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Oct 23, 2009
hayward ca
Good day

thanks for your assistance in advance

does anyone know to help how to program a bridgecom BCM 220

has no mods and it set up in my shack. have the instruction from the box
and programming cable from the vendor.

going to run the rig to a high end discone.

Darryl KE6BQG 73's

Live in the hayward castro valley california.


Nov 19, 2005
I would read the product manual in order to program it. (Hmm...a quick look at their website and it appears a software CD comes with the programming cable.)

I would not use a discone antenna for transmit. I have used the Tram 1494 (220 MHz) antenna with good results and LMR-400 coaxial cable.

Use the NARCC repeater lists to identify and program in 1.25 meter (220 MHz) repeaters in your area. (Some may not be valid/working)
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