years ago and given the state of the hobby with the emerging...
  5. W

    Creating a portable repeater with a mobile transceiver

    Hello all! I have returned to seek expertise on a project I am creating. Task: Create a simplex repeater for search and rescue operations using a mobile radio. I am trying to find a way to boost coverage of team communications in a remote area. I currently have a 25w AnyTone AT-778UV which I...
  6. FreeSpeechIW1776

    Wouxun Wouxun KG-UV9 Repeater Programming

    Hey everyone, I just bought a Wouxun KG-Uv9 ham radio. Does anyone have experience with programming it? I watched a few videos but can't figure out how to program a repeater into it. I'm trying to program a repeater using Repeater Book. If anyone knows how, can you walk me through a step by step...
  7. Z

    P25 radio as ham / first responders scanner

    I found some cheap used p25 radios on ebay and I'm curious to know if it's legal to use these types of radios to scan first responder and ham frequencies? (I do know better than to transmit on these frequencies) I don't have a tech license yet and I'm new to the amateur radio scene. Any answers...
  8. S

    AOR DV-1

    I'm going to be selling my family's AOR DV-1. This receiver has been handled extremely carefully its entire life and treated with extreme care. I will be uploading pictures shortly, but am making a preemptive post to see if there are people who will be interested. $1,200.00
  9. Salvatorejrc

    Books & learning materials for beginners

    Hello, I am new to the hobby of HAM & scanning in general. I have just purchased a uniden sds100, but I am not too familiar with the science behind radio communications. Besides the AARL handbook, what are some books that can help me to learn the hobby itself including the technical aspect of...
  10. LouisvilleScanMan

    My 98 Astro Roadside Service/Search and Rescue Van

    My 98 Astro Roadside Service/Search and Rescue Van
  11. A

    Snowmobiler Looking for Answers

    Hello, I am new to this site and I'm hoping to learn some valuable knowledge. I've noticed many Backcountry snowmobilers using Baofeng and BCA radios. I assume most are using these illegally, so I am trying to go about this issue the correct(legal) way. Currently my Group is using...
  12. AK4FD

    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...
  13. 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...
  14. AK4FD

    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...
  15. Radioman_911

    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...
  16. 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..?
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  20. 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...