• To anyone looking to acquire commercial radio programming software:

    Please do not make requests for copies of radio programming software which is sold (or was sold) by the manufacturer for any monetary value. All requests will be deleted and a forum infraction issued. Making a request such as this is attempting to engage in software piracy and this forum cannot be involved or associated with this activity. The same goes for any private transaction via Private Message. Even if you attempt to engage in this activity in PM's we will still enforce the forum rules. Your PM's are not private and the administration has the right to read them if there's a hint to criminal activity.

    If you are having trouble legally obtaining software please state so. We do not want any hurt feelings when your vague post is mistaken for a free request. It is YOUR responsibility to properly word your request.

    To obtain Motorola software see the Sticky in the Motorola forum.

    The various other vendors often permit their dealers to sell the software online (i.e., Kenwood). Please use Google or some other search engine to find a dealer that sells the software. Typically each series or individual radio requires its own software package. Often the Kenwood software is less than $100 so don't be a cheapskate; just purchase it.

    For M/A Com/Harris/GE, etc: there are two software packages that program all current and past radios. One package is for conventional programming and the other for trunked programming. The trunked package is in upwards of $2,500. The conventional package is more reasonable though is still several hundred dollars. The benefit is you do not need multiple versions for each radio (unlike Motorola).

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JayMojave

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Hello ALJ: YEAH! That's a good call.

I have always wanted to try two coil springs, did you modify the whip antenna length?

Mounting the antenna on the trucks tool box will effect the pattern some what, and effect the SWR, but your SWR is 1 to 1.0 as you say its possible that the antenna being semi close to the cab may even help tune the SWR. Would like to test that out sometime.

If you get the chance, listen in on a local station a few miles away, with a low S-Meter reading (S5) while driving the truck in a circle watching the S-Meter, to see if there is a distortion in the antenna pattern by being mounted close to the trucks cab.

I have made fiber glass whip antennas about 100 inches long, using large fiber glass tubing sections, that needed a heavy duty Spring. The fiber glass tubing had heavy silver braid inside.

I settled for a custom base loaded antenna using a 72 inch / 6 Foot whip antenna on top of my Trucks Cab, allowing good radio performance, and not hitting every low lying cable wire, tree's, and other things.

Good going.

Jay in the Mojave
 

Allan_Love_Jr

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Blair,Nebraska
Hello ALJ: YEAH! That's a good call.

I have always wanted to try two coil springs, did you modify the whip antenna length?

Mounting the antenna on the trucks tool box will effect the pattern some what, and effect the SWR, but your SWR is 1 to 1.0 as you say its possible that the antenna being semi close to the cab may even help tune the SWR. Would like to test that out sometime.

If you get the chance, listen in on a local station a few miles away, with a low S-Meter reading (S5) while driving the truck in a circle watching the S-Meter, to see if there is a distortion in the antenna pattern by being mounted close to the trucks cab.

I have made fiber glass whip antennas about 100 inches long, using large fiber glass tubing sections, that needed a heavy duty Spring. The fiber glass tubing had heavy silver braid inside.

I settled for a custom base loaded antenna using a 72 inch / 6 Foot whip antenna on top of my Trucks Cab, allowing good radio performance, and not hitting every low lying cable wire, tree's, and other things.

Good going.

Jay in the Mojave
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFi6vJvt9pM&feature=youtu.be
 
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