CB Radio and Ham Radio

Kyle Jun 15, 2013

  1. Me!Here!

    Me!Here! Bought an X

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    Somerville, MA
    What's everyone using for mounting the antenna?
     
  2. TerryD

    TerryD Sliders Supporting Member

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    Location:
    Covington, Va
    Opek NMO lip mount.
     
  3. CHUG

    CHUG Bought an X Supporting Member

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    Location:
    McMinnville, Orygun
    Mag mount.
     
  4. scoyoc

    scoyoc Bought an X Supporting Member

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    Location:
    Moab, UT
  5. RikRong

    RikRong Bought an X

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    NoDak
    NMO mount attached to the Hep's basket.
     
  6. CHUG

    CHUG Bought an X Supporting Member

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    McMinnville, Orygun
    Went exploring Coast Range, Turned on the APRS radio. To track my Recon of coastal maze of Logging roads. 45 miles later, Picked up a bad Vibration while driving.. Eh just a branch dragging..Nuts, None seen.. Nuts.. something broke?. By myself & No Cell Service ZIP nadda.. Turn Cell phone off. BUT had my APRS on.. and Ham radio. 300 miles Comm's No worries..
    Found branch on drive line rattling.. Whew.. easy fix.

    Checked the APRS track Last night... one PING NO tracking ah Crap.. APRS is not working correctly.. ugh.. Bad wire, connections.. Now to trouble shoot that thing.

    Maybe SANTA will Bring a New APRS Radio for Christmas.. If not?.. His flying Deer shall be Dealt with & are tasty!!!... ;-)
     
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  7. CHUG

    CHUG Bought an X Supporting Member

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    Location:
    McMinnville, Orygun
    Found me a Free ICOM-2100. Now mounted to run APRS. 5watt,10watt or 50Watt's. My Cheap Kenwood from the 80's kept failing. ICOM2100.JPG
     
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  8. TerryD

    TerryD Sliders Supporting Member

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    Those are good little radios. That was my very first amateur radio. Always worked great but sold it to a friend locally for his shack to help fund my TM-D710GA.
     
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  9. CHUG

    CHUG Bought an X Supporting Member

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    Location:
    McMinnville, Orygun
    Well, that stinks.. Time change.. Now the Local HF State Emergency net I have been checking into nightly for the last 6 months.. Can't even hear them, The ones I do faintly hear in the noise, are pumping out 1,000 watts on Mega antenna.. Vs me the little Guy with 130 foot Horizontal Wire @ 95 watts.
    Did pick up France faintly the other day. .. Was Just enough to Know they were ham's making contacts in the USA. Nice to hear.. darn french!. ;-)
     
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